Super Soft
Sloop Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,214
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,512
Avg:
4 | pDev: 6.75%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
129
From:
Sloop Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  22
SCORE
89
Very Good
Super SoftSuper Soft
Notes: An IPA without any boil hops, & a soft finish that lands delicately on the palate. Aroma of ripe, pungent, tropical fruit & citrus. Flavor with notes of red grapefruit & papaya, with hints of black tea.
Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 129 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, clearly dated on the package and at the bottom of the can. 1 month old at this point.

Hops: ???

Fruit and clean. A great example of what made NE IPAs so popular. A great shelf pick-up.

May 25, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $2.50. Canned on date is hard to read but looks like 10/28/2020, so this is about 2 months and a week old.

Look: Pours a nice hazy orange color. The head doesn't stick around for long.

Smell: Very expressive aromas off the bat of citrus and green dankness, somewhat stinky but nice. Lots of mandarin orange aroma along with some creamy peach, grapefruit, and pineapple. Smells nice.

Taste: Taste basically follows the nose. As advertised, since this is an IPA with no boil hops this has low bitterness. Yet it still has more bitterness than I would have expected. Granted, the bitterness is relatively gentle and pleasant. It just goes to show you that dry-hopping still gives some bitterness. It's also bit watery in my opinion, and I think that it smells a bit better than it tastes.

Feel: Appropriately carbonated. Soft but not quite "super soft" mouthfeel.

Overall: It's decent. Not bad and not amazing. Worth trying once, but I probably won't care to go back to it again.

Jan 05, 2021
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Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 16, 2019
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jt_thomas18 from Hawaii

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dec 19, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at McGillicuddys

Oct 19, 2020
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Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 02, 2019
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 10, 2019
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raycoll from New York

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 06, 2019
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 02, 2019
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ralphyone from New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2019
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BallsDeep from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 15, 2019
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a completely opaque, yellow-orange color with a two finger white head. No lacing.

Aroma: Sweet tropical mango, papaya and tart tangerine. Slightly dank. Some soft white pepper and orange creamsicle. A touch of savory, sauteed onion.

Taste: Leads off with sweet flavors of clementine/orange gelato that quickly turn funky- with notes of pungent mango and ripe papaya. A transition happens midpalate, as the flavors quickly go from sweet to tart / tangy - almost as if the flavors are ripening in the beer as you drink. Just when you think the development is over, it ends cleanly on floral notes of hop resin and just a touch of sugarcookie.

Feel: Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and fluffy without being overly viscous and stagnant.

Overall: Very enjoyable, hoppy, but well balanced enough so as to still being thirst quenching. I could see myself sessioning this, as could I see people who are a little afraid of IPAs warming up to the style after drinking it.

Jun 11, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 14, 2017
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metter98 from New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy and cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruits are present in the nose. Aromas of mangos also start to become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with flavors of mangos and is followed by notes of grapefruit. There is a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
M: It feels medium-bodied and faintly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little juicy and seems like a hybrid between an American IPA and a New England IPA.

Serving type: can

Feb 09, 2019
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mltobin from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dec 09, 2017
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TMMaul from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 15, 2019
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 06, 2018
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Stignacious from New York

4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Dec 28, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma is a bit dank and grassy with milky yeast notes and melon. Taste is really well balanced with milky yeast notes and soft bitterness.

Jun 03, 2018
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BltByKrmn from New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 20, 2019
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Soloveitchik from New York

3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 10, 2018
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sgregory from Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 17, 2019
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pours a hazy orange with a thick creamy two fingers of white hea. Leaves plenty of thick lacing.

S: Orange peel , grapefruit,

T: Follows nose. Almost no bitterness.

F: Light medium boy, light to moderate carbonation.

O: A real nice easy drinking ipa. Which is what it's supposed to be.

Dec 20, 2017
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wafers from New York

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 18, 2019
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Gkruszewski from New York

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 12, 2019
Super Soft from Sloop Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 129 ratings