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Surrealist - Green Bench Brewing Co.

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86
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Bench Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: PorterLambic on 03-09-2014

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of bushdere
4.96/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is, by far, my favorite beer.

Take everything you like about sours... then add in the hoppiness you love about IPAs... and you have this unique, tart, delicious beer. If I had to send someone to try just one beer in the entire Tampa area beer scene, it would be this beer.

Photo of YalovaIA
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Calling this a DIPA is not quite right. It is a sour combined with and IPA. So folks should rate it as such. This is a really great beer. I would like to see more of this kind of fusion.

Photo of maxson924
2.62/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wow, this is sour. I'm rating purely on how much I enjoyed it, but if I were scoring for appreciation of something unique/rare in the area then this would be higher.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I did not think this beer worked for my taste. It's trying to be sour and hoppy beer at the same time but the hop bill and yeast bill clashed badly and ended up producing an aroma/taste with an off putting acid, rotten fruit, Fake vanilla, and overall unappealing medicinal bitter aftertaste that's extremely hard to put down. Other beers at the brewery were good, but this is a miss.

Photo of Shaw
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A sour IPA from St. Petersburg? Now I've seen everything.

Pours a lovely golden color from my growler.

Big, dank hop aroma is quite herbal. Very nice.

This is a sour beer, first and foremost. After the tartness washes over you you're hit with bitterness and big herbal hop flavors, with a hint of bread thrown in for the heck of it.

If you don't like sour beer, steer well clear of this one. Otherwise, it's a must try.

Green Bench is changing palates in St. Pete. Can Sarasota handle them when they start selling their beers here later this year?

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Surrealist from Green Bench Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.