Sunshine And Hoppiness | Drop-In Brewing Company

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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

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Added by Rifugium on 10-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
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0
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
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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3.6/5  rDev -4%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Photo of ppoitras
4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
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 Brad007
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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 zekeman17
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of gregcordle
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sunshine And Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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