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Sunshine And Hoppiness - Drop-In Brewing Company

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Sunshine And Hoppiness
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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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New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-04-2013 11:48:09 | More by jealmanzar
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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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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-29-2013 02:57:02 | More by Mattgruv
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-20-2013 19:13:53 | More by jbeervt
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-18-2013 04:31:41 | More by hphilip456
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-15-2013 13:42:47 | More by tnbeatty
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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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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2013 03:52:56 | More by mindfulmead
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-05-2013 03:05:07 | More by judkinst
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-08-2013 14:22:43 | More by tobelerone
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-16-2012 20:44:09 | More by laurastradford
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-30-2012 03:44:31 | More by wizo
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-29-2012 14:16:11 | More by dunix
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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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Sunshine And Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing Company
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