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Isotope PU240 | Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Isotope PU240Isotope PU240

Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 02-06-2010

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Photo of abharold
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at The Shack in Sacramento. On draft pour into a standard pint glass. Beautiful copper/amber color, small head. Drinks like a well balanced beer with a big hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: light, great for a summer beer .

Appearance: light and amber. Slighty cloudy.
Highly recommended!

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4.56/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of KHarz
4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this behemoth of a beer out of a bomber alongside a pulled pork omelette. Poured a clear redish-orange hue into my balloon snifter. While I thought the nose on this beer had a tinge of alcohol to it, this was nothing compared to the way it tasted. BOOZE explosion on my tongue. This was delicious though, don't get me wrong, served as a nice balance to the overwhelming citrus and pine... like drinking a well-made screwdriver in a a forest. Overall delicious, but for me this one is a sipper. I can't handle some of the overwhelming bitter flavors after a prolonged period, I would definitely consider sharing a bomber with three people. Packs a punch for an 8% beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of BierJager89
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Glowy, opaque amber/orange with a white ring of head.

S: Tangerine, mango, orange in the nose.

T: Flavors are orange, grapefruit peel, tangerine, and mango with a touch of pine in the finish.

M: Medium bodied and more foamy than harsh with carbonation.

O: Delicious! I don't understand why this has such a low rating, but if their distribution grew, I would imagine that'd change.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of markgugs
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Weyerbacher tulip glass (pre-SuperBowl readiness!)

A: This is a beautiful beer. A crystal-clear tawny color with a giant, foamy head that leaves soaped-up lacing throughout. Great head retention.

S: Enticing smells, far more on the classic side of things, with a great, slightly sweet biscuit scent standing out the most.

T/M: Love that this is dry-hopped with Simcoe & Columbus. A true west coast DIPA in flavor profile, think an up-front smattering of dry grapefruit, and then a massive blast of pine needles, and bludgeoning bitterness. Just balanced enough with lightly toasted bready malts, but make no mistake about it, this is a hop bomb. Perfect mouthfeel, absolutely quaffable.

O: At 100 IBUs, this is an old-school monster of a DIPA, and worthy of your modern-day tastebuds' consideration. The current BA rating (84) is ridiculous. Just wait until more people taste this. Wonderful beer!

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Photo of Klym
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stone nonic.

I'm surprised by the low rating that this beer has. I honestly think it's superior to most DIPAs, though only slightly so. A good combination of fruity malt character and somewhat spicy hops. I find bottles from auburn alehouse to be a little hit or miss but this bottle I thought was quite good. Definitely, for a random local, this beer is worth trying and I suggest anyone who has access to it to pick it up and give it a fair review.

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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, since GreenKrusty101 pulled a real dick move and drank my Hop in the Dark (that I brought to share), I returned the favor and did the same to his PU240 bottle.

Appearance was the same great vibrant orange appearance with lots of clarity and great head, lacing retention. Aroma seemed off compared to the draft version, the Summit hops seemed a little muted.

Taste, again, what happened to the Summits? This is still a very good beer even if it is not on tap. But on tap, the Summits really had that nice fresh metallic feel to them (as opposed to the nasty kind, or all the onion taste many of you get from them). Still very hoppy, seemed to rely on the other strains though to get that out. The bottle still holds up its end in terms of massive hops and bitterness. Just a little more mainstream I guess.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Isotope PU240 from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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