Transcend IPA | Heathen Brewing

Transcend IPATranscend IPA
BA SCORE
3.92/5
49 Ratings
Transcend IPATranscend IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heathen Brewing
Washington, United States
heathenbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by flexabull on 04-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,653
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
49
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
11
Trade:
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Photo of grnmtnman
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Handsome orange amber with plenty of low but swirly foam in the Kasteel chalice. The aroma is melon and green mango salad, if you've been to a Thai place lately. Sudsy and pleasant mouthfeel. Actually it's extremely drinkable, even as I try to find fault with the stuff. Not overly sharp, which is a good thing for a hoppy brew, but nicely tangy.

Plenty sweet, and if it was a little stronger it would make a delicious DIPA. The usual light malt flavor with the fruity delirium. This is my favorite Heathen brew yet. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, which seems to keep a good variety of Heathens. "Drink fresh!" the label says but I don't see any "bottled on" date.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LADaveBN
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corypattison3079
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kemoarps
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky amber. Minimal head settles quickly.

Nose is sweet and grainy. Some bubblegum and grassy hops with richer malts swirling beneath. Eh.
Taste has that same sweet grainy thread that anchors it. Some floral hops and a detached pine bitterness. Finish turns grainy then hints towards meatier hops before settling for a 6-10 season of 'moral victories'
I feel like this is a beer that really never establishes an identity. If they'd gone just a bit smaller than maybe you could nudge it into the 'session' buzzword of late, but as it is it's just kind of... there. I suppose if I'd read the label flavour text I'd have realized they classify it themselves as a gateway beer for non hop fans. I could see that, but I wish I'd seen it earlier and adjusted my expectations accordingly.

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Photo of indesertum
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look is on the darker side for an IPA.

Nose has caramel, toffee type notes along with dried or ripe fruit type notes

Hop profile is very nice. Rich berry like notes. Quite juicy. There's also this dank herbal quality to it that I personally don't like

Malt is on the heavier sweeter richer side. Too dark for me and I dont think it really fits the hops

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Photo of beerinmybelly
3.29/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kentrol
4.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Complete IPA taste from start to end!!!!

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RJLarse
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Transcend IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass

Pours a shiny copper/gold color, clear with a creamy white head.

Smell is a sour aroma like dandelion leaves.

Taste is a pine and grapefruit flavor with a mild caramel malt flavor along side.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly cloying.

Overall a nice IPA

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Photo of ccnorthwest
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I would consider this a summer IPA, not to hoppy and easy to drink.

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Photo of Bearman13
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A pleasing IPA. The abv is relatively low vs. its local peers, but this just maes it a great candidate for sessioning. Pours a clear, rich gold color. Clean taste on the palate, lots of lacing on the glass.
The listed hops at work here are favorites of mine, and though the IBU score seems surprisingly low, this recipe does not disappoint. A well crafted brew.

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Photo of LouZ
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of areucrazy
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Magbas
4/5  rDev +2%

Hops are present, but well balanced. A go to for a extremely clean IPA that doesn't have a bite on the finish.

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Photo of rab53
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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Transcend IPA from Heathen Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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