(No) Santa NEIPA
Sloop Brewing

(No) Santa NEIPA(No) Santa NEIPA
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Sloop Brewing
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,068
Ranked #11,392
4.03 | pDev: 6.2%
Apr 06, 2022
Dec 22, 2018
Very Good
(No) Santa NEIPA(No) Santa NEIPA
Notes: Brewed w/o any spices for 100% IPA pleasure
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a shaker pint: huge 3/4 glass full of head on initial pour of 1/4 of the can, color is straw gold, dense looking, head is brighter white with mixed bubble sizes.

Smell is subdued, slightly catty, then citric and earth and light malt.

Taste is similar - subdued but average for the style, more citric, slight earth, barley malt is light and limited, maybe some biscuit and fullness from oats.

Mouthfeel is very low carbonation, moderate sweetness but more full, limited bitterness, dry crispness but lingering sweetness.

Overall a subdued, base NEIPA - its soft, full bodied but the hops and malt character are quite subdued.
Apr 06, 2022
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
16 ounce can from the 2021 batch sampled on Dec 12, 2021.

Opaque, milky hazy looking yellow color underneath a tremendous fluffy white head that lingers.

The aroma is citrus and tropical fruit all the way with esters of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange along with a white bread character.

Smooth, medium mouthfeel.

The taste is at first sweet and grainy but those vibrant grapefruit and other bitter hop characters come in immediately and linger to the end. Feels clean on the backside.
Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by edthehead from New York

Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16 ounce can poured into an imperial pint glass. Canned on 11/2/21, so really fresh.

L---Hazy light gold color. Fluffy, slightly off-white head had excellent retention and left beautiful lacing.

S---Strong tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango & orange.

T---Full of tropical fruits.

F---Gave me a bit of a bloated feel drinking it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

O---A christmas/holiday/winter beer without nutmeg, cinnamon, etc..., what an idea!
Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 3.46 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
a: hazy dark yellow color with a touch of creamy orange at the bottom of the glass. 2 finger frothy bright white head

s: pineapple, mango, baby powder?. creamsicle ice cream, sweet strawberries, sweet orange juice, orange & peach sorbet. peach and blueberry cobbler. a touch of raw hops, and a very dry crackery backbone

t: follows the nose. it's a medley of tropical fruit sorbet - peach, orange, and pineapple. orange juice and some creamsicle ice cream. strawberry kiwi, passionfruit, and some candied tangerines. big crackery backbone in the taste as well

m: fluffy medium mouthfeel with low carbonation

o: very solid NEIPA. everything you want in the style is in here - mouthfeel, and the tropical hop sweetness. good stuff
Dec 24, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by FivesWild from New York

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a full bright white head with great retention. Aroma is straw and fresh cut grass with hints of tropical fruit and lemon. The palate is very fruit forward, juice tropical fruit followed by melon and a citrus finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall an outstanding NEIPA that I would seek out again.
Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by broadway848 from New York

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16oz can stamped "canned on 10/30/2020" to a Nonic at fridge temp.
Very pale yellow hazy body. Super opaque. Frothy white head that fades in about 3-4 minutest to significant lacing.
Pithy, hoppy aroma. Subtle mustiness while sipping. Some pine needle smell also.
Taste is similar, and not sweet except for a few milliseconds in the front. Nice bitterness with citrus background.
Carbonation takes off in the mouth, I'm on the fence about this feature.
Pleasant beer with decent taste.
Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 30, 2020
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Rated by swmtwo from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Different. Piney fruit.
Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2019
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can from Dan. Really good. Going to have to get my hands on more stuff from them.
Nov 19, 2019
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Opaque, orange juice appearance with a small white head. Good retention and lacing.

The aroma is apricot, mango, pineapple, and a touch of honeydew melon.

The flavor is creamy orange juice with some mango and apricot, a hint of melon with a grapefruity finish. Creamy doughy malt with a dry finish but no bitterness.

Gooey mouthfeel with low carbonation, but clean.

A great NEIPA. Their best in a while.
Nov 07, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Stignacious from New York

May 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by plaid75 from New York

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 3.32 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i like the concept here a lot, brew up a beer for the holidays and leave the spices out, not enough of that in the winter seasonal game. the beer is pretty good, but its also pretty basic, and next to some really fire examples of the style, this one didnt stand out to me from the crowd. its almost like hazy ipa is either good or bad without distinction now, its just one or the other, and this one is good. so few of them though are ever memorable, unique enough to be special. this is fresh from the tap, pretty lively and vibrant in the glass, not overly thick or anything, has a bursting fruity dry hop profile with notes of white wine, pineapple, and melon, and finishes quicker than most of these, really quite drinkable with all the carbonation too, it checks all the boxes, but thats about all it does. i dont know if i wanted this to be more dramatic or what, to use some unfamiliar hop, or to just pop out more as a winter beer, but for some reason i am left scratching my head a little bit, its just an ipa. they did a good job though, the hops are fresh and bold but also without any of that vegetal pellet harshness in the finish, bitterness is low but the beer is dry and well resolved. these guys seem to have a pretty good handle on the hoppy stuff in my experience...
Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by hoponit from New York

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and has some visible particulates near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass after it died down.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges and grapefruit are perceptible along with bits of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has moderate flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus along with hints of pine in the the finish, the latter of which also contributes a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels mostly juicy (but with a bit of crispness in the finish) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This NEIPA isn't quite a juice bomb, but has lots of citrusy aromas and flavors without hardly any bitterness.

Serving type: can
Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by DudMan from New Jersey

Dec 26, 2018
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