IPA #1 | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Sean9689 on 03-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of birchstick
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a little head that leaves decent lacing down the glass. Nose is bitter. Items grapefruit rinds and citrus. Tastes is similar - starts with lemony flavors that moves to a little bit of a malt base that is overwhelmed by some bitter citrus grapefruit finds. I am not getting the fruity flavors in the description. Good mouthfeel on it, like the other brews I have had from here. Good IPA. Nothing crazy or mindblowing but you shouldn't pass it up if you can get it either.

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Photo of DCon
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Lupulin Festival @ 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis, MO. Tapped from the Perennial Ales cooler by into my 8oz, 4 Hands Tasting Glass. Enjoyed two during the course of the festival.

Aroma- The aroma is a strong and intense with well blended citrus and mango hops and a good amount of malt in the background. Very sweet and enjoyed all the way through.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that has average retention. Has a copper/golden body with good clarity. Leaves a few suds on the glass afterwards.

Flavor- The hop flavor is strong within this one, but a clean malt flavor also is present. Citrus and strong floral hops are blended together to bring this one to satisfaction. Has a medium hop bitterness level at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and a nice hoppy finish on the palate.

Overall Impression- On the verge of crossing over to becoming a Double/Imperial IPA, this one's hops are powerful! I hope these guys continue brewing this one and end up bottling it (or maybe IPA #2?). Look forward to seeing this breweries' expansion with more styles and great beers like this one!

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in taster glass at Chris' place.

A - Voluminous white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lace. Hazy golden body.

S - Quite floral, with some bitter citrus peel and pine, with a fairly neutral bready malt backdrop. A bit understated compared to their DIPA, but pretty decent.

T - Taste is quite bitter, with lots of unripened grapefruit, flowers, grass, and pine. Again, malt is understated, with bread and biscuit representing a small contribution to the over flavor profile. I don't mind palate-bruising bitterness, but this needs a bit more mid-palate flavor for balance.

M - Super resinous with enamel-coating hop oily. Medium juicy body, medium-low carbonation, and well-hidden alcohol. Quite excellent on this front.

D - Even though the ABV is on the high side, this drinks very much like a regular IPA. Solid first effort that should only improve as the recipe and brewing process are refined.

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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Perennial into tulip.

A - Pours a golden yellow, white frothy head, spotty lace, thick collar and cap.

S - Floral notes, solid dose of bitter hops, slight citrus peel. Very nice and straight forward IPA with a good dose of hops and some good complexity.

T - More citrus here then the nose, but the floral bitterness is the main component of this beer. The finish is super dry floral hops, very unique finish for an IPA, but still good.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - A solid take by Cory on this IPA...Phil better bring it if he wants to top this one. Very refreshing, although I'm sure the 7.7% would catch up to me eventually. Good stuff and worth a try!

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IPA #1 from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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