The Dandy | Societe Brewing Co.

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122 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Nugganooch on 07-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Cloudy light golden and yellow with a thin white head. Lined lacing left down the glass.

Straightforward, accessible, enjoyable aroma: citrus hop notes (grapefruit in particular), some pine, some caramel and bread, and a distinct grain presence.

The flavor is nice and is similar to the aroma: citrus notes, some pine and earth, a bit of sweetness, and a distinct character of grain.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Certainly good, but a letdown only because Societe's other IPAs have been such standouts.

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3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an impressive bright yellow that should never be mistaken for BMC, it comes in lookin' like a heady brew. The aroma is exactly what a hop forward San Diego ipa should be, varied citrus and tropical fruit teamed with a green vegetal new proprietary hop essence.

Taste is even superior to the good dry hop aroma, when buckets of hops drink effortlessly, when its just in the zone so to speak. You're getting gobs of hop mouthfeel, but little to no alcohol, just barely enough malt and sweetness (crystal kept away or to a minimum here) to boost the hops even further into prominence. You're tasting more of the papaya, mango, lemon and tangerine than you were smelling. Maybe some chinook hop creating a very mild spicy/mint/bitter edge very late in the aftertaste.

These guys have really broken into the most market saturated place for this style beer, but they really are off to an amazing first year with a couple of these ipa's I've tried. Had on tap at Churchills Pub in November 2012.

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Pretty likeable IPA here from the folks @ Societe, yellow gold and fairly clear, nice rim of foam, the appearance sort of portends what's to come: a solid, likeable, if not necessarily outstanding, IPA. Nose is bright, citrusy, little bit of something tropical -- pineapple, maybe? -- onto a crisp palate, light malt presence, citrus bitterness that cleans up nicely in the finish. Likeable sounds like a pejorative, but it shouldn't be -- this is a good beer.

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A nice lower ABV IPA. Pale golden body capped by a tall lasting head. The nose is floral, spicy, very fresh. There's a touch of grapefruit and pine. Malt aroma is negligible. Smells very fresh and bright. Light on the palate with a spicy, floral, citrusy hop character. There's little malt flavor to speak of. The finish exhibits a clean, mellow biterness that makes this pretty easy to quaff. This didn't blow me away like The Pupil did, but it's very good.

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The Dandy from Societe Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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