Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.9/5 rDev -3%
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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4.24/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can served chilled into a goblet.
Dy Tripper is a pale golden amber with a slightly hazy appearance. It has tight white head with good retention and some sticky lace.
Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with great citrus notes. It's more hoppy than most pale ales but maybe not quite as much as a good IPA.
Flavor is surprisingly bitter for a pale ale. It has initial sweetness but has a great bitter bite from middle to end. The hops are fresh and citrusy with a hint of grass.
Mouthfeel is medium light in body and nicely carbonated. Bitterness is more in line with an IPA but malts are that of a pale ale. This leads to a slightly out of balance pale ale but most hop heads won't mind.
Overall an excellent beer, whatever style you want to call it.
Serving type: can
02-20-2014 01:20:50 | More by GilGarp
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: brownish amber color. Light head of about half a finger on the pour and was present while drinking. Below average active carbonation in the glass while drinking.
Smell: The front is airy, floral hops. Tropical fruits mesh with with a slightly nutty malt body. Accents of caramel and toffee added by the malt as well. The hop tones have a bubblegum sweetness that is very inviting and refreshing.
Taste: Semi-sweet malt presence with some piney bitter hop tones picked up on the front. More of the lighter floral hop tones pick up in the body and toward the back end. Sticky, resinous malt wears on the palate throughout drinking and provides a full body. The finish is continuing bold malt and some medium bodied bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Heavier on the mouthfeel then the aroma would lead you to believe. Thick malt layers the palate. Hops bite throughout.
Overall: A hoppy pale ale but definitely keeps itself in the realm of being a pale ale with a big malt presence. Takes a toll on the palate though, certainly not the easiest drinking pale in the business.
Serving type: can
01-26-2014 01:33:38 | More by KFBR392
Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
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