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Gus - Full Pint Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 06-30-2012)
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-09-2014 05:36:52 | More by kbuzz
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77. Here is another one that came to me without an existing pic and I had to await approval before proceeding. The backlog is not entirely my fault.

From the bottle: "Shake off your blues double time with our new IPA! Dedicated to our resident bluesman, Gus. He has been here since the very beginning so we thought it was fitting to slap him on a label!"; "Beer Nerd Stats: Malts: Maris Otter, Honey, Amber Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Palisade O.G. 17.8 IBU 100+ Alc. 8.0% by Vol."

I was anxious to get started after taking a break to watch some telly so I began with a heavy-handed pour. This got a pseudo-cascade going which produced two dense fingers of tawny head with great retention. Sticky lacing was starting to appear even as I typed. Color was an orangish-amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with loads of floaties in evidence. Nose was pine-y, but with an odd sourness. Hmmm. "Lot 455 Best By AUG 2014" so freshness should not be an issue. Mouthfeel was medium. I got some initial fusel alcohol heat and I was beginning to doubt whether it was really an AIPA as opposed to a DIPA. Look at those Beer Nerd Stats! There were loads of hops, but they were overwhelming both the malts and my taste buds. Am I supposed to be impressed? I was just finding this more of a chore to drink than a pleasure. I usually do not dun an AIPA for being unbalanced, but this was just too much, for me, for the style, for the unsuspecting consumer. This needs to have its recipe revisited with a jaundiced eye to see if it can either be tweaked or redesignated as a DIPA, as appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 23:08:34 | More by woodychandler
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle best by 9/2014 poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy orangeish-brown with a one-finger head
S: A bit sweet with orange juice, brown sugar and pine sap notes
T: Mostly pine here, followed by orange zest and a bitter finish. Little if any of the sweetness from the nose. Bitter finish
M: Fairly full-bodied. A bit thick. Bitter again
O: I expect IPAs to leave my palate feeling refreshed from the hops but this just feels heavy

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 04:11:25 | More by ONUMello
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2014 21:35:05 | More by CBodamer
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on hand pull in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy copper amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of malty smells with lots of citrus hop mixed within. A strong caramel and biscuit aroma are the malty base with a light level of roast tagging along. Along with these smells are some orange aromas and a bit of a grassy and pine hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel flavor mixed with a bit of orange and grapefruit hop. As the taste advances the grapefruit grows slightly more potent with the orange fading some, but being replaced by some other sweeter flavors of toffee. While the sweet toffee comes to the tongue it later ends up fading with the end result being a somewhat drier flavor. As the toffee fades more hop comes to the tongue with both a pine and herbal flavors both joining the profile. These mix with the grapefruit and more bready flavors of the beer to leave a nice somewhat drier and citrus heavy but rather balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side as it may be expected for a cask brew. For the malty flavors and the thick hop, the feel was rather nice and it really allowed the hop flavors to be detected on the tongue.

Overall – A pretty good and robust citrusy and slightly drier IPA. On cask, the brew is really quite nice and drinkable, making it somewhat dangerous at 8.0% abv….

Serving type: cask

07-12-2014 01:53:28 | More by Darkmagus82
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Ronw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-27-2014 19:10:56 | More by Ronw
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glass_house

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-27-2014 20:05:48 | More by glass_house
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2014 01:09:03 | More by IdrinkGas
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-12-2014 11:24:45 | More by kmos27
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Zonian1

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

05-08-2014 02:13:08 | More by Zonian1
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-07-2014 15:21:22 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-02-2014 23:33:11 | More by Blaze5445
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-30-2014 12:26:30 | More by Azpittil57
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Burnt orange, golden tan with a 1/2 foamy head, sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, lemon, pine, a little sugar aroma. Malt backbone with some bready notes.

Taste - Big bite of grapefruit and lemon with strong caramel malt backbone. Has a sour flavor much like a raisin or green apple. Some bready malts along with some sugars add a little sweet kick. A little alcohol warmth comes out near the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sour hops really coat the tongue. Palate gets more sour fruits, bready, caramel malts and some added sugars. Aftertaste is dry, bitter and sour.

Overall - Decent beer, has plenty of flavor, but a little bland. Straight up sour hops and some malts, nothing more. Easy to drink for being 8% and enjoyable, just nothing spectacular, though I wasn't expecting a world class dipa here. Worth a drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 23:42:12 | More by wvsabbath
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-25-2014 22:30:38 | More by Lare453
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this beer similar to their TriPA except a bit more balanced.

A - A very dirty amber brown color with just a 1/4 inch of head that fades to a ring. Very little lacing.
S - I agree with others this beer is a very malt forward IPA. Baked sourdough bread and some muddled hops. On the plus side it doesn't have any ethanol smells so it must be balanced.
T - It has a good hop taste but mostly pellets but whatever I didn't expect "fresh hop" Other than that the bready malts are quite tasty and it even has some lingering hops in the finish.
M - Body is decent more medium bodied for this IPA.

Overall this really should be listed as a DIPA any beer over 7.5% is beyond regular IPA requirements. For what it is though its quite good but nothing to faun over since more balanced DIPA's are available.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 05:18:59 | More by DrDemento456
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-02-2014 22:49:21 | More by devilfluff
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-01-2014 21:21:25 | More by outoffocus
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Hoppytree

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-30-2014 21:17:55 | More by Hoppytree
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-14-2014 08:51:18 | More by Morey
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-12-2014 21:35:48 | More by greg4579
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy amber copper body with a big off white head, looks nice enough but it's time to take a smell. Aromatics quality citrus, grapefruit pith, crushed aspirin the label states three hops Columbus, Centennial, and Palisade. Caramel malt adds enough fresh baked bread sweetness to balance out 100+ IBUs. The best by date on the bottle is June 2014, but the hops here are muddled. The beer hits the palate with full force abrasiveness, a bit of a sour/tartness. Hop pellets, sourdough bread, alcohol sits on the palate with a muddled wallop of hop resins, pretty harsh mouthfeel/flavor combos. I love IPA, this Gus IPA has the right components but doesn't execute with specific hop flavors the way I perceive hops from some of my favorite IPAs. Overall I will keep being loyal to the crew at Full Pint, I know they are great brewers Shaun/Garrett/whoever else helps these guys brew. Artwork is awesome it's like a reincarnated Stevie Ray Vaughn (I've never met the guy, but I guess they have a house bluesman named Gus), pretty cool.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 20:42:59 | More by WVbeergeek
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-01-2014 00:06:01 | More by Segelstrom
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-20-2014 15:37:08 | More by RobertColianni
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-07-2014 21:51:12 | More by Hanselpb
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Gus from Full Pint Brewing Company
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