Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to maximum12 for this one... he must know that I'm a sucker for canned pale ales. Half in the glass; the rest stays in the can for consumption. Half-murky, the color of the copper pipes in your basement, only a little dirtier and darker. A nice, creamy foam slowly settles on tap and leaves some impressive sheeting all along the glass as it transcends.
If the beer is half as good as the song... well, it'll be a doozy then. The aroma starts things off right, with a swift kick of pungent hops; lightly ashy and a bit herbal with some botanical-like citrus peel and deep grapefruit flesh wafting in the background somewhere. Leafy as well as fruity and even a bit juicy. Nice citric and spice mix, and good robustness for a mere pale ale.
The first sip stings with a much more abundant bitterness than the nose suggested; nearly tongue scraping and probably venturing into IPA levels of IBUs, but I'm okay with that. Herbaceous with lots of leaves topped with fresh, white pepper. Fresh and wet hops are colliding against all walls of my palate with each sip.
Citric notes are abundant as well, more so in a pith, peel, and bitter-inducing sense and not so much the "juicy sweet" sense as the nose may have previously led on with, but as I said, I don't have a problem with it. The bitterness isn't forcing me away, rather it's keeping things interesting. Understated malt, a touch of toast in the finish without much sweetness... in my opinion, that's how a pale ale/IPA is done.
Crisp, wet, and sparky finish; thin-medium bodied with tight, ample carbonation. Very surprised by this dark horse, here. Didn't see it coming at all. Listed as a pale ale, and while it may not be quite as drinkable or balanced as most pale ales (it's pushing the IPA boundaries), it's still tasty nonetheless, and even better because it's available in cans.
Serving type: can
09-23-2013 03:34:42 | More by tectactoe
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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.