Sunshine And Hoppiness | Drop-In Brewing Company

Sunshine And HoppinessSunshine And Hoppiness
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 72 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:
#31,218
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
72
Liked:
36
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Mack
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 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 MEDIOCRE
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The name writes a check the beer can't cash. It's a good looking beer. Grassy malty smell.
Herbal flavor, almost no hops. Dime a dozen Belgian golden ale. Not impressed. If you don't want to brew hoppy beer that's fine but don't try and trick people who want a hoppy beer into buying your product. Even after the disappointment of not getting what you're expecting the beer itself is average for the style it actually is. A better name for this beer is "Buyer's Remorse."

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

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

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

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SABERG
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at Parker Pie.
A - Deep amber colored, steady carbonation feeds a thin cap.
S - Sweet malt base, French farmhouse yeast ? Grass notes a bit herbal.
T - Orange blossom, rye grains, a bit of summer blossom.
F - light in body, well carbanated, a quick finish.
O - A fine take on the fRmhouse pale ale. Worth trying.
Cheers

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Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of zekeman17
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bearmcnair
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FFreak
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Twiggs in St. Albans. A fairly clear beer with not a lot of color, but is a light apricot yellow with a thin white head and lots of bubbles but no lacing. Aroma is of spicy Belgian yeast, bread, cracker, and a faint citrus and floral hop aroma. Taste is peppery yeast, maybe a hint of cardomon, some citrus and herbal flower. Mouth is thin and refreshing. Overall, a nicely crafted beer, however, with 'hoppiness' in the name, I expected a lot more hop character.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of saraclux80
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ewhite2121
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Sunshine And Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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