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SoCo West Coast IPA - Bootlegger's Brewery

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SoCo West Coast IPASoCo West Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 08-29-2010)
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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Was really expecting this to be a sleeper and actually win me over more than Knuckle Sandwich. On draft at the brewery it was clear that Knuckle Sandwich was king. Bottle to bottle comparison Knuckle killed SoCo. Given that all formats I had were super fresh, this just did not seem like a great representation of a "West Coast Style IPA".

jdaddy, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

GRG1313, Oct 10, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle split into a couple of taster glasses
Notes taken on 09/19/2014

A: Caramel amber body with good clarity showing off some tiny streaming bubbles within. Smallish paper white froth gives a modest amount of retention. Lightly etched tracks of lace run down the glass in a broken fashion.

S: The aroma is rather weak and really not all that hoppy. Promotes more of the malt character which is made up mostly of nutty toasted caramels and bread. I get some grassy hops and floral honey underneath. In the end it comes together like honey graham cracker. Somewhat disappointing for me.

T: Bread and caramel malt sweetness assert in the flavor as well and the entire experience is not that great in my opinion. I get only some grassy hops there with a bit of herbal spice mixed in. This does have a nice hop bitterness to it with a dry crisp finish and the alcohol well masked but it does little to save face. Too much Crystal malt for my liking. This is more about the caramel malt and toasted bread. Not sure where they were really going with this one.

M: The body is moderate to light with a nice frothy texture from the carbonation. Decent amount of hop bitterness across the palate that leads into a dry crisp finish. Slightly resinous but fairly clean overall.

D: Not a very good representation of the West Coast style in my opinion. Way too heavy on the sweeter Crystal malts. More malt caramel and bread here than hops. Not that good and not to repeat.

Nugganooch, Oct 08, 2014
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SoCo West Coast IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.