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Plasma - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  9.33% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gluten free Sake IPA.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 04-27-2013)
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From the beer fest in Springfield Massachusetts: Gluten free IPA brewed with, malted millet, malted buckwheat, and brown rice.

Lots of glass lace, perfect head in a 4oz glass.

Plenty of sweet malt in the nose? Lots of hop presence in the aroma, what it is not sure, American, German- not sure.

Surprisingly body for a GF beer. Full bodied. Could have been a 'regular' malt based beer. Lots of hop finish, dry bitter on pallet.

Another win for Element Brewing Company, this malt-ternative beer stands up to any malt based IPA.

Serving type: on-tap, cold-box

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Had this on tap at The Bodega BK. it's their strongest selection today, as well as a rare find. Glad to have been able to try this today.

A: light copper tone. Looks beautiful in this August sun. Virtually no head. Could be due to the fill or the nature of this DIPA beast. Probably a little bit of both.

S: Pleasantly malty and hoppy. Along the lines of most DIPAs. Doesn't offend yet doesnt surprise either. Average.

T: Now here's where we run into a little bit of trouble. Still nice, because it's a big DIPA, but a bit unbalanced. There is definitely a heavy malt presence, some hoppieness, but an unwelcome alcohol afterburn. Nothing crazy, but just not super pleasent. It's what separates it from a lot of other DIPAs, just not in a good way.

M: Full, low carb, not bad.

I love this ganre, so it's still an ok beer, but far from the best. I regret missing Double Trouble that Bodega had on tap last week.

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Split with rudzud.

Decent fizzy bubbly almost 1 head that fades pretty quickly, then nothing left, hazy slight golden brown apple juice color.

Nose has some double ipa qualities but a strange starchy rice pudding aroma, nice citrus with some candied orange peel too start but that disappears quickly. Then Nice sweet genmai brown rice mash, little sweet candy like, reddish toasty malt that's missing something, little yeasty, earthy rice, touch nutty.

Taste is so-so, nice hop character at first, slight earthy hops, citrus and candied orange peel, light fruity apple like, bit of a spicy hop, little tannin. The background is semi sweet, little syrupy with hint of malt character, but not really malt it's interesting, some brown rice mash and little yeasty flavor, little tannin rice shell like flavor, little rock candy like. Finish is still fairly sweet, nice earthy spicy hop lingering, caramel flavor with more nutty brown rice and little starch.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice carb, just a hint of warming booze.

Overall decent but doesn't go as well as I hoped, starts nice in both aroma and flavor but goes south quickly for both.

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From the menu at Redbones in Somerville Massachusetts: Gluten free IPA brewed with sake, millet, buckwheat, and brown rice.

Small head but it leaves a blanket of glass lace. Copper colored and clear.

Plenty of sweet caramel to the nose.

Surprisingly good "malt" flavor. Leans toward the sweet side but without reading the description, I would be fooled. The predominant flavor is the white pepper hop. Lingering aftertaste is a combination of sweet and bitter. Full bodied.

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Plasma from Element Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.