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The Dandy | Societe Brewing Co.

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3.96/5
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122 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Nugganooch on 07-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,831
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
122
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Societe Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA.

A- Similar to Societe's other pale ale offerings- light golden-yellow body, clear in clarity. One finger white head with low retention time; it doesn't keep for long. A bit of lacing here and there.

S- Citrus hop aromas; favoring grapefruit but also a bit of oranges; caramel, biscuits. Not complicated.

F- Grainy pale malt, a bit of caramel, grapefruit. As in the nose, not too complicated. It seems to fall quite short of The Pupil in terms of the complexity and depth of the hop aromas, but it's still quite flavourful. It's closer to an APA, really. Might be some pine on the backend, but I would probably say that grapefruit bitterness is the predominant flavour on the finish.

M- Medium-thin bodied, good carbonation, crisp with a nice pep to it. It would make for a nice patio beer on a cooler summer day. Good drinkability, not too bitter.

O- Decent offering, nice grapefruit hop aromas but not a lot of depth or complexity to this one, especially compared to The Pupil which is a superior IPA.

Final score: 3.78

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4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice bright yellow pour, vibrancy, glow. Super citrus and tropical fruit with a new hop variety.

Taste is superior, dry malt, hop forward flavors. Dumps just all kinds of fruit flavors, tropical and citrus over and over, really light body. Great stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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The Dandy from Societe Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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