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Pantius Droppus - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: williamherbert on 02-16-2009)
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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portia99

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured into a Vertical Epic glass.

A - Pours a clear medium amber color...exceptionally clear - one of those beers you can read the newspaper thru. Almost no head (likely a result of coming from the growler), only a small skim coat of off-white bubbles the results more in a collar around the edge of the glass.

S - Surprisingly low intensity in the aroma here...at first I wasn't getting anything at all, but eventually picked up some low levels of citrusy grapefruit, and some spicy and fruity esters. What I got out of it smelled good, but wish the intensity level was a bit higher.

T - Solid malt base, thick and a bit of sweet maltose, grainy and earthy malt flavors, touch of toffee. Only a medium level hop bitterness. This is a balanced IPA/DIPA...definitely not a hop bomb of a beer. Smooth and easy drinking.

M - Medium body combined with a low carbonation (again likely a result of coming from a growler) that gives a bit of an overall heavy-ness to the beer. Balanced but trending towards a bit of a malt forwardness.

O - Overall a good, balanced IPA...a solid malt body at its foundation a balanced by just enough hops...not a west coast style IPA by any means, but satisfying as a somewhat sessionable example of the style. There is absolutely no indication that this is a 10% ABV beer...this one could really sneak up on you quickly.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2012 22:45:50 | More by portia99
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-21-2012 20:41:42 | More by dante23x
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New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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New York

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California

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05-06-2012 10:03:02 | More by ng85
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a nondescript goblet glowing a bright golden amber color. It held a finger of white bubbles around the edges, but had no head. Spotted lacing appeared once we started sipping. There was a moderate haze, no sediment, and lighter appearing carbonation. The nose was of sweeter pale malts, with honey sugars. Hops were bright with citric and floral noes. Booze came out with warmth, helping to cut the sweetness. Our first impression was in regards to the huge sweetness, with big honey and hops. As we sip into it, the flavoring opens up with sweet syrupy honey, and nectary floral hops. Fusel alcohols are present, even from the start. The malts hit at the peak of the sip, with a sweet flash of fruity esters, and a continued bite of that booziness. The latter brings us to the finish, with peppery sweetness cut more by bready malts, sweet and sticky hops, and white sugar sweetness. Actually, it is the huge alcohol that is balancing the extreme sweetness. The aftertaste breathes of lemon rind, bitter citric hops, ethanol, and pale sugary malts. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high. There is a syrupy, oily, thick coating, giving nice slurp and pop. The abv is high and appropriate, but not hidden well. Regardless, drinkability is great.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nice balance and the syrupy thickness. This beer is so sweet, and so boozy, they kind of act nicely to balance one another out for a nice balance. The hops were present and robust, but this battle tended to drown them out a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2012 14:46:35 | More by TheBrewo
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Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.6%

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New York

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Indiana

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Ohio

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North Carolina

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up the last bottle of this at my local beer store. The beer poured out as a hazy yellowish brown, the smell was a little hoppy and some malts in the background. The taste was a little strange, for some reason I was getting a tart lime flavor in it. Not really the best taste in my opinion. The more I had the easier it got to put down thankfully. The mouthfeel was medium bodies with a good amount of carbonation. Overall I liked the name of the beer more than what it had to offer. Better luck next time I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 23:39:53 | More by Knapp85
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Pantius Droppus from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.