Pour Judgement IPA
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Pour Judgement IPAPour Judgement IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #2,996
Ranked #17,283
3.89 | pDev: 7.97%
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
Very Good
Pour Judgement IPAPour Judgement IPA
Notes: In 2013, we teamed up with our friends at Pour Judgement Bar and Grill in Newport, RI to brew their house IPA with the finest German malt and Eureka! hops. This beer gained so much devotion that we now offer PJ IPA “to go”. If you’re an IPA fan, go use some good judgment and grab a Pour Judgement! Cheers!
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CodyBasden from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty clear lighter amber color than the IPAs I'm used to with a heavy fluffy white head that leaves lacing, good citrus smell, slight citrus taste with a good mellow bitterness that's not to over powering, medium bodied with good carbonation

Jun 13, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3.7-3.8 is my first impression of this Grey Scale brew - Grey scale & mid-pack.
a) Pours hazed gold color with a mid white head that lasts and laces dotty / scantily.
s) Decent floral hops, citrus, caramel malts. A bit too simple.
t) Upfront sweet citrus juice, NE style, and caramel. Hops bitter mid way and it finishes a bit astringent and bitter grapefruit juice like.
f)Crisp, smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky, and yet chalky. Interesting dry finish.
o) Would not drink more than 1.

Apr 23, 2019
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Sudds_McCanzie from Connecticut

3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crushable. Good over all beer. Drink with dinner or on a deck smoking a dart after a day at the beach where you have been drinking these since noon.
I would order another of these at a bar.
It’s good, not super fruity or bitter. A bit is citrus, kiwi maybe?
It’s a goodie.

Jan 18, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Modest ring of lacing.

S: Light citrus and pine. Some tropical notes.

T/F: Light malts, fruity/citrus hops. Orange rind and grapefruit... light evergreen. Modest bitterness. Light bodied. More pine at the finish.

O: A light and easy drinking IPA. Good flavor... easily sessionable... would go great with a meal or on a hot day.

Jul 10, 2018
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Gajo74 from New York

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow straw color with visible carbonation. A generous frothy white head retains quite well, yielding sticky lacing and a thick creamy film throughout.
Fruit is predominant in the nose, mainly citrus, along with peach and pear. There is also a light grass, pine and floral aroma set against a background of cracker malt.
The taste features a dry crackery malt backbone set against a moderately bitter hops backdrop that evokes flavors of pine and grass. Furthermore, flavors of grapefruit pith and dry peach add a nice bit of juice. The palate is dry overall, as is the finish, which has a light peppery spice and clean bitterness to it.
The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It has a nice crispness to it and is quite drinkable.
A nice “little” IPA which is quite sessionable and flavorful for the low ABV.

Jun 04, 2018
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: citrusy hops;

T: earthy up front; citrusy from the middle through the finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not especially interesting;

Apr 28, 2018
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Revised 8/2/2018] Poured into a small chalice: color is straw gold, a bit hazy, head is bright white with fine bubbles and head presents about at least 1 inch thick, head lingers well with plenty of depth and lacing.

Smell is big burst of eureka! hop aromas - light citrus rind, hint of pine and some herbal notes; malt is lightly bready.

Taste adds flavor as it warms with very light toast, biscuit, herbal hops, some more citrus like qualities, less pine/earthy notes than the aroma.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderate carbonation, good lingering bitterness.

Overall this brew starts very subdued but the qualities enhance with warming with fairly clean malt with toast notes and herbal and light citric hops. On the second tasting the aroma was much more prominent and pleasant with the hops providing great presence and adding the the flavors depth.

Mar 27, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some pine. Taste is pine, malts, some orange peels, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and decent beer, but not as hop forward as I expected.

