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Populist - Eagle Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

jayhoppin, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

thampel09, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

baybassboy, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

zekeman17, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

marine1975, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

OscarO67, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of BRANDY818
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

I like it on nitro even better than normal.

Looks really nice with the thick cascading ntro head and gradients of yellow to white from glass bottom to top.

Nice American hope aromas but not too aromatic, maybe that's the nitro affect, not sure.

Hop forward and hop dominated flavor with a nice lightly cereal underscore.

Love the rich smooth nitro mouthfeel.

Great Socal IPA

BRANDY818, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

mctizzz, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bumchilly25, Mar 21, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass.

A: A finger of fluffy head tops a pale, clear, golden beer.

S: Subdued and fruity. Not obviously hoppy.

T/M: It's alright. Soft, mellow, and creamy. The aftertaste is bitter pine, but, sadly, not much hops in the actual taste.

O: I like it okay, but it's not particularly tasty. Wouldn't have again or recommend. Too sweet and plain.

AgentMunky, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

dmorgan310, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bluetrevian, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

yoitsarch, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ste5venla, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bnoise11, Jan 20, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

a clean copper tone with a finger of white head leaving behind a nice amount of lacing. smells of pine, grass notes, caramel, light oak. a mildly bitter up front flavor with lots of bready malt hitting the taste buds. give it a minute and your mouth is hit by all the hop bitterness, begging you for more. medium body with great carbonation, sticky and resinous mouthfeel.
a really good ipa. tastes pretty fresh with the hops but is sitll nicely balanced with the malt profile.

facundoCNB, Jan 18, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

ElSid, Jan 10, 2013
Populist from Eagle Rock Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.