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Populist - Eagle Rock Brewery

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very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

I drank a pint of Populist. This beer had strong foam. This beer had a mellow taste of both grains and hops. Populist had good alcohol content. People who seek good alcohol content within a mellow tasting beer will enjoy Populist.

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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.

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Populist from Eagle Rock Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.