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Continuum IPA - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Continuum IPAContinuum IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 05-28-2012)
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StoutHunter

Michigan

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
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Kerry1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-06-2014 20:36:50 | More by Kerry1
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-30-2012 01:56:05 | More by zonker17
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-03-2012 03:40:11 | More by redleg64
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

09-16-2013 00:37:09 | More by HardyA
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T-Beard

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-26-2014 17:46:44 | More by T-Beard
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-29-2013 23:52:25 | More by Zaphog
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Jakethesnake503

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-04-2014 19:13:25 | More by Jakethesnake503
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-23-2012 23:43:10 | More by ssimpson89
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

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
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-20-2014 19:20:08 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-01-2014 15:59:42 | More by BeerGreg
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Bettyloug

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2013 23:03:27 | More by Bettyloug
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-27-2013 20:41:07 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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Sparty55

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-10-2014 03:11:16 | More by Sparty55
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-19-2012 23:55:10 | More by Drk93TT
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HopSavant

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 03:42:35 | More by HopSavant
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Buttermilk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-01-2014 22:24:28 | More by Buttermilk
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Schulte30

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-22-2014 21:14:22 | More by Schulte30
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%

08-12-2014 22:05:47 | More by vermilcj
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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verticalted

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

Nice blend for a IPA..

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Dope

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -9.5%

A: Pours a cloudy medium orange with a good sized and fizzy white head. Head fades fairly quickly but has great retention. Some thick, fluffy lines of lacing are left behind.

S: Sweet grains primarily with some mild citrus fruits kicking in. Not sure how old this one is (no bottle date) but the malt definitely dominates here. Like sniffing candied oranges.

T: A little bit of sharp citrus, oranges and a little grapefruit. Definitely a little "stale though", probably a couple months old. Sweet grains in the middle and into the finish. Brief hint of bitter resinous hops with a little citrus in there. Nice drying lingering orange peel in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, decent carb.

O: Not a bad double IPA but definitely missing some hops. Just kinda plain and meh, nothing really stands out. Not really offensive, just middle-of-the-road.

05-13-2013 03:23:21 | More by Dope
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Continuum IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
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