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Atticus | Strand Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States
strandbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,637
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
154
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
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2
Gots:
32
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by beagle75:
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Photo of Zorro
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark amber colored beer with a tan colored heads. Really dark, I'm just going to call this one red.

Smell is malt and strong hops, distinctly a grapefruit scented beer. Strong tea wood and grapefruit sums up the scent.

Starts out sweet and savory with a mild bitter bite. Strong tea and woody flavored it gets more bitter as you drink it. Sort of basic in the flavor department.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall Basic IPA.

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Photo of DenverLogan
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From bottle shipped from SoCal friend.
Poured into St Bernardus chalice.
Pours copper with small head and some lace.
Aroma of wet clothes, wet dog, malts & grains.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of wet bread dough, grassy hops, white grapefruit rind. Overall bold with body, but lacking a deliciousness...complex but not fully satisfying, though not overly bad either.

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Photo of deereless
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GbVDave
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Kincaid's Redondo Beach 1/8/12.

A: Served a perfect hazy peach color. A suprisingly thin but creamy off-white layer of foam on top that left barely a trace of lace behind. Carbonation was perfectly lazy.

S: Off whiff of bleach or cleanser (which I'm sure was due to the bar and no fault of the beer) that hung around for the entire glass. What also stuck around for the duration was hops. Huge amounts of hops. Pine, grapefruit, and tangerine rind with nice balance from toasted malt.

T: Exactly as above except that the bleach/cleanser of the smell is in the taste just breifly in the beginning.

M: Bracingly hoppy. Oily mouthfeel in the beginning that turns prickly and dry by the finish. Impressive.

O: An excellent West Coast IPA. Would try this again in a heartbeat.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of markgugs
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snpub540
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bottle Room. Poured a nice dark copper hue that was nice and clear. Topped off by a tan head but doesn't. Leave a lot of lacing.

Smell was citrus and resiny notes mostly pine. It was kind of faint. It didn't really blow me away.

Taste was grapefruit and nicely bitter upfront with a touch of malt balance to keep things calm in the middle. A lot of pine and grass in the finish. Drys out the mouth and makes you take another sip.

This beer had a medium body and was sticky from the hops. Easy drinking IPA that had some good flavor and went down smooth.

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Photo of gatornation
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @matchbox
A-pours a dark copper color slight haze with a 2 finger khaki head and slight lacing
S- fryity hops with some earthy and wood smells slight pine
T-some dank hops mixed between citrus and pine with some wood tastes slight mustiness in the malts
M-dank and a touch oily with medium carbonation some bitterness in the finish
O-not bad a heavier non crisp IPA here

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Photo of augustgarage
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Tony's Darts Away - Reviewed from notes. Served in a 10oz nonic.

Burnt orange body with bright flame highlights all topped off by a thin beige head with excellent retention. Pasty lasting.

Delicate aromatics with citrus, marshmallow, and a fresh generic herbal quality. Hoppy, but I'm not sure which varietie(s) were used.

Surprisingly bitter palate entry - almost abrasive, without being too pine forward. Faintly toasted malt comes out for balance but is still dominated heavily by the bitterness. Bitter melon, roobois tea, lemon leaves, and earthy hops lead into a dry cutting finish.

Medium-bodied with active carbonation.

A bit one-dimensional, but still a distinctive take on the style that hop-heads and lovers of bitter beers should appreciate.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, presumably named after the famed lawyer from To Kill a Mockingbird,

A: Pours a medium amber to burnt orange with a solid white head, leaving good lace.

S: Fairly pungent with lots of citrus, hints of grass, malt and herbs.

T: Dominated by the grapefruit, lemon zest and pine hop characters. Malt is mild at best despite what you would think from the colour. A fairly "by the books" CA IPA, but it tastes good and is made well to style.

M: Crisp, clean, attacking carbonation but not over the top.

D: Solid IPA, very CA, nowhere near the beauty of 24th St., but hey you can't hit a home run every time.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of charlzm
4.39/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed May 28th, 2013. Poured into a large Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.

Beer is a clear amber on the darkish side. Creamy two finger off-white head forms and provides some nice lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Plentiful carbonation throughout.

Strong aroma of fruit (mango? ruby grapefruit?) and pine and a dank, herbal note. Lovely.

Flavor is similar to the aroma in terms of hop character. Some sweet malt, but only enough to provide a base for the hops. Bitterness is well-modulated and, while significant, is executed well. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with a bit of bite and carbonation tingle.

This is the kind of IPA I can really get behind. Up there with Firestone's Union Jack and Sierra Nevada's Estate Ale in my book.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

...and on to the beer:

It's hard to call this one "pale". With its dark red color, it's more like an India Red, hein? The head on top is patchy, retains well, and laces well around the glass. The nose isn't super hoppy, but it is respectable. There's pineapple, toffee, and some mango coming through.

This is more of a bittersweet IPA, but don't be confusinng that as "balanced". Resin is there, there's pine as well, and subtle tropical fruits and a good sized malt base makeup the character to this IPA....sorry, IRA. With the big malt bill, the beer seems to take on a body that is nearly full.

It's a good beer in general, however not the intense hop experience I was hoping to receive. In fact, its 24th Street stablemate is much hoppier than this.

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Photo of pkalix
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chefduff2
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a deep amber (almost copper) with a finger of khaki head.

S: Nice citrus hops on the nose, mostly grapefruit, with a bit of orange and tangerine. There is some pine and bready malt, which gives it a mild sweetness. A lightly herbal hop note, too.

T: The hop character is heavy on the pine with some floral, mild grass, and a decent citrus flavor. There is perhaps a bit of toasted malts and bread and a fairly perfumey hop flavor. Mild bitterness, but somewhat sweet for an IPA.

M: The body is medium, as is the carbonation.

O: I was looking forward to this one, and while it was good, it didn't really blow me away.

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Photo of vacax
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep copper, red and gold hued, unstylistically cloudy, relatively little lace. Aroma was full on hoppy with citrus and pine stickiness, brighter hops than expected from the appearance, stinging flora, definitely a hop bomb with no malt on the nose.

Flavor is hugely citrusy with grapefruit and orange, intense flora with geranium, bordering on overhopped for the alcohol content, fully bitter. The color indicates a distinctive malt presence but the beer is balanced (or unbalanced) enough that it is still decesively "west coast" and malt character is generally absent in the aroma and flavor. This is generally a good thing in an American IPA and this is not an exception.

The one place the malts might show up are in the feel, where the beer is nicely thick on the palate, yet the fully prickly carbonation keeps the drink crisp and refreshing. This makes drinking a couple pints easy, and so I did. A formidable IPA I would love to see on tap again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of ssam
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a good looking beer, its kind of like a pinkish red with a fluffy white head. Perfectly clear for an unfiltered beer. Its not a world class IPA, I wasn't a huge fan. Pretty one note with the hop character and that's all there really is to the beer. The malt doesn't really balance. Its not terrible but I doubt I'll get it again.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours from a 500ml bottle a slightly hazy light copper with nearly 1-finger off-white head and leaves spotty lace.

N: Grapefruit, caramel malt with some floral notes.

T: Malty and slightly woody with some pine.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Finishes sticky, sweet and malty.

O: Fairly standard malt forward offering, but was looking for something more hoppy.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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Atticus from Strand Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 154 ratings