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SSB IPA - American River Brewing Company

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SSB IPASSB IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
American River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 08-23-2013

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4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vlaminck
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at BJ's in Sacramento, CA.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is pretty good beer with solid citrus forward hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: on tap.

Photo of 1424IpA
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MattSlem
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of bwgassman
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of TGS
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of johnnye1981
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of RangnaR
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a dark, clear golden orange with a white, 3 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is sparse and spotty, but sticks well to the glass.

Smell - Primarily a citrus scent, with hints of pine and floral hop character. Toasted bread aroma sits beneath the hop .

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange pith bitterness upfront. Toasted bread and biscuit maltiness provides a strong backbone. Floral with touches of hop spice in the finish, along with a hint of butteriness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with soft, tingly carbonation. Very smooth and inviting, going down with a remarkable silkiness.

Overall - A drinkable, well balanced IPA from ARBC. Hop Bomb seekers, look elsewhere. While this weighs in at a healthy 70 IBU's, the strong malt presence gives this more balance on the tongue than the numbers would indicate. With the quality of brews they deliver at a reasonable price point, ARBC is quickly becoming my favorite Sacramento area brewery. The Brown is to die for!

SSB IPA from American River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.