Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.59/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can into a goblet.
A: Hazy, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and prolific yeast particles hang suspended throughout the column.
S: Grapefruit is the dominant quality, although some biscuit is also detectable. Very clean, with plenty of volatile hops oils.
T: Begins dry, with bright mixed citrus hops aromatics and fairly soft and refined pale malt. Acidity is assertive, yet well-matched to the bright fruity qualities. The middle sees the emergence of herbaceous spice and restrained crystal or Belgian aromatic malt chewiness. Bitterness is strong for the style in the finish, with ale esters that linger on the palate.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly resinous and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This beer comes across as a dry-hopped Sierra Nevada pale ale might. Assertive but predictable, this APA is what West Coast-style IPAs were striving for some time in the past.
Serving type: can
12-20-2013 00:15:40 | More by beagle75
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4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can sealed on 6/30/14 into an IPA glass and enjoyed over 25 minutes with and without pizza, salad, and wings.
The appearance is a rather hazy amber-cream that supports a thick cap of matching texture. Retention is good; thick sheets of lacing and stubborn islands on top make the head a part of the drinking experience deep into the glass.
Pine resin is powerful in the nose, accompanied by nice round fruit--honeydew, and papaya sprayed with lime. There's clover in there, too, dusted with pollen and sawdust. So much going on for an APA, but a bit imbalanced. With warming, it starts to smell more like yellow cake with blood-orange icing.
On the tongue, it starts almost toasty and smoky, then narrows down to a salted biscuit austerity before getting halfway through. Lemon zest pairs with the carbonation to open a late space for chewy hop oils to slide out from under pineapple and fade into a tart, dry finish. Higher temperature brings out too much tar, early and persistent in the flavor--so keep it cool and quaff unless you have barbecue or good fish to eat alongside.
In the mouth, it feels clean, rather juicy, and just nicely livened by the bubbles. Astringent on the tongue and hard palate; doesn't linger much anywhere else. With all those hops and possibilities for emergent flavor, I want it to hold on more...but then I remember I'm drinking a 5.4% APA and I simply reach for another smooth mouthful.
Eventually, I get beaten down by the bitterness of the aftertaste without food. But, it's a great match for eats that have any residual sugar or savory grill flavor. And on its own, it's still quite a creation--bursting with hops, layered with enough interesting flavor essences that I keep reaching for the glass. Although it wears a different label, I'd add this to my list of favorite session IPAs.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 22:15:54 | More by 1sophrosyne1
Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.