Sunshine And Hoppiness | Drop-In Brewing Company

Sunshine And HoppinessSunshine And Hoppiness
BA SCORE
3.65/5
73 Ratings
Sunshine And HoppinessSunshine And Hoppiness
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drop-In Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
dropinbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rifugium on 10-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,580
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
73
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of kw_pip
4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draught. Malty and hoppy. Quite good.

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Photo of laurastradford
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of mindfulmead
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Bright golden with a nose of citrus hops and a solid husky malt backbone. I expected more of an IPA from the aroma, but this is a well balanced, and clean lawn-mower beer for the people who love hops. An honest representation of an American Bitter. Thoroughly enjoyable. Brought a growler home.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Screw-cap growler filled at the brewery.

First imperial pint glass pours with a 1" thick light beige head, over the clear golden amber brew. Head holds on incredibly, with chunky sporadic lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeast spicy.

Taste begins spicy sweet upfront, a peek of citrus in the middle, then creamy spices through the close. Light lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is airy and light over the tongue, and drinkability is superb. Was a standby at various stops during my recent weekend in the Middlebury area.

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Photo of Mattgruv
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Dodd
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a semi-rust/copper color with a good looking transparency about it. Carbonation rose at a moderate pace. Just a film of sustaining white foamy head. Not much lace. The aroma had a nice blend between sweet Belgian sugars, lemon pulp sweetness, some coriander to cracked clove, light Belgian spice, sweet leather, some biscuits, dried leaves, a hint of floral and ended with a little bit of hay/freshly cut grass. The flavor blended the previously mentioned aromas together pretty nice - the sweet to the spice to the grassy light cleanliness. Aftertaste was smooth with the Belgian sweetness and spices. The finish was clean with the grassiness, floral and Belgian spices. The palate was almost medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV strength felt appropriate. Overall, really nicely done Belgian pale ale that I would love to come back to.

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Photo of Brad007
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first time I've had this. Pours a lovely blonde hue with a thin head. Spice with a touch of hops. Grassy, light bitterness that tickles the tongue. Clean biscuit finish. Well worth a shot.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of gbw5009
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Ball preserves jar at The Reservoir in downtown Waterbury.

Pours a nice clear strong golden color with some mild copper hues. There is a nice white head that forms and sticks around for a while like true Belgian ;)

Starts of with nice aromas of slight spice and nice Belgian notes. It is bready and malty and quite earthy as well. There is some mild grassyness from the hops.

Flavor starts with grassy/herbal hops and a nice smooth malt backbone. There are notes of slightly sweet bread with some spice of clove and a bit of coriander. The hops are nice an grassy and give off a bit of citrus notes but not like an IPA. The Belgian yeast notes definitely give the beer a spicy and slightly phenolic note with some funk and the grassy hops balance this out all while the malt backbone makes the brew sweet yummy and drinkable. Mouthfeel is light, refreshing, crisp and carbonated, but in a good way.

Overall, this is a solid BPA. Yummy, well crafted and refreshing with an approachable ABV.

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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