Isotope PU240 - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by zodiak3000:
3.1/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Ive had time in the past year to revisit this beer on cask/draft/bottles. I have to say it seems either the recipe or my palate has changed since I first tasted this and gave it an A.
A- Golden/burnt orange/ slight toffee color. Some hop haze, not real cloudy, but not super clear either. Carbonation is a hit and miss, In bottles in was too low, on draft it was fine. Decent...
S- I smell simcoe. Pine/Citrus. Smells like an IPA should, but nothing special or super aromatic like other DIPA's. Still smells very enjoyable though.
T/M- Good amount of bitterness, too much caramel malt, nice hop flavor. Kinda one dimensional compared to other DIPA's. Malt gets slightly muddled between hops, but not bad or overly sweet...
D- Very drinkable for 8%. I detect no alcohol or real off flavors.
All in all, this is a decent attempt for a DIPA. I swear the recipe changed since i first tried it a few years ago. Too much damn carmel/crystal malt. Malt becomes cloying. Seems to lack some real depth that some of my favorite DIPA's can deliver. I'd hate to compare this to other DIPA's so much, but what gets me is the price tag. $7 for a bomber at the brewery and ive seen it $10 at other beer stores. Are you kidding? I could pick up 2-3 hop stoopids or 2 green flash DIPA's for that price which are much more flavorful and aromatic. The bang for the buck is just not worth it comapred to other DIPA's on the market. It could be lost in the realm of beers Ive tried and have access to. Is it a good beer? Sure. Is it something I would seek out like other DIPA's or pay a pretty penny for? No. I usually enjoy it when im at the brewery once in awhile, it is AWESOME on cask. Really aromatic and bursting with hop flavor on cask. I'd pass on purchasing a bomber again though...
Serving type: on-tap
12-17-2010 20:57:57 | More by zodiak3000
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3.75/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 01:32:46 | More by GarthDanielson
4.49/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had this behemoth of a beer out of a bomber alongside a pulled pork omelette. Poured a clear redish-orange hue into my balloon snifter. While I thought the nose on this beer had a tinge of alcohol to it, this was nothing compared to the way it tasted. BOOZE explosion on my tongue. This was delicious though, don't get me wrong, served as a nice balance to the overwhelming citrus and pine... like drinking a well-made screwdriver in a a forest. Overall delicious, but for me this one is a sipper. I can't handle some of the overwhelming bitter flavors after a prolonged period, I would definitely consider sharing a bomber with three people. Packs a punch for an 8% beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 16:44:03 | More by KHarz
4.2/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Weyerbacher tulip glass (pre-SuperBowl readiness!)
A: This is a beautiful beer. A crystal-clear tawny color with a giant, foamy head that leaves soaped-up lacing throughout. Great head retention.
S: Enticing smells, far more on the classic side of things, with a great, slightly sweet biscuit scent standing out the most.
T/M: Love that this is dry-hopped with Simcoe & Columbus. A true west coast DIPA in flavor profile, think an up-front smattering of dry grapefruit, and then a massive blast of pine needles, and bludgeoning bitterness. Just balanced enough with lightly toasted bready malts, but make no mistake about it, this is a hop bomb. Perfect mouthfeel, absolutely quaffable.
O: At 100 IBUs, this is an old-school monster of a DIPA, and worthy of your modern-day tastebuds' consideration. The current BA rating (84) is ridiculous. Just wait until more people taste this. Wonderful beer!
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 18:58:53 | More by markgugs
Isotope PU240 from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.