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Sittin' On Hop Of The World - Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: VelvetExtract on 07-20-2013

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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a pun, I get it... A Belgian wheat beer with nice hops and peaches, could be great, could be terrible.

Pours a nice creamy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, just a bit of lacing, mostly clear amber orange colored beer.

Nose is nice, a nice big waft of fresh peaches, juicy peaches with some fruity hops, hint of citrus but mostly like a stone fruit hop character, a little tropical fruit as well, light Belgian golden malt and little wheat like base with hint of banana like aroma, nice fruity blend, just a bit of a peach syrup like the syrup from canned peaches, nice floral hop character too.

taste is a bit lackluster though, a peach syrup flavor, again the syrup from canned peaches, light fresh peach but not much, and generic stone fruit characters. The malts are a bit syrupy, hint of wheat flavor light malt character but not much, just a bit syrupy. Hops come in with bitterness mostly, a little generic spicy like hop bitterness, with mild fruity hop flavors, just a touch of tropical fruit and citrus but much lighter than I expected. The yeast seems to bring mild esters as well. Finish is a little sticky mild syrupy, bit drier, more canned peaches and little citrus hop character, a bit of clementine and nectarine finally, little spicy hop.

Mouth is med bodied, decent fluffy carbonation.

Overall not bad, the aroma is nice, but the flavor seems to drop off a bit, peaches smell fresh but get canned tasting on the flavor, hops are nice on aroma but disappear a bit on the flavor, they seem drowned out by the syrupy peaches and malt base, but still pretty good.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a snifter the beer was amber colored with a medium-sized off-white head. There was a tiny bit of lace.

Sweet fruit aroma up front. Pine and citrus hops. Some peppery malt.

Peach, grapefruit, and pine. I'm sorry, this didn't work for me. There was too much of a dichotomy between the sweet fruit and the hops..

I didn't think the peach and hops marriage worked. A divorce is in order.

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at New World Tavern

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, brown-gold in color, hazy

Smell: peaches, floral and piney hops

Taste: peaches, floral and piney hops with light Belgian spices

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter, creamy, medium body, medium carbonation

Overall: A solid Belgian IPA. I like the addition of peaches to the mix. A very juicy sipper that I would get again, even though I feel there are better beers in the style.

Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent start to the head. It settles to a single layer of bubbles. A cross between blanket and webby lace. Cloudy, orange-amber color.

Yeast, pale malt and light hop describes the nose. There's an element of oregano and thyme to the smell.

Starts quite mild and stays that way as long as the liquid stays in my mouth. When swallowed, the brew becomes the peppery and astringent. The yeast is muted compared to the smell. Long, bitter aftertaste. Relatively thin bodied for the style. Good carbonation.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on cask at Cambridge Common. Review adapted from notes taken on 8/25/2013.

Appearance: Tiny white collar. Given the serving style, the carbonation is obviously low. Slightly hazed bright-orange/amber. A bit of the haze drops over time.

Smell: Peach juice. Fleshy peach right up front. Yeast drops some nice fruity esters and a soft spice. Some clove and peppercorn. Malts are light and easy, pushing a hint of caramel. Some mango and pine as well. Very fruity, but the yeast helps temper it and cut back on the sweetness. A bit of wheat in the back. Juicy and fruity, nicely balanced.

Taste: Big push of ripe peach from the start. Yeast kicks in and tempers it, offering a solid, but not aggressive clove-like spice. Some herbal and leafy elements in the back. Malts are lightly sweet, lightly caramelized, with a clean finish. Slightly bitter with a faint floral component. Really hits peach hard, with juice and ripe flesh. Nice light wheat profile brightens it up a bit. Esters add some apple and grass in the back.

Mouthfeel: So creamy (love you cask), with a medium body. Carbonation was on point. Nice finish with a bit of lingering bitterness.

Overall: Definitely cool enough to hang out in Heck.

A juicy and fruity Belgian/White IPA. Hits harder on the Belgian than the wheat side of things, but the yeast isn't overpowering. Nicely balanced overall and a solid summer beer.

Photo of Glennlawless
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Pint Glass

A - Copper in color with an off white frothy 2 finger head. opaque for the most part and you can see its very well carbonated. Leaves solid lacing wrapping around the glass in thin, full lines.

S - Phenomenal; smell of peach and tons of citrus...orange, grapefruit, lemon. Although brewed with 3 different hop varieties the citra is prominent. hints of apricot as well possibly??

