Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.4/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tasted 22 November 2012, reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium orangey amber, not exactly pale, but pale-ish. Clear all the way through, which lets me see the big column of bubbles rushing up. One finger of off-white head, decent retention and lacing.
Smell is smooth and hoppy. Hops are really resinous, a bit of pine, and a touch floral. Supportive malts, providing a great base. Nothing sticks out, no sharp edges, just a really nice hoppy pale ale.
Taste is the low point. Mostly bland, with a hit of bitter topped with spice. Quite spicy, actually. I'm not sure exactly what else I want from it, but it's not doing it for me. Malts feel thin, just not enough. Needs more flavor other than the soft bitter.
Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-light body, enough carbonation. No problems, no standout.
This is the least impressive of Indeed's beers that I've had, but it's still pretty good. A smooth hoppy pale ale, nicely balanced and not overly bitter. Needs more flavor, IMO.
Serving type: can
12-01-2012 07:00:12 | More by zeledonia
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4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
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 374 ratings.