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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater - Candia Road Brewing Company

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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-06-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Rick5150, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Prost76, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

DownWithSocks, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy murky light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, mango, and a touch of pineapple. Very faint hint of bread attempts to provide some balance. Honestly this smells incredible! The flavor has more sweet and bready malt than the nose lead me to believe. There is a solid shot of fruity hop flavor midway through and a nice lingering hope bite in the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick bubbly resinous mouthfeel. She ain't much to look at, but this is quite a solid DIPA.

johnnnniee, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jbeervt, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

AdamP, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of MRclean
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Vessel: Purchased in a 22 oz. bottle. Consumed from a tulip glass.

Appearance: Not good, it was a light milky yellowish brown. It was completely opaque and didn't look very appetizing.

Smell: Hoppy and pleasant with strong floral notes.

Taste: Super hoppy with strong citrus, floral, and tropical notes. I am going to guess there is citra in here. Very enjoyable for IPA fans.

Mouthfeel: Almost creamy feeling, but I think this is due to the high amount of particulate and yeast left in the beer. The mouthfeel certainly did not match the taste. This should be a nice clean beer to match the crisp hops.

Overall: This beer is its own worst enemy. The flavor is great, the hops are amazing, but the beer is far too cloudy, milky really, and the carbonation was way off. The slowest pour I could manage still produced over half a glass of foam. If these issues can be fixed this will be an amazing beer, but until then it is not.
Serving type: bottle

MRclean, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz bottle. Sampled on March 24, 2013.

The color is orange-amber with a haze and a significant, soft puffy head that sticks around until the end.

Earthy hop characters are first note on the nose with a vague sweetness in the back. But hops mainly.

The medium body is also smooth yet somehow acidic and carbonated.

The taste is the way a good IPA should be with a slight malty sweetness for a millisecond, quickly encompassed by a solid, earthy hop flavor and something vaguely fruity. This is a nicely done Double IPA.

puboflyons, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Chris_Mac
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, unfiltered copper appearance. Thick, off white head with lots of carbonation. Smells of malt, taste has some up front hops, with malt reinforcements dominating the middle taste segment. Great, full bodied mouthfeel. Another unique winner for Napenthe, they have a fresh take on classic styles and always feels original.

Chris_Mac, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter the beer was a hazy dark orange color. There was a fairly small off white head that left a minimal amount of lace.

Mostly a pine aroma, a tiny bit of citrus. Faint sweet malt.

Piney, resiney taste. I thought I could taste some grapefruit. Not sure where the malt went.

A hop-forward beer. I wanted a little more malt presence, and found this to be a difficult DIPA to drink.

lordofthewiens, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ChrisL24481, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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metapod, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ZEB89, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

hopley, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

botchla, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, too much foam, man. It's cloudy with a strong amber hue. Reminds me of one of my homebrews.

Musty pine aroma greets the nose. I think I know what's in store.

That pine dose is mirrored in the flavor. Coats the mouth. Just a touch of sweet malt underneath.

Carbonation level is too damn high. A beer that is more head than beer is not a beer.

When it settles down, it's still a decent stab at the style. It just needs a hell lot more refinement.

Brad007, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Chilled poured bottle poured into a pint glass. Cannot find a bottling date anywhere on the bottle, but I think this is most likely pretty fresh as I have never seen this on shelves before.

Appearance: Medium orange to light brown in color. Slightly cloudy. Pours a really aggressive, three finger beige head that sticks very nicely. Nice retention all around.

Aroma: Lots of sweet pineapple and tropical fruit notes are present upfront. Really light malt background. Some citrus and pine notes from the hops as well. Almost lemony. Very interesting.

Taste: More tropical hop notes really take hold here. Some mango, lemon, and orange zest notes. A sharp bite of bitter pine on the back end. Some very light caramel notes from the malt. Definitely appears to be very fresh and have plenty of hop flavors. A bit on the sweet end of the spectrum.

Mouthfeel: This is where this really falls short in my opinion. Extremely thin, watery body. Distractingly thin. The carbonation is almost completely absent, despite the really aggressive head it pours. The lack of bosy really pulls down the rest of the beer.

Overall, this double IPA has some nice hop flavors. The problem comes in with the carbonation that completely holds back some of the other aspects of the beer. Overly watery and almost syrupy. The hop profile is pretty solid though. Not something I am likely to revisit.

Gosox8787, Nov 23, 2012
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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater from Candia Road Brewing Company
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