Purity Of Essence | High & Mighty Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
High & Mighty Beer Co.
Massachusetts, United States
highandmightybeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fitzy84 on 07-15-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
77
pDev:
12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 49
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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a three finger high off white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some earthy flavors along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really flavorful and stands out compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy/murky medium golden yellow in color with some apricot + light orange highlights and some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall pillowy light beige head that slowly reduces to large thick cap in the center of the beer surrounded by very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/lemon hops with lighter amounts of grassy hops. Underneath there are lighter aromas of yeast spiciness and a cereal grain malts.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of cereal grain malts which are quickly overtaken by the hop flavors - citrus/lemon and grassy hops stand out. Light amounts of yeast spiciness. Overall there is a light amount of lingering bitterness..

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: For a style that I do not come across all that often, I really thought this was a very enjoyable brew with some great hop aromas and flavors and not too much bitterness. The citrus notes make this one pretty refreshing and it is easy to drink.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ox bottle was poured into an oversized imperial pint glass. Almost fit the whole bottle in here.

Appearance: The beer poured a small head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden brown color with great clarity and good signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

Smell: crystal and bready malts, grassy, and some lemony characteristics.

Taste; Not sure what an IPL is supposed to taste like, but ths is somewhat in between both styles light it entails. Tartness and lemony characteristics linger in the back of the taste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, crisp, medium carbonation, full bodied, and easy to drink.

Overall: A better understanding of this style would be good. I like their take on this style and will revisit it again. A nice fix for this hot summer day in Boston.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pilsener- poured a murky light brown color with an off-white one finger head, good retention and some nice drippy lacing.

Smells nice and hoppy- a sharp pine scent, a little grass, and a little malt (but barely noticeable).

Tastes like an IPA! Strange... A good does of pine hoppiness, and a little grassy. Towards the end, I get MAYBE a little bit of yeast but hard to tell.

Mouthfeel is great- light to medium bodied with more than moderate carbonation. Very refreshing but not as smooth or as subtle as I would have hoped. It is American I guess...

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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another treat that I have never seen before. I had this over in Worcester along with the Spice of Life.

Hmmm pours great! Nice real hazy straw color here. Head is snow white. Looks fun!

Smelled a little bit weird. Nice hop aroma but a weird cooked corn smell too? Almost like creamy spinach.

Taste was pretty awesome though. It had a weird cracker or biscuit like taste but real nice and dry. Pretty thirst quenching. I think I could taste the yeast as well.

Really nice subtle mouthfeel and perfect amount of bubbles.

Overall a good beer. Nothing that blew me away but darn fine for what it was.

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4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy light gold body with a massively foamy head that makes me rethink the way I poured it. Good retention to the white head that has a nice creamy texture. Thick piles of lace on the glass.

S- I get lager yeast notes and hops right as I pour from several feet away. Floral, grassy and spicy hops. Malt is pale caramel. Some bread and definite lager feel

T- A good balance of the necessary beer elements. Hops are prevalent and bring floral, spice, grass and pepper to the table. Somewhat sweet malt, pale caramel. Yeast bread hints.

MF- Highly carbonated fizzy feel, as I expected from the pour. A moderately bitter finish.

Definitely a well hopped lager that brings a nice flavor to the table. The balance between yeast, malt and hops is nicely executed and that is not easy to do.

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Purity Of Essence from High & Mighty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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