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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2.83/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
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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Photo of Massbmx
3.04/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garyloveman
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

We can fully appreciate bottle-conditioned brews, but Candia Road really should tighten up production as this character—or to narrow it down, the yeast—takes over a bit too much. Another case of “yeast gone wild,” the potential is there, though falls way short of what we expected.

STYLE: Double IPA
ABV: 8.2%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Deep amber, hazed, massive head

SMELL: Intensely floral, lots of yeast, toasted grain, faint caramel, exotic fruit, hemp seeds, rose water

TASTE: Juicy hoppiness, faintly dank, slightly biscuity grain, sharp bitterness, chalky yeast, estery, apple skin, astringent; extremely dry, very bitter finish

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Photo of 2ellas
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JeremyScott
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of RRC03
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of lordofthewiens
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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3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, too much foam, man. It's cloudy with a strong amber hue. Reminds me of one of my homebrews.

Musty pine aroma greets the nose. I think I know what's in store.

That pine dose is mirrored in the flavor. Coats the mouth. Just a touch of sweet malt underneath.

Carbonation level is too damn high. A beer that is more head than beer is not a beer.

When it settles down, it's still a decent stab at the style. It just needs a hell lot more refinement.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Basshooker
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of trancourt
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Satchboogie
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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