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Pantius Droppus - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 86
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 24.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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

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Beer added by: williamherbert on 02-16-2009

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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 86
Reviews by IBUnit63:
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4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomber from Consumer Beverage in Amherst - into a big-@$$ Red Oak mug. Let's see what happens...

This has the look of a classic DIPA. Sudsy, bountiful head with a few muffin tunnels. Has staying power and solid lacing. Body is a little cloudy with amber, light copper and orange zest tones.

Lots of grapefruit on the nose with sweet caramel malt. Alcohol and sweetness creates wonderful balance and viscosity.

This has qualities similar to its next-door neighbor, Southern Tier Unearthly. Lots of meat on the bone - floral hops, caramel malty backbone with some decent alcohol kick to be putting it together. Oily oily oily - excellent!

Slithers down the throat to create an extra long, well-balanced finish - the tang of the hops is coated with heavy, oily, viscous malt and alcohol.

I was curious when I couldn't find this on BA - then I realized it was under the generic ImPA moniker. A hop-bomb sledgehammer, this is - one of the best I've tried ever. 11.5% (?) ABV, but drinks as well as a Ruination. Gotta get back to the 716 and get more of this!

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Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 10oz goblet a deep copper color with a thin but well sustained white head,very balanced aromas slightly leaning to the hops thhe hop aroma seemed more fruity like apricot and citrus than the big pine I was expecting with a lightly sweet biscuity malt profile on the nose.The balance comes thru on the palate starting out doughy and caramelly sweet with that big pine wich was missing in the nose really showing thru to a resiny finish.A very nice DIPA a newer favorite style of mine and a style Iam always on the hunt for.

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Photo of bcolwelljr
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not overly bitter. Good color but.dles not have a hoppy smell that comes with strong IPAs smooth with a slight alcohol burn to finish.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, I can find no freshness/bottling date info

Darker honey amber, minor head

malty nose

This is a high alcohol brew that seems to want to be a hoppy barley wine, more than an IPA

Waves of malts with a grainy/resiny hop attack.....meh over malted, a bit hot...probably would benefit from a year in the bottle to mellow things out

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This 650 ml is listed at 11.5% abv and picked up in the fall in Buffalo. FInally, post-shushi, I game. OK, the sourness, and I am far from alone here. Some decent Cascade hop, a bit funky aroma, sweats and smells. Cloudy grapefruit with certain significant white head, a bit of lace. Actually drinkable,and sourness does not throw off the mouthfeel.

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Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ackeeper
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justjonas
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Def quite a bit of malt to be had here. This is a fantastic example an imperial pale ale.

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Photo of twelvsies
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite the offering. Served in a fancy goblet type glass with a slice of green apple with cinamon on top. And a doylee. A little frilly, but a nice touch I suppose. Anyway I went straight for the beer. Appears a dark amber color, orange highlights, with little to no head, probably because of the hefty ABV. Smells of piney hops, straight up sugar, and a decent waft of alcohol. Taste is much the same, although the hop taste is much sweeter and less piney than in the nose. A decent floral boquet as well, with some nice dusty alcohol notes. The first thing I thought of when I sipped this was a baby brother to Dogfish's 120 minute IPA, which could be taken as a compliment or not. I find this to be a bit more reasonable and more enjoyably drinkable, although I do appreciate the 120 as well. Slick hop-oily mouthfeel. I'd recommend trying this one. At the very least, it's a very original beer, and at best it's a great interpretation of a sometimes overly "by the book" beer style. Be warned though that it will come with a doylee (I don't know how to spell that) and you will look like a tool.

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Photo of wiseguy142
2.65/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This beer is somewhere between a barleywine and a strong amber ale. Very hoppy, but tastes acidic and sour. Smooth mouthfeel, but the beer itself is a tad hard to drink. Amber colored with a little chill haze, reminds me a bit of Old Foghorn, but with a confusing malt character. I had trouble finishing my 2 oz sample of this because it felt too acidic and sour. The alcohol is a bit harsh and it clashes with the overpowering hop bitterness.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bomber of this fine beer, with a friend of mine earlier this evening. Again, don't know why here are two entries for the same beer in this website's database. I poured my half into my oversized wine glass. This beer is a cloudy amber red copper color. Head is about 1/4 inch when poured and eventually settles to a thin white ring lining the inside of the glass. Aromas of hops and sweet malt and not much else. The taste consists of sweet toasted caramel malt and citrus hop flavors. Great balance here. Has a crisp, smooth, full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink. An overall pretty good beer here.


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Photo of jpd026
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When it's fresh it is an elixir, makes me very POed ellicotville can't put this much love into their other beers

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a bright clear copper with some orange peel hues.
A large fluffy eggshell white head foams up to overflowing, very creamy and tightly packed foam.
Aroma is grapefruit rind and citrus notes heavy even with the glass sitting on the desk waiting for the head to recede. Fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer leaving very tight lattice on the glass and never fully sinking into the beer.
The first sip reveals a fairly creamy textured brew with very mild to almost non-existent carbonation. As the beer sits a very faint phenolic scent develops, could be on the verge of going bad, but doesnt seem to affect the flavor.
Beer taste is good, some toffee and caramel malt, maybe a little white grape and fruit flavor. Rolls to a decent but not overwhelming hop bitterness, kind of grassy and herbal not as much citrus rind as I expected. No hints of the ABV anywhere in this beer.
I worry that it is close to going bad and hope that infection is not common in this well made beer. Not overly complex but not boring either, a good find, and a very cool name to boot!

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Pantius Droppus from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.