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Isotope PU240 - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
84
good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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TheSixthRing

California

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 04:31:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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Isotope PU240 from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.