Buckshot Eyes IPA
Brouwerij West

Buckshot Eyes IPABuckshot Eyes IPA
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American IPA
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4 | pDev: 7.5%
Brouwerij West
California, United States
Buckshot Eyes IPABuckshot Eyes IPA
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Photo of augustgarage
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Packaged on 1/24/2019; consumed on 3/15/2019 - poured from a tall-boy can into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Lightly hazy straw to citrine gradient in the glass. Two fingers of hefty dense ivory form the cap; rich puffy lacing; very impressive retention, likely due to the use of chit malt in the grist.

Sweet aromatics suggest peach, canned pineapple, and candy. Low notes of cracker, clover, and honey emerge as well.

Malt forward palate entry, rich 2-row barley presence with almost a pils-like twang at the end. Finishes just dry with a hint of white grapes and lime. Interesting yeast notes contribute some phenols (vague pepper/funk) as well as a lager-like flavor. Hops are surprisingly subdued in flavor as well as bitterness with little more than a citrus-kissed grassy note throughout.

Creamy, soft, yet refreshing mouth-feel. Alcohol is reasonably well concealed.

Rating to style this is a milquetoast failure, but if you set style aside, it's a pretty enjoyable showcase for the malt bill involved, with sufficient hop balance to keep you returning for more.

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Photo of mactrail
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Lots of white sticky foam and a little haze but not enough to hide the plague of floaties. Sudsy mouthfeel with a tangy edge. Aroma of straw and cut honeydew melon. Flavor is sweet cornbread with some green grapes. Just a scratch of bitterness. Extremely fruity.

They claim the hops are Citra, Azacca, and El Dorado but I don't taste them. I actually thought this was a Saison until I looked at the label again. In any case, it's quite tasty and drinkable with a sweet, canned peaches aftertaste. The can is so crazy, how do they spray the complex painted on label? Next we'll be drinking out of pyramids with the big eye that winks at you when you reach to take a sip.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wowie. This one is fairly pleasant. Like, waking up the next day after hittin’ da clizzub and realizing you only spent $50, pleasant. I mean, this thang whacks you on the side of your head and says, “Hello, I’m here!” Huge tropical, luscious notes like Chopin vacationing in Tahiti, meet an excellent creamy mouthfeel like that one time my baby mama baked me a lemon meringue pie for my birthday.

Overall: an excellent offering by the almost always awesome crew from B-Dubs. Prost!

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Buckshot Eyes IPA from Brouwerij West
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings