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Sunshine And Hoppiness - Drop-In Brewing Company

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Sunshine And Hoppiness
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-04-2013 23:39:40 | More by Knapp85
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their tasting room

Poured a clear, golden brown color with a few stray bubbles on top. Basic aroma of a typical golden ale, toasted grains, light floral hops, touch of Belgian yeast. Similar taste, toasted grains, honey sweetness, notes of bready yeast, floral hops, light fruits. Fairly light body, easily drinkable, a little stale in the aftertaste, but otherwise a decent brew.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2012 22:33:21 | More by Rifugium
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: growler

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2014 18:06:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-01-2014 16:41:56 | More by ZEB89
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-31-2013 19:19:34 | More by oldp0rt
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-04-2013 23:37:33 | More by millerbuffoon
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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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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-29-2012 14:16:11 | More by dunix
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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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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-31-2013 03:44:24 | More by thampel09
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csustar001

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-16-2013 22:46:26 | More by csustar001
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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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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-28-2014 00:05:02 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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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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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-02-2013 00:59:38 | More by msondel
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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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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Vermont

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-20-2013 19:13:53 | More by jbeervt
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deanhead

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-06-2013 14:16:01 | More by deanhead
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Sunshine And Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing Company
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