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The Princess Wears Girl Pants - Sawdust City Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sawdust City Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ritzkiss on 05-30-2012)
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Reviews by DaveBar:
Photo of DaveBar
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for around $6.00 or so for a 650ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a slight head that stays for a while. Unfiltered and golden good

S- A bit lacking here. Familiar warrior hops present. Dry hopped slightly but still low on the IBU's

T- Ok. Hops are ok. Nothing special here.

M- Dry and good.

O- Pretty good. Nothing special but still good. Dry and open bodied. Not complex at all.

Food Pairing

This pretty good IPA went well with... BBQ hamburgers! Top 'em the way you like 'em

Enjoy!!

DaveBar, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

andrewdanks, May 05, 2014
Photo of BGDrock
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: slightly hazy, pineapple-gold body, almost pure white head with good retention - getting the impressions of pina colada when couple with the aroma

Aroma: big citrus aroma; bright lemon, orange - sweet and bitter elements; some more exotic fruit as well, pineapple, mango

Taste & Mouthfeel: vigorously refreshing citrus and malt open things up, very clean tasting - swear I'm getting a sense of high quality water, it's so pure - transitioning to a bitter, dry finish that isn't too heavy on the astringent bitters, it maintains some fruitiness; medium body and great carbonation.

Overall a fantastic refreshing feel and flavour, like a good pilsner given a liberal does of citrus hops

BGDrock, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

MJ63, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Volo. Citric white wine aromas. Light coloured yet thick body, with some retained head. Grows on me, decent drinkability, though some off bandaid. Complex, hop oils still there significantly after two months. Above average mouthfeel. A different entrant to the market, mostly owing to the Nelson Sauvin hops.

Sammy, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Bar Hop.

A - Cloudy medium yellow colour with a thin layer of white head.

S - Big barrel notes. Toasted oak, sweet bread, fruit eaters and a light funk.

T - Huge oak flavour. Some caramel, bread and a touch of spice. Fruit esters present throughout.

M - Medium body. Dry. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

irishkyle21, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3/5  rDev -20%

dipso123, May 11, 2014
Photo of ritzkiss
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spring seasonal, a Belgian golden ale with additional hopping, using New Zealand hops such as Nelson Sauvin.

Murky golden, nice lacing, radiant colour. Nose is quite grainy, some floral esters, coriander and other spicing. Not much hop presence.

Wishing for more hop balance here, a hint of the Nelson, a light to moderate bitterness and drying in the finish, sweetness through the middle, typical BPA grains and spicing, spicing comes through evidently. Sweet without cloying, quite a drinkable feel to it. ABV is hidden, quite a straightforward but nice brew, just wishing for a little more jazz from the hops - always thought Nelson went so well with a BPA/BIPA. Good but not great.

ritzkiss, May 30, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

spinrsx, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RedAleMan, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

liamt07, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of thehyperduck
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the LCBO; listed at 9% with no freshness info provided. It's not every day that a new Belgian-style IPA pops up locally, and I very much enjoyed this brewery's Lone Pine IPA, so grabbing this bottle seemed like a safe bet. Served well-chilled.

Pours a hazy golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of frothy white foam that proceeds to shrink away steadily. In the end, a filmy cap, narrow collar and a beautiful ring of lace remain behind. Lovely aroma; very floral and fruity, with notes of citrusy orange, bready malt sweetness, floral hops and a touch of yeast. Kind of a 'wet pine forest' vibe going on; not the most aromatic BIPA I've ever had but I'm still liking it.

The hops really take control of this one's flavour, providing a powerful astringency that ranges from the usual suspects, such as orange/lemon citrus and earthy pine resin, right up to some intensely floral, unusually cat-spray-like notes toward the finish. The malt backbone is grainy, with some wheat malt sweetness occasionally peeking through the more-dominant hop aspects. It finishes with a touch of grapefruit peel astringency and some apricot flavour; the former lingers briefly on the palate, drying it out. Medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels that provide a decent bite, comparable to that of most standard IPAs. The alcohol is nowhere to be seen, making this easier to drink quickly than it probably should be.

