Blatant IPA - Blatant Beer
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Reviews by Brandegee:
3.71/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Hazy, light yellow straw color. Clearly an unfiltered example, with lots of sediment floating about. Healthy head, more than two fingers worth. Strong and foamy throughout the tasting.
S: Grapefruit, some other citrus overtones there as well, mostly lemon. Maybe orange as well?
T: Think IPA fresca. The fruit is quite strong with this beer, and I don't detect much of the "darker" flavors like pine. The hops impart a lot of astringency to this beer. It's not unpleasant, but certainly can't be described as optimally balanced. A nice drinking IPA, but I might not seek it out again.
M: The mouthfeel is a bit like the Sacred Cow IPA from Arbor Brewing. Quite smooth, but thick from sediment.
O: This reminds me of a well-done unfiltered homebrew IPA. Nothing against Blatant, it's quite good, but it's a less refined type of IPA.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 01:02:23 | More by Brandegee
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Arrived at the table with a thin head. The color is a bright straw yellow. Not really typical for an IPA. Quite hazy in color and with nice lacing, but the extreme lightness in color made me wonder whether I was, in fact, looking at an IPA.
S - Nice strength. I am immediately wondering what hops are used in this beer, because it's all citrus. No pine. No tropical. All lemon. Still wondering if I'm looking at an IPA.
T - And there's the lemon. There is something else buried in the lemon that I've had before, but can't define. It's a bit of an off flavor. Really light cereal/crackery type malt. Mild bitterness.
M - On the light side of medium-bodied. Refreshing. I like a bit more substance out of my IPAs.
O - Blatant may have put together an IPA that is accessible to a broader summer market. It's not the IPA that I was looking for, but I could see how some people would like it. The lemon really was shockingly present to me and I'm surprised that only one of the recent reviewers described it as such.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2014 13:21:22 | More by Andrew041180
3.28/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Orangey apricot, hazy and full of particulate matter. Orangey beige head of thick lumpy froth that lingers long, leaving large bubbles and lace up the glass.
Aroma of ripe fruit, cotton candy, and bubble gum. Flavors of honey malt, fruit, toffee, punctuated by firm bitterness, flavors full of orange rind and grapefruit, some piney notes emerging in the finish. Moderate mouthfeel. Decent beer, but would like more depth and hops.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 03:58:56 | More by far333
Blatant IPA from Blatant Beer
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