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Southampton Trappist IPA - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Trappist IPASouthampton Trappist IPA

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very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 13
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PEBKAC on 08-04-2009)
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by levifunk:
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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes. big thanks to madvike for sharing this.

a - cloudy yellow pour with a HUGE head.

s - hops. some spice. That bretty wet hay smell I love.

t - bitter hops, but still reminds me primarily of a wild. hay funk.

m - light body. great carbonation.

overall - great style. would love to see more of this.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 20:26:01 | More by levifunk
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-01-2013 05:08:02 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-12-2013 01:18:16 | More by spycow
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4/5  rDev +2%

07-26-2012 03:27:05 | More by rolltide8425
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at Knifestyle's birthday tasting.

A: Hazy honey-orange body under a voluminous, frothy, off-white head that slowly fades into a fine film. Looks a bit overcarbonated, but majestic.

S: Amazing, complexly fruity aroma. Vanilla, apricot, tangerine. Light funk. Amazing.

T: Starts out mild and malty, then quickly morphs into a rich, fruity, apricot-heavy mid-palate. The finish is bitter and dry - finally an indication of the hoppiness this originally had. Delicious.

M: Frothy, bubbly, light, lively. Way overcarbonated.

O: I was really excited to try this, as I've long been a huge fan of Hommage, the barrel-aged version. While this beer was way overcarbonated and the hops had faded almost entirely, it was deliciously complex and hugely enjoyable. Flawed, but great.


Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 22:17:20 | More by woosterbill
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2012 16:30:13 | More by chrispoint
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New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-22-2012 22:28:00 | More by spacecoyote
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-13-2012 04:43:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 13:44:31 | More by whartontallboy
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%

11-24-2011 19:29:30 | More by nmann08
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-15-2011 20:27:33 | More by thebouch01
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-15-2011 19:29:48 | More by HopStoopid120
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-15-2011 03:35:30 | More by JAHMUR
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2011 21:23:03 | More by djrn2
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another in the South Hampton Megatasting! This one courtesy of beerloca via Alex.

A - Dirty golden color with a big head that left behind some spots and stick.

S - Reminds me a bit of Orval. Sweet with a bit of citrus, also smells a little briny which was unpleasant. Healthy dose of yeast on the end of the nose.

T - Taste is primarily brett presented in a very "belgian" like manner. Nice funk and some balancing hop characteristic, primarily citrus, with a bit of lemon peel thrown in for good measure. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - This is not bad, although it is not a standout. Belgian IPA is a style for me that can go wrong quite easily, but this was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 20:51:37 | More by AgentZero
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beerloco for sending this for our Southampton mega-tasting. Served in a Heady Topper glass.

A - Slight gusher. Big persistent white foam that leaves behind splotchy lace. Hazed pale golden body.

S - Big brett aroma with plenty of tropical fruits, mustiness, light lemon, and more traditional Belgian yeast. Hard to tell if the fruitiness is from the Brett or from the hops. Reminds me of old bottles of Orval, or perhaps a bit like 3767.

T - Taste is tropical fruits, and malt. Less funky than the aroma, with a mild sour lemon and oak finish. Very fruity, and significantly less musty although there is still a little bit present.

M - Somewhat sticky, and nowhere near as dry as I expected. Moderate carbonation, and a medium-light body that seemed a tiny bit undersized.

D - This was better than I was expecting. Not sure if some of the other reviewers didn't get that it's more in the Orval vein than it is an IPA. I quite enjoyed it and would gladly have again, although buying Orval is likely easier and significantly cheaper too.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 02:48:00 | More by MasterSki
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3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Southampton Mega Tasting!

A - Pours a golden yellow, white frothy head, thick cap and ring around the glass.

S - Smells like Orval, funky, Brett, light hops.

T - A good amount of funk, slight hops, orange peel, big Brett.

M - Light, frothy, crisp and refreshing.

D - Pretty darn good. I would def have this again, if offered.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:59:04 | More by Sean9689
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: bit of a gusher; clear golden copper amber with a tiny amount of lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeasts and very faint hops with some very faint brett

Taste: yeast, faint hops, biscuit malts, white pepper and lemon zest. A bit sweet

Mouthfeel: A bit overcarbonated.

Drinkability: I wasn't crazy about this one, more tripel than anything else, I almost reviewed the wrong beer. Would not go after it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 03:53:11 | More by craytonic
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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, thanks Jon! Pours into a glass and explosively rises with beige bubbles, no liquid to be found. Look is clear gold, head is massive. Nose is tropical fruits, fresh hops, and brett. Very reminiscent of Undead Ed or Wild Devil, but much lighter in color. Already seems like a really strange offering from Southampton. Quite funky on the nose, yeast seems very wild. More barnyard character than the other brett-IPAs. Thin and quite bitter in the mouth. Not really sure what to make of this. Not really offensive flavor profile, but the bitterness, fruits, and funk just don't go together very well. I don't want to totally write this off, but it's my least favorite of any Publick House bottle by far.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 01:48:07 | More by JAXSON
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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml pour served in a Duvel tulip - thanks for sharing, madvike!

A - Cloudy amber with a massive white head, visible carbonation, and very good lacing

S - Earthy hops, wild yeasts, as well as more traditional Belgian yeast

T - Lots of Brett & floral hops kick this off --> raspberry essence mixed with more sour yeast - at once palate wrecking and cleansing --> the finish is more of the same - mouth-puckering sour fruitiness (decent amount of lemon) with a touch of hop bitterness

M - Effervescent, light, tart

D - Extremely drinkable

I'm pretty shocked by the mediocre reviews on this. At a star-studded tasting, this beer stole the show for me. Brettanomyces & hops go together amazingly well, and this beer proves it. If you guys aren't fans, please send your extras to me. Seriously.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 04:02:02 | More by klikger
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New York

3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ML bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky amber color with one finger of very fluffy white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, belgian yeast, and floral notes.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, bready malts, fruity malts, and a hint of alcohol.

m - Light body and high carbonation that stings the tongue.

d - A decent IPA. Wouldn't seek out again but would give another shot if I came across it at a tasting.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 02:57:34 | More by mdfb79
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of shaebs99.

This one pours very effervescent with an enormous fluffy white head that recedes very slowly and leaves a bit of delicate lacing. The body is a bright hazy golden orange.

The aroma is big on lemon zest and earthy brett. There is a bit of floral hops as well, mostly grassy in character.

The taste has more citrus fruitiness as well as more Belgian yeast and fruity esters than the aroma. The funk comes out in the finish but it's very subtle.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and dry and funky in the finish.

This is is some combination of IPA, Belgian pale and farmhouse. Mixtures of yeast, fruit, hay and brett which all make for a drinkable Belgian style beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 22:46:53 | More by gford217
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Rhode Island

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Thirstybird for standing out in the cold for this one. Color was a pale orange-gold with a hazy clarity. Poured revealed a one inch, bright white frothy head. Some delicate strands of lacing were exposed during the tasting. Nose was very subdued - some funk (kind of reminded me of sewage) and a suggestion of tropical fruit. Taste consistent with nose - however, the sewerage funk didn't carry over into the flavor profile, thankfully. There's also some grapefruit tartness and a little astringency. Mouthfeel was medium-light, with a lively carbonation and a semi-dry finish. An interesting beer, but it just didn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 23:41:17 | More by Jwale73
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Southampton Trappist IPA from Southampton Publick House
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