Populist - Eagle Rock Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +18.3%
On draft at the brewhouse.
Aroma hits me when the glass is two feet away, citrus and fruit, a slight catty edge.
Pours is a medium to light amber with a big poofy light head. Fair amount of upfront bitterness with an enjoyable blend of fruit an citrus hops, lightly catty with a touch of bubblegum as well, the hop flavors combine in interesting ways.
Interested to try this in a month and see how the hops are blending. Damn fine beer.
08-14-2010 04:46:57 | More by SShelly
4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
California style IPA delivered with everything you could ask for, but could use a little more body, and the one I had at the brewery was a little murky.
I love the smell and the flavor, and i think I may have gotten a bottom of the keg pour, because from reading other reviews, people like the way this looks and I can't say I did.
No question I would order it again. In fact next time i'm at the brewery, this is probably what I'll fill the growler with.
01-22-2012 03:58:28 | More by RexF
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
Closing it out with Populist, on-tap at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:
Looks darker golden in the large snifter with a thick, billowy head on top. The head retention is long lasting and leaves lots of thick lacing around the glass. The nose is fairly clean and loaded with hoppy aromas, more specifically pine and ganga.
Taste starts off very hoppy, and while it respectably reamins so throughout, warming it up allows the overall flavor to get sweeter, which takes this beer up a notch. Hops are everywhere. Dashes of mango, tangerine, citurs, and eventually the force of honey and malt sweetness provide wholly an IPA that's tough to resist. Carbonation is gentle, mild resiny, and medium bodied describe the mouthfeel.
A classic tweener; not quite an imperial, but perhaps a little too powerful to be considred a single. Wherever it lands, the Populist is sure to grab the attention of craft beer drinkers.
06-16-2011 05:03:49 | More by DoubleJ
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
Had this one on-tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank.
A full-to-the-brim pint, just like I like it. A thin sheet of white lace caps off this transparent golden-orange brew. The aroma is so sweet and floral, it takes effort to pull my nose out of this one. Big citrus overtones. Love it. The mouthfeel is crisp, yet filling. A really rich velvety finish. The hops on this one don't shy away from bitter, but there is a really nice sweet balance to them as well. Sweet candy-like finish. Lot's of citrus pervades this one - orange, grapefruit, tangerine. Really lush flavorful hops were used in this one, and the brewers did a standout job putting this one together.
03-12-2012 16:15:43 | More by Onenote81
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
32 oz. swing top growler filled 2 days ago.
Beautiful light hazy apricot gold body. Tall, meringue-like, bright beige-white head. Excellent lacing. Sumptuous hop aroma with notes of pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit, and pine needles. Some sugary malt in there as well.
Toasted malt and intensely herbal bitterness up front. Tongue quickly numbs up a little as the bitterness crescendos and the hop flavors unfurl themselves. Herbal, spicy, piny at first. Citrus shows up near the end. Sugary, candyish malt body provides some balance, but ends up taking a backseat in the finish, which dries out some. Medium-full body with a creamy smooth feel. A very solid California style IPA.
03-14-2012 00:29:13 | More by alexgash
Populist from Eagle Rock Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.