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Isotope PU240 - Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Isotope PU240Isotope PU240

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 2
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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Reviews by zodiak3000:
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3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
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...

zodiak3000, Dec 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Beerswag, Mar 12, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 02, 2010
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RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 26, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

TheSixthRing, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Cooper, May 17, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Fatehunter, May 05, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
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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.

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Isotope PU240 from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.