Pantius Droppus - Ellicottville Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bighead6365:
4.45/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
As my first review on beer advocate I am proud to rate this great brew.
A- A beautiful amber red that kept a white laced head throughout the whole drink! Left a nice white lacing throughout the whole beer along the cup.
S- Smelled of alcohol along with hops, and citrus fruits. A great smelling beer that had me looking forward to what was to come.
T- The smoothness of the beer first came through and then the hops hit like a wall of awesomeness. It was bitter but not to much to turn one off to the style itself. The beer was smooth and with each sip, the white head left behind cleansed the palate that left you wanting for more as the next sip came.
D- It's definitly a easy sipper if you were ever to walk into the EBC in Fredonia. It's a great choice if your looking for something to occupy yourself on that Friday night or for dinner. At 5.75 a glass its a great deal and I would buy it again.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2008 08:34:22 | More by Bighead6365
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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
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
Pantius Droppus from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.