Shoutao Peach Slush IPA

Shoutao Peach Slush IPAShoutao Peach Slush IPA
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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,680
Ranked #24,836
3.83 | pDev: 8.09%
Very Good
Shoutao Peach Slush IPAShoutao Peach Slush IPA
Notes: Shoutao Peach Slush IPA, IPA brewed with peach and lactose sugar.
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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.

Jun 25, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

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.

Mar 05, 2018
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nickfl from Florida

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 30, 2018
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peabody from Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aug 12, 2018
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metter98 from New York

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

Jun 16, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

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.

May 16, 2018
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 13, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jan 24, 2020
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DefenCorps from Oregon

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.

May 27, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

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

16 oz can. Orange color. Not super hazy. White head.

Peach flavored ipa with some sharp hops in the background. Pretty easy drinking. Not super juicy, but a really solid ipa with a nice adjunct. My can went down quick.

Jan 26, 2018
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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

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.

May 13, 2018
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twelveinches from Washington

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

Feb 07, 2018
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate honey + burnt orange + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of biscuit malts with a light amount of lactose sweetness, light to moderate aromas of peach, and slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit + tropical/mango hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit malts with a light amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of peach. Finally there are moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit + tropical/mango hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long leaving a light lingering sweet peach flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink but not quite as sweet as I was expecting based on the beer's description of peach slush... Alcohol is well hidden.

Dec 12, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a bright orange-yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A sweet, fruity aroma of peaches, hops, malt, citrus, and tropical fruits.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of sweet malt (mostly in the finish), a fair shot of hops (less than expected), a good lot of the advertised peaches, some orange, a light resiny quality, and tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit). While not as hoppy as other IPAs, the fruit elements in this flavor make up for it. Sweet and fruity, but not cloying.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solidly made IPA. Very much likable and easy to drink.

Jan 02, 2018
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swierczt from Connecticut

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

Mar 13, 2018
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

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.

Apr 03, 2018
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joemochas from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Apr 07, 2018
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SiepJones from Pennsylvania

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

Mar 12, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

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

May 06, 2018
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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...

Sep 20, 2019
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

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.

Mar 09, 2018
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a moderately hazy medium golden amber with orange tones and a two finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malt, tropical and citrus hops, peach and apricot and a little dankness. Flavor is neutral malt, peach, tropical hops, grapefruit, mixed citrus rind, a little vegetal in the middle, but with nice tropical and fruit esters revealed into a moderately hoppy, fruit hop finish with lingering resins. Medium bodied with good light creaminess. A nice take on the peach forward IPA promise. The malt is in the background, but supports the hops and peach flavors well. For some reason, I'm not eagerly awaiting fruit forward IPAs as much as I need to in order to keep up with the current onslaught. The flavors are usually interesting at first, but start tasting a little cloying after a while even if the ale in not sweet. Despite the lactose, this is pleasantly dry and reveals the citrusy and peach flavors quite nicely. It does deliver on its name, although there is as much tart citrus here as peach, and seems like a great candidate for summer refreshment. Not my style, I guess. Can graphics are great, like most from this brewery and evocative of the name.

Dec 22, 2017
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Rifugium from North Dakota

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

Aug 12, 2018
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JamFuel from Sweden

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.

Aug 13, 2018
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

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.

Oct 08, 2018
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