Atticus | Strand Brewing Co.

AtticusAtticus
BA SCORE
45.2%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 146 ratings
AtticusAtticus
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by vacax on 12-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,896
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
146
Liked:
66
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
12.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a medium citrus zest hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it quite easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.69/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

C-

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Orangey amber, on the darker side. Average foam in the big Duvel tulip with nice lacing along the glass. Some piney aromas. Nice sudsy mouthfeel. Thinner than a lot of IPAs.

Some fruity flavors and a malty base start this out pleasantly. This is a pretty bitter beer. Intense acidity to go with the orange and lemon and grapefruit flavors.

The carbonation really does last well and provides a mellow sudsiness. The aftertaste is always that hop attack. Hop fiends, this is your beer. Too much of a good thing for me, but this seems well made and clean. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Sunset Beer Company in Los Angeles.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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 Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 eawolff99
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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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Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper color, 1/6" head, almost no head on it, really falls off quickly. Some hops, enjoyable.

Another wave of hops, hits deep, substantial c hop presence, bitterness. Dry pale malt. A little bit of alcohol in the mouthfeel, that's ok, tempered with the bitterness and hops. Nothing fancy or exotic here, its a well hopped, low malt ipa.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Photo of Jason_cs
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Atticus from Strand Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 45.2% out of 100 with 146 ratings
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