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The Pupil - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Pupil
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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 175
Gots: 25 | 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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OneBeertoRTA

California

4.88/5  rDev +10.2%

Headed to Societe after the DDG release to see what all the fuss was about.

Started with the stout which was fantastic and then moved on to the Pupil.

Nothing to exotic on the color, nice yellowish mellow orange. Two inches of head and excitement all around me. The smell was a nice fruity tropical mellow pine. The taste.... wow, damn, holy smokes. There is virtually no malt and rich tropical fruit, mango, guava just lingering on the taste buds. Moderate/perfect carbonation and an incredible mouthfeel that leaves you begging for more. I just couldn't stop drinking it. It reminds me of Pliny mixed with the first generation of Sculpin that was heavy in tropical fruit.

This is something very special. When they start bottling I will unfortunately be making the 100 mile trek weekly. Must try for any IPA lover.

09-03-2013 16:34:33 | More by OneBeertoRTA
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -9.7%

09-02-2013 19:54:30 | More by cfaulman
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

09-02-2013 05:04:01 | More by yoitsarch
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Jessenimmo

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-02-2013 01:01:24 | More by Jessenimmo
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev -11.1%

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden orange with a nice light whitish head

Smell: Citrus forward, with pineapple dominant, a bit of lemon a hint of floral hoppiness

Taste: More pine than the nose, not a ton of bitterness at first but more pronounced as I drink more, great pineapple and grapefruit notes

Mouthfeel: Moderate bitterness and medium bodied with good carbonation for the style.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA, not my favorite but quite good!

09-01-2013 16:07:41 | More by Mikecap
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance: medium orange/yellow, slight chill haze, white fluffy head, solid lacing.

Aroma: heavy grapefruit, citrus, and pineapple.

Taste: grapefruit, citrus, pine, floral notes, fairly high bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium body, slick, good carbonation.

Overall: good drinkability, overall very tasty!

09-01-2013 13:37:46 | More by EgadBananas
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Whatdyisit

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

09-01-2013 07:53:57 | More by Whatdyisit
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

09-01-2013 02:15:01 | More by injuredreserve
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tswater

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-31-2013 20:35:33 | More by tswater
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Halcyondays

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2013 19:49:04 | More by Halcyondays
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

08-31-2013 07:26:54 | More by MarcWP
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azdback

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-31-2013 06:40:19 | More by azdback
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-31-2013 05:09:23 | More by joel66
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-31-2013 02:05:49 | More by strongaf
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imyourhero21

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-31-2013 00:07:33 | More by imyourhero21
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retry4z

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-30-2013 02:28:33 | More by retry4z
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

08-28-2013 17:07:51 | More by GraduatedCashew
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%

Huge thanks to ehammond1!

A: LIght golden hazy color. Creamy white head. Tons of lacing left in the glass. No carbonation problems at all.
S: Juicy citrus and pine pretty much dominate.
T: Sweet maltiness balanced with a burst of tropical fruits. For some reason, this was missing from the aroma. Tons of peach, guava, pineapple, mango, tangerines. Very well balanced bitterness.
M: Medium/full bodied with a crisp, dry finish. Pleasant carbonation.
O: One of the best IPAs I've had the pleasure of trying. Nice use of Nelson, a hop that's quickly becoming one of my favorites.

08-27-2013 21:08:30 | More by standardcherry
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-27-2013 19:31:05 | More by dfhhead25
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Rish907

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-26-2013 02:37:59 | More by Rish907
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dking1525

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-23-2013 03:00:50 | More by dking1525
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-22-2013 02:43:12 | More by CEDAMA
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -9.7%

08-18-2013 03:12:01 | More by dwagner003
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%

Bug thanks to ehammond1 for this growler...

A: Pours a light gold, slightly murky, with one full finger of fluffy white head. The foam takes forever to settle, and thee is a ton of lacing as this bee drinks. The look of this beer is stunning.

S: The nose is really nice. Fresh hop vegetal, pine, and lime citrus. Really nice.

T: It starts off wet and refreshing with some really nice fresh hop flavor. It's bright and crisp with muted vegetation. As it moves to the back end, it gets sweet while simultaniously bringing out lime citrus and pine notes. The finish is big hops, but nothing astringent or burning.

M: Light bodied beer. Light and refreshing to start, hoppy and assertive, but not overwhelming. Super drinkable IPA. You'd think the abv of this beer was significantly less than 7.5%.

O: I am a fan. This beer is super drinkable, packed with delicious favor, and it looks beautiful. This one is a winner. I wish I could have more of this in my life.

08-17-2013 22:56:13 | More by trxxpaxxs
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jrnyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2013 21:01:20 | More by jrnyc
The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.