Atticus - Strand Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kojevergas:
2.66/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with white minimalist label and standard unbranded black pressure cap acquired at a local beer store for $5.99 and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery. "Small Batch ~ Unfiltered." 7.2% ABV according to the label on my bottle.
Served cold, straight from the fridge, and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 3.5 finger light khaki colour head of nice cream, nice thickness, and good (~5 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent caramel-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit more colorful than most beers in the style; I'm looking forward to trying it.
Sm: Caramel malts. Juicy floral hops. Light grapefruit. Toasted malt. A light to mild strength aroma. There's not much going on compared to other local beers in the style, but I'm optimistic. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.
T: Toasty caramel forms the body, true to the label's description. Bready. Generic floral hop character is all I really get hopwise. Some bitter grapefruit - light by west coast IPA conventions. It's not all that well balanced at all. Decently built, but boring. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. There's not a whole lot of flavour here. Meh. Simple and unambitious. The noticeable bitterness really destroys the balance.
Mf: Nicely smooth. Wet. Unrefreshing. Lightly creamy. Good thickness. Decent body. Overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile only in a general sense.
Dr: Why brew this? A simple IPA with no ambition or boldness. This won't satisfy fans of the style, nor will it attract new ones. It's quite boring and I see no need to buy it again. Not recommended. Drinkable but forgettable. Disappointing. If the other two Strand beers I picked up are as mediocre as this, I won't be in any hurry to buy their other offerings.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2013 02:19:36 | More by kojevergas
More User Reviews:
3.4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Orangey amber, on the darker side. Average foam in the big Duvel tulip with nice lacing along the glass. Some piney aromas. Nice sudsy mouthfeel. Thinner than a lot of IPAs.
Some fruity flavors and a malty base start this out pleasantly. This is a pretty bitter beer. Intense acidity to go with the orange and lemon and grapefruit flavors.
The carbonation really does last well and provides a mellow sudsiness. The aftertaste is always that hop attack. Hop fiends, this is your beer. Too much of a good thing for me, but this seems well made and clean. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Sunset Beer Company in Los Angeles.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 06:03:55 | More by mactrail
3.51/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on tap @matchbox
A-pours a dark copper color slight haze with a 2 finger khaki head and slight lacing
S- fryity hops with some earthy and wood smells slight pine
T-some dank hops mixed between citrus and pine with some wood tastes slight mustiness in the malts
M-dank and a touch oily with medium carbonation some bitterness in the finish
O-not bad a heavier non crisp IPA here
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 22:00:30 | More by gatornation
Atticus from Strand Brewing Co.
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