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The Pupil - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Pupil
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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 178
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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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

SDJason, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

analogchainsaw, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

littlebeer, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

LaChupacabra, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

wrw5031, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i cannot begin to express my appreciation to beachstrength49 (cwhittle on IG) for sending me a full growler of this magical elixir as well as the properglassware to go with it (and sent in one of those stainless steel growlers no less!)

a - brew poured a semi transparent yellow with a thin fizzy head that didn't last long...definitely carbonated though (which i was slightly concerned about since the growler leaked a bit in transit (when i opened it there was about an ounce of space, but opened with lots of pressure).

s - in a word dank. resiny. pine coney. tropical...thick and rich.

t - WOW! i mean !!!!WOW!!!! again dank freshness. tropical thickness. resin. pine cones. just fantastic. the definition of a west coast ipa. just amazing.

m - nice subtle bitterness and a rich body. fairly dank, but not overdone.

o - overall, this is impressive. this one hangs with the big boys. for a single ipa, i can't think of many beers that hit it as spot on as this one.

cosmicevan, Sep 08, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

JDJTEXAS, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Soumya, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

krisandarcy, Sep 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

smekermann, Sep 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Trio2shine, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

1424IpA, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Rau71, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of OneBeertoRTA
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

OneBeertoRTA, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.7%

cfaulman, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

yoitsarch, Sep 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Jessenimmo, Sep 02, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Mikecap, Sep 01, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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!

EgadBananas, Sep 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

injuredreserve, Sep 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

tswater, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Halcyondays, Aug 31, 2013
The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.