Storming The Gates
Perrin Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
7%
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3.76 | pDev: 7.18%
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Perrin Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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Notes: We are storming the gates of Flavortown and want to see dem hops! We partnered with Hopsteiner who raided their experimental hop supplies to help us create this out of this world NEIPA. We used Lemondrop™ Lupulin pellets and their newly named Sultana(Denali) hops for fresh pineapple and juicy citrus and lemon notes.

50 IBU
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3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

CAN: Courtesy of Katelynn and Vince - thanks! 16 fl oz pull-tab with a groovy label. Lacks a canned on or best before date.

"New England IPA." 7% ABV. Brewed with "Lemondrop lupulin pellets and their [Hopsteiner's] newly named Sultana hops."

Served cold into a nonic pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Pours a fluffy white head ~5cm in height with a pale copper body. Appears unfiltered, but it's not as turbid as many of these unfiltered IPAs marketed as New England IPAs tend to be.

Appears well caerbonated. Head lasts a good 8 minutes.

Certainly a generally appealing look for an IPA.

AROMA: Melon, watermelon rind, tangerine, pulp, faint hop oils, myrcene-redolent almost mango-y aromatics, sticky hop resins, floral hop aromatics, pale malt.

Seems to bring some rindy bitterness but also plenty of hop flavour. Malt backbone seems apt for the hop profile they have going. Not an overtly tropical, piney, oniony, or grassy hop aroma.

Promises a tasty IPA with a well hidden ABV and an interesting hop profile. In short, it's appealing.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Soft and coating but not as oily as the aroma suggested (in terms of both texture and taste). Floral hops, fruity hops (tangerine, pineapple, a scintilla of slimy lychee, some kind of myrcene citrus), and mild resins comprise its hop profile, which is pleasant but lacks the distinctiveness their partnership with Hopsteiner and use of a novel hop varietal suggested might be present. It's well balanced but it does want for more hop pungency and depth of flavour.

Not the most assertive or boldly flavoured IPA out there. None of its hop flavours really lead the beer; they all just kind of sit comfortably alongside one another without synergy or harmony. Pleasant and enjoyable without really standing out in terms of hop flavour specifically.

A refreshing ale, even at 7%. Well carbonated. Smooth, wet, very approachable. Not astringent, harsh boozy,, or otherwise problematic, but some may find it a bit pulpy to the point it feels lumpy or uneven. It does dry towards the finish. scraping the palate a bit.

OVERALL: It's an enjoyable IPA with a mellow hop profile and I can't see anyone familiar with the turbid substyle hating it, but it does leave something to be desired in terms of hop pungency, depth of flavour, harmony of hop varietals, and intricacy. Definitely a beer I could kill more than one can of, but I wouldn't shell out $4+ USD for it and it doesn't best widely distributed expressions of the style (e.g. Lagunitas' Born Yesterday) available at a much more reasonable price per ml.

Low B- (3.30) / WORTHY

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium dark orange with minimum head that fades quickly. Not hazy like normal NEIPAs. Fruity Aroma with a grapefruit taste that has a nice bite. Leaves a bitter aftertaste but isn't too hoppy.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 9/2019. Pours fairly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy of white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apricot, mango, melon, red apple, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, dill, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/light earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apricot, mango, melon, red apple, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, dill, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apricot, mango, melon, red apple, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, dill, light peppercorn/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/light earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an awesome NEIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/light earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish; great soft feel. Awesome Lemondrop and Sultana(Denali) profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank/earthy hops; with a perfectly balanced wheat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example; despite the lack of much haze.

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Storming The Gates from Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 6 ratings