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Atticus | Strand Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vacax on 12-05-2010

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 140
Reviews by charlzm:
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4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber and copper color, almost no head sticks around or leaves any lace within 1 minute of the pour. Pretty hoppy, no other detectable aromas out of the nose.

More and more hops, definitely unbalanced unabashed in the west coast stylee for yall. Plenty bitter, but it at least backs it up with a good stinging hop mouthfeel leaning citrus wise. Slight alcohol remains in the mouthfeel, not a detraction, not complimentary either. Almost nothing to speak of in the malt department, pale, crystal possibly, but its all speculation since 99% of what you taste is biting bitterness and heady hoppiness.

Pretty good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
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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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw to red body.
The aroma is dark fruits.
The taste is malty sweet balanced with some pine and grapefruit bitter. Tends malty.
The texture is softer.
Really enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +13.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Atticus from Strand Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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