Singapore IPA | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Singapore IPASingapore IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BierFan on 01-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
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9
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Raime
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah look at that, some more crack smoking reviewers due to the ease.

Saugatuck Singapore IPA


After having a few.. less than diserable brews out of these guys I was reluctant to try anything else. But...at $1.79 a bottle...hopefully they can make a solid standard IPA.


Look - Pours a perfectionist mixture of amber and a clear copper with a finger and a half of slightly off white head that doesn't stick around for too long, but retains as a film on top of the drink. Carbonation appears to be on about medium with this guy. Lacing is there, although not all that impressive. 4.25.

Smell - Those dry mosaic hops are all over this. One thing I truly love, is that with mosaic hops they never take on that ridiculous onion like scent nor flavor that bothers me. I'm sure the beer may be old, but it still walks with a heavy stick. 4.25.

Taste - Once again the Mosaic does its job. Dominates with a touch of deep marijuana and perfume like hoppiness and this one surprisingly finishes a bit on the fruit side with a smidge of grapefruit piths and maltiness. The bitterness is noticeable though very pacing and makes you wait a second between drinks. Fuck, this one may hit the near perfect balance mark. 4.5 .

Feel - Body is pretty full with only trace amounts of carbonation and it is quite creamy due to the well retained head. 4.5.

Overall - As a Mosaic bomb that welcomed the other stooges, I liked this one quite a bit, especially considering that it was filler for one of my mix a sixes. As I have always said, the brews you pull off a shelf at random usually end up being some of your favorites and this is no exception to that rule. Ignore the hype, ignore it all, and go find you one of these. Remember a few weeks ago after a night of Kroger bought mix a sixes I said.. " What a horrible night to be a beer drinker "...Y'know, since all those ones sucked. But tonight is. What a wonderful night to be a beer drinker S everything as surpassed. my expectations. 4.5.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Geobus
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is very floral, with a biscuity malt and light caramel backbone. Citrusy hops are subtle. I got a little pine and grass initially.

Flavor is resiny and bitter throughout, finishing very earthy and with a bitter bite. Muddled tangerine and grapefruit that surfaces initially is destroyed by the earthy, herbal character in the finish. Notes of caramel emerge late. You bitter and not enough flavoring hops, for my liking.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, another part of the Saugatuck mixed-pack. No indication on the bottle as to the meaning of 'Singapore' in the name.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some eroding limestone cliff lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, a bit of biscuity toffee, muddled tropical fruit, a more domestic citrus rind, and a strange leafy, herbal bitterness. The taste is more grainy, rather sweet caramel malt, a still kind of yeasty breadiness, fleshy red apple, sedate blood orange pith, and a big herbal, grassy, and somewhat floral leafiness.

The carbonation is actually quite light on its feet, manifesting in a low-key frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, the citrusy and herbal bitterness cutting but a shallow trench here. It finishes well off-dry, an ever lingering complex malt sweetness still holding the proverbial bag.

Definitely a hoppy, and more than balanced (refer to any mention of the malt) American IPA, but it's in an East Coast (or maybe Third Coast?) manner. Tasty, and with a decently obfuscated ABV, but kind of confusing, beyond the specific Yankee stylings - again, what does Singapore have to do with this offering?

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Photo of Trent
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PolhillS
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopnado
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of todste
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDeibs
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThatsStout
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indianabeerman
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Winston3737
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhilMiller
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of somalley26
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joe12pk
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Singapore IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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