Lady Bird IPA
Circle Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #5,028
Ranked #31,881
3.67 | pDev: 12.26%
Circle Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 12
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a solid pint of american ipa here, a little hazy and honey colored from the tap, but more west coast than east in its overall character. it has a light toasted sweetness from a pinch of richer grain it seems, but its all in service of the hops, which are resinous and fresh to me, a little lemon oil, like a flavored weed cartridge, more in the nose than the taste, where i get more of a classic sticky sappy pine complexion along with some sweet orangey citrus. its pretty sturdy as they go to, with a nice bitterness that increases it seems as the beer warms up (which happens fast this time of year in texas!), and also a pretty significant body and abv, oddly drinkable and satisfying in its heartiness though, unlike many, the high character seems to be a mark of quality here, i wish i had found more beers from these guys, this one was pretty compelling. classic oily hoppiness all the way through, nice grain balance thought too, and good carbonation to keep it humming along. i enjoyed this quite a bit!

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2.79/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Initial impression from a can:

Very hum-ho in the 2018 IPA landscape, indeed even just in the current local Austin market.


06/19/18 impression from a can:

Pale copper body. Off-white colored head is somewhat creamy. ~8-10 minute head retention.

Aroma is floral and yogurty. I suspect Simcoe hops were used. Dried tangerine peel. Pale malt. Citrus zest.

Taste is shallow, hitting on superficial notes of yogurt, pale malt, and vague citrus. There's no depth of flavour at all and the hop profile lacks pungency and power.

Texture is soft and coating. Smooth, wet, cool, refreshing, and well-carbonated. Its softness accentuates the cool refreshing vibe of the yogurty hop notes.

Overall, it's a failure as an IPA in that it fails to showcase hops in an interesting or effective way. But it's pleasant and drinkable, and judged as a pale ale it's a bit easier to forgive. I certainly wouldn't bother with it again and haven't loved any of the six cans I nabbed (this is my last in the sixer), but it's not badly priced for what it is and casual drinkers might spark to it.


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Lady Bird IPA from Circle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 12 ratings