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Lil' SIPA - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Lil' SIPALil' SIPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 117
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BB1313 on 01-16-2014

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 117
Reviews by msquared36:
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2.18/5  rDev -37%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Color is bud light yellow.

A hint of citrus in the scent.

This tastes like lemon water with a light hop aftertaste. Refreshing in a way but very weak.

This is as close to water as a beer can get. Very light carbonation and almost no substance.

I guess sometimes you just want to sit on the porch and pound some beers, and there are worse ways to go about doing that. But there are many more session IPAs out there that are better. (434 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

This "little sipper" is an extremely muddled medium-dark yellow with a frothy pure white head that keeps up a full finger's height for a while before condensing to a thick foam that manages good patching.
Hops are a bit cheddary to the nose, then come in with a musky, dank sort of smell that makes me wonder if any Simcoe was used. Some citrus comes in underneath, with maybe a touch of dry malt to even and finish it out.
While I appreciate the hop-forward nature of the flavor, just a little more malt is necessary to achieve the balance it could have against the strong pith and chalky dry bitterness. That is eased by some juicy grapefruit, then a woody and resinous element pulls in. It's more lemony as it goes, and some herb runs in, too.
I didn't find the body to be terribly thin, but it runs that way at the end of each sip when the biting crispness beginning it dies off. It's a dry beer for sure, not so strong as to scrape the tongue, but close. It finishes with a grainy sort of texture before more dryness lingers. (1,035 characters)

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Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass. Ale pours a lightly hazy yellow with firm white head and later thin pooling foam. Nose of bitter and citrus hops, light caramel malts, and a hint of lemon grass. Flavors are bittering hops up front, light caramel malts to the sides, and citrus hops to the rear that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Very crisp and wet on the mouth feel. Bittering hops linger on and on. Good session IPA. Rivertown is a newer brewer in Cincinnati that has some solid brews, and for a session IPA this of is solid. (536 characters)

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Huge thanks to Alanna and Richard for getting me this brew!

A: Pale yellow pear in color, a low amount of white head on top.

S: Hoptacular! Grapefruit, orange peel and pine.

T: Lightly hoppy, with notes of grapefruit, and orange peel, the finish turns a little towards the resinous side. I wish there was a little more malt presence. While this is a nice light session beer, it comes off a little watery.

M: Light, and refreshing with high carbonation. There is a little linger in the finish from the hops.

O: I like the hop profile, just wish there was more malt. The balance is a little off, and it comes off as watery. (630 characters)

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Lil' SIPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.