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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Ratings: 897 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of jensenmoon
3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Best IPA you can get, if you can get it. These guys don't bottle their beer, so if you can't visit the brewery, or if you can't find a restaurant or bar that has it, you are out of luck.

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

Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at The Hopping Pig in San Diego, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A: Slightly hazy golden with short cap of nearly white head with a few thin stripes of lacing.

S: Plenty of berry and tropical fruit with a soft pale maltiness that is slightly grainy.

T: Flavor is nuanced and complex with a controlled dose of berry, tropical fruit like pineapple and passionfruit along with some of the usual citrus suspects like grapefruit and orange. Lush without being heavy and accented with a straightforward pale malt grain flavor riding underneath. Bitterness is low-medium.

M: Light and refreshing despite its ABV heft. Medium carbonation.

O: A really nicely crafted WCIPA -- Societe should be proud of this effort. I would drink a lot of this if I lived in SD even with all of the good options around. Impressive beer.

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Photo of toronadotornado
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Toronado - San Francisco, CA - draft

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

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

Photo of Dizzydsmith
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bferber
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fireazzi
4.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Societe makes greet beers. This was a very smooth IPA and probably the first west coast IPA I really enjoyed. Nice hop taste and smooth finish. Definitely recommend it.

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

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sunrats
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pdonovan16
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaulFox
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BBQ 152 in Gilroy, Ca.
Citra and nelson are two of my favorite hop varieties.
This brew gives thats tropical and citrus fruit notes but also the signature Australian zesty hop bite. Not overpowering with bitterness but bery balanced. So glad my local bbq spot has this offering!

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Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SovereignGood
3.84/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sherwinbrian
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerforLunch
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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