Isotope PU240 - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by jeffjeff1:
3.96/5 rDev +5.9%
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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4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
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
3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
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
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
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
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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
Isotope PU240 from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.