1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Populist - Eagle Rock Brewery

Not Rated.
PopulistPopulist

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

146 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 146
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock 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: SShelly on 08-14-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ElSid:
Photo of ElSid
ElSid

California

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Beers of California

#45

Bottled Date: None

A: Golden orange with that expected off white head of foam. This brew has minimal, if any, haziness, and the head slowly fades to a thin sheet of white which sticks around for the duration.

S: Mostly earth, stone, and bread. There is hint of sweetness along with some flowers, lemon rind, and dried leaves.

T: Strong malt presence for a West Coast IPA: caramel syrup sweetness, oven baked bread, grain, and sugar. The malt is paired with dried leaves, flowers, grass and a citrus presence that is mostly of lemon with hints of grapefruit. There are hints of pineapple that comes through the moderate hop bitterness and the finish is dry with a clove bite.

M: The feel is medium with good linger and activating carbonation which is all on par for the style.

O: An interesting concoction that is bright, balanced, and unique. This IPA is both surprising and memorable and is evidence that Eagle Rock is fast becoming one of the elite LA microbreweries.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 05:20:52 | More by ElSid
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tom-Peters
Tom-Peters

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-28-2014 16:23:44 | More by Tom-Peters
Photo of KNoe07
KNoe07

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-26-2014 18:31:30 | More by KNoe07
Photo of robear
robear

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into double walled glass.

Appearance: Straw gold with slight haze. Two fingers of head dissipates to one finger and then none after a few sips. Quickly swirls up again.

Smell: Sweet haystacks, tangerine, pineapple. Pale malts not completely over powered.

Taste: Excellent balance between hops and malt. Mostly fruit (papaya?) with a hint of pine that might be more prevalent when fresh. Good malt finish gives the palate something to think about before the next sip.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent. At 7% it feels heavier than other beers at this abv. I don't mind that, but it does coat the mouth a little- might have something to do with the haze. They were going for "breadiness" and it comes through most in the mouthfeel.

Overall: I was expecting a forgettable experience based on most other 80-85 BA beers I've had. This bottles is 2 months old and still holds up really well. Not only do I think this is a very good example of a malty West Coast IPA, I think it ranks up above Green Flash West Coast, probably because it takes malts a bit more seriously. If you like hoppy IPA's but want a bit more body, this is a good beer to try.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 02:58:16 | More by robear
Photo of drewone
drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-20-2014 06:42:16 | More by drewone
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-08-2014 05:13:59 | More by GClarkage
Photo of BigV
BigV

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-03-2014 17:23:19 | More by BigV
Photo of PatGreer
PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-25-2014 01:58:35 | More by PatGreer
Photo of mrcraft
mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-23-2014 04:55:07 | More by mrcraft
Photo of redfox405
redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-17-2014 05:27:10 | More by redfox405
Photo of cdog707yo
cdog707yo

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2014 22:36:43 | More by cdog707yo
Photo of LakerLeith
LakerLeith

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-13-2014 09:13:33 | More by LakerLeith
Photo of Birmz
Birmz

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-29-2014 19:42:55 | More by Birmz
Photo of Jeysun23
Jeysun23

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-24-2014 03:57:06 | More by Jeysun23
Photo of ricecracker420
ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-23-2014 19:45:25 | More by ricecracker420
Photo of OMsweetOM
OMsweetOM

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-18-2014 23:32:55 | More by OMsweetOM
Photo of SocalKicks
SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-12-2014 15:12:11 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of Smarty_Pints
Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-11-2014 02:45:26 | More by Smarty_Pints
Photo of justinbrown
justinbrown

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-23-2014 15:20:53 | More by justinbrown
Photo of Kramerwtmf
Kramerwtmf

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-23-2014 15:17:51 | More by Kramerwtmf
Photo of EdTheEdge
EdTheEdge

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-13-2014 20:43:24 | More by EdTheEdge
Photo of BryanCDM
BryanCDM

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-06-2014 01:46:07 | More by BryanCDM
Photo of sdonegan
sdonegan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-29-2014 05:13:35 | More by sdonegan
Photo of vma
vma

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

03-24-2014 06:37:02 | More by vma
Photo of Chuggernaut00
Chuggernaut00

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-08-2014 20:48:53 | More by Chuggernaut00
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Populist from Eagle Rock Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.