T - very juicy and refreshing. now im able to see that this beer was brewed with more than just a citra. kind of peppery on the finish with a artificial peach syrupy flavor happening. got some spicy type of hops in here as well, somewhat tasting a little like this years Stone 17 Ann, but less peppery. Not getting as much peach as i wished for but still tastes great.

M - Very well carbonated. pretty medium bodied.

Overall this beer is fairly drinkable, right amount of hops, malt, and everything else to keep you interested in drinking it. I like it.

Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer on a whim along with Mystic Hazy Jane... I had just got done eating a burger at the bar with a Ommegang Rare Vos and Lost Abbey Devotion and decided to go to a nearby liquor store to see if they had anything new or different than my store. The pair seemed brilliant, a nice farmhouse and an IPA I haven't tried that has FUCKING PEACHES in it! Anyway, I was very pleased by my choices...

Appearance is a light orange, very cloudy, nice head upon pouring, not much lacing left behind, lot of sediment.

Aroma of the beer while it was fresh out of the fridge was mostly citrus hops but as it warms up you get heavy scents of various fruits, mainly peaches but also hints of orange, mango and pineapple.

The taste is phenomenal; I must say this is one of the better tasting beers I've had recently. Up front there is hop bitterness, and a heavy orange flavor that rolls into a very clean finish consisting of peach and pineapple.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, there is a fair amount of carbonation making it rather easy to drink.

Overall I'm very glad I decided to get this beer. There is no doubt that it is an IPA but the peach and other fruit flavors balance it out so it doesn't leave you parched after you take a sip. A very tasty and very refreshing IPA. Will certainly buy again since this is limited!

Photo of corby112
2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy, deep golden orange with tangerine hues and a two finger yellowish head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Really good retention with large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Sweet citrus and tropical fruit aroma with a subtle earthy hop presence and faint wheat beer character. Lots of peach and grapefruit along with some orange peel and mango along with grassy, resinous hops, bready yeast, wheat and bubblegum. Pale biscuit like malts along with some caramel and toffee. Weird combination but not offensive.

Medium bodied with a bitter, earthy hop presence up front that lingers over the peach, wheat flavors and malt backbone into an astringent, dry finish. The grassy, piny hops really clash with the sweetness of the peach, and the tropical/citrus fruit notes from the nose are missing. One dimensional hop flavor that falls off halfway through. Hops are countered by malted wheat, bready yeast, banana and bubble gum with artificial tasting peach juice as well. Lingering overly dry finish. ABV is well masked but the flavors are all over the place resulting in a somewhat muddled, messy beer.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours more like a normal IPA than a White IPA. Thin, white head retains its mass well. Subtle lacing. Body is murky.

S-Like the label says "peaches". Musty, fruity, grassy Citra hoppiness. Light honey malty notes and some dried wheat. The mixture of Citra, Amarillo and Galena hops contribute some great aromas.

T-The hops are very interesting. Definitely quite peachy on the finish. Hops lend notes of pineapple, moss, melons grass and pine. Finishes with soft wheat notes and a clearly ripe peach kick.

M-Quite drinkable. The finish lingers but it is not incredibly bitter. Bittersweet is a good way to describe the aftertaste. Tickling bubbles.

O/D-I think Slumbrew makes some serious beers. This is one of my favorites from them. Its got a very unique hop profile and those hoppy flavors are more to my liking than many IPAs that I find to be bitter without much accompanied flavor. Great beer.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; bronze colored; 1.5 finger off white head that receded to a thick ring; nice lacing;

S: muted; a little peach, apricot;

T: piney hops up front; the fruit comes in slightly at mid-palate with some pepper; moderately bitter finish with coriander that lingers;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O; complex flavors; I would have liked a little more aroma and a little less coriander;

Photo of Omnium
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice clear deep gold, almost two fingers of white fizzy head, medium lacing.
S - Peach, tons of peach! Papaya, mango, pineapple, pine, biscuit malt, nice floral tones, just awesome.
T - Taste follows aroma a lot, tons of juicy peach, a very slight hint of peppery spice, some pine, then the rest of those tropical notes, mango, pineapple. Lots of juicy tropical fruit notes, peach being the big one.
M - A little tart, moderately sticky, but not bad for its weight. Good feel.
O - I cant believe the massive peach flavor and aroma in this beer, its one of the best examples of showing off use of a fruit in a beer, not overly sweet , or bitter. Good balance. I almost passed on this one while visiting, really glad I got it.

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Sittin' On Hop Of The World from Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)
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