Shoutao Peach Slush IPA
Omnipollo

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,063
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,076
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.09%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
175
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Omnipollo
 
Sweden
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Shoutao Peach Slush IPA, IPA brewed with peach and lactose sugar.
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Peach slush? Yeah, I know that a lot of breweries like 450 North have gotten on board with the slush trend, but this seems to be the basis off of which a lot of those beers were based. If you like slush drinks from 7-11 or the like, then this would be up your alley as it was sweet and slick enough to go right down but I had a hard time categorizing this as a New England IPA as I feel that this should be in a class by itself!

Sure, this poured like peach and had enough head to top the liquid off. That took a while to settle as there was plenty of lacing left behind with much of it in the form of one thick ring near the top of my pint glass. Peach, artificial sugar, lactose, and malt were in the nose as the taste felt like something that I'd get from a convenience store machine that has it's contents constantly swirling around. Sticky citrus, apricot, and orange blossom came through in the taste as there were deep floral and earthy hops that gave this depth while making me feel a bit uneasy at the same time. This wasn't a bad beer as it was just *different* and even as it warmed up, I had a hard time fully warming up to it...

Not a lot of booze to this but with so much going on, the alcohol was about the last aspect of this beer on my mind. Best before 26 JUN 18, as written on the bottom of the can, this didn't have any sediment on the bottom of the liquid as it held up well over the last year and a half. Quite a first impression from this brewery as I've had enough of their collaborations with Tired Hands but never anything strictly by them. Worth a go once to see what's out there, as this beer was as "out there" as anything I've had as of late...

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Photo of bonns42
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 5 oz taster, then drank the rest from the can.
Look: super hazy, essentially no head. (For some reason I didn't write the color down, so it was probably a deep yellow-orange)
Smell: holy peaches my man, lots of stone fruit in this guy.
Taste: Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Also some lactose my dudes.
Mouthfeel: Lactose my dudes.
Overall: Really, really liked this. Definitely more fruity than many IPAs, but this does it well. The stone fruit is strong without being too much, and it's just so good. If you like bitterness, this is not the beer for you. It was beer number 5 or 6 in the tasting, so my written notes are obviously top notch my dudes.

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Photo of pubscout
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not an overwhelming peach presence in this offering from Omnipollo, and if lactose is present, it just danced through. It's a decent NEIPA, but nothing remarkable based on my tasting. Looked to be a lot more interesting than it actually was, considering the "slush" hype, Nothing even remotely "slushy" about it. I'd drink another, but only if someone else was buying.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Going in I expect a Peach IPA and really nothing more
A - Good carbonation with a 1/2 of head that fizzes out to a rather thin layer of lace. Color Is a rather hazy amber brown.
S - Peach and IPA bitter hops. On par.
T - Those who say sour are liars it's barley as peachy as a sugar juice. But also it's not very hoppy and bitter as initial smells. I would give it some marks if it had some vanilla from the lactose sugars but really its just a decent tasting IPA.
M - Smooth and crisp if you were to tell me its a lactose IPA with peach I would just assume so under the fact that the IPA kind of tastes like that but nothing more.

Overall a very easy going crushable IPA but for the price it wasn't worth the hype.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy peach color with some fine foam.

Smell is very peachy with just some hints of lemon, yeast and some minerals.

Taste is slighty sweet and sour with a lot of peaches and some citrus. Mild and smooth bitterness. Very easy to drink, but a little bit one dimensional.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very refreshing beer tht doesn't have a whole lot of depths.

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Photo of pagriley
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can into snifter. Best before is mid April 2019, so not sure the canned on

Pours slightly hazy, but relatively traditional looking. Some head but not pulpy like some fruit lactos
Faint waft of peach, and citrus
Taste follows. Not much bitterness (good) but not much peach or tropical hops either (bad)
Feel is good - chewy

Overall okay. Nothing special and leaves behind the US fruit IPA fad that's happening now

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Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The CANQuest (tm) is rolling along in high gear as New Catch-Up Beer Sunday (Week 696) CANtinues in all of its unabated glory!

From the CAN: "India Pale Ale brewed with Peach and Lactose Sugar".

I LOVE days like today! I am rolling through the backlog, I have been to see a friend on her birthday & while the CANs are piling up, I am listening to VU, MC5, RvsTM, GBH & the rest of the alphabet & the number system. The neighbors are banging on the walls, the bulls are banging on the doors & I'm banging my latest squeeze! Life is good at Chez Woody.

