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Populist - Eagle Rock Brewery

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85
very good

146 Ratings
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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)
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

07-14-2012 16:01:11 | More by CEDAMA
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marcron03

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

09-28-2012 11:44:37 | More by marcron03
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mjr2377

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-17-2011 05:13:25 | More by mjr2377
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joshwith

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

10-24-2012 04:16:50 | More by joshwith
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Quinnspub1

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-23-2014 22:40:27 | More by Quinnspub1
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-11-2013 00:01:51 | More by zekeman17
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ycortez


4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-08-2012 03:47:38 | More by ycortez
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TicoCali

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-10-2012 03:24:53 | More by TicoCali
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agaloco9

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

01-28-2012 06:42:15 | More by agaloco9
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BigV

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-03-2014 17:23:19 | More by BigV
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SShelly

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2010 04:46:57 | More by SShelly
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RexF

California

4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 03:58:28 | More by RexF
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-06-2013 02:12:50 | More by bpfrush
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GJonesy

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-10-2012 23:40:51 | More by GJonesy
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Kramerwtmf

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-23-2014 15:17:51 | More by Kramerwtmf
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cdog707yo

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2014 22:36:43 | More by cdog707yo
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jorgerod99

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-06-2014 00:25:55 | More by jorgerod99
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sdonegan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-29-2014 05:13:35 | More by sdonegan
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-24-2013 03:02:07 | More by crob3888
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Jeysun23

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-24-2014 03:57:06 | More by Jeysun23
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DoubleJ

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2011 05:03:49 | More by DoubleJ
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 16:15:43 | More by Onenote81
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Luckytiki

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-27-2012 00:47:44 | More by Luckytiki
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kendellmarie

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-11-2012 00:08:08 | More by kendellmarie
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

03-14-2012 00:29:13 | More by alexgash
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Populist from Eagle Rock Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.