Illusion Dweller IPA
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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From:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
English IPA
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
84
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 9.76%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
36
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 07, 2019
Added:
Aug 07, 2003
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
In a pint glass the beer was a gold color with two fingers of white head. Some lacing.
Sweet malt aroma mostly. Light citrus/pine hops.
Malt forward taste. Caramel. Faint citrus.
More malty than hoppy.
Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by uncleotis from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by btbcolo from Colorado

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by sohearn from Alabama

Oct 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by cmurphy7 from Massachusetts

Sep 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by ConorGolden from New York

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.61 by daem3384 from California

Apr 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by wapcap from Nebraska

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by aratcliffe from Kansas

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by Summer92 from Mississippi

Oct 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Sep 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by afsdan from Colorado

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by zestar from California

Jul 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by seanchai from Virginia

Jun 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Jun 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Comiha from Colorado

Jun 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Apr 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by nickfl from Florida

Apr 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by ucsbmullet from Colorado

Feb 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jaydoc from Kansas

Dec 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by GeorgeH from California

Nov 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Oct 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by ste5venla from California

Oct 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ajmitch4 from Colorado

Aug 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by enslighet01 from Connecticut

Aug 11, 2013
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Reviewed by DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Vine Street; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - more gold than orange; thin, creamy white head that leaves decent lacing.
Smell - definitely more English IPA with a malt profile slightly overshadowing the hops.
Taste - full flavored, but lacking a bit in hop character.
Feel - the finish is surprisingly hop forward bitterness which came out of nowhere based on smell and taste.
Overall - not bad at all, but as long as I can get the FYIPA, I'll lean that direction.
Jul 29, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by minterro from California

Jul 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jul 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Jenray from Texas

Nov 12, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by BigLittleHokis from California

Oct 07, 2012
 
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kirby from Colorado

Mar 16, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by strongaf from Washington

Mar 11, 2012
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Reviewed by mastodonj from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at Mountain Sun (not nitro)
I almost always get their FYIPA for takeout but decided to do
the Illusion Dweller since it had been a long time since having it.

A true amber color with plenty of lacing and a fine light beige head.

Smell is all malt with a bready yeast aroma.

Massively malty, maybe because I'm used to west coast IPAs with dominant floral hoppiness. The malts are complex and you get them in the nose and both sides of the tongue. A nice alcoholic tang at the finish along with the excellent bitter.

This is another winner. I may start alternating between FYIPA and Illusion.
Jan 23, 2012
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Reviewed by Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on nitro at the Vine Street Pub in Denver.

Appearance: A hazy orange red color. One finger creamy looking head that leaves nice retention as the beer is drank

Smell: very sweet and bready malts followed by citrus and grapefruit and mango and pineapple.

Taste: creamy pineapple, mangos, grapefruit. Sweet malts and some bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: creamy smooth, full bodied, low carbonation, and silky deliciousness.

Overall: they will be making thus beer on site here soon, but it comes from their sister brewery in Boulder. A nice take of an IPA on nitro. Very interestingly good.
Dec 20, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by Domingo from Colorado

Nov 21, 2011
 
Rated: 4 by seth72104 from Missouri

Nov 18, 2011
Illusion Dweller IPA from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 56 ratings