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Sunshine And Hoppiness | Drop-In Brewing Company

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Rifugium on 10-07-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

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

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their tasting room

Poured a clear, golden brown color with a few stray bubbles on top. Basic aroma of a typical golden ale, toasted grains, light floral hops, touch of Belgian yeast. Similar taste, toasted grains, honey sweetness, notes of bready yeast, floral hops, light fruits. Fairly light body, easily drinkable, a little stale in the aftertaste, but otherwise a decent brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can from the Health food Store in Williston.
Mostly clear deep golden color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissipates. Initially some apple and skunk on the nose when first opened luckily that dissipated quickly. Spicy clove on the nose with a bit of bready pils underneath and a hint of citrus, The flavor is crackery bready pilsner malt lots of clove and not enough spice in the flavor with bits of citrus and fruit. Decent beer.

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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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sample pour from the source

A-Sample pour still births a well sized, white head. Body is hazy straw yellow.

S-Belgian yeast. Yeast spice. Pale malt. Some grains. Floral and lightly grassy hops.

T-Belgian, spiced yeast flavor is the most dominant flavor of all. Floral and grassy hops. More grains again. Cracker malt.

M-Lighter bodied. Nice carbonation. Flavors linger a bit. No booze.

O-Not my favorite style so a sample is perfect for me with this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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

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

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

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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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Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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