Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater | Candia Road Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
good
42 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
candiaroad.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by johnnnniee on 10-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 11
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy murky light golden color with a huge fluffy white head that shows moderate retention and lace. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, mango, and a touch of pineapple. Very faint hint of bread attempts to provide some balance. Honestly this smells incredible! The flavor has more sweet and bready malt than the nose lead me to believe. There is a solid shot of fruity hop flavor midway through and a nice lingering hope bite in the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick bubbly resinous mouthfeel. She ain't much to look at, but this is quite a solid DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MRclean
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 1 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Vessel: Purchased in a 22 oz. bottle. Consumed from a tulip glass.

Appearance: Not good, it was a light milky yellowish brown. It was completely opaque and didn't look very appetizing.

Smell: Hoppy and pleasant with strong floral notes.

Taste: Super hoppy with strong citrus, floral, and tropical notes. I am going to guess there is citra in here. Very enjoyable for IPA fans.

Mouthfeel: Almost creamy feeling, but I think this is due to the high amount of particulate and yeast left in the beer. The mouthfeel certainly did not match the taste. This should be a nice clean beer to match the crisp hops.

Overall: This beer is its own worst enemy. The flavor is great, the hops are amazing, but the beer is far too cloudy, milky really, and the carbonation was way off. The slowest pour I could manage still produced over half a glass of foam. If these issues can be fixed this will be an amazing beer, but until then it is not.
Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Chris_Mac
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, unfiltered copper appearance. Thick, off white head with lots of carbonation. Smells of malt, taste has some up front hops, with malt reinforcements dominating the middle taste segment. Great, full bodied mouthfeel. Another unique winner for Napenthe, they have a fresh take on classic styles and always feels original.

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3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz bottle. Sampled on March 24, 2013.

The color is orange-amber with a haze and a significant, soft puffy head that sticks around until the end.

Earthy hop characters are first note on the nose with a vague sweetness in the back. But hops mainly.

The medium body is also smooth yet somehow acidic and carbonated.

The taste is the way a good IPA should be with a slight malty sweetness for a millisecond, quickly encompassed by a solid, earthy hop flavor and something vaguely fruity. This is a nicely done Double IPA.

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3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter the beer was a hazy dark orange color. There was a fairly small off white head that left a minimal amount of lace.

Mostly a pine aroma, a tiny bit of citrus. Faint sweet malt.

Piney, resiney taste. I thought I could taste some grapefruit. Not sure where the malt went.

A hop-forward beer. I wanted a little more malt presence, and found this to be a difficult DIPA to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unsure as to if this sample was from a bottle or draft. Poured a hazy orange color. Aroma was of sharp pine hops along with a fruity hoppiness as well. Lots of citrus. Floral hops as well. Some light, malty sweetness. Flavor is an initially stinging dose of pine and grapefruit. Then I get a little more of the fruitiness. Behind the hops is a candied sweetness. High bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel. Rather intense. Pretty well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Nepenthe Ales LOTUS - Eater from Candia Road Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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