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Singapore IPA - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Singapore IPA
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83
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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BierFan on 01-29-2010)
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2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Straw yellow orange that is not very clear at all, band of white around the top.
Nose is biscuit like with faint cascade hop like notes throughout, nothing very interesting and the aromatics don't really leap out, subdued.
More orange on the palate, light sweetness up front that fades into bready flavors.
mouthfeel is medium and could benefit from more carbonation.

c/3 = average

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2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Carefully poured cold into a Weisen glass, Singapore IPA yielded absolutely zero head, minor lacing on the glass as you tilt it to and fro. However, the actual color is a rich golden amber...like when you wake up after a long night and take a good piss!

S: Mild, floral scent, hints of citrus hops, finishing with fresh pine needle notes. Not overwhelming in either a good or bad way- just a good, adequate amount of all elements mentioned.

T: This is where Singapore IPA lets you down...the carbonation is quite strong...too strong for an IPA, in my opinion. The actual flavors are quite subdued; sadly, none of the relative complexities I smelled initially translate into the taste. Really, this has more in common with an Adjunct American Lager than a craft IPA...I'm even getting aftertaste notes of corn. Not cool!

M: Tingly carbonation, watery, lingering moistness...qualities I would frankly expect from a Miller High Life, not a craft IPA. Disappointing...

O: The appearance and smell of this beer belie the lack of substance within. I'm a big IPA fan, and I REALLY tried to like this beer- but frankly, Saugatuck's Singapore IPA is like a sheep in wolves' clothing- all bark, but no bite when push comes to shove.

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2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into nonic pint.

Clear, bright, and shiny yellow body with a shimmering white head. Good retention. Weak lacing.
Smells a little boozy, over a predominantly dry bready malt bill with a hint of sugar cookie. The hops are mainly citrusy, but I find the nose a bit muted.

The flavor also comes off a bit muted, at least as far the hops are concerned. The finish is quite dry, little abrasive, and very bitter.

Body is fine-- medium, very carbonated- effervescent feel.

Overall-- not bad... But not that impressive. I prefer more flavor/aroma over straight bitterness, but this beer is decent enough I suppose. Nothing is offensive at least.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Single bottle, unknown date, a string of numbers on the bottom reads "0102 B2 0919".

Pours into a Bells tulip a high clarity orange, bright and jewel toned in the glass, an ample head of creamy foam, and plenty of lacing left behind. Looks good.

Smells a bit muted and mild. Bready pale malt with a hint of something floral and a touch medicinal.

Slick syrupy feel with a moderate bitterness and a trace of metallic notes in the back. Trace pine bitterness, bready sweet malts in the middle. Pretty ho hum and middle of the road. One and done here.

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3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

There are legendary ghost towns on Lake Michigan? You learn something new all the time, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises dark greens, light pine needles, toffee, and a few brief cameos from grapefruit zests in the back. The taste brings in more of the same, with some brighter and more plentiful grapefruit, sweeter toffee (approaching caramel), less earthiness in the greens, and a touch of leek, which dashes a lot of the previous gains. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a generally slick feel, and an ever-so-slightly sticky finish. Overall, an okay IPA, but one that never really finds a time to truly shine, leaving it to kinda wallow in an earned obscurity.

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Singapore IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.