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The Pupil - Societe Brewing Co.

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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 163
Gots: 21 | 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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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

08-28-2013 17:07:51 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

09-21-2013 13:49:24 | More by jrallen34
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head. Wispy on the surface and a few bubbles at the edge.

Smell - Piney, resiny hops. Very nice. Some grapefruit too. Not my favorite hop profile, but it smells great.

Taste - Bright resiny hop, a bit more citrus here. Some slightly grainy malts back there, almost no sweetness. Dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium bodied, low carbonation. That's probably the growler. I could drink a few glasses of this.

Overall - I don't love the hop profile, but I can't deny that it's a very well made IPA.

Serving type: growler

04-03-2013 00:48:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 15:14:58 | More by chippo33
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-25-2013 16:17:36 | More by iL0VEbeer
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claspada

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-26-2013 16:50:05 | More by claspada
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-29-2013 11:44:30 | More by Cynic-ale
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-10-2014 05:28:20 | More by bsuedekum
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Gobzilla

California

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights and A nice finger of head that left some good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: nice piney floral hoppy profile with citrus grapefruit present, faint bready malts sweetness, pineapple fruit, hints of mango and slight grass aroma.

T: the hop profile was just as prominent on the palate consisting of earhty, grassy, piney, and floral traits, plenty of tropical fruit flavor, a good bready malty sweetness that balanced out this hoppy bomb, nice citrusy grapefruit that helped on the bitterness and pineapple accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with good amount of carbonation which had a fruity, hoppy, piney, citrusy, bready malty, bitter and oily finish.

O: very good IPA I must say. I didn't think it was going to be that good but was proved wrong.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 17:26:15 | More by Gobzilla
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's. Seemed like a good opportunity to tick so I ordered it. Looks sort of yellow but then it was nighttime at O'Brien's so I can't be 100% sure. Smelled quite interesting, a real melange of hoppiness, dank, west coast. Flavor sort of diverged from the aroma, very bitter though and as it warmed a bit of lemon goodness. Overall this was a good IPA, hopefully they bottle this in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 20:50:09 | More by ArrogantB
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Boone757

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-27-2014 02:12:09 | More by Boone757
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FosterJM

California

4.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1797th Review on BA
Growler to Societe Goblet
1L

App- Super light like a hazy wheat beer with a nice big white head. I am really surprised by the color on this one. A good head with frothy white bubbles. A good amount of sticky cling.

Smell- Tropical fruits and wheaty hops. The aroma is very light with the almost wheat beer esque aroma taking over. I get some pineapple, some wheat, some grass and a little bit of lemon peel on the nose.

Taste- I have noticed the last few IPAs I have had have been on the smaller flavor profile but wonderfully layered. I like how this has the tropical fruits with the pineapple, mango and lemon. The balance of the wheat and hops are striking to me. I like the flavor on this one. Different is definitely good.

Mouth- A smaller medium body with a medium carbonation level on this. The residual flavors of wheat, pineapple and lemon peel are quite nice. A smaller grassy flavor remains as well.

Drink- I can say this is one of a kind. A full growler IMO is the way to go. A glass just doesnt cut it really. I was very glad I made the trek back down to try this one. I will be sure to bring my growler back.

Serving type: growler

06-01-2014 07:13:23 | More by FosterJM
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-14-2013 03:28:56 | More by Reagan1984
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

08-05-2013 15:50:45 | More by mhaugo
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
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!

Serving type: growler

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-06-2014 00:25:53 | More by IPAchris
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

06-29-2013 01:35:03 | More by eawolff99
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

12-08-2013 02:32:49 | More by bpfrush
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-05-2013 21:08:08 | More by Holland
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-31-2013 02:05:49 | More by strongaf
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler from the best beer mule in SoCal, my sister!

Pours a golden/orange color, thin collar, white head, spotty lacing. Aroma is tons of tropical fruit sweetness which includes mango, pineapple, oranges along with some bitter citrus peel notes as well. Flavor is a nice mix of sweetness and hoppy bitterness with mango, pineapple, light pine. Light body, good carbonation, oily sweet finish.

This is a really nice American IPA. I had a pour from the growler immediately after a pour of Hill Farmstead Edward from the kegerator, and while they were both very different, it was hard to pick a favorite from the two. Looking forward to visiting the brewery when I'm out visiting family!

Serving type: growler

10-01-2012 22:56:31 | More by Sean9689
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2013 07:40:20 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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ehammond1


4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Clear yellow in color with a near-white crown that leaves lined lacing down the glass. The color is lighter than most typical San Diego IPAs. It reminds me of Alpine Nelson's appearance. A great thing to be reminded of.

Nice balance of citrus, floral, and malty aromas, with some grapefruit character leading the way. There's a bit of juice-like sweetness present as well.

Citrus and floral hops are the most dominant flavors, along with floral and earthy hops, and a moderate level of bitterness. There's some cracker and sweet malt flavor as well and a juice-like characteristic that is quite nice.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Crisp. Incredibly drinkable. Obviously well-crafted. Perfect.

A world-class IPA. I'm excited to try more from this group.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2012 13:27:40 | More by ehammond1
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Florida9

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear light amber. Forms a moderate sized fluffy white head. Good retention. Head leaves some minimal lacing on the way down.

S: Very aromatic. Aroma is full of fruit, but not necessarily the types of fruit you'd expect from an IPA. Mostly grape, but some tropical fruit as well. Maybe a little orange citrus, but its faint.

T: Very light malt base. Then the flavors I typically associate with Nelson Sauvigon hops. Green grapes and gooseberry. Again, just a hint of tropical fruits and just a very faint hint of lemon along with a little grapefruit pith. A bit sweeter than I was expecting it to be.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Appropriate carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: A nice beer, though a bit sweeter than I was expecting for a San Diego brewed IPA. Otherwise, it brings the otherwise typical light malt body and heavy hops, though the hops used in this brew offer up a lot more than the typical citrus and pine notes.

Serving type: growler

01-28-2013 00:12:31 | More by Florida9
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-26-2014 16:53:51 | More by kscaldef
The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.