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The Pupil - Societe Brewing Co.

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567 Ratings
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 192
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 05-31-2012)
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4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliantly clear straw golden body topped with a tight one finger head. Patchy lacing remains after a swirl. Beautiful beer.

S: Bright citrus and mango up front, followed by a hint of pine. More nondescript sweet tropical fruit as it warms. Very well put together nose, not overly potent, but extremely well composed.

T: Sweet citrus and tropical fruit once again, layered with dry crackery malt. Gentle bitterness in the finish. Damn this is drinkable. No trace of the ABV.

M: Bone dry and light bodied with a soft carbonation. Perfect vehicle for the succinct flavors.

O: A refined and subtle take on a style that generally is an effing sledgehammer in this part of the country. An exercise in balance and drinkability rather than blow your doors off flavors and bitterness. I could literally drink this all day and can't believe the ABV is as high as it is. Well done Societe!

More_betterness, Nov 02, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz glass on-tap at The Rare Barrel.

A: Served a light clear golden straw color with a greasy bright white head that faded into a faint scum. Great sticky rings of lace were left down the glass.
S: Passion fruits and tropical hop notes are strong. There's also some slight wintergreen mint and something more herbal. Very fruity smelling.
T: Huge tropical fruit nectar hops follow the nose. Very juicy, sweet, and fruity. There's a touch of pale grainy malt in the finish, but not much. I also get flavors of mango, tangerine, and touch of pepper. The aftertaste is slightly herbal and maybe minty, but overall the fruit lingers all the way through.
M: Very clean with a drying finish; medium body with a nice greasy hop oiliness to it. Smooth and subtle carbonation. Not especially bitter.
O: An amazing ipa, and one of the better ones I've had in recent memory. I would love to drink this often.

scottfrie, Oct 20, 2014
The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.