The Pupil | Societe Brewing Co.

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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:
#286
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
917
pDev:
7.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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281
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105
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4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head. Wispy on the surface and a few bubbles at the edge.

Smell - Piney, resiny hops. Very nice. Some grapefruit too. Not my favorite hop profile, but it smells great.

Taste - Bright resiny hop, a bit more citrus here. Some slightly grainy malts back there, almost no sweetness. Dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry, medium bodied, low carbonation. That's probably the growler. I could drink a few glasses of this.

Overall - I don't love the hop profile, but I can't deny that it's a very well made IPA.

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4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Michael T. Thanks man!

Yellow body, almost clear, half inch of white head. Bouquet of hops in the aroma. Lovely citrus fruit hop character. Soft bitterness. Really fresh and delightful.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head. Awesome nose of grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and floral hops. A light tropical fruit note in there as well. Very little malt aroma. The flavor has a great fruitiness to it with all of the grapefruit/citrus and tropical flavors. A nice bite of bitterness to it from the pine. Just a touch of bready malt flavor, but still nice and dry. Very enjoyable.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
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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4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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

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