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Veridian IPA - Banded Horn Brewing Co.

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Veridian IPAVeridian IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 110
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 24.75%
Wants: 7
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Banded Horn Brewing Co.
Maine, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-17-2014

A balanced American IPA. Smooth, light maltiness, with a touch of honey and granola. Hops are vibrant and bracing, yet light on the palate. Lemon peel, tropical fruit, and spruce dominate the bouquet.
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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 110
Reviews by coombski:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle brought to me by a friend, poured into a pint glass. Comes out a slightly hazy straw gold color with a smallish head that leaves great lacing. Smell on this one is light but inviting, notes of citrus hops with some stone fruit. Taste is cracker malt initially, middle is some tropical fruit sweetness, finishes with a small resin hop note and that fades away fast. Really soft mouthfeel, slightly dry, light in the stomach. Really nice easy drinking IPA, could use a bit more hops but I like the balanced approach at times, too.

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3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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1.75/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bottle was either infected or was one of the last bottles in the run. There was a thick stripe of yellow going up the side of the bottle and it was caked on the inside of the cap.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 7, 2015.

Light amber orange pour with a modest but long lasting cream colored head.

Floral and fruity notes greet the nose at first with a modest toasted biscuit maltiness behind it all.

Medium body.

The taste begins with a toasted bread malt flavor but the floral and slightly fruity hop notes come in and leave a slight impression at the end. A pretty standard hoppy IPA.

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3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with a slight orange tint to it, decent sized white head that fades quickly, some patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell has a strong piney aroma, very hop forward, sweet malt backing is noticeable after the hops waft away.

Taste start out with the piney hop bitterness, good pine aftertaste throughout, sweet malt less noticeable in the flavor than it was in the nose, finishes dry with the pine lasting to the end, slightly resiny body with medium carbonation levels, never too sticky and rather refreshing

This is a very solid IPA, citrus/grapefruit presence may be lacking but the the pine makes up for it.

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4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit nose and matching citrus followthrough, had this on tap close to the source at Springvale Publick House. This is the type of IPA that really works for me. Well balanced and smooth.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Dahlia's in Biddeford, Maine, an ill restaurant you should eat at.

Appearance: Pours a relatively clear yellow/gold with a two-inch white head that recedes to film and then sticks around for the duration.

Aroma: Though slightly muted for an IPA, the nose has apricot, grapefruit, pineapple and pine. Malt is pretty far in the background.

Taste: This is a hop-forward beer with a nice lemon and grapefruit taste. It's refreshing and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Very easy on the palate. Not a "big" beer, but a good one.

Overall: People tend to get fussy about the term "session IPA," but that's basically what this is, and it's quite decent. I had it with a Field Roast reuben and it was a great pairing. I definitely want more beers from Banded Horn, whose logo is awesome.

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4.04/5  rDev +2%

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Veridian IPA from Banded Horn Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.