Atticus | Strand Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
140
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
26.81%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
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0
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 140
Reviews by kojevergas:
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2.69/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with white minimalist label and standard unbranded black pressure cap acquired at a local beer store for $5.99 and served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery. "Small Batch ~ Unfiltered." 7.2% ABV according to the label on my bottle.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 3.5 finger light khaki colour head of nice cream, nice thickness, and good (~5 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent caramel-amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit more colorful than most beers in the style; I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Caramel malts. Juicy floral hops. Light grapefruit. Toasted malt. A light to mild strength aroma. There's not much going on compared to other local beers in the style, but I'm optimistic. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

T: Toasty caramel forms the body, true to the label's description. Bready. Generic floral hop character is all I really get hopwise. Some bitter grapefruit - light by west coast IPA conventions. It's not all that well balanced at all. Decently built, but boring. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. There's not a whole lot of flavour here. Meh. Simple and unambitious. The noticeable bitterness really destroys the balance.

Mf: Nicely smooth. Wet. Unrefreshing. Lightly creamy. Good thickness. Decent body. Overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile only in a general sense.

Dr: Why brew this? A simple IPA with no ambition or boldness. This won't satisfy fans of the style, nor will it attract new ones. It's quite boring and I see no need to buy it again. Not recommended. Drinkable but forgettable. Disappointing. If the other two Strand beers I picked up are as mediocre as this, I won't be in any hurry to buy their other offerings.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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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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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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3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
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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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Atticus from Strand Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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