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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater - Candia Road Brewing Company

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-06-2012)
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2014 01:57:16 | More by SuperHop18
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2014 06:51:04 | More by ZEB89
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jbeervt

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-05-2014 22:02:04 | More by jbeervt
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 15:32:20 | More by lordofthewiens
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Brad007

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 04:05:03 | More by Brad007
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Rick5150

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

09-09-2013 00:15:49 | More by Rick5150
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-05-2013 00:34:57 | More by Basshooker
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botchla

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2013 03:14:11 | More by botchla
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trancourt

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-14-2013 01:28:53 | More by trancourt
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-21-2013 00:39:12 | More by Satchboogie
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

2.35/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Interesting....saw this guy at the local coop and having never tried any of their offerings, thought I would give this one a go.

A: pours a cloudy golden orange with a MASSIVE head that absolutely refused to go down. This guy was unbelievably carbonated, noticeable from the moment I cracked the bottle to a resounding hiss. Hmmm...interesting.

S: Not getting much in the way of aroma, but there is some herbal spiciness, and a hint of bready malts. Also, I don't know what C02 smells like, but this might be it. A bit of a chemical scent.

T: Really not getting anything here. Once you get past the biting carbonation, it is a watery mess. I get some spicy herbs, maybe a slight bit of clove, but absolutely nothing in the ballpark of what I would expect from this style. Tastes like a bitter and over-carbonated witbier, or maybe a poorly constructed saison, from the herbal spiciness. Hint of pepper and phenol at the end.

M: Thin and fizzy, with a stinging carbonation.

O: Fizzy and poorly made. I'm not one to drainpour, but if I was, this would be a candidate.

***REVISIT: ***

I just revisited this beer after a few months, and it is marginally better but still unbelievably sub-par. Just a hint more malt backbone than I remember but still just tastes like dirty fizzy hop water. I might as well just steep some hops in my club soda next time...

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 23:26:03 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-10-2013 03:29:23 | More by NHbeerfishing
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luvbier

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 23:27:36 | More by luvbier
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-16-2013 00:53:34 | More by Screper
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Chris_Mac

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:30:16 | More by Chris_Mac
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-12-2013 10:40:10 | More by Prost76
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-29-2013 06:45:23 | More by Kelp
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 19:03:18 | More by puboflyons
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MRclean

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 21:54:57 | More by MRclean
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-11-2013 16:57:06 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-08-2013 02:39:34 | More by AdamP
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-23-2012 18:38:02 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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metapod

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-16-2012 16:15:53 | More by metapod
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 21:31:16 | More by Gosox8787
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BrianC

Massachusetts

2.3/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It looked like beginner homebrew. And it tasted like beginner homebrew. It was way overcarbonated. I poured gently after a loud release of co2 upon opening, but ended up with more than half a glass of foam. It was very clowdy, which I really don't mind at all, but it did contribute to the homebrew quality of this beer. And when I say "homebrew" I'm not referring to those that know what they're doing. I'm referring to the guy that just made his first or second bacth. At $8 a 22oz there's just too many really good choices out there. Hey, I gave it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:21:43 | More by BrianC
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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater from Candia Road Brewing Company
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