Space Lettuce
Monday Night Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #582
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,346
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
45
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Monday Night Brewing
 
Georgia, United States
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Notes: Originally brewed as Tie 6 On, Space Lettuce is a luxuriously smooth double IPA, brewed with a plethora of flaked wheat. We dry hop this beer 3 separate times, resulting in a stratospheric hop experience. Space Lettuce uses Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria, and Columbus hops and clocks in at 8.1% ABV and 70 IBUs.
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass; canned on 12/26/2019, best before 6/26/2020. Pours fairly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, mandarin orange, white grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, green pepper, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, mandarin orange, white grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, green pepper, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, mandarin orange, white grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, green pepper, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky. and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.1%. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish; great soft feel. Awesome Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria, and Columbus profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a nice clean wheat/malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected of the brewery.

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superspak from Michigan, Mar 22, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious imperial IPA - really surprised me by its dankness and great balance. Best by 6/26/20 date printed on can. Pours a great slightly darker golden color with a beautiful cap of fluffy white head and sheets of lingering lacing that clung for a long time. Excellent appearance. Smells great, nice ripe grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange, guava and melon. Also some malt, vanilla, biscuit, weaker floral and piney hops, very distant herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and depth, good bitter hit of hops balanced out by the smooth sweeter malt backbone at the finish. Smooth sticky mouthfeel that was quite soft and coated the palate. Good amount of carbonation even as the beer warmed. A fantastic beer that I would definitely buy again.

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Feb 02, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can

Pours mostly clear golden, sudsy white head retains well, eventually dissipates to a lacing.

Aroma is of citrus, grassy malts, pine, and herbal hoppiness.

Flavor is of citrus, cereal malts, and zesty and herbal hops.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

I really like the balance of flavors in this one. It doesn't do anything I haven't seen done in 50 other IPAs this year, but it does them probably better than most of those. I'll remember this one being good for a while.

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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania, Jan 27, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden/yellow color that is bright and glowing. thumb sized white head falls to ringed scum that laces well.

Aroma is pineapple, mango, and spicy lemon grass . Hints of pepper that linger with a miss mash of tropical fruitiness subtle grass notes on a lightly bready malt base that is barely noticeable underneath all the hops.

Taste like the nose lots of good tropical fruits all over the tongue lingering for a while. Hops linger on as herbal/grassy with notes of spiciness along with lingering dankness. Fairly solid IPA enjoyable , not over the top as some doubles but drinkable and enjoyable especially if you don't want to scrap resin from your lounge.

Mouthfeel is medium with about average carbonation levels.

Overall a good IPA, defiantly worth trying.

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mntlover from Tennessee, May 28, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. I like the look: moderately hazy golden color with a medium white head. The aroma was a bit subdued. Blueberry, mango, and orange were there but my nose had to coax them out. The taste was not subdued - a fantastic mix of berries, orange, and herbal resin. Bitterness was soft as they say, and the feel was medium in line with the big ABV. Not hot or boozy. Excellent.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, May 13, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours clear golden color with big soapy white head with great retention. Spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Light orange and mango, grapefruit, light malt coming through just a hint of alcohol.

Taste - Nice balance of orange zest and grapefruit, lightly hoppiness with a touch of malt. No sign of the alcohol in the taste.

Feel - Medium bodied great carbonation slightly dry finish.

Overall - Well done DIPA, flavors are well balanced and it is pretty easy drinking.

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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina, May 11, 2019
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm trying this at The Tap On Ponce in Midtown Hotlanta. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had faint citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical citrus peel presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a medium Amber with gentle lacing. Smells of strong grapefruit and citrus bliss. Taste is a perfect balance of citrus and hoppy goodness. Feels so right like a warm summers night dream. Overall this DIPA is an outstanding benchmark for all others to follow. Think Grapefruit Sculpin times 2.

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TomEfiller from Alabama, Apr 24, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My brother who lives in Atlanta gave me a 6 pack of beers from local breweries from Georgia. I always like trying beer from other small, regional craft breweries who's stuff doesn't get distributed where I live, so this was a very cool Christmas gift from my brother. Been storing this one in my beer refrigerator for the past 2 + months. Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a somewhat clear and somewhat hazy/cloudy light to medium golden color with a good number of streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continually rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy looking, white head that's about an inch thick when first poured. Settles eventually to a thick, white ring surrounding of the glass with some cluster swirls of foam on the beer's surface and also excellent lacing. Aromas of some bready, slightly zesty and malts that give way to fruit such as mango, melon, pineapple, and some floral, slightly citrus hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with some somewhat bready, zesty malts and wheat that give way to the aforementioned mango, melon, and pineapple, fruit flavors that are rounded out with an herbal hop presence that gives just a bit of bitterness. This is one of the least hop bitter Double IPAs I've ever had since it has only 70 IBUs, but the flavor profile with the fruitiness that's here is just so damn tasty. The sweetness they bring is just excellent, yet not overbearing. Just right. I also like the use of the wheat here. Has a crisp, smooth, just slightly prickly, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry and also sweet aftertaste. Really a fantastic beer all around here.

