Envie | Parish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
parishbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BuddyE on 04-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,122
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
169
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
51
Trade:
4
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Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is good. Does have a nice juicy citrus aroma. Orange with a little bit of piney resin. Taste is not as juicy. It is actually more acidic like orange juice but a more bitter type of orange juice. Not sure if this is representative or due to bottle being over 2 months old. I hope it is the latter. It has a sprucy piney taste at the end. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poursa very hazy pale straw yellow with a dominate all white head that has superior retention and excellent side glass lace.
AROMA: Citrusy hops, grapefruit, spicy pepper and bread dough.
TASTE: A great balance of malts. Bread malts are creamy. Hops, citrus with a nice drying subtle bitter bite at the finish.

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Photo of Tigerfan82
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For the style I don't think there is a better APA on the market. I haven't ran across one that could come close to the quality of this well balanced beer. If you are a lover of the craft and wanna get away from the dilly dilly crap at parties, this is a very sessional one that delivers the citrus bite of ripe orange rind with a light hop kick on the back end to balance off the sweet malty backbone. Big thumbs up to parish for this great little gem.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShenaniganWatcher
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Idrankthat
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leo_Blanke
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

despite the series of double dry hopped editions of this beer that exist, it is one that to me anyway, doesnt seem to need that treatment. its quite clearly already dry hopped to high heaven, and is already one of those east coast juice bombs, in need of anything but more hops. in fact, i like it a lot as it is, and think the hops are quite robust enough, especially in the nose, where fresh cut pineapple, canned mandarin orange, and grapefruit juice all come together. i get a light new zealand hop vibe too, teasing white wine fruitiness, and a not inconsequential day old biscuity character to the grain. the flavor carries most of that through pretty well, and i like that it has some bitterness, still decidedly in the pale ale realm, but its zippy in the finish, even intense for a moment. the swallow is cool because for that second its almost dry, but then the fruity hops come back in a wash of tangerine and mango and even pine, just awesome. not sure i liked this as much as their ghost in the machine, but it sure is a more drinkable beer, and seemingly much fresher in my experience. these guys seem to be doing some of the best hoppy beers around. i thought this was killer, even better than the double dry hopped variant i had!

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Photo of DougT
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

A - Golden tan opaque, thick white frothy sticky head and lacing.

S - Grapefruit and tangerine, citrus.

T - Citrusy, grapefruit, hippy sweetness from start to finish.

M - Big medium body and frothy mouthfeel.

O - Outstanding.

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Photo of Supergenou
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, to the point of making the gold color have a white haze. Small, lasting head. Excellent ring and blanketing lace.

Clean, hop dominant smell. The malt remains solid but clearly in the background.

A strong, flavorful beer with a solid pale malt start and an even stronger, black pepper-like hop finish. Moderate to elevated, rich body but the carbonation equals this. Long aftertaste that hints at being citrusy, but doesn’t quite make it.

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Photo of animal69
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pale yellow, hazy with a small white head.
Aroma has tons of tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, peach, hoppy.
Taste is really fruity, very well balanced with a great hoppy backbone, malt sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Doing a side by side with DDH Envie, regular Envie is a slightly less vibrant opaque maize, nearer to tan, with a very large, cream-colored froth that settles unevenly and convexly, leaving tons of coral, fuzzy lace.

Smell is spicy, crisp pine and cracker with lemon, grapefruit, biscuit and pink peppercorn.

Taste is cracker, biscuit, lemon, light green pine and orange.

Body is medium, crisp with a soft thin froth and a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Techichi
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGoeltz
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of En29356
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Envie from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 169 ratings
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