Continuum IPA - Saugatuck Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
I got a bottle of Saugatuck's Continuum IPA yesterday for $2.29 at The Lager Mill. Missed out on this at WEB, so I am excited to try this, lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, it's fresh, just released. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.
A- The label says it's from the Brewer's Reserve Series, a little plain but I like the font. It poured a nice amber color that took on a nice a brighter color when held to the light and was pretty hazy, it had two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin layer that left lacing rings. This is a very good looking beer, I really like the color.
S- The aroma is dominated by hops, I get lots of nice citrus notes mainly pineapple and grapefruit, there's also a floral and light pine aromas. I get a bit of some bready and pale malt aromas, but not much. This is DIPA has a good aroma that's dominate by hops.
T- The taste is a little similar to the aroma, tons of hops show up at the start with more piney and floral hops showing up with not much citrus, Towards the end I get some some medium sweet pale malts that impart some bready flavors and it had a high amount of bitterness with a piney, floral and bitter aftertaste, not boozy. The taste is ok, but I wish more of the citrus fruits showed up and the bitterness wasn't so powerful.
M- Not that smooth, slightly oily, on the thick side of being medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. Ok, but I wish it was smoother.
Overall I thought this was an ok, beer and a pretty average example of the style. It wasn't that drinkable, one bottle is enough for me. What I liked most about this beer was the look and aroma, they were both nice. What I liked least about this beer was the overpowering bitterness and the hop profile in the taste, more is not always better. I don't think I would buy this again, but I recommend DIPA fans give it a try. In the end this beer was just a little better then OK, but with a little work I think it could be a pretty good beer, but I get what they were going for it just didn't come together the greatest.
05-28-2012 03:36:27 | More by StoutHunter
2.9/5 rDev -25.3%
A - Pours a copperish-gold with a two finger off-white head. Left a good amount of lacing.
S - A huge malt bill up front, followed by some lemon and orange.
T - Pineapple and juicy apple at first, followed by some maltiness. A bit on the bitter side and it tastes kind of flat.
M - Heavy bodied with light to medium carbonation.
O - Overall, reminded me of a slightly better Hop Rocket. I don't think I'd have it again.
03-16-2013 05:28:34 | More by SometimesIfart
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured from the bottle a cloudy and bright apricot color with a good amount of floaties. One finger of off-white head left sticky lacing behind.
Aroma of tropical fruit, pine, and baby aspirin along with a hint od caramel malts.
The taste was bright with the pine and citrus followed by a caramel malt backbone. Bitter bite to the finish.
Medium bodied and lightly dry with a moderate carbonation.
I really enjoyed this IIPA from Saugatuck Brewing. Nice hop presence with good balance. A must try if given the opportunity.
07-10-2012 21:35:10 | More by Monkeyknife
Continuum IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.