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Singapore IPA - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Singapore IPA
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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mixed six from some local shop straight from the brewery.

The body is a golden-ish color with a super frothy hyper white head. the smell is powdery for sure. A bit of Centennial fruity hops are there, but not so much. It smells light and drinkable for sure. Very Balanced. small hint of pine.

Theres an upfront bite from a load of hops, and all boiled. Im thinking high Alpha Acid hops, but I could be wrong. Resinous and slick. Almost like a bitter form of Two-Hearted. Underlying fruity-ish hops try to come out, but the upfront hops do dominate. Not bad, but not all that great.

Taste is clean for an IPA. Finishes clean and smooth, with a nice crisp feeling that Id associate with an American Wheat.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 22:35:23 | More by VncentLIFE
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2012 00:01:01 | More by PopnLoads
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-24-2012 01:04:16 | More by hilgart1
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MrBIP

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2012 21:46:13 | More by MrBIP
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This unfiltered IPA pours a hazy lighter blonde color, and very light for the style. Looks like a cloudy weisse. Strong, very nicely floral bitter notes hit the nose, maybe even banana. Not mega malt on the nose or on the palate. Taste is easy, clean, what I imagine a session ale to be, leaning to almost bready (with the bitter), moderately chewy, but well balanced between all the elements, nothing seeming to dominate. Bitter is more floral and maybe pine but I don't perceive much citrus. Blend of hops is distinctive on this one, the echo prominent through time. Mouthfeel is moderately fizzy, not fussing nor scrubbing. Overall, I like this beer and am happy, having gambled on a six without knowing the brewery or the brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 23:10:44 | More by Bitter_Echo
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear gold color with orange highlights and two fingers of sticky beige head. Good lacing all around.

Juicy aroma of orange, floral hops, and a light touch of tropical fruits and wheat cracker.

The taste opens with orange and floral hops upfront, quickly followed by a malty bite. The finish is pretty bitter.

Medium bodied and a bit dry with a moderate carbonation.

This was my first beer from Saugatuck Brewing and I wasn't disappointed. Maybe not among the finest AIPAs out there but definitely a good one.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 22:20:34 | More by Monkeyknife
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ToddIlgen


4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-05-2012 21:41:56 | More by ToddIlgen
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this at the A2 Summer festival. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Poured a light golden copper with big two finger white head. Floral aroma with some sweet light citrus in the background, and just a hint of sweet pale malts. Flavor follows with a beautifully light citrus on the palate and just a hint of pale malt in the background to give it a nice sweetness. Finishes crisp as can be. Lightly slick, medium high carbonation, and easy drinking. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 16:59:53 | More by BMMillsy
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qthompso

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-23-2012 18:06:41 | More by qthompso
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-23-2012 03:35:23 | More by JimGlonke
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-13-2012 00:14:52 | More by Zaphog
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youngleo

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

WOW, big 3 inch head. Head was slightly offwhite in color. Head hung around for quite a while. I had to let it settle down a bit. A lot of lacing going on. Brew itself was golden in color. Smelled like a IPA should. Floral hops. pine, slighty citrus smelling. Smell was good. Nothing real strong. Just seemed like the smell blended together real good. Taste was nice. Got that hoppy floral taste with pine. Also malt. It had a slight bitter aftertaste. Felt good in the mouth. I thought the carbonation was right. This brew really reminded me of Two Hearted. Both are nice. Id buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 19:03:37 | More by youngleo
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CHickman

New York

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very hazy gold color with a little orange to it, and a huge 2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly and left moon like craters as it went down; a lot of sediment like dust clouds as the bottom poured into the pint glass; great foamy lacing as it went down, leaving rings as it went down - this is a very handsome pour from the bottle and quite nice to look at. Great start to this brew.

Smells of floral hops up front, followed by grains, sweet malt, lemon zest, citrus hops, light caramel, herbs, grapefruit, coriander, buttery cracker and very light spices; a hybrid aroma that's half American IPA and half English IPA and very refreshing to inhale.

Tastes like it smells, with floral hops, grass, flowers, lightly toasted grains, sweet malt, lemon, citrus hops, caramel, herbs like tea leaf, grapefruit, coriander, Ritz cracker, biscuit or wet wheat bread, orange peel, and very light spices like pepper and faint allspice; as notes above, it seems half American IPA and half English IPA and done really well as this beer is well balanced, complex, tasty and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and refreshing, with a smooth, buttery feel that slides across the tongue and a medium chewy body, light fizzy carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that trails off with a combo of grains and citrus sweetness. Hides the ABV very well.

