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Purity Of Essence - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: fitzy84 on 07-15-2008)
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-21-2014 00:02:13 | More by Dizzy242
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2014 23:52:08 | More by WanderingFool
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-03-2014 17:31:08 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My bottle thanks to Yamar 18. Thanks, Kevin!

The label on this bottle says it is 4.9% abv.

It pours a slightly hazy medium gold colour with over a 1 finger head of foam but doesn't leave a lot of lacing.

The smell is big grain that reminds me of an AAL. I truly can't smell anything else.

The taste took me by surprise. Very hoppy and very bitter. Grapefruit flavour that is more bitter than I'm used to. It has an earthy malt presence that doesn't seem to bring any balance. Some grainy notes now just showing up. Weird.

Lots of carbonation, imho...too much. The body is nice.

Interesting brew but not something I'd want to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 15:34:43 | More by Bitterbill
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2013 07:17:23 | More by RummyRedbeard
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-11-2013 20:24:19 | More by harpus
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-20-2013 22:19:15 | More by DonFrap
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-05-2013 19:16:44 | More by BRYeleJR
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SheLaLa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-04-2013 16:53:59 | More by SheLaLa
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a three finger high off white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some earthy flavors along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really flavorful and stands out compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 17:32:49 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy/murky medium golden yellow in color with some apricot + light orange highlights and some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy light beige head that slowly reduces to large thick cap in the center of the beer surrounded by very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/lemon hops with lighter amounts of grassy hops. Underneath there are lighter aromas of yeast spiciness and a cereal grain malts.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of cereal grain malts which are quickly overtaken by the hop flavors - citrus/lemon and grassy hops stand out. Light amounts of yeast spiciness. Overall there is a light amount of lingering bitterness..

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: For a style that I do not come across all that often, I really thought this was a very enjoyable brew with some great hop aromas and flavors and not too much bitterness. The citrus notes make this one pretty refreshing and it is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 17:32:01 | More by dbrauneis
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-19-2013 17:18:09 | More by smithj4
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2013 13:25:23 | More by safaricook
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-12-2013 00:20:48 | More by mbs11
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-10-2013 04:44:21 | More by Auror
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MEW

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-29-2012 14:56:44 | More by MEW
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2012 22:32:11 | More by getbehindthemule
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-03-2012 16:56:30 | More by msondel
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-27-2012 12:00:42 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ox bottle was poured into an oversized imperial pint glass. Almost fit the whole bottle in here.

Appearance: The beer poured a small head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden brown color with great clarity and good signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: crystal and bready malts, grassy, and some lemony characteristics.

Taste; Not sure what an IPL is supposed to taste like, but ths is somewhat in between both styles light it entails. Tartness and lemony characteristics linger in the back of the taste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, crisp, medium carbonation, full bodied, and easy to drink.

Overall: A better understanding of this style would be good. I like their take on this style and will revisit it again. A nice fix for this hot summer day in Boston.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 03:00:01 | More by Flounder57
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-14-2012 02:39:57 | More by pohldogg356
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EighthElement

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-16-2012 01:17:31 | More by EighthElement
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-04-2012 16:11:46 | More by OriolesFan1008
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EZE123

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2012 03:14:17 | More by EZE123
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-28-2012 23:52:11 | More by raythealeman
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Purity Of Essence from High & Mighty Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.