Feb 23, 2018
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark yellow in color with an orangish hue and a murky, unfiltered appearance. Poured with a short, creamy, white foam with medium low retention. Medium light herbal and pine aromas with an underlying dankness and maltiness. Medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Fleeting creamy feel up front and light warmth toward the end. Medium malty flavor up front followed by herbal hop flavors that transition to pine. Medium hop bitterness through the middle followed by mellow dank hoppiness to the end. Finished semi dryly with light pine bitterness and bready malt flavors. Drank more like a pale ale than a IPA. Malt and hop characters were pretty evenly balanced. Aromas were a bit subdued and the feel was a bit thin for 6%. Solid malt flavors with tasty hop character. The lighy dankness makes this work. Tasty and easy drinking.

Feb 15, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated can (I wish they'd date IPAs) into pint glass. Pours a hazy light amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is citrus, mango, pineapple, a little pine, with bready and caramel malts to balance things nicely. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is dry and ever so slightly bitter, but certainly not dominating. Pretty good IPA!

Feb 05, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Maybe the only decent brewery in RI at the moment, I'm sure there are others, but this is the only one I know of. (And I know what you're going to say, they are consistently poor quality, consistency, and I've gotten quite a few infected beers from them. Their beers are sub par). So back to this beer from Grey Sail: Canning date smudged.

The pour quickly yields a huge frothy head that forces me to stop pouring very early, a large 3 finger head fades semi slowly, big pillowy lacing like a Belgian beer, with loads of lacing, a hazy slight sediment laden golden tan color

Nose is a bit on the lighter side, a bit of sweet toasty malt, malty mash porridge like aroma, decent but lighter hops, grassy, a bit floral, bit of lemon lime citrus, a bit of pine sap, some fruity almost candied stone fruit, touch of dank pine.

Taste brings cereal grains out front, more of that malty mash porridge, oatmeal almost, biscuity notes, hops bring a mild bitterness, fruity almost a fruity cereal for breakfast thing going on, mild stone fruit, sweet candied stone fruit, a touch of citrus, a bit of pine and earthy notes, maybe lemony too but hard to tell, a bit of dankness as well. Finishes drier, a bit of bitterness, pine and dank hop notes lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall meh, not quite my style of IPA, not really bad, just not a fan of the hops, and especially the combination with the malts. Although I will give them credit for an interesting combination attempt, and I thought Eureka would be a lot more pronounced so maybe this is a bit older than it should be, or the hops brought a bad batch as I get more pine and dankness than the nice fruit I expected.

Dec 01, 2017
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metter98 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy light yellow in color—to hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that faded away, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of herbal and grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with a bit of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting off with flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus along with notes of herbal hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of Eureka! hops makes for interesting aromas and flavors in this IPA.

Serving type: can

Nov 18, 2017
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up a six-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twelve dollars. Have had brews from this brewery before, but had never seen or heard of this brew before. I detect a decent brew in there somewhere, but this can is too malty, & tastes stale. No canned-on date to back this up. Would love to try this again, with a fresh version.

Oct 21, 2017
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Good brew.

Oct 11, 2017
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light golden color with a 2F head in a Spiegelau glass.

Very floral, and earthy aroma.

Earthy, citrus taste which could be more pronounced.

It's a solid IPA.

Is the beer warms up, increased tropical fruit and citrus.

Excellent, solid IPA.

Sep 01, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells super dank and herbal with some indiscernible notes, some blackcurrant, dark berries, pinecone, tree sap, citrus zest, melon, some crackery caramelized malt, with dank resinous almost oniony minty earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like blackcurrants, dark berries, blackberry, some citrus zest, melon, crackery caramelized malt, tree sap, pinecone, with dank resinous oniony minty earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice IPA.

Aug 03, 2017
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SuomiHobbit from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly innocuous brew with mild flavor that doesn't distinguish it from a host of other middle-of-the-pack IPAs. Fits the role of a low-alcohol session IPA, but there are many others with a more robust flavor profile that are worth my time.

May 27, 2017
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Kinger22 from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A beautiful, hazy gold greets the drinker's eye upon pouring this beer. The smell is nice with hints of citrus, caramel malt and hops, with a taste that mostly follows suit.

