Falling Water | Brouwerij West

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4.17/5
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Brewed by:
Brouwerij West
California, United States
brouwerijwest.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazy IPA brewed with Raw Buckwheat and hopped with El Dorado, Simcoe and Motueka.

Added by wethorseblanket on 09-15-2017

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Ranking:
#4,907
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
34
pDev:
6.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of augustgarage
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm certain this is fresh, though the canned on date has rubbed off. Poured from a tall-boy into my Bruery tulip.

Turbid jonquil liquid with a fist of off white creamy crennellation above. Rocky pearling lacing; superior retention.

Star-burst candy, tangerine, kiwi, lime zest, and pineapple in the nose. Very nice.

Very sweet palate entry with guava, ripe papaya, and honey notes. Mild bitterness, with a growing scallion/earthy note (probably from the Simcoe) leading into the finish with a lingering aftertaste of lime. Malt profile is complex (spelt, buckwheat, and mecca grade barley) and lends a unique bready/spicy character to the flavor, but the finish is borderline cloying. Some floral/soapy notes and hints of candied ginger emerge as the ale warms. Overall something like a hop-burst, herb-infused Sunny-D.

Thick, soft, yet almost abrasively carbonated.

One of the most unique offerings I've had from this brewery, and one I would expect to be the most polarizing. We've come a long ways from the West Coast style IPA, but I'm unclear if this is all progress...

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Photo of hatfieldspapa
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like Babe Ruth swinging for the fences, this son of a gun is solid. Think of your most favorite dream, explore your most favorite memory... well, Brouwerij canned that. Chewy, rich, luscious... I am not at a loss because I am found.

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Photo of pants678
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Turbid yellow, looks like an Other Half I had.

Lime, hay, El Dorado hops.

Lime without the acidic bite. Sticky candy orange, not as bright as some hazies but very rich. Original, don't think I've had this mix of hops.

Maybe heavier than some other's I've had from West.

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Photo of pkalix
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Thank you, Justin!

Fun and unique label art. Poured down the center of a pint glass. The beer appears a murky, caution light yellow hue with over an inch of soapy white head. Aromas include sweet, earthy malts, resinous pine, spiced breads. Similar flavor. This has been stored cold. Malt forward more than I care for in beers of this ilk. High sweetness with moderate alcohol warmth. Ok.

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Photo of Feldpausch
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

for one, this is easily the coolest label i have ever seen on a can, for two, it might be the best ipa i have had all year. its amazing stuff, my favorite beer from these guys to date, and something really quite distinctive and memorable. its a hazy one, but they use buckwheat and spelt in the grain bill to give it a little earthy and starchy character, and i think those are brilliant adds. everyone is dry hopping the crap out of pale two row and white wheat based beers, its the trend, but they are all starting to bleed together a little bit, to taste the same. but this is decidedly different with these grains in the mix, its an awesome idea, a perfect foundation for these juicy bright hops in here. the hops are insanely fresh to me, juicy and ripe ad tropical, but almost crystalline, frosted, like good weed looks under a microscope, more concentrated and intense than most hops but with only mild bitterness. lemons and tangerines and pineapples and kumquats and more, its fruity alright, but its bursting, its right up front in a way i am not used to in hoppy beer, and its really unique in the blend of varietals. i get the new zealand one above the others, but they are all there, working together in a cool new way for me. el dorado is punchy here, in all of its glory, limes and melons, also sort of candied or crystallized or something, just very focused. there is a rustic foundation that seems organic, and a modern hop intensity that seems almost engineered, the best of the both worlds coming together here. this blew my mind, i wish i could get it out here in colorado!

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Photo of bryantan
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy peachy orange color with two fingers of near-white head that last a good while and leaves heavy lacing.

Biscuity malt and sweet tangerine, peach and pine in the nose. Somewhat creamy smelling.

Taste follows the nose. Very sweet, creamy, juicy with tangerine, peach up front and a slightly bitter, piney, peppery note on the backend.

Very creamy feel with a nice peppery, carbonated bite cutting through.

This is some of the coolest can art I've seen. Didn't expect the beer to live up, but it's very good. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Gillymonster69
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of adipilla8708
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of conpen
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow.
This one pours a muddled overripe peach haze. Frothy white head rises about an inch and a half, slowly retreats to a consistent milky head that leaves moderate lacing.
Smell starts with a subtle peach but then, oh then, it moves to a bright tangerine, and then, wait for it, lush fruity, fleshy pineapple.
Taste is more of the same with the juicy pineapple really carrying the bulk of this tasty ride.
Mouthfeel is fluffy, almost creamy.
Overall, a really solid citrus to tropical NE style IPA.

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Falling Water from Brouwerij West
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 34 ratings