The Pupil | Societe Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co.
California, United States
societebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HopHead84 on 05-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
897
Reviews:
97
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
7.22%
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
104
For Trade:
2
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Photo of jimbojames88
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mattsmith413
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow in color with a half inch of tightly knit bright white. Heavy lacing. The aroma is predominantly of fragrant floral, some tropical hops, and light malt. I'm tasting tropical hops and light sour dough malt. The mouth is lightly sticky and chewy, but overall fairly smooth.

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Photo of Kbrady10
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bammer21
3.72/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a medium head that leaves a creamy lace over most of the glass. Nose is not massive, but very pleasant with peach and some citrus. Flavor is really delicious. Not much hop bite, but lots of light stone fruits and a very well rounded flavor. Overall, a great beer that stands out a bit even in San Diego.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lr300
3.9/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 64 oz growler at the brewery on 2-21-17 for $16.71. Shared at the Coyotes-Sabres tailgate on 2-26-17.

Beer poured pale gold with a nice white head that left lacing behind.

Nose was exquisite, mango and grapefruit prevailed nicely.

Taste was just as good, mango grapefruit juice like with a touch of pine meshing so very nicely with the malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is terrific, one of the softest brews i have had. Light in body it dances so beautifully with each sip.

Overall an awesome brew. My buddy was just as impressed. Seek this out if you are in San Diego!

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Photo of Noles9585
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of codytwo
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Havack
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisTota
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of braican
3.82/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler purchased from Societe Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

This one pours a light orange-ish, slightly hazy, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like soft peach, grapefruit, orange zest, and a little bit of pine.

This feels a tiny bit muddled, but it's still very taste. For comparison purposes, I liked the Apprentice better for sure. There's definitely some nice Nelson character here, with huge citrus and slight grape. There's a bit of bitter orange zest and lots of grapefruit, too. The flavors don't pop as much as I'd want, but it's still nice.

This is light bodied, pretty soft, not quite as crisp as expected. There's a normal level of carbonation.

This is not the best of the small sample of beers I've had from this brewery. It's still very enjoyable, though.

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Photo of thatsarealplane
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iridius
3.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beefbucket
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
4.43 out of 5 based on 897 ratings.
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