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Spaceman - Brewfist

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BA SCORE
85
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Jeffo
2.53/5  rDev -32.7%
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.

Jeffo, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

BEERchitect, Jul 26, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

zeff80, Nov 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

Toteezz, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of djura
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got it from Italy, bottle 0.33 l
A - Typical IPA appearance. Maybe some thinner foam. Low carbonation.
S - Very, very pleasant smell. Mostly honey aroma, very fresh. Lots of hops.
T/M - Highly bitter. Maybe a bit more Caramalt or something similar. There is some sticky aftertaste. Honey aroma is mostly in the mouth.

O - This is good beer. High in bitterness, but in the good way.

djura, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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assman79, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Oh yea - a hazy, kushy, funky alternative yeast IPA. Just what the doctor ordered. Loving these strange creations coming out of Italy and Spain - they may not be "on style" but they sure are tasty.

coobstar, Sep 10, 2014
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geuze_gone_wild, Aug 18, 2014
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Spaceman from Brewfist
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.