Ecotopia | Santiam Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Santiam Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by westcoastbeerlvr on 07-27-2014

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a one finger white head with great retention and lacing; looks nice. Aroma of caramel malt, dank and mildly citrus hops with a little whiff of skunkiness on opening, some spicy black tea with a little earthiness, smells interesting. Flavor is mildly caramel and bready malt with a faint earthy biscuit note, grassy and piney hops, hints of tropical fruit; develops a sharp and resinous hopiness into the finish leaving a long lingering alpha hop presence. Medium bodied with light creaminess, good mouth feel. Although presented as a West Coast style IPA, this seems to me more like a hybrid between an English style IPA and a West Coast IPA; the hops have the pine and faint citrus as well as sturdy caramel malt, but also grassy hops notes and a little English biscuit malt. It's an interesting malt and hop combination, although the finish is a little stark in its intense hop bitterness. After my taste had been adjusted to the alpha hop oils, the flavors of this IPA were more interesting and I really enjoyed finishing this one. I'll try future offerings from Santiam if I run across them.

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Photo of Quesophresco
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber orange with less than one finger of white head. Minor lacing left as head recedes.
Smell is bready malts some floral hop notes and the house ale yeast.
Taste is a leather like hop flavor with more than average malt levels.
Mouthfeel is close to medium. It has a lightly dry bitter finish.
Overall a good example of a Northwest IPA. The house ale yeast which is mainly a British style reminds me of some of the better English IPAs.

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Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Ecotopia from Santiam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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