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Picnic Lightning | Brouwerij West

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij West
California, United States
brouwerijwest.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Hop_God on 03-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,043
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4nimal
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OHbeertraveler
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nothing special here. An east coast hop bomb that falls short in every category except color!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adipilla8708
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littlestevie14
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hophazzard
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heatmiser18
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can of unknown age into a tulip glass.

L: Pours an ugly brown bronze with 2.5 fingers of variable density white head with minimal retention and left scattered lacing.
S: Nose is nice, tropical and floral, possibly some cattiness hiding underneath.
T: Cattiness is more prominent in the taste, it battles with the tropical aspects for domination of the taste profile for my palate. Finishes with limited bitterness, and plenty of astringency some of which lingers on the palate.
F: Lighter bodied, higher carbonation and slick. The carbonation and the astringency lead to some tingling of the tongue and lips.
O: It's an OK attempt at the NE-style, but there's definite room for improvement.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super murky greyish gold hue with a one and a half finger white head that fades very slowly to leave sticky lacing and a thick blanket.

S - Aromas of light creamy wheat, oat like, lightly grassy/floral hops, very nice citrus peel and juice, little bit of a tart stone fruit thing going on as well with just a bit of pineapple. Reaaaaally pleasant nose.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice creamy wheat, the grassy/floral hops are quite nice. Citrus and tropical notes are much more subdued/restrained than on the nose. Citrus peel bitterness on the finish, 'green' hops, under ripe mango, little bit of melon on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy full body but could be a bit lighter/fluffier.

O - Overall this was a really, really solid IPA. I absolutely loved the nose, and the fact that it was as good as it was ended up hurting the taste some as it was no where near it's level. Still, I would be completely content to have this as a local IPA.

Serving Type: Can

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: opaque very light straw yellow. Bright whit bubbles

S: hops. Citrus pith. Tropical fruit. Pineapple. Resin.

T: resin. Peach. Mango peel un ripe. Tropical fruit notes. Citrus juice. Bitter pine at the end.

F: medium body. Mostly soft but a bit of a harsh alcohol after burn

O: quite nice. Will def look for more fro
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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can with no date poured into a large stemmed glass! Look is murky yellow almost green looking from being unfiltered, small white head and spotted lacing when consumed. Smell is grapefruit, pine, orange, light pineapple, and light malt but I can't describe what kind (the can says raw wheat). The taste is confusing for me but I almost get a smoky flavor and pine, very subtle fruit notes and lots of pith of orange and grapefruit. The feel is full and slick but not chewy to me. Overall, imo they need to work on this because its off but not by far for a NE style IPA!

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Picnic Lightning from Brouwerij West
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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