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White IPA - Stevens Point Brewery

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Ri0 on 04-10-2014

Crisp, clean and refreshing this authentic IPA will give you a first-hand look and taste of Sorachi Ace Hops, named after the Sorachi Subprefecture in Hokkaid?, Japan. Hand crafted using a blend of Sorachi Ace hops and a blend of two-row malt. Enjoy your journey “ichiroheian o inoru.” Malts: Caramel, Two-Row.
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by jwc215:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a well-retained, white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of soft lemon.

The taste is of lemon with a touch of dill. Sweet malt balances the bitter-ish, slightly tart, mildly spicy character. It has a soft finish.

It does have a refreshing quality to it and a body that fits the general character of the brew.

Characteristics of the Sorachi Ace hop come through enough to appreciate it's character. it could be considered a hop-leaning pale ale, but if they want to market it is a "white IPA" that's fine. Overall, a nice easy drinking hoppy, in a balanced way, beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MynamesRickJames
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of G_Mad
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

good IPA, not much different than the One Shot IPA that they do though.

Photo of jsh420
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dukeandduke
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3/9/15 (Bottle) - Light golden pour, with medium carbonation and pillowy white medium head. Nice grass based hops aroma with a noticible blend or orange, lemon. Beer is very light in texture, the hops definitely shine through, and the carbonation provides a decent kick going down. Light ABV and it doesn't feel strong going down. A nice beer when you want something light and crisp, with decent flavor.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.5% ABV, 40 IBUs, 0794 on neck.

A - Bright golden straw in color, this white IPA is almost perfectly clear with a tall and lasting pile of cloud white foam

S - Hints of pine needle pull through the freshly cut lawn hoppy nose that Point's White IPA releases but the earthiness that's got a nice and fresh appeal to it is cut by white table sugar sweetness and and a faint citrusy zest before finishing out with cereal grains.

T - Crisp pale malt avoids any sweetness getting in the way of the hop profile; one that I'm not quite fond of. Wet grass and straw blend with lemon oil citrus and linger on the tongue through the finish.

M - Despite my overall distaste for the flavor, the mouthfeel is really nice. Point's White IPA has a crisp and clean body that's prickly on the tongue from carbonation and not quite smooth due to the lack of wheat (as it's called a White IPA) but finishes strong with gripping bitterness and a dry spell on the tongue.

O - There are very few times I find myself disagreeing with a particular ingredient but in the case of Point's White IPA, I can't get behind the use of Sorachi Ace hops; clearly I just don't like them. The combination of weird, musty earthiness and slight hints of citrus doesn't do it for me but, that's certainly not to say this beer isn't made well. Additionally, I'm a little confused as to why this is called a White IPA. There's no use of wheat, or stand-out spices for that matter, it appears to be filtered as it's clear, and there's certainly no use of Belgian yeast. Definitely not undrinkable, but in the growing realm of White IPAs, this one's a miss in my book.

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of cistercian12
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ri0
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Bottled on March 20.

A - Golden straw, clear with a 2 finger white head. Very good retention that falls to a collar and leaves behind massive lacing.

S - The hops provide aromas of lemon grass, lemon zest, bitter citrus, and some herbal and earthy notes. The malts are very light and cracker like.

T - Bitterness up front with lemon grass, lemon zest, some herbal and earthiness, also pick up a bit of grapefruit pith. Malts are very light and cracker like. Finish is quite bitter on my palate.

M - Light, crisp, well carbonated and refreshing.

O - One of the few "White IPAs" I have enjoyed. Point should consider canning this and offer it as a summer time beer.

Photo of LaunsteinBrewCo
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of skubas86
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sparx1100
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.96/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Part of the mixed IPA 12 pack, the beer is poured from a brown longneck into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a light gold with a fluffy white head.

I like the almost tropical fruit smell that goes with pine a grains.

The beer's taste leads with some slightly sweet grains and something that tastes a bit like toasted coconut. The bitterness is not overly pronounced and tends to linger in the background. There is a hint of lemon rind.

The mouth is yeoman like and the beer has a touch of mouth coating slickness.

I think this is my least favorite of the four beers in the mixed 12 pack, but it still a serviceable beer that takes a slightly different track.

Photo of RobinLee
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of McHenry
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of green_plastic
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Lemke10
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This pours a clear, golden yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is full of citrus and grains and a touch of hops. The taste is smooth with a good flavor of bitter hops. This is a pretty well made IPA from Point that makes for a great sipping beer that isn’t too strong or weak in flavor.

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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White IPA from Stevens Point Brewery
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