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Atticus - Strand Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vacax on 12-05-2010)
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Reviews by FosterJM:
Photo of FosterJM
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

1629th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
16oz

@Caseys Pub, Los Angeles, CA

App- I was expecting a tulip glass for this but instead got a standard pint glass and this had only about an 1/8" of bubbles that was white in color and filled to the brim. Didnt really notice the lace or cling. Solid orangey/amber color and top color heavy.

Smell- This had some good aromatics behind it. A nice balance of the hops and malts without being to overly boozy. Solid caramel and tropical fruits with some solid pine/resin aromas coming up as it warmed.

Taste- The overall impression of this beer is they were shooting for a blending of styles. Maybe an IPA/Amber combo. Very malty with tinges of fruit and caramel to balance out the pine and resin flavors. A little unbalanced but still drinkable. Not the best DIPA from CA. But at an Irish pub, nice to see a local option.

Mouth- A full bodied medium beer with a solid medium creamy carbonation. The hops are full and a tad bitter with some fruit remaining and a large amount of malts to bring some cracker/bread to it.

Drink- It was good, wasnt great. A solid local option, but with other Nor.Cal and So. Cal options to choose from, this one could get lost a bit.

FosterJM, Nov 29, 2012
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Amber and copper color, almost no head sticks around or leaves any lace within 1 minute of the pour. Pretty hoppy, no other detectable aromas out of the nose.

More and more hops, definitely unbalanced unabashed in the west coast stylee for yall. Plenty bitter, but it at least backs it up with a good stinging hop mouthfeel leaning citrus wise. Slight alcohol remains in the mouthfeel, not a detraction, not complimentary either. Almost nothing to speak of in the malt department, pale, crystal possibly, but its all speculation since 99% of what you taste is biting bitterness and heady hoppiness.

Pretty good stuff.

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Burnt orange body with bright flame highlights all topped off by a thin beige head with excellent retention. Pasty lasting.

Delicate aromatics with citrus, marshmallow, and a fresh generic herbal quality. Hoppy, but I'm not sure which varietie(s) were used.

Surprisingly bitter palate entry - almost abrasive, without being too pine forward. Faintly toasted malt comes out for balance but is still dominated heavily by the bitterness. Bitter melon, roobois tea, lemon leaves, and earthy hops lead into a dry cutting finish.

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A bit one-dimensional, but still a distinctive take on the style that hop-heads and lovers of bitter beers should appreciate.

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A: Very nice red copper color with a dark eggshell foam out of the bottle.

S: Floral and grassy. Not bad but not special.

T: Best part of the beer, balanced between strawberries and floral hops.

M: Medium-Full Bodied. Too heavy for me for more than one.

O: Good beer. Great flavor and color.

Jree261, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Poured a deep copper, red and gold hued, unstylistically cloudy, relatively little lace. Aroma was full on hoppy with citrus and pine stickiness, brighter hops than expected from the appearance, stinging flora, definitely a hop bomb with no malt on the nose.

Flavor is hugely citrusy with grapefruit and orange, intense flora with geranium, bordering on overhopped for the alcohol content, fully bitter. The color indicates a distinctive malt presence but the beer is balanced (or unbalanced) enough that it is still decesively "west coast" and malt character is generally absent in the aroma and flavor. This is generally a good thing in an American IPA and this is not an exception.

The one place the malts might show up are in the feel, where the beer is nicely thick on the palate, yet the fully prickly carbonation keeps the drink crisp and refreshing. This makes drinking a couple pints easy, and so I did. A formidable IPA I would love to see on tap again.

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A: Pours from a 500ml bottle a slightly hazy light copper with nearly 1-finger off-white head and leaves spotty lace.

N: Grapefruit, caramel malt with some floral notes.

T: Malty and slightly woody with some pine.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Finishes sticky, sweet and malty.

O: Fairly standard malt forward offering, but was looking for something more hoppy.

wethorseblanket, May 23, 2013
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Atticus from Strand Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.