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Populist | Eagle Rock Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States
eaglerockbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SShelly on 08-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,969
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
192
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.8%

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1.97/5  rDev -48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into N'Ice Chouffe stemware in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: A great floral hop aroma. Clean pleasant malts. Hints of pine and citrus. A surprisingly appealing aroma for an IPA. A mild strength aroma.

T: Hops - both bittering and floral. Entirely too bitter. Horribly balanced for an IPA. Awful stale grapefruit notes. Bad cream. Clean malts. Poorly built for an IPA. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I don't like it. Not subtle or complex; it beats you over the head with hops.

Mf: Smooth and wet. The thickness and carbonation are both off.

Dr: Hard to drink due to the badly balanced and executed flavour profile. Hides its ABV well to its credit. This beer represents precisely what I hate about IPAs. The brewers need to learn how to balance.

D-

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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2.94/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Eagle Rock Populist west coast IPA

A- pour priduces a nice 2 finger off white/light tan head resting on a deep gold colored body that is hazy and has some light brown hues. Great head retention and nice lacing. Looks great but the greatness ends right there.  4.5

S- some floral hops, sweet malt, light alcohol, lightly bitter. Smell is a little faint and doesn't have that juicy citrus hop smell I expect from "west coast IPA's" 3

T- taste is too malty for a west coast ipa. Caramel malt dominates at the beginning allowing some bitter hop taste and floral hops to come tbrough a bit. Again no real citrus or resiny flavor. Too sweet but not bad. Definitely no west coast IPA, that's for sure. 3

M- good carbonation. Body is slightly thick for the style. 3.5   

O- a good beer but a fail for the style and a disappointment for me because I was craving a real hoppy IPA and normally a west coast IPA would do the trick. My first offering from EAgle Rock brewing. Let's hope it gets better from here. Drinkability is ok, but I'm going to detract based on a style comparison.  2

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

I drank a pint of Populist. This beer had strong foam. This beer had a mellow taste of both grains and hops. Populist had good alcohol content. People who seek good alcohol content within a mellow tasting beer will enjoy Populist.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass.

A: A finger of fluffy head tops a pale, clear, golden beer.

S: Subdued and fruity. Not obviously hoppy.

T/M: It's alright. Soft, mellow, and creamy. The aftertaste is bitter pine, but, sadly, not much hops in the actual taste.

O: I like it okay, but it's not particularly tasty. Wouldn't have again or recommend. Too sweet and plain.

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3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Honey, amber color with a thick three finger white head. Head retention is amazing. The lacing around the glass is some of the thickest I've ever seen. Really nice looking poured right out of the bottle.

S - Very muted hops. A little bit of biscuity malts and toffee. Not a whole lot going for the nose of this IPA.

T - Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, some pineapple. Not picking up much in the line of the bitter fruits. Pretty sweet, but very easy to drink. If you don't like the real bitter IPAs this may be the choice for you. After taste is pretty similar to my initial impression.

M - A little oily. Nice body with little carbonation to show for.

O - Pretty standard IPA that would be amazing if it had some bitterness thrown in.

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3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Populist from Eagle Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 192 ratings
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