I beCAN by Crack!ing this one open & CANmencing a slow, gentle Glug until I realized that it was futile. I then decided to CANcentrate on developing two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, tawny head with limited retention that left decent lacing behind. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was very fruity! Peaches? Apricots? Peaches? But in preserves, with a pleasant bready malty backbone! Mmm. Peach preserves on toast with coffee? Perfect. But, is this what I want in the style from an AIPA? NO! Where are my nice hops? Where is the bitterness? Ever had Peach Butter (as opposed to/related to Apple Butter)? I have & this was much akin to that. It's beautiful for breakfast, but when I am trying (now desperately) to assuage my Hops Jones, this jazz just ain't makin' it, dig? Lissen, man, I don't have a monkey on my back but a screeching, howling cross between a gorilla, a baboon & a mandrill, the latter of which likes to put his ass in my face for an added benefit. Sheewit, a habit like this needs fed & this was like a drop outta a baby dropper! Aaah! Man, I'm itching so hard that I'm ready to lather up and shave my neck, dig? Yeah, I get the peach scene, but it ain't peachy when yer hurtin' for some hops action. Wahh! I'm gonna finish this off with its semi-dry finish & then I'm gonna score something that'll fill the spike right proper. YMMV.

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Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of peaches are present in the nose along with hints of orange citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a blend of peach and orange flavors with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Faint hints of lactose sugar are perceptible, which start contributing sweetness as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. It has a little crispness on the mouthfeel along with bits of smoothness from the lactose.
O: The addition of peaches and lactose sugar definitely makes this beer unique. It manages to have a good balance between the bitterness and crispness of an IPA with the fruitiness of peach juice.

Serving type: can

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from ABV.

A mostly clear orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose has a noticeable creamy lactose character, along with moderate peach note. There's a moderate amount of fruit as well. Honey, mild orange peel and Meyer lemon notes are present. The palate opens with a moderate bitterness, mildly astringent with grapefruit juice, a mild peach note and some fleshy orange. The lactose is present as a moderate sweetness that lingers. Moderately juicy, this beer is medium in body with a moderate peach flavor that lingers, this beer is rather muddled. Decent.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Best by 6/26/18"; drank 5/19/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A violent pour yielded a huge white head; strong, frothy lace.

Peach & mild pine notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Peach & meld pine bite in the flavors; pretty mild overall, just slightly sweet. The dryness gives this perhaps too much balance, oddly...OK, but not one I'll seek out again.

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Photo of Tone
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, earthiness, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastea of citrus hops, floral hops, earthiness, hint of citrus, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, smooth, low bitterness, and great blend.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

look: mostly clear honey colored. Slightly hazy. fluffy head on the pour that settles into a white cap.
smell: citrusy, floral, bright.
taste: much like the nose. easy drinker. the lactose gives an interesting creamy contrast and keeps the hops to a subtle bitterness.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was hoping for a PEACH explosion, but that fell flat. Didn't feel like smoothie either. Better, and bett3r priced IPA s offer more peach and smoother feel. Just OK. Not great. But glad to try a beer from Sweden, but USA has perfected this style. Wish it came with a Swedish woman, that would improve my rating. Not bad, just average or mainstream, was hoping for a lot more.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours hazy orange, white head retains as a lacing.

Smells of orange, peach, cracker and grapefruit hops.

Flavor is of peach and orange over cereal and cracker malts. Hoo finish is citrus and a bit herbal.

Medium body, stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Pretty good IPA, fruity sweet but not overtly so. Drinks a bit slower. Definitely enjoyable and worth trying.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i dont know if ill ever fully jump on with this trend of putting milk sugar into hoppy beer. i get the idea, but this type of thing, peach slush beer, favors base styles like cream ale and kolsch and blonde, the hops and the lactose are always weird together to me, and they are again here, although i like this one better than most and it has a lot to offer in terms of unique flavor. hazy but not milky and gross in the glass, uniform straw color under an inch of dense white head, great lacing too. i dont smell much peach, instead i get the sweetness, the juicy hops, and a nice hearty dry malt base. it smells balanced for being weird, and i can appreciate some of the sweetness as coming from fruit. the flavor is hop driven, and i have to give these guys some credit for that, its still ipa, more than many of its peers, bitter at the end and hoppy all the way through, with notes of pineapple and orange to them, a neat compliment to the peaches. i taste more peach than i smell, sweet and fleshy but still behind the hops. i think they could have stopped here, just at peach ipa, the milk sugar, while it adds to the nice creamy frothy texture, makes it sweeter than i want to drink more than one of, and covers up the most intense aspects of the hops. i get that this is appealing to many, and i get that it sells beer right now, but the lactose could have been left out here and we would have a better beer, and something that isnt just riding a trend but actually enduring, even timeless. i dont know, just my two cents. whatever you think about these styles, this one is ahead of the curve and well worth picking up...

