IPA | SLO Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
SLO Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cerveza5150 on 05-27-2007

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
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3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought downtown at the bar for $18. The bartender said that it came with a free refill which I sadly wasn't able to stay for!

Good example of a small town central coast microbrew. It wasn't the best I've ever had, but it sure made for a good anniversary!! The brewery itself is still up and coming.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Josh_951
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear and dark amber colored beer nearing the color brown. Off-white head is quite close to the color tan.

The smell is sweet and quite strongly of C type hops. No subtleties like tropical fruit here this is all grapefruit and pine resin.

Strong and hard hop flavors right from the start, like sucking on a fresh hop flower bud. A little sweetness shines through but this is a hard core hophead beer. Lots of grapefruit and pine and bitterness here. Strong meat and potatoes IPA. Strong and with no real faults, like a dragster this is all speed and no ride quality or cornering.

Mouthfeel is good.

Quite drinkable if you want a strong and Ballsy IPA. Stood up well to salty fries with Parmesan and garlic.

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Photo of gyberic
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at SLO Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of BreweryRun
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irrationalist
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a pint of this last night at DTB for $2.

Appearance: Slightly hazed caramel body with a sticky, creamy, white head on top (head started out loose, but quickly settled to a creamy cap). Decent retention and good lacing.

Smell: Orange and lemon zest, hops, and a smell that reminds me of spritzer water. This was a hard category to judge since there were a lot of odd smells floating around the downstairs area of DTB. Still, what I got was not too good.

Taste: Lemon rind, grassy hops, toasted malt, and that odd club soda flavor. I realize that club soda doesn't have much flavor, but that's what I'm reminded of. Good amount of bitterness, but nothing special here - forgettable.

Mouthfeel: Resinous and a bit sticky. Medium bodied. Carbonation is roughly average, but seems off. Not too smooth - feels likes there's a disconnect between the body and the carbonation.

Drinkability: One of DTB's better brews, but a pedestrian IPA at best. I might order this again.

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IPA from SLO Brewing Co.
3.66 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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