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Populist - Eagle Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
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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Photo of Jaacob
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The usual orangey amber, but with a very substantial head and well carbonated in the mouth.

Lighter body than some of these 7 percent IPAs. Thoroughly hop-centric with some floral notes and plenty of resins. Settles into a spicy bitterness that holds on like a big-jawed dog. Some fruity notes and a modest sense of malt. Some grapefruit peel in the finish.

A very drinkable IPA. Unpretentious, simple, plenty bitter, and well made. Not much different from many others, though they do a great job on the carbonation. Bottle from Best Damn beer store in San Diego, 22 oz.

Photo of SuqMadique
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ycortez
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of emaciated
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kojevergas
1.9/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into N'Ice Chouffe stemware in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: A great floral hop aroma. Clean pleasant malts. Hints of pine and citrus. A surprisingly appealing aroma for an IPA. A mild strength aroma.

T: Hops - both bittering and floral. Entirely too bitter. Horribly balanced for an IPA. Awful stale grapefruit notes. Bad cream. Clean malts. Poorly built for an IPA. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I don't like it. Not subtle or complex; it beats you over the head with hops.

Mf: Smooth and wet. The thickness and carbonation are both off.

Dr: Hard to drink due to the badly balanced and executed flavour profile. Hides its ABV well to its credit. This beer represents precisely what I hate about IPAs. The brewers need to learn how to balance.

D-

Photo of GJonesy
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of TicoCali
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of alexgash
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of Onenote81
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Photo of leodarko
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of agaloco9
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ultraman for this one. 32oz. growler into a pint glass. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger frothy white head with great retention. Beer is a semi-clear orange-gold. Lacing is thick and layered with really good cling. Considering the serving type, the appearance and carbonation are fantastic.

Nose is burnt rubber and grapefruit and citrus hop bitterness. Sweet and moderately aromatic but awkward.

Opens exceptionally sweet. Cane sugar, honey, boozy sugar, and vanilla. Hop bitterness expresses itself towards the middle and end. Malt backbone is very prominent. Finishes citrus and hop bite with a sweet, filmy aftertaste. Delicious!

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Lively and bubbly in the mouth and refreshingly crisp going down. Finishes messy with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Again, considering the serving style, this is exceptional.

A real big surprise here. This is one of the most solid IPAs I've come across in a long time. Good balance that leans toward the malt profile. Very drinkable with robust, full flavor. Could easily finish a growler in one sitting!

Photo of RexF
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Photo of crib
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Buick222
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32oz swingtop Eagle Rock growler into two imperial pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for sending this home from LA!

A: Pours a clear and bright honey-gold color with 1 1/2 fingers of creamy and pillow-y off white head on top. Retention was excellent and some gorgeous lace patterns were left to decorate the inside of the glass. Carbonation was perfect!

S: Interesting Noble hop aroma when first poured. Spicy and dry (if that's something you can smell). As it warms, the hops take on a fruity, almost gummy bear-like juicy fruitiness. Pretty neat.

T: See above. Juicy fruit hops that pick up some toasty caramel malt and honey.

M: Dry and spicy with a full-on peppery prickliness that lingers for days.

O: A very strong effort. By the end of the growler we were hoping for a bit of pine for balance, but realized that that probably wasn't what the brewer was going for. An exceedingly well made IPA that held quite well considering its' voyage through the USPS and a few days in the fridge.

Photo of mjr2377
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Westsidebuddha
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Eagle Rock Brewery

Poured a light yellow color into pint glass. The smell of citrus and hops are present. A nice hoppy taste of citrus on the first sip. Good mouthfeel as the IPA isn't as hoppy as I expected. A nice light taste with a good abv backend. A very good IPA from Eagle Rock Brewery. This is the one I always drink when I come visiting there!

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden amber with a fluffy white head.

S; Smells nice and citrusy with lots of floral and spicy hops.  A fair amount of bready malts along with some light pine and toffee sweetness. Not an overly impressive aroma, but decent.

T: The nose starts off with light citrus hop notes and a moderate caramel and toffee sweetness.  Floral hops and some spicy hop notes as well.  There is only a little bit of bitterness on the finish.

M: Both the body and carbonation are medium.

O: This is a pretty good beer, but it's not an amazing beer.

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