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on March 22, 2018. Best by 26 JUN 18. Described as a "Peach Slush IPA." Sounds promising, but it does not have the smoothie look or feel that I was expecting.

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Photo of Mineo
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bit of a deceiving name as the peach and lactose sugar characteristics are very minimal. Tastes like a fairly standard mosaic or equanot IPA, with hops gravitating toward peach though I would have never guessed there was actually peach in here. It's an alright beer, though mostly a basic IPA.

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Photo of Wisdom_HD
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was definitely expecting a little bit more, but still good. Pours goldenish barely an Amber hue in there. Smell is pretty basic, citrus and pine with a faint malt and lactose in there. The taste is is similar to the nose, the peach is barely there, but it is nonetheless a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly murky golden color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. It's quick to fade, but has a soft texture regardless. Little lacing is left behind.

For the most part, the aroma invokes a fairly standard west-coast IPA. Mango, grapefruit, and tangerine shine through, as do touches of caramel malt. Peach definitely comes through vividly, but lactose sugar seems muted. Like I said, it seems like a good IPA, but it doesn't come off a peach smoothie.

Yeah, it tastes like a textbook Mosaic IPA...for the most part. It starts off with some peach flavor, as well as the usual gaggle of Mosaic qualities (tangerine, grapefruit, mango - no sweet onion though!) There's a malty middle loaded with caramel and white bread. It's the finish where this becomes particularly interesting: lactose sugar comes out in full force, and some of the initial peach flavor makes a return. Despite some of the hoppy notes veering toward pine or grass, this doesn't come across very bitterly on the palate. And honestly, my only real niggle (it's a big one, though) is that the sweetness becomes excessive near the end. Otherwise, this is a fine peach slush whatchamacallit.

Though it has a bit of that west coast-style firmness, Lactose sugar does have a mild presence, but I think it could go a little farther in terms of smoothing the mouthfeel out even further. After a while, it gets a bit too sweet. Still, it goes down somewhat easily.

I had more grandiose visions for this beer, but it satisfies. Those expecting some crazy peach milkshake IPA are probably going to be let down. Those who just want a west coast IPA with a sweeter twist will probably like this more. Don't know if I'll seek this out again, though.

3.4/5: It's peachy...just peachy

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Photo of Roguer
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright golden brew with excellent head production and good retention; very little lacing. Brew is surprisingly not cloudy, albeit slightly hazy, considering it is described as a "peach slush IPA."

Hoppy and juicy from the pour and in the glass. Melon, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, and honey on the nose. Very smooth with no detracting aromas.

Similarly smooth on the palate: quite juicy and hoppy with very low bitterness. Pineapple, grass, growing peach flavors, mango, lighter berry notes, and melon.

Almost too smooth for a 7% ABV brew, with some sting and moderate liveliness.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours hazy gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" off white foam cap with good retention

S: Peach aromas dominate with lesser levels of hops, yeast and malt.

T: flavors feature mildly sweet peach and lead to an assertive, slightly astringent bitter finish

F: medium body and medium plus carbonation

O: This flavorful beer makes good use of added peaches resulting in a well balanced, easy to drink beer

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Photo of MekanikSeth
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought one as single, and have since purchased a couple more. Aromatically, I didn't find it super impressive. It smelled like an IPA. It looked and poured like a slightly hazy IPA. I do like the way it tastes. It's not over the top peach, and I kinda wish it was more peachy. I kinda think the lactose gets lost in there other than adding a bit more to the mouthfeel of this beer. Overall, it's interesting if nothing else

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear like a Budweiser, with abundant head and weak lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent- some corn sugar?

Taste is muted as well; faint peach, prickly hops... that is about it.

Overall, this is a monumental disappointment. No peach, no slush, no haze, no lactose. Drinkable for sure, but b*tch please. No thanks.

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Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of peach, citrus and caramel. Nice mellow peach flavor with a hint of pine and toasted caramel.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Blonde. Slightly hazy but overall good clarity. Light carbonation. Cool can.

Nose
Peach, passion fruit, candy sugar, dank, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste
Peach and passion fruit. Grapefruit zest, pine needle, and dank. A touch of honey, caramel, and candy sugars.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
I expected a sweeter, more "Milkshake IPA" type of beer. It has a peach flavor in the way of Mosaic hops as opposed to peach juice. The lactose doesn't really have much presence. This beer just tastes like a West Coast Style Mosaic IPA. After drinking Shploing!!, I'm pretty disappointed with this.

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Shoutao Peach Slush IPA from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 175 ratings