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98 Problems (Cuz A Hop Ain't One) | Perrin Brewery

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98 Problems (Cuz A Hop Ain't One)98 Problems (Cuz A Hop Ain't One)
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3.96/5
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189 Ratings
98 Problems (Cuz A Hop Ain't One)98 Problems (Cuz A Hop Ain't One)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States
perrinbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Perrin IPA accomplishes the nearly impossible feat of balancing a sweet malty backbone along with a blend of west coast hops, along with Michigan Cascade hops. Which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas. This is how an IPA should taste!

Added by FaradayUncaged on 06-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,033
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
189
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamped 08/24/17
Hazy copper-y colored ale with a thin layer of beige foam. Pine and citrus with some grain and caramel for aroma - a little bit of honey, pineapple and mango as it warms. More tropical hop in flavor with grapefruit & orange citrus, mango, pine, and pineapple; honey and caramel notes add sweetness. Medium body, pleasant carbonation, finishing moderately bitter and dry with pine and white pepper lingering. Overall, solid IPA here. I'd drink it again & I'll have to try more from this brewery.

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

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on September 7, 2017. A good balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. It is well made but it is nothing special.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wick1066
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy and fresh. Easy to drink. Uncomplicated

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

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper color and clear but a touch of chill haze and a fluffy crown of white foam.

Sweet caramel and toffee malt notes with a bit of citrus and grassy notes.

Grassy/floral hops shine while citrus notes add some depth while the strong malt backbone provides nice balance.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, balanced.

Overall, while certainly not a beer to write home about it's a crushable one for sure!

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Photo of plaid75
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.8/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

CAN: Purchased at a Denver beer store for $8.99 per sixer. 12 fl oz format. Standard pull-tab top.

APPEARANCE: Pale copper body devoid of visible yeast/lees. Average vibrance.

Off-white head. Somewhat frothy, somewhat soft. Could be creamier and more robust, but it boasts impressive head retention at ~8 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

AROMA: Floral hop aromatics, herbal hop aromatics, vague fruit, evergreen.

Pale malts.

Aromatic intensity is average. Not a very vivid or expressive aroma hopwise, but it's generally appealing and free from off-notes or booze.

Not piney, resinous, oily, or juicy. The "massive citrus" advertised on the label is absent.

TASTE: Pale malts, dry evergreen hop flavour, floral hop flavour, some herb, vague fruit. Not as citrusy as the label would have us believe. The flavours don't come off fresh, vivid, or expressive. Not a reticent beer, but a shallow one.

Simple for the style. Lacks adequate hop pungency for an IPA. Hop profile isn't interesting or remarkable.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, slightly coating, unrefreshing, well-carbonated, and of adequate heft and weight on the palate.

Doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific flavours, but it's decent.

OVERALL: In the oversaturated American IPA category, you've got to bring a lot to the table to stand out...this beer offers little to entice the discerning drinker away from more widely distributed beers in the style available at the same price, let alone Perrin's in-state IPA competition from the likes of Bell's, Founders, Dark Horse, and the like. The hop profile is dull, it lacks pungency and depth, the mouthfeel needs more softness and a lighter more delicate body...I'd like to see Perrin start fresh with a new grain bill and hop regimen rather than try to fix this. It's drinkable, but even as fairly priced as it is I wouldn't knowingly buy it again.

Low C (2.80) / AVERAGE

***
08.22.17 2nd impression from another can:

Low C / AVERAGE

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of B33rcules
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jakea
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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98 Problems (Cuz A Hop Ain't One) from Perrin Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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