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Isotope PU240 - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Isotope PU240Isotope PU240

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BA SCORE
84
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68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 02-06-2010)
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 23:37:05 | More by GJ40
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-12-2013 03:40:22 | More by Beerswag
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

Well, since GreenKrusty101 pulled a real dick move and drank my Hop in the Dark (that I brought to share), I returned the favor and did the same to his PU240 bottle.

Appearance was the same great vibrant orange appearance with lots of clarity and great head, lacing retention. Aroma seemed off compared to the draft version, the Summit hops seemed a little muted.

Taste, again, what happened to the Summits? This is still a very good beer even if it is not on tap. But on tap, the Summits really had that nice fresh metallic feel to them (as opposed to the nasty kind, or all the onion taste many of you get from them). Still very hoppy, seemed to rely on the other strains though to get that out. The bottle still holds up its end in terms of massive hops and bitterness. Just a little more mainstream I guess.

08-02-2010 22:15:18 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-16-2014 02:55:09 | More by stereosforgeeks
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TheSixthRing

California

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%

Appearance - Pours a clear, brilliant copper orange with a thick 2 finger head, great retention, and a thick, sticky lacing.

Smell - Hop forward, citrus with tropical notes and a hint of pine.

Taste - A stupid amount of hop character, but very little malt backbone to fall behind. Greatly unbalanced. Lots of orange and grapefruit oil essence, and it lingers well into the aftertaste. The term 'hop bomb' has never felt more appropriate.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Despite the promising appearance, the carbonation is a tad low.

Overall - I like to take a nibble of grapefruit skin from time to time; I don't enjoy drinking it for 20 straight minutes. This one's got potential, but the lack of balance is it's downfall. It's like I can feel the acids eating away at my tongue, with no sweetness to soften the attack. What this beer fails to do, is what Lagunitas accomplished with Hop Stoopid; an insane amount of IBU's with the malt to back it up. This has a backbone, but it's no better than a 90 year old's - very little support.

05-31-2012 04:31:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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dertyd

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-05-2014 06:05:28 | More by dertyd
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Cooper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-16-2014 23:30:17 | More by Cooper
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%

Off the tap with a half finger of head on a medium straw colored body.
The aroma of lemon, grapefruit and mandarin. Wonderful.
The taste had a bold grapefruit bitterness with a mellow malt background.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
A wonderful DIPA that you cannot go wrong with.

05-05-2013 03:48:13 | More by Fatehunter
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -20%

12-10-2011 17:38:19 | More by GRG1313
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jlisuk

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-01-2014 18:53:08 | More by jlisuk
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Topher78

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-06-2013 20:11:18 | More by Topher78
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3/5  rDev -20%

05-18-2014 20:44:43 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Dcbelkot

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-25-2014 23:36:38 | More by Dcbelkot
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jeffjeff1

California

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

I bought this at Cecils' Boutique in South Lake Tahoe.

Appearance- clear copper color, thin head

Smell- citrus, piney hops

Taste- citrus, piney hops, bit of bitterness, very nice

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This beer is very good. I have never seen this one before so I think I need to go back to Tahoe to get more or check out their alehouse because it was very good.

08-12-2013 01:28:49 | More by jeffjeff1
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kk73

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-16-2012 06:57:35 | More by kk73
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2013 21:10:49 | More by largadeer
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Pugs78

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-18-2012 03:04:07 | More by Pugs78
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kdown

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2014 00:27:02 | More by kdown
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Conner

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-01-2014 19:45:14 | More by Conner
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-23-2014 21:33:03 | More by Ropowers3
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scot959

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-13-2013 02:57:58 | More by scot959
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

02-13-2014 23:18:27 | More by JRod1969
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2012 09:08:54 | More by drewone
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, orange-copper coloring with a thin, big bubbled, lacy, off-white head. Aromas are very balanced, with a tropical fruit backbone supporting spicy hops characteristics, subtle resinous notes, evergreen, caramel, and moss. Smells tasty, with a heavy malt profile. Flavors are pepper spice and resinous forward, with a dank and sap-like overtone. Tropical fruit notes again in the backbone, with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit, as well as a solid ribbon of caramel. There is definitely a strong hand of malt in this to provide balance. The citrus notes of the hops character has a solid tart feel, as well as some of the acidic and sweet trends. This is a fun, tasty brew. The body is robust and smooth, almost heavy in mouth. Slightly acidic and citrus aftertaste, with some of the dank and grassy hops characteristics, as well. The finish is slick, smooth, and slightly drying, with a hint of that tartness, as well. Big beer. Tasty beer.

06-18-2014 01:32:46 | More by GarthDanielson
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California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-04-2012 18:35:19 | More by flexabull
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Isotope PU240 from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.