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Pandora - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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87 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stockfan42 on 10-16-2011)
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Reviews by gfreed:
Photo of gfreed
1.83/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

There's a lot of mediocre beer available these days, and you can toss this bottle onto the growing slag pile. The aroma is thin, although if you jam your nose way into the glass and inhale deeply enough to almost suck the beer into your nostrils you *will* be able to detect some lemons and a bit of yeast. And if you let the beer sit in your mouth for a minute or two it will take on the flavors of whatever you're eating at the moment. Otherwise it has no flavor of its own except for a flat-Pepsi, ropey twang. There's very little reason to give this one a try unless you just want to be able to say you've bought beer from a brewer in Everett, MA.

gfreed, Mar 30, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap @ Atwood's after their initial tasting party.

A - Looks a bit dark for a BPA. Very foamy too.

S - Smoke???? Huh??? Why does that belong here....overpowers anything else.

T - That smoke flavor again, and pretty dirty/earthy too. This tastes off. Was hoping some hops would clean it up on the back end but no luck.

M - Chewy. Difficult to put down, a bit unpleasant.

O - Not really impressed with the 1st offering. They are local & I'd like to support them, but I need to see some improvement. Will try again some time (tho not in a hurry right now).

SunDevilBeer, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle, corked and caged. Bottled on date on the label.

LOOK: Hazed pale amber with a chunky dense head that has no intention of moving.

SMELL: Dusty yeast, faint mace, red bell peppers, crackers, green apple taffy, chocolate mint

TASTE: Crisp snap, smooth, spicy, yeasty, dried grass, slight alcoholic ester, mild medicinal herb, bready, dried apples, dry finish

Just enough depth to keep me thinking and wanting another sip, seems like a new adventure with each sip as well. The dryness draws me in as well and the after taste is something to admire.

Jason, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Janeinma, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of rockaday
4/5  rDev +8.4%

rockaday, Feb 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

EighthElement, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of garrisonp
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

garrisonp, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Dylanjf, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

DrBier, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of NickBeery
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

NickBeery, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Niebeendend
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Niebeendend, May 31, 2013
Photo of kevgod
4/5  rDev +8.4%

kevgod, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of chet4
3/5  rDev -18.7%

chet4, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MRsojourner, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

raythealeman, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

@ Atwoods, Somerville MA

Hazy amber peach color with a thick white cap. Head is plenty sticky and lasting. Smells like minty, herbal Ricola orchard fruits and must. Tastes like it smells. There's palette renewing dryness that I like a lot. Much more depth and personality than similar Palm and Rare Vos IMO.

donkeyrunner, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of mirish72
4/5  rDev +8.4%

mirish72, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

msondel, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at the brewer a couple weeks ago, shared with rudzud and other friends.

Light fizzy head leaves nice lacing, bright orange red color nice bubbles.

Nose nice spicy hops, floral, nice Belgian yeast character with mild esters and spices, mild yeasty, hint citrus and grassy, fruity.

Taste starts with lots of Belgian characters, yeasty bready, little esters and Belgian yeast spices, nice amber reddish malt, light candy caramel character, little sweet and sticky. Hops are mostly spicy and chewy, little floral, hint fruity but that's more from the esters. Mild grassy flavors, little straw and lemongrass. Fair bitterness to start, then ends drier with lots of bitterness, spicy hop, little Belgian yeast spices, little sticky, light candy malt.

Mouth is med bod, lighter carb.

Overall interesting, nice Belgian characters but the hops get a little overbearing and spicy.

jlindros, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

noyellowfizzbeer, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

dsm45, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Neorebel, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of smcolw
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass with a solid one-finger head (from the bar). There's some crooked ring lace. Orange amber color with a haze.

Very attractive combination of Belgian yeast and wheat malt to the nose. There's a bit of grassiness and no malt sugars.

The flavor is complex. Initially I detect the yeast but there's also plenty of deeply toasted malt. While the hop bitterness is light, it still provides plenty of balance to the overall drink ability of this offering. My only detraction is the thin body and correspondingly high carbonation.

smcolw, Jun 06, 2014
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Pandora from Idle Hands Craft Ales
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