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): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA

Added by HopHead84 on 05-31-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#287
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
917
pDev:
7.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 917 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of manifold1
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bshaw22
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nelson hop showcase. Super classic for the hop style- a little tropical fruit with a nice Nelson zip. A little bit spicy.
Cloudy in look but not dense. On tap at the Toronado in San Diego.

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Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster at GABF 2016.

Look - Classic golden yellow.

Nose - Citrus.

Taste - Nice west coast style IPA.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Light to medium body.

Overall - Nice beer.

Grade (B+)

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Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taster: Fresh floral, honey and citrus notes. Light on the malt, which suits my preference. The finish ends a little short with some bitter citrus. Great carb and mouthfeel. Overall very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of esktime
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burgh1328
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atorge51
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hawkfish
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NMA
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ellswrth
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
3.59/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mrkester
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 6-oz. draft
Glass: Tall, clear, slender glass
From: Societe Brewing in San Diego, Calif.
Price: $3
Purchased: July 8, 2016
Consumed: July 8, 2016
Misc.: N/A

Had this once before and thought it was decent (3.75 on Untappd), but nothing special. Snuck over to Societe after dropping something off for work and heading to a local hospital quick to review a quick one. Hoping this would be better than I originally had it.

Poured a golden yellow, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Above average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled nice and tropical up front, specifically guava and mango. Also floral hops, Nelson-like and Citra. First part of sell was great, but it thinned out rather quickly. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but still followed it. Got dry tropical hops mango, bitter tropical rind, guava, Citra, spicy (Simcoe or Amarillo), hints of Nelson, resin and lemon zest. (Taste - 4.00)

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish. Goes down nice. (Feel - 4.25)

A very good IPA, even better than I thought it would be. (Overall - 4.00)

4.07 | 91 | 91

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Photo of shanrath
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jensenmoon
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MathChef
5/5  rDev +13.6%
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 KingforaDay
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Toronado - San Francisco, CA - draft

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The Pupil from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 917 ratings