Bantam | Prohibition Pig

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prohibition Pig
Vermont, United States
prohibitionpig.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA with Citra, Simcoe + Galaxy hops

Added by Jason on 05-04-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,830
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
91
pDev:
6.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
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13
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Reviews by bfitzge2:
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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tukiluka
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a burnt to golden orange color with a bar pour’s kind of thin little white head. Light lacing was here and there. The smell had a nice sweet to bitter grapefruit and sharp bitter pine with extra citrus rolling into a super light malt backbone. The taste was moderately sweet with a decent bitterness wanting to slide in for the balance but slightly just a tad staying in the background. Drying in the aftertaste with the citrus and leading on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable feel rolling into the feel. Carbonation felt good for a DIPA and a nice bitterness hitting my tongue appropriately. Overall, I’d say this was a nice DPA that I would have again.

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Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nebula1999
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.1/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours pretty like straight pulpy orange juice, almost ridiculous, honestly.

This smells quite juicy, but too sweet- with no zip or bitterness or anything on the nose. It's just straight juice. And not necessarily in a good way.

I absolutely adore juicy IPAs. They are my jam. But...they still need to taste like an IPA. This is just cloudy and juicy- TOO juicy, there's no bitterness or any other complexity to remind you that's it an IPA. It just tastes like orange/pineapple juice.

This is pretty heavy, it's too thickly yeasty, it just feels unfinished. It's got no crispness.

This has potential, but it's just way too messy right now.

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Photo of wshinevar
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fmccormi
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 32oz crowler to a 10oz stemmed tasting glass. This was filled eight days ago, and I’ve been meaning to drink it this entire time but the right time hadn’t come until now. Fortunately, this was purged with CO2 before filling, and it’s been kept refrigerated and in coolers as much as possible since leaving Vermont a week ago. Should still be in good condition, but if it’s not, it’s definitely my fault.

Appearance (4.5): Three fingers of custard-colored head rise easily off of the pour, capping a crystal-clear, yellow gold body. That foam takes its sweet-ass time dying down, leaving broken, wispy arcs near its peak and wide, lacy swaths of thin foam closer to its base. This looks like a textbook SoCal-style (D)IPA, and it’s plenty fine by me.

Smell (4.25): Pungent citrus (ripe pineapple, orange zest) with grassy tones (gooseberry), and an undercurrent of dank hop resin dominate the aroma, but the scent of dry, floury biscuits with a dab of honey add some depth here. While it’s not bringing much new to the table, it’s pretty spot-on for the style and Bantam doesn’t disappoint in depth or character. And, it seems to get better as the beer goes on, with a stone fruit sweetness (like red plum flesh) coming out.

Taste (4.25): Whoa, this comes on with a somewhat astringent, resinous bitterness spiked with moments of strongly pithy, citrusy bitterness (a grapefruit zest kind of bite). As the beer goes on, it has crackery, malt-forward moments in the mid-palate punctuated by a resinous heat and more of that grapefruit peel flavor—less astringent, more brassy and pithy. This beer actually strikes a pretty tasteful, reasonable balance between hops and malt. And no, that’s not a backdoor way of saying “malt-bomb”; that’s a way of saying it has just enough malt to add a little depth to the balance between resinous, nearly-astringent hop bitterness and boozy heat (which, while definitely present, does a good job of masquerading as hop resin). Grapefruit zest bitterness really marks the mid-palate as the beer goes on. The finish comes in kind of slowly, rising out of the grapefruit peel flavor, and developing into a lasting boozy, resinous heat. I actually really enjoy the flavor, though I could see how some people would think it’s a little hot.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Carbonation comes in soft and smooth, laying down a light blanket for the medium-full body to spread out and let its oily, resinous hops dry it out. The carbonation comes back after that, flaring up with a nice, moderate tingle before washing out. Nails the feel, for the style.

Overall (4.0): This is a pretty solid DIPA, though it doesn’t cover much new territory here. If you’re looking for a hazy, grassy, super juicy New England-style DIPA, that’s not what you’re going to get here. Instead, it’s more like a clear, SoCal-style brew, full of resin and pithy bitterness with a perfectly clear, golden body—but without the sweet, citrusy juiciness you might expect in that kind of beer. Don’t get me wrong, it’s plenty enjoyable. It just puts more emphasis on its layers of resin-meets-booze and subtle balance than on outright bitterness or juicy citrus. It’s a bit of a zig when you expect a zag, and even while that zig doesn’t leave the field of expectations, it’s still thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended, and given what else I’ve had from Pro Pig, it makes me interested to keep following them in the future.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, 2nd first review of a beer in 2 days. More pressure.

On draft at Prohibition Pig - August 5, 2015.

Very solid and very drinkable DIPA. Tropical and citrus fruit dominate. No evidence of the 8.0% ABV as the balance is excellent. I don't have an IBU, but I sense less hoppy than the major league DIPAs.

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Photo of mhs413
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Bantam from Prohibition Pig
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 91 ratings