The Pupil - Societe Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 445 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
4.81/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Drank this on tap at Churchill's in November 2012, then at the Societe taproom in February 2013.
Big time yellow pour, tons of haze, small 1/3" head on the top. Some of these mega hopped SD west coast ipa's now look eerily similar to a hefeweizen (albeit without the same head, lacing or retention).
Aroma, huge, the best of both worlds, you get the citra and the nelson hops in all their glory. Name the fruit, you can probably close your eyes and envision it in this beer. Mango, guava, pine, pineapple. Pretty much every tropical type of fruit out there, comes out in the nose (and taste, but more about that in a sec). I smelled the shit out of this beer, ramping up expectations until I could actually taste it.
The taste is very smooth, for all the hop glory in this, it has zero abrasive bitterness to it. Extremely light and dry cracker like malt addition to just stay the hell out of the way of the hops. Juicy. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very light bodied, high hopped, low bitterness libation. Tangerine and mango just rolls off the tongue. Very reminiscient of Pliny and Alpine.
This is the #1 beer you haven't drank. This is now a must stop spot when in San Diego. If it was anywhere else in the world, it would be the talk of the town, homerism effects etc. . . but since its SD, there's plenty of stuff to divide loyalties and keep these guys under the radar on the national scene.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2013 17:57:08 | More by Beerandraiderfan
More User Reviews:
4.94/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I had this for the first time at the Stone 17th Anniversary Party-- phenomenal. This is a beer with great balance and an awesome hop flavor. Born in San Diego, land of the IPA, this is one of the best. The aroma is fantastic, the taste is even better.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 03:58:47 | More by pda22
The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.