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Spaceman - Brewfist

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Italy

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 08-23-2011)
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Mostly clear yellow-orange pour with a two finger head with minimal retention and decent lacing. The Citra hops are the star of the nose. Resiny and piney with that signature aroma, along with lots of citrus, specifically peach, mango and tangerine. The taste follows through with loads of orange peel, fresh hops, grapefruit, and mango, all very well balanced with a healthy dose of sweet caramel malt action. The mouthfeel is really smooth and slightly oily with a great tangy bitter hop finish. Surprisingly refreshing and drinkable for such a hop bomb. I had this on tap at Braukunst Live in Munich so I knew how good it was. The bottled version almost lives up to the draft, but not quite. Still, an amazing offering from Brewfist.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 15:07:22 | More by beerdrifter
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-13-2014 12:50:41 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-09-2014 01:26:48 | More by tykechandler
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-22-2014 13:06:55 | More by DrBier
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-29-2014 01:14:48 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-06-2014 18:35:01 | More by tom10101
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-23-2014 02:32:08 | More by jklecko2
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aakerman

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-10-2014 16:50:18 | More by aakerman
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-08-2014 20:02:33 | More by ScaryEd
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this from the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best before 30 March 2014
IBU: 70

APPEARANCE: Another Brewfist foamer upon opening. Pours a three finger, medium looking, white head with good retention. Clear gamboge orange with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full foam cap and some foamy lacing clings to the glass. A half wisp remains leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Not bad, but they need to fix this foaming issue.

SMELL: Bread, grainy malts, light caramel, as well as s decent amount of floral and grassy hops on the nose. Still a bit too grainy, but better than Burocracy.

TASTE: Some grainy bread and caramel up front, then lots of floral hops and grassy flavors at the swallow. Bold and relentless finish is bitter, spicy from the yeast, with lots of grassy hops as well. Better than Burocracy, but still not my type of flavor profile. Too grainy and spicy for the style.

PALATE: Better, but not good. Thinner and lighter on the palate with higher levels of carbonation. Slightly airy, goes down okay and finishes dry. Some bitterness lingers. Still too thin and foamy for the style.

OVERALL: These guys just can't seem to get it right. Slightly better than Burocracy, but that isn't saying much at all. Too grainy, thin and foamy for the style. Not worth the calories. Pass on this and try anything else.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 20:26:19 | More by Jeffo
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metter98

New York

3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some orange hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation and lots of fine particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass and delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops and hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, with flavors of citrusy hops—grapefruit stand out in particular—along with a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness and muted notes of caramel malts. The bitterness persists through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed like it might have originally had a lot of dynamic aromas and flavors from the hops but these got muted in its trip across the Atlantic.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 02:12:48 | More by metter98
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slaneja

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-04-2014 22:02:52 | More by slaneja
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a nonic.

A: Slightly hazy, golden hue. Pours a slight, bubbly white head. Slight lacing.

S: Pine resin, and honey.

T: Hoppy and bitter. Not much else.

M: Crisp with something of a papery finish.

D: Sipping experience.

Atmosphere is okay. Nose much of a head or lacing. Really sweet piny nose. Bitter hop. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 05:07:12 | More by bmwats
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-23-2013 23:34:18 | More by Andy_Luft
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-19-2013 17:08:16 | More by RobertColianni
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SavageHopHead

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-31-2013 18:11:37 | More by tbryan5
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Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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kaneel

France

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Skeeze

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-27-2013 21:30:25 | More by Skeeze
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

And the Italian invasion has begun! Though the avant garde beer scene is well documented, Brewfist delivers a taste that might as well be out of America's West Coast. Welcome Spaceman!

Like many an IPA, the medium amber body shares an orange tint and the standard dry-hop haze. As the ale settles, it develops a creamy ivory froth to cap the beer during the entire session and lacing with well defined rings at each sip. Its the quintessential IPA appearance.

Strong citrus aromatics infiltrate the olfactory senses with zesty grapefruit and ripe oranges. A nod to pineapple, apricot and mango comes in a secondary role. Backed by caramel-dipped sweet scent, the balance is supportive but careful not to tread on the hops.

And its that short-lived caramel note that hits the mouth first. But as soon as it plays on the palate, it fades- or is rather chased off by the onslaught of hops at middle palate. Grapefruit juice, orange juice and "Hawaiian Punch" make a lot of headway for the bulk of the beer's taste. But as it turns toward finishing, the bitterness grows from that of citrus rinds to bitter herbs, grasses and pine resin.

Medium-light in body, the ale's early sweetness and creamy carbonation is soon shrugged off in favor of a firmly dry finish with deceptively smooth alcohol warmth.

Ten years ago, this would be considered a world class IPA. But today, this is the common flavor that's expected of simply well made examples. Where it may not be the most stellar of standouts, its only a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 04:08:35 | More by BEERchitect
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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Spaceman from Brewfist
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