Final Grade: 3.93, a worthwhile B+. The Princess Wears Girl Pants is an interesting beer, with a nice mix of assertive North American hop notes and mellower Belgian ale ones. This brew should sit well with the majority of hopheads - but those of you seeking out a hopped ale with a solid malt base/Belgian yeast characteristics may be a little disappointed with this one. The pilsner and wheat malt used do not provide enough 'oomph' to counter the aggressive hop bill, at least in this reviewer's humble opinion, but this is still a delicious beer that is well worth at least one try. A great beer to crack open on a hot Canada Day afternoon - cheers, fellow Canucks, and enjoy your well-earned holiday!

thehyperduck, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Hoppy_McGee, Jun 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4%

byronic, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber that I bought In Ontario when I was out for my cousins wedding. Brought it back to B.C. to enjoy. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A beautiful hazy, golden yellow. Reminiscent of pineapple juice. The wheat certainly contributes to the cloudiness of the beer. Also reminiscent of a strong golden Belgian ale with its colour. Two fingers of fluffy, bright, white head with plenty of retention. Nice lacing on the glass as well.

Aroma: Very nice exotic fruit aroma. Not so much on the hoppy bitterness but tons of fruit. Pineapple, mango and passion fruit. Very different hop contribution than what I am used out in the North-West. A little bit of yeast spiciness to compliment it nicely. Minimal alcohol and next to no malt on the nose. Beautiful aroma; probably the highlight of the beer.

Taste: Exotic fruit sweetness right up front. Slight bitterness and not as hoppy as I was expecting. Definite spicy yeast contribution as well as a hint of wheat in the background. Slightly dry finish with a modest dose of alcohol. A very pleasant degree of lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated as is typical with the Belgian style. Medium to full body. The carbonation certain adds very well to the style. I've had a number of Belgian style beers and they can often be over powering with the carbonation. However, this beer's carbonation adds tremendously to it.

Overall: A very good beer from a part of the world that I rarely venture to. It was nice to try a good beer from Ontario as I am somewhat limited to the North-West beers. However, I am not complaining about lack of selection or style in the North-West. Appearance was quite lovely with a nice golden haziness. Alcohol may be a little over powering but not much. Good with one bottle. Exceptional aroma with a solid taste. The mouthfeel was also very good and very well may have been as good as the aroma. I definitely recommend this beer. A nice little hybrid of the Belgian golden strong ale and a Belgian IPA. Cheers.

Ericbeech_87, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle served fairly cold into glassware. Purchased from LCBO for something under $7 CDN.

Appearance- bright yellow fairly hazy color. Nice 2 finger white head with good retention. Lots of action with the bubbles. Tons of sticky lacing and great head retention.

Smell - big grapefruit and other citrus nose. Some more earthy aromas are brewing underneath the big citrus smell. Some lemon aromatics as well. Any funky Belgian aromas are pretty subtle.

Taste - pretty interesting. Big hoppy mouthfeel and a tone of citrus, namely grapefruit and lemon. A certain candied sweetness shines through momentarily before finishing with a bitter and more earthy than the initial citrus burst.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated but also has a silky smooth feel. Fairly heavy body and sticky in the mouth but pretty good overall.

Overall - a worthy purchase that has an unusual balance as it is very hop heavy and contrary to many Belgian IPAs is more IPA geared, with Belgian subtleties, as opposed to others in the style which are more Belgian leaning. A repeat purchase if I can find it later in summer.

DenisKolkin, Jul 04, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer is clear golden in colour. Minimal white head, very small.

Nose contains yeast and some pepper. A bit of fruit.

Taste is spicy, some light fruit and then yeast. A bit funky. Fairly strongly hopped for the style. Flavourful.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation. A bit astringent.

Overall, a pretty good beer. There is something about it that turns me off a bit but I can't place it.

jrenihan, Sep 14, 2013
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polloenfuego, Aug 24, 2014
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The Princess Wears Girl Pants from Sawdust City Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.