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Continuum IPA | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Continuum IPAContinuum IPA
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70 Ratings
Continuum IPAContinuum IPA

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy medium orange with a good sized and fizzy white head. Head fades fairly quickly but has great retention. Some thick, fluffy lines of lacing are left behind.

S: Sweet grains primarily with some mild citrus fruits kicking in. Not sure how old this one is (no bottle date) but the malt definitely dominates here. Like sniffing candied oranges.

T: A little bit of sharp citrus, oranges and a little grapefruit. Definitely a little "stale though", probably a couple months old. Sweet grains in the middle and into the finish. Brief hint of bitter resinous hops with a little citrus in there. Nice drying lingering orange peel in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, decent carb.

O: Not a bad double IPA but definitely missing some hops. Just kinda plain and meh, nothing really stands out. Not really offensive, just middle-of-the-road.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutHunter
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of Saugatuck's Continuum IPA yesterday for $2.29 at The Lager Mill. Missed out on this at WEB, so I am excited to try this, lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, it's fresh, just released. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label says it's from the Brewer's Reserve Series, a little plain but I like the font. It poured a nice amber color that took on a nice a brighter color when held to the light and was pretty hazy, it had two fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin layer that left lacing rings. This is a very good looking beer, I really like the color.

S- The aroma is dominated by hops, I get lots of nice citrus notes mainly pineapple and grapefruit, there's also a floral and light pine aromas. I get a bit of some bready and pale malt aromas, but not much. This is DIPA has a good aroma that's dominate by hops.

T- The taste is a little similar to the aroma, tons of hops show up at the start with more piney and floral hops showing up with not much citrus, Towards the end I get some some medium sweet pale malts that impart some bready flavors and it had a high amount of bitterness with a piney, floral and bitter aftertaste, not boozy. The taste is ok, but I wish more of the citrus fruits showed up and the bitterness wasn't so powerful.

M- Not that smooth, slightly oily, on the thick side of being medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation. Ok, but I wish it was smoother.

Overall I thought this was an ok, beer and a pretty average example of the style. It wasn't that drinkable, one bottle is enough for me. What I liked most about this beer was the look and aroma, they were both nice. What I liked least about this beer was the overpowering bitterness and the hop profile in the taste, more is not always better. I don't think I would buy this again, but I recommend DIPA fans give it a try. In the end this beer was just a little better then OK, but with a little work I think it could be a pretty good beer, but I get what they were going for it just didn't come together the greatest.

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Photo of aussiebeer
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lanciloti
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schulte30
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of clager
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of HopSavant
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of verticalted
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Nice blend for a IPA..

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Photo of 98green
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of SundayLobotmist
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of T-Beard
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of RBCBrams17
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of AliceG
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Arty_Man
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Wow! Love this one.

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Photo of PatrickG
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of BlO
2.71/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Has very little to offer for those looking for a Hop experience. It ends dry and nondescript. Glad it was on sale. Will not be purchasing again. .

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Photo of alexgash
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. 8.5% abv, and 110 IBUs.

Partly cloudy brassy orange body. Tall, thick, long-lasting, light beige head. Great lacing. Lots of hops on the nose. Pine, grapefruit, Scotch tape, melon, and even a little cat pee. Some sugary malt as well.

Bitterness right off the bat. Toasted grains sneak in, but herbal, piny hops are front and center. Sugary fruit malts develop mid-palate. Maybe a little cookie as well. Hop flavors become a little more tropical and citrusy near the finish. Pineapple, mango, melon, and mandarin orange. Finish is dryish and bitter, with lots of lingering grapefruit. Medium-full body. Creamy feel. Another nice Michigan DIPA, and another good beer from Saugatuck.

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Photo of akttr
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of schoolboy
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%

I wrote a great freakin review of this wonderful super bitter aipa, one of my recent favorites. Unfortunately, the horrible BA redesign lost my work.

Let's just say its bitter and thick and pretty in the glass with a robust, profound aroma. Everything an over the top aipa should be.

In not happy to have to rewrite the review (it was nothing like this), but I want to make sure this excellent brew gets my hearty endorsement.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy and bright apricot color with a good amount of floaties. One finger of off-white head left sticky lacing behind.

Aroma of tropical fruit, pine, and baby aspirin along with a hint od caramel malts.

The taste was bright with the pine and citrus followed by a caramel malt backbone. Bitter bite to the finish.

Medium bodied and lightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

I really enjoyed this IIPA from Saugatuck Brewing. Nice hop presence with good balance. A must try if given the opportunity.

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Photo of VipertheIV
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Pale orange to amber pour with two finger white head. Medium lacing. Citrus and pine forward with a slight floral nose at the end. Nice and dry

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Photo of TexasTwister
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of TasteTester
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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Continuum IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 70 ratings