May 18, 2017
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mickyge from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured pretty clear with a short foamy head
Strong dank almost cat ate a pine tree piss smell, I mean that in a good way.
Clean crisp mouth feel
Slight sticky prickly finish,
a bit of a bite.
Really nicely balanced, easy drinking and leaves you wanting more.

Apr 01, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow, an inch of foam, light with the lacing.

S: Pine, grapefruit, a dankness.

T: Lemony pine, grapefruit, biscuit or cracker malt. Not as dank as the nose but it's there.

M: Mild carbonation with the medium body.

O: Enough difference to distinguish it from other American IPAs. Enjoyed it.

Feb 14, 2017
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp can poured into a snifter. The beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color. I get a bleached white creamy head of 3 cm that fades to a sturdy edge layer with some wispy surface layer and scattered lattice on the glass after each sip.
The aroma is some citrusy hops and melon with a little bit of pine sap but actually fairly mild overall, this is an IPA afterall not a DIPA.
First sip reveals an average body with a very fine tingly carbonation. The flavor is some brief biscuity malt and then a good hit of hops with some tropical hits and melon and a bit of rindy citrus. The booze is hidden the finish is clean with only a little lingering dry bitterness. The beer drinks very easy and I finish the can before I realize it is almost empty. A very approachable IPA with some good flavor and aroma without being a bitter bomb or one dimensional.

Jan 28, 2017
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Dzman from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

New to this beer and an instant hit for me. Lighter in color from what you find in an IPA. Was expecting bitter and hoppy but not at all. Surprisingly this felt crisp and smooth. Very little aftertaste. The smell is very faint. I think I would introduce this beer to a friend who is curious to try an IPA. Overall I can drink this all night. Already had two from the can and this may be one of my personal top 10 IPA's.

Jan 24, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clean but opaque golden orange color with a fine white bubbly head that laces well.

A: At first crack, a nice wave of tropical fruit, then fresh pine crept on stage.

F: Nice crackery sweetness and peppery spice compliments a dominant grapefruit flavor. A bit of an earthy taste on the end

F: This is where I feel the beer shines! Almost velvety creamy and smooth with a drier finish, balanced bitterness, and a constant invitation to take another sip. A fine coating in the mouth allows the feel and flavors to stick with you.

O: A solid easy drinking IPA, and very glad to taste and see some good ol' German malt in an American IPA. Greater complexity than the average. Cheers!

Nov 29, 2016
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BababooeyHTJ from Connecticut

2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I recall this being a better beer. Its as light and hazy as I recall. I just don't remember this tasting like budweiser. I just had my GF take a sip and she said it tasted like water. Even juilius can make her cringe. Like a lot of ibu ratings on untapped the 90 ibu is clearly not true. Or maybe it was at one point and grey sails consistency is the issue, I've had it happen with CD.

All that I can say for sure is that this is the second can that I've had out of the six pack. Today its had a tough act to follow but still. The first was followed by some sea hag thats been sitting in the fridge for far too long. The sea hag was far better.

Sep 02, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - not sure if beer can get any clearer! Actually looks a bit like a Pilsner. Upon closer inspection, it's actually not as clear as I thought! Suspended haze particles... or are those air bubbles? Stuff that didn't make it through the filter. Kinda neat. Fizzy head with good lacing.

S - fresh and clean. Bright, grassy hops with notes of citrus. Lemon peel.

T - doesn't really taste like much... hmmm... I can tell there's supposed to be a lot of flavor based on how it feels and the tingles my mouth gets after, but it's just not there. Hang tight, I'ma let it warm right quick, na'mean? Aight, let's see what we got: strong malt back bone in this one. I can tell the hops are there because, again, the tingles. It's actually more than a tingle. Maybe a bit of numbing. Okay, a lot of numbing. Punchy hops, but oily lemon flavors and a crisp, dry finish.

F - rich and creamy. One of the best parts about this beer. Luscious, feels like sinking my teeth into a soft squishy plum.

O - overall not a bad IPA. Certainly doesn't hold a candle to Captain's Daughter, but this is solid and drinkable without an overwhelming amount of flavor.

Jul 29, 2016
Pour Judgement IPA from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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