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Sunshine And Hoppiness - Drop-In Brewing Company

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Sunshine And Hoppiness
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Drop-In Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 10-07-2012)
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mindfulmead

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

On tap at the brewery. Bright golden with a nose of citrus hops and a solid husky malt backbone. I expected more of an IPA from the aroma, but this is a well balanced, and clean lawn-mower beer for the people who love hops. An honest representation of an American Bitter. Thoroughly enjoyable. Brought a growler home.

03-16-2013 03:52:56 | More by mindfulmead
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-16-2012 20:44:09 | More by laurastradford
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +22.3%

Screw-cap growler filled at the brewery.

First imperial pint glass pours with a 1" thick light beige head, over the clear golden amber brew. Head holds on incredibly, with chunky sporadic lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeast spicy.

Taste begins spicy sweet upfront, a peek of citrus in the middle, then creamy spices through the close. Light lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is airy and light over the tongue, and drinkability is superb. Was a standby at various stops during my recent weekend in the Middlebury area.

04-29-2013 19:53:55 | More by ppoitras
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-29-2013 02:57:02 | More by Mattgruv
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msondel

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-02-2013 00:59:38 | More by msondel
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-29-2012 14:16:11 | More by dunix
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured into a Ball preserves jar at The Reservoir in downtown Waterbury.

Pours a nice clear strong golden color with some mild copper hues. There is a nice white head that forms and sticks around for a while like true Belgian ;)

Starts of with nice aromas of slight spice and nice Belgian notes. It is bready and malty and quite earthy as well. There is some mild grassyness from the hops.

Flavor starts with grassy/herbal hops and a nice smooth malt backbone. There are notes of slightly sweet bread with some spice of clove and a bit of coriander. The hops are nice an grassy and give off a bit of citrus notes but not like an IPA. The Belgian yeast notes definitely give the beer a spicy and slightly phenolic note with some funk and the grassy hops balance this out all while the malt backbone makes the brew sweet yummy and drinkable. Mouthfeel is light, refreshing, crisp and carbonated, but in a good way.

Overall, this is a solid BPA. Yummy, well crafted and refreshing with an approachable ABV.

07-02-2013 00:58:19 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-01-2013 15:09:44 | More by Varkias41
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-29-2012 20:07:30 | More by Ajlvt
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ivyman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-12-2014 12:35:29 | More by ivyman
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patrick802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-04-2014 19:29:32 | More by patrick802
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-18-2013 00:51:55 | More by GuitarIPA
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-08-2013 14:22:43 | More by tobelerone
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Steve84

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2014 14:09:47 | More by Steve84
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Vt_beer_sampler

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-11-2014 12:41:50 | More by Vt_beer_sampler
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-31-2013 03:44:24 | More by thampel09
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jamesewelch

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-29-2013 13:26:09 | More by jamesewelch
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-17-2013 00:26:34 | More by rusty3335
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2014 14:36:59 | More by tkdchampxi
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-05-2014 20:15:31 | More by MDDMD
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-05-2013 03:05:07 | More by judkinst
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

Sample pour from the source

A-Sample pour still births a well sized, white head. Body is hazy straw yellow.

S-Belgian yeast. Yeast spice. Pale malt. Some grains. Floral and lightly grassy hops.

T-Belgian, spiced yeast flavor is the most dominant flavor of all. Floral and grassy hops. More grains again. Cracker malt.

M-Lighter bodied. Nice carbonation. Flavors linger a bit. No booze.

O-Not my favorite style so a sample is perfect for me with this one.

07-21-2014 18:06:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-04-2013 19:38:21 | More by trevorpost
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-30-2012 03:44:31 | More by wizo
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-01-2013 01:14:16 | More by PEIhop
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Sunshine And Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.