Eric

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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite local double IPAs. Bright and juicy, without being too citrusy (like so many IPAs these days). Tastes super fresh with almost a resinous aftertaste. A tallboy of this will set you right- fantastic stuff- just wish we saw it more often.

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft, Loosa Brews, AL.

Pours a deep gold, with small amounts of head rising up, but settling quickly back into the beer.

Sweet, fruity nose on this. Tropical mango nectar, clementine, hints of pineapple juice. There’s a subtle complexity here, with an emergence of more grassy hops on the back end.

More of the hops come forward in the flavors, with that tropical fruit and citrus still present, but this time serving as a nice contrast to an emergence of mildly spicy, grassy hops. Lightly bitter in the finish, but not unpleasantly.

A crisp IPA with a good carb level that goes down smooth and finishes with a mild stickiness.

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WickedBeer from Alabama, Dec 26, 2018
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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful light copper body. Opaque haze but not hazebro hazy by any means. Lots of carbonation, minimal head of inconsistent bubbles and just a little spotty lacing.

Wonderful and layered nose. Tropical fruit, mango, dank wheat, musty white grape, grapefruit, pine, green tea, and damp grass. Comes together very uniquely and lively.

Taste isn’t quite as nuanced, but still very good. Quite sweet, which I like, and very dank. The sweetness is also almost perfectly balanced with a strong citrus bitterness. Certainly a heavy West Coast influence with the malt sweetness and fruity pith, but there’s an East Coast personality at play, as well. Citrus juice, guava, grapefruit pith, pine resin, wheat cracker, wine grape, and a little green astringency at the end. Some distinct berry notes at the back of the sip, as well. Despite the heavy dankness, sweet character, and layered waves of flavor, the beer comes off to me as very clean and well made, which isn’t always the case with big, bold IIPAs.

Feel is on point for a IIPA. Soft, velvety, medium-bodied with a nice carbonation. Just a little boozy with a pleasant, semi-sweet aftertaste.

Excellent beer that I will come back to on a regular basis.

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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee, Dec 23, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this can.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave nice blanket.

S - Big aromas of tropical notes, pineapples, pleasant citrus, little musty.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with sweet malts, nice sweet oranges, little pineapple, light mosaic.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is a bit thin though.

O - Overall this was a rather solid, nice blending of hops.

Serving Type: bottle

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rudzud from Massachusetts, May 11, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Ravenforbeer (reddit), date smudged or rubbed off
Pours a nice fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, murky hazy pale orange color

Nose loads of citrus, grapefruit, a little rind, some lactose like creamy aroma maybe the wheat, little tropical and guava like, faint pine sap dankness, orange rind

Taste orange cream, lactose, creamy wheat, little pineapple tropical like, little tangerine, touch of pith and rind, touch guava, mild pine sap and plenty of rind, juicy a bit, mild bitterness

Mouth is med bod, decent carb

Overall not bad, mosaic is actually decent, rest of the hops are OK, although not a great IPA but good

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jlindros from Massachusetts, May 11, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Luscious ale. Hits all the benchmarks. Scratch that. It is a benchmark. Wonderfully clean. Fresh cut wheat grass up front with bitter-sweet orange marmalade goodness in the back end.

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Artronium from Illinois, Apr 25, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky pale yellow with a small white head. The aroma is heavy citrus with some faint piney hops. an excellent beer.

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ordybill from Georgia, Feb 08, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from Sherlocks (Marietta, GA). 10.99/ 4 pack. Canned 12/5/17. Served in a Monday Night snifter. Enjoyed 12/15/17.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a half finger cap of loose white foam. The head recedes, leaving some wispy haze, a fine halo and some wide swaths of lace.

Smells of orange rind, pine, grapefruit, vague melon and a little crackery malt.

The flavors are juicy and sweet. Oranges, papaya, grapefruit, cakey malt, faint pine, some light grassy hop character, slight lemon and a little vague melon. Dangerously easy to drink for the abv, I found it difficult to take my time.

The body is delightful. Soft medium feel with lightly fluffy carbonation. The lingering aftertaste is a blend of citrus and lightly tropical juices with a faint sweet hop bread.

This is some outstanding work from Monday Night. After years of IPA offerings that haven't necessarily agreed with my preferences Space Lettuce comes along and nails it. This is something I hope remains regularly available.

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4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had out of a can 12.15.17

The epitome of a delicious new age NE style foggy juice bomb— just ratchetted up in the DIPA sense. Nary a trace of booze, just a lush, rich zing in the finish. Seek this out and drink as much and as fast as you can.

Nice work Monday Night!

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