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Purity Of Essence - High & Mighty Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

74 Ratings
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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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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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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pilsener- poured a murky light brown color with an off-white one finger head, good retention and some nice drippy lacing.

Smells nice and hoppy- a sharp pine scent, a little grass, and a little malt (but barely noticeable).

Tastes like an IPA! Strange... A good does of pine hoppiness, and a little grassy. Towards the end, I get MAYBE a little bit of yeast but hard to tell.

Mouthfeel is great- light to medium bodied with more than moderate carbonation. Very refreshing but not as smooth or as subtle as I would have hoped. It is American I guess...

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 23:24:43 | More by Hopdaemon39
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-19-2012 21:01:39 | More by jongullotti
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-28-2012 04:45:49 | More by EvanWilliams
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tvazteca

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-01-2011 05:11:27 | More by tvazteca
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trisweb

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-27-2011 07:11:56 | More by trisweb
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beerdrinker4life

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another treat that I have never seen before. I had this over in Worcester along with the Spice of Life.

Hmmm pours great! Nice real hazy straw color here. Head is snow white. Looks fun!

Smelled a little bit weird. Nice hop aroma but a weird cooked corn smell too? Almost like creamy spinach.

Taste was pretty awesome though. It had a weird cracker or biscuit like taste but real nice and dry. Pretty thirst quenching. I think I could taste the yeast as well.

Really nice subtle mouthfeel and perfect amount of bubbles.

Overall a good beer. Nothing that blew me away but darn fine for what it was.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2011 00:21:12 | More by beerdrinker4life
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy light gold body with a massively foamy head that makes me rethink the way I poured it. Good retention to the white head that has a nice creamy texture. Thick piles of lace on the glass.

S- I get lager yeast notes and hops right as I pour from several feet away. Floral, grassy and spicy hops. Malt is pale caramel. Some bread and definite lager feel

T- A good balance of the necessary beer elements. Hops are prevalent and bring floral, spice, grass and pepper to the table. Somewhat sweet malt, pale caramel. Yeast bread hints.

MF- Highly carbonated fizzy feel, as I expected from the pour. A moderately bitter finish.

Definitely a well hopped lager that brings a nice flavor to the table. The balance between yeast, malt and hops is nicely executed and that is not easy to do.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 04:17:57 | More by cbutova
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A solid golden color, sparkling clear with rushing bubbles and a 2" bubbly head with sticky lace around, creamy and puffy in an island in the middle of the head. Very healthy.

An amazing musty yeastie aroma, corn and wheat, hearty subtle spices and very aromatic for the style.

A crystal clear, snazzy feel and flavor, light golden wheat and musty, earthy notes from the yeast, and it's a rather complex lager yeast. Dry, light and snappy feel goes a long way, more earthy dry flavor'
s from the hops and the hops are in perfect balance for the style.

This is a mighty fine american-brewed lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 21:47:37 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Greenlabel

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle just purchased from Whole Foods - and a very attractive pour at that. A hazy burnt orange color with plenty of foam - in fact, the carbonation may be a bit excessive.

Strong floral smell - citrusy and what I'd call tropical in nature. One of the tastier Lagers I've tried recently although I'd have preferred a bit less sweetness. The malt seems to dominate somewhat but the hops also make their presence known. Refreshing aftertaste.

I'd definitely buy this product again. Kudos to the brewer for stamping the bottling date very plainly in a space on the side of the label - wish more craft brewers would make it so easy to determine this date.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 23:37:57 | More by Greenlabel
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

@ Craigie on Main. Yeah I know, la ti da.

Pristine amber with a purty white cap. Ample lace, retention, and even a few beads of sweat on this hot and humid night.

Aroma hands down one of the best I've ever got from a lager. The floral and citrus hops explode from the glass and leave a just a little room for a light, doughy malt accompaniment.

Taste doesn't disappoint. The light and fluffy pils malt and citrus hops are carried over from the aroma and that makes me happy. Mouthfeel is a little slick and oily (from wheat?), but still good.

A damn fine beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2010 20:06:25 | More by donkeyrunner
Purity Of Essence from High & Mighty Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.