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Sunshine And Hoppiness - Drop-In Brewing Company

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Sunshine And Hoppiness
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.89%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Knapp85, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Rifugium, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

ppoitras, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

PEIhop, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

tobelerone, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

ZEB89, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

millerbuffoon, Dec 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

oldp0rt, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

MDDMD, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

trevorpost, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Ajlvt, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

thampel09, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

csustar001, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

tkdchampxi, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

msondel, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Varkias41, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

wizo, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

judkinst, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

rusty3335, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

jbeervt, May 20, 2013
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Sunshine And Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.