I must say that this beer took me by surprise and was very enjoyable and a definite session beer, despite lacking the traditional American IPA punch normally associated with this style. Definite recommendation, this was perfect on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Another great beer out of Michigan!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 04:11:27 | More by CHickman
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-26-2012 16:18:08 | More by oldvines
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-25-2012 13:36:50 | More by wizo
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-11-2012 23:59:23 | More by zonker17
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dlello2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2012 16:32:00 | More by dlello2
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superspak

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 12/03/2011. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent lacing left on the glass; with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big grapefruit, herbal, floral, orange, pine, some tropical fruits, and a bit of bread. Nice and well balanced aromas with decent strength. Taste of big pine, herbal spiciness, biscuit, caramel, grapefruit, orange, and light tropical fruits. Good sized bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, biscuit, herbal spiciness, and citrus on the finish for a while. Decent balance of flavors; but the bready/herbal quality is a bit over the top for my liking. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel. A bit of prickly carbonation on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Good drinkability for the level of alcohol. Overall this is a solid IPA. Has nice aromas, but the taste is quite a bit different.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 04:52:07 | More by superspak
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2012 05:03:18 | More by imperialking
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Singapore pours a light amber color that seems a bit on the light side for an IPA. It is almost golden really. The head is bone in color and posses decent retention and great lacing abilities.

The aroma is a fairly balanced mix of citrusy hops and some biscuity malt scents. Lemon zest and grapefruit are the dominant hop aromas.

The flavor is more balanced, but in a bad way. The malt comes through much more and it's buscuity and slightly grainy flavors mute the citrusy hops from the aroma. Bitterness comes through strongly, but it lacks hop flavors.

The mouthfeel is light and refreshing with a good amount of carbonation. I find the finish to be a bit dry with a very dank bitterness that has very little floral or citrus character to it.

Overall I found this to be a pretty "meh" IPA. It lacked a big hop punch to go along with the bitterness. Also, I found the grainy malt body to be a bit off putting. Hopefully the other offering from Saugatuck that I picked up will be a better showing.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 00:32:21 | More by zoso1967
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pb9613

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – For an IPA this one was extremely light. The IPA poured a dark gold color with a huge white head that lasted the entire experience. Lacing was awesome.

Smell – This IPA brought the pine and citrus aromas of the hops to the forefront, but there was a hint of malt in the background that stated this was not going to a hop monster.

Taste – I was a little worried that the malts would not come through but it is there behind the huge hop assault on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel – The light coloring of this IPA hinted towards a light body, but that is not true. The carbonation along with the malt back bone makes this beer a great drinking experience.

Overall – Competing in the central coast IPA market is not easy with Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Founders Centennial, and Shorts Huma-Lupa-Licious in it’s back yard, it is not easy to compete. This beer holds it own and in on the buy list.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 00:34:00 | More by pb9613
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark, orangey, coppery golden with a bit of haze and a few streams of bubbles. Large bone cap of foam with really great retention and quite alright lacing.

S: Spicy. Pine & resin ( a bit dank) and some citrus rind. Hint of alcohol – slightly fusel. Caramelly sweet malts in the background.

T: Wow. A hop monster. Pine, resin, spicy, dank, herbal / woody, & some rind. Extremely bitter. Incredibly pungent. Soft brief flash of sweet & grainy pale malt – just enough to keep it from being total hop juice. Super strong & lingering hops. Increasingly citrus and grassy as consumed. Not huge variety, but what it has exists in abundance. Pungent NW hops in vicious abundance.

M: Medium body with matched carbonation. A bit light relative to abv. Some texture & chew, but quickly & aggressively overwhelmed by an intense hop drying. Slowly spreading alcohol warmth.

D: An ogre of an IPA – big, burly, dank & rank, and rough around the edges. Hopheads – this one is for you. No pretense at balance. Very much an American style uber hoppy IPA. And a pretty darn good one. Overall, an impressive hop smackdown.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:20:14 | More by SickGnar
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2012 23:57:48 | More by CoryR
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-31-2011 04:20:50 | More by jmich24
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Rostie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-27-2011 13:19:22 | More by Rostie
Singapore IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
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