Surprise! It's Another IPA: Vic Secret & Ella | St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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Surprise! It's Another IPA: Vic Secret & EllaSurprise! It's Another IPA: Vic Secret & Ella

Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jbaker67 on 03-07-2018

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by justintcoons:
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2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

16 oz can poured into an imperial nonic.

Straw blonde. Good clarity. 1 finger of loose white head. Light carbonation. Some yeast chunks float about.

Lemon-lime, blueberry, kiwi, cracker, and honey.

Lemon-lime. Slight kiwi and blueberry. Cracker and honey maltiness.

Medium-plus bodied, silky, crisp, and moderately bitter.

$4.40 for a 16 oz can seems pretty steep for the quality.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

-Vic Secret and Ella hops. Served on draft @ location tulip.

A: Clear and mid-range 0range coloring showcased a lot of feverish carbonation. Big fluffy foam white head showed a great resilience. In the end it was just another ordinary appearance.

S: The nose had a light tropical sense from the Ella hops, but was hard to distinguish individual character. Some dry flowery sense, and bready malts dominate. Overall not as distinguished or defined.

T: The flavor followed the nose, bready malts, dry, almost biscuit like with some dry citrus had a moderate amount of bitterness, and flowery feeling.

M: Light bodied, light bittering, nothing special.

O: Overall decent drinker but nothing out of the ordinary. Bready malt character, the Ella and Vic hops get a bit homogenized in the process of things and lacked a crisp and defined flavor or character. Good crispness in the mouthful. In the end, yes it was just another IPA.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a bright golden sunshine color that has significant hop haze and a soapy white head. This looks EXACTLY like Lizard King from Pipeworks, a beer I love, so I’m stoked.

The nose is filled with spicy, exotic hops, passion fruit primarily, also some grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple. The taste is filled with those flavors, but this is also fairly bitter - approaching puckerville. But the finish is fairly dry, and there’s the slightest bit of malt to reign this back in.

A lot of flavor for a 5.1% ABV beer, this would make a nice lawnmower beer.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 16.16 (Including tax)/four pack of 16 oz cans ($ 0.253/oz) at Adamstown Beverage, Adamstown, PA.
Dated on bottom of can 03/15/18. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.75.
Body – Light yellow, slight haze.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.2 cm, controlled center pour), white, very low density, good retention, slowly diminishing leaving an irregular seven to fifteen mm rocky ring and a thin broken layer which looks like ice flows from above. The second pour leaves a much smaller, denser head and, upon retraction, leaves an irregular ring of rocky lacing complete with stalactites.
Lacing – Poor. Small irregular rocky islands are left scattered about the interior surface of the glass.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 3.5 - Light flowery hops, more like a weak herbal tea.
Flavor – 3.75 - Begins slightly bitter and flowery, flowery and slightly bitter in the middle, and ends bitter. The bitterness has along hang-time. There is a bit of deep background sweetness from the malt but no malt flavor. There is also no taste of alcohol, diacetyl, or dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.75 - Light, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 3.75 – At 5.1% ABV, this tastes and feels very much like a sessionable lawn mower beer and that’s not a bad thing. Despite the floral tones, this seems very refreshing. The price point is good.

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Surprise! It's Another IPA: Vic Secret & Ella from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 6 ratings