Mischief | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
formerly known at Mischief #3

Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Josh for this one. Mischief has a beaming glow, full of many different hues from yellow to gold to amber and even copper; it all depends on how you're holding it agains the light. It's volatile, producing a huge, sticky, cloudy, and chunky white head with even the most modest of pours. Some good, lumpy lacing sticks to the glass for the entirety of the brew.

Mischief is very hoppy on the aroma, much more hoppy than I was expecting going into it. It's quite pungent, with some blasting citrus and bitter grapefruit peels. Coupled with the heavy hoppage is a spicy, phenol character that is a bit frightening up front. It stings the nostrils and strips some of my nose hair away; peppery, spicy, piney.

Lots of orange and lemon fruitiness up front, just walking on the edge of the cliff of tartness but never slipping into sour territory. The phenol character, though stepped down a touch from the aroma, is still pungent in the flavor, and maybe a touch overboard at times. Walking through a citrusy forest with trees of spice and Lemon Pledge, baby.

Piney, woodsy, hoppy, and full of Belgian yeast, coriander, and white pepper spices. The finish contains a good deal of fruit as well, some grapefruit and orange that almost have a nice, juicy factor. The mouth feel is heavily effervescent; lots and lots of carbonation for a sharp mouth feel that cuts well with the heavy spice of the brew.

Strange and different, and Belgian Pales can be touchy, but I enjoyed Mischief. Hefty amount of spice as well as a hefty amount of fruits with a good hand in the hops as well. The borderline acetone-like alcohol can be a bit fatiguing over time, but the brew is good in small doses. I wish some of these Bruery beers came in smaller serving sizes.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in the 750ml bottle typical of The Bruery beers.

Appearance is gold, very carbonated and bubble.

Smells sweet, yeasty, dry. You definitely get a hint of the Belgian style here.

Taste is extremely clean, a little sweet, crisp, carbonated. Not too yeast, but the presence is here.

Overall I have to say I really like this beer. It is extremely easy to drink and refreshing. These guys hit it spot on when they made this beet. It's a belgian IPA mix, but the hop presence is JUST noticeable which I like. Hop bombs usually are so gushing with hops you taste nothing else. This has a very nice balance.

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Mischief from The Bruery
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