Big Secret Pizza Party | Voodoo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tommyguz on 09-02-2015

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 55
Photo of Sabtos
3.16/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Massive ridiculous foam atop a mostly opaque apricot body.

I get really dank cannabis and red onion on the nose with a hint of lemon rind.

Thin and crisp, flavor starts weird with funky plastic, followed by dank pot and grapefruit, orange and pine.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light orange color with a chill haze but good clarity otherwise.

Aroma of spicy rye, heaps of citrusy hops, and some other tropical notes.

Tasty brew with enough citrusy hop flavor to almost mask the rye spice, but its there. Citrus, mango, papaya and pink peppercorn. The twang of rye pairs well with the hops used here.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, with lingering tropical hop and rye spices in the finish.

Overall it's a very solid IPA. Sort of has a west coast meets east coast thing going for it. Worth revisiting for sure.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz pounder can poured into a Brew Gentlemen tulip glass:

Look: Pours a nice golden color with a slight haze. Head is about an inch with nice lacing present and this lacing is retained thoughout consumption.

Smell: Big notes of wet grass along with some pine and citrus!

Taste: Slight pepperiness from the rye and wet grass notes present. Lots of IPA characteristics present as well such as pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Small amount of bread notes present on the finish.

Feel: Medium bodied!

Overall: Not a big fan of Rye beers but this one is fantastic! Glad I picked up a 4 pack of these cans when released! I will revisit this one definitely if they do another canning run of this beer!

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Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark and hazy amber. Whit head that lingers atop the surface.
S: Melons on the nose.
T: Initially fruity with a somewhat bready aftertaste.
F: Full bodied with a bubbly finish.
O: Nice and drinkable.

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Photo of LAp
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a tasting glass. Pours a hazy straw yellow. The nose is strong rye with marked hops. The palate opens with resinous hops (though more savory than bitter). The rye element in this beer is markedly present, and ends with a wheaty aftertaste. Some citrus is present too, with the most dominant fruit being pineapple interestingly enough. The mouthfeel is medium-light (perhaps a little too light). Overall, a very strong rye IPA - the rye element is prominent without obfuscating the other good elements of the beer.

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Photo of Morey
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange in color topped with a fingers worth of fluffy white head. Aroma is citrusy and slightly tropical with a spicy note from the rye. I've always liked this one, but it's even better now that it's hazy. Nice mouthfeel too. Glad they decided to can their IPAs!

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Photo of maximum12
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thebouch01 for sending me my favorite genre - rye. It’s like a magic word that makes my mouth open like a bay bird’s. 32 oz. growler split with my wife.

The pour is very clear, bright yellow with enough head to convince me that the growler survived many miles of FedEx abuse just fine. The smell is yowza - oranges, peaches, pre-settlement grasslands, with just a wry sliver. Wonderful (in my worst Billie Joe Armstrong voice).

Big Secret Pizza Party is a two-car pileup of rye, IPA, & wet grass. Hit ryeight between the eyes up front, big ryeness that’s equal parts spicy & earthy. The IPA is right there too: roof-of-the-mouth-marring bitterness, followed by much lighter fruit than in the nose, mostly peach, white grapes, light pine. The grassy dankness in the aftertaste brings this down a notch, muddling its sleek lines. Finishes with mild breadiness. Spicy, but I’m drinking this like my mom told me to down it before I could go out to play whiffle ball. That’s fast, by the way.

Very good beer. I could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of stakem
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Tommyguz for the hookup. 32oz growler poured into a matching voodoo teku. The brew appears beautiful, with perfectly polished clarity, golden with a white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is super pungent with hops. A bright fruity and floral smack in your nostrils with layers of enjoyable complexity. Some melon feel and grass/vegetal matter is also thrown in. A slight sting of solvent alcohol across the back.

The taste has a sort of melon or cantaloupe character about it upfront with lingering bitter pith and pulp contrasted by mild toasty malt. Like the nose, there is a bit of grass or vegetal matter/flavoring to this.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. A fantastic fresh hoppy offering bursting with enjoyable nuance. There is just a mild melon/vegetal character to it that im not crazy about but thats just me nitpicking.

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Photo of Omnium
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In tap at house of 1000 beers
A. Clear rich gold with a finder of fizzy white head. Tiny bubbles of lacing
S. Omg. Huge I mean massive peach and white grape pine grass. Amazing.
T. Flavor matches the aroma fairly well not as bold with the fruit as the aroma.
M. Clean with a steady bitterness and the alcohol is undetectable.
I. Awesome ipa, juicy and fresh

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Photo of Brewski
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My rating is for batch 1. Every batch after this one has been different then each other. I really dug the first batch. The beer that it is now is more of a, "New England" style IPA.
Batch 1: The clarity of this beer is spot on for the style. Very pretty looking IPA. You get a small amount of the rye spiciness in the taste, which I totally dig. Easily drinkable and this is what an IPA should be. Bravo Voodoo!

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Photo of greg4579
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful classic West coast IPA. Smell is candied oranges and wet grass. Taste follows suitI and I like the slight spiciness from the rye. Just about perfect in every sense, I am in love.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery.

Pours a clear gold, head is sudsy white and retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells of fresh grapefruit hop and grassy malts with a piney finish.

Tastes of grassy and bready malts with pine and citrus hops.

Mediun body with a light sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Very good tasty IPA with lots to like. Drinks easy enough and is refreshing. Flavor could stand to have a little more malt. Definitely worth trying.

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Big Secret Pizza Party from Voodoo Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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