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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater - Candia Road Brewing Company

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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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ZEB89, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

jbeervt, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
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
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
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Rick5150, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Basshooker, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

botchla, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

trancourt, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Satchboogie, Jul 21, 2013
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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...

DmouthCaliBrewz, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

NHbeerfishing, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

luvbier, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Screper, Jun 16, 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Prost76, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Kelp, Apr 29, 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 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
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater from Candia Road Brewing Company
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