Summer IPA
Reuben's Brews

Summer IPASummer IPA
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Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
American IPA
Ranked #2,629
Ranked #19,405
3.83 | pDev: 8.09%
Jun 20, 2022
May 05, 2014
Very Good
Summer IPASummer IPA
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can produces a dull golden body with a massive foamy off-white head. As a 'summer' IPA, I don't think this is a lagered/cold IPA, just a softer, more drinkable version of a WCIPA? It has some softness to it, floral and pithy at times with a pleasant malt backbone that doesn't carry much heft, some grassy bitterness and some sweet notes of orange are present. Not bad.
Jun 20, 2022
Rated: 3.78 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
really solid stuff here, i like the concept of summer ipa, think it should be done more widely, and although i wish this can was fresher than it is, the beer is still very good. these guys have launched in idaho in a big way, lots of different stuff both in package and draft, neat way to hit the market, i appreciate that. this is light golden and close to clear with a frothy inch of white head on it and nice shine. it smells majorly citrusy with grapefruit and tangerine freshness to me, a little bit of herbal hop bitterness, and a simple malt base thats not toasted at all, not wheaty or dense, and has just a little balancing honey sweetness to it, nice proportions and balance while still being light. the hops are somewhat basic here, as in not wildly interesting or anything, but the flavors are pleasant, light pineapple meets bright citrus, and even with a little fade from this being a few months old, it still pops. navel orange, meyer lemon, and mild floral character, really even somewhat delicate, but its also got nice finishing bitterness so its well rounded, nothing too heavy handed. light malt sweetness through most of it but dry at the end and a fast finishing clean ferment with rushing carbonation. maybe not the most memorable beer these guys make, but the hop profile is right on for summer and this is a highly drinkable ipa, even without being at session level alcohol content, well done.
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jtnord from Colorado

Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.23 by DOCRW from Washington

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale straw, slightly hazy, average head retention, slightly above average lacing.

Smell- Melon, mandarin orange, grapefruit, slightly dank.

Taste- Grapefruit, herbal, slightly piney.

Feel- Thin body, astringent, slightly below average carbonation, lingering finish.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can stamped PKGD: 04/27/20 (about 6 weeks old) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.5% ABV 50 IBU. The beer pours mostly bright golden straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is mild with vague citrus and slight sweetness. The taste is hop forward citrus & pine over a barely there 2-row malt bill. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with adequate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good. Nice IPA. Minimal malt and no caramel if you're adverse to that.
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz single from Lifesource grocery in Salem OR
6.5% alc.
Pours a nice summery golden body with a large thick and frothy white head.
Intense citrus like hops..even for this late date Orange peel, lemon zest and red grapefruit.
.Taste similar with the grapefruit hops to the fore..some creamy caramel malts come through in the end.
Good medium thick mouth feel but well carbonated.
This was a good beer..but wish i had purchased it 3 months ago!
Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from Washington

Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can served in a tulip. Packaged 7/19/19.

Pours clear golden with a medium head and lots of carbonation. Smell is grassy, lemony, fresh, nice.

Taste is lemon and lemon zest, moderate pine resin.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, and crisp. Overall, good beer.
Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by davidsonte2 from Washington

Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by rfreed from Washington

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Completely crushable warm weather brew. The lemon and orange are so abundant in the smell and flavor, pine is a minimal aftertaste.

6 pack purchased on sale at QFC in Bothell, Washington.
May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by ghasting from Washington

Sep 02, 2018
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Rated by DinaBellevue from Washington

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Favorite beer of the summer. Light, not overly hoppy, delicious citrus and a hint of pine. Good finish, pleasant smell.
Aug 22, 2018
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Carnivore, Seattle.
Bright gold; floral; light tangerine and papaya; crisp.

4 4 4 4 3.75

Light + easy. New school fruit. Nothing I haven’t seen before, but well done.
Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by Keene from Washington

Jul 18, 2018
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz canned on 05/14/1813:40 (fresh!) and served in a pint glass. Beer is lemony yellow and mostly clear, with moderate white head. Subtle citrus peel aroma. Flavor is fresh and crisp, with a very dry finish, leaving the sharp taste of lemon on my lips. Not much else to say about it. Makes me want fish and chips.

6.5% ABV.
Jun 03, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by mecmd from Tennessee

Sep 14, 2017
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Reviewed by jakecattleco from California

3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can of unknown date into a tulip.

L: Pours slightly hazy golden with 1+ finger of medium density white head that had moderate retention and left spotted lacing.

S: Nose is floral forward, then some earthiness, and citrus in tow.

T: Follows nose well, perhaps with more influence of citrus. Finishes with moderate bitterness and astringency, both clear the palate quickly.

F: Lighter bodied with medium carbonation. Very easy drinking, appropriate for a summer IPA.

O: I think I'd look elsewhere for a lake/river/lawnmower beer (i.e., Modern Times Fortunate Island), but the beer was bright and easy drinking and definitely worth a try.
Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by rarigney from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy amber with a big rocky cream colored head. Head is very persistent and leaves big chunks of sticky lacing. Aroma is bright citrus. The can is unmarked but it smells very fresh. Taste is hop forward with hints of orange and big grapefruit. Mildly bitter, medium light body.
Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by CoryR from Oregon

Jul 04, 2017
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Reviewed by BorisNorris from Idaho

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a brilliant gold with frothy white head. Mostly grapefruit in the aroma with a little orange and subtle floral character. Again, mostly grapefruit in the taste, but a little more citrus zest and resinous flavor in the finish. The body is more light than medium and lingers on the tongue with the bitterness. Bitterness is assertive. Carbonation is medium-light. Good beer, something I would drink again, but I'm not hunting it down.
Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Johnnyp_ from Massachusetts

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Can from ABV.

A crystal clear light yellow with a dense, off-white head, this looks great. The nose is decent. Quite hoppy with an earthy and minty note. There's also a strange onion/garlic note present that's rather unpleasant. This is particularly noticeable on the palate, where the onion and garlic, when coupled with the mint and earth have a more savory flavor. Drying, mildly astringent on the finish, this is rather unpleasant.
Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Skrumpy from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy, light, golden amber. Foamy, white head with streak lacing. The aroma is ripe fruit, citrus, floral notes, and hits of butterscotch. The flavor is a bit light, pine and grapefruit hops, not overly done. Not too much in the malt department, a bit watery in the finish. Thick mouthfeel. A decent beer overall though, and I would drink another if it were offered to me.
Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by DoctorEvil65 from Washington

May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by crob3888 from California

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can from a six pack purchased at the brewery on my recent trip to Seattle. A beautiful yellow gold with a one finger white head, some lacing but not a ton. Lots of bubbles come up through the glass. Immediately noticed the aromas of lemon and grapefruit, with a good amount of pine and orange mixed in as well. Flavor is similar with a tad more pine and lemon. Mouthfeel is smooth. Overall this is a very well crafted IPA.
Aug 27, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by DamienI from Washington

Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by erickc from Washington

Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by ESchweers from Michigan

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by McBAINx from Washington

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by Fly4awhiteguy from Washington

Jun 18, 2016
Summer IPA from Reuben's Brews
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