Transcend IPA | Heathen Brewing

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Transcend IPATranscend IPA
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Transcend IPATranscend IPA

Brewed by:
Heathen Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flexabull on 04-12-2013

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by whatsajewtodo:
Photo of whatsajewtodo
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This newcomer to the northwest has blown it out of the park. Northwesthopheads dream. Perfectly balanced, beautiful floral aroma, light bubbly mouthfeel, clean finish. One of the most beautiful beers I've come across, crystal clear and packed with hops. Can't wait for another growler-full!

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More User Reviews:
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 mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Photo of Mikemost
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger ivory head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, citrus and light piney hops and light tropical fruit. Flavor is pale malt, a mixture of citrus and grassy hops, citrus rind; finishes with lingering citrus, grassy hops bitterness with hints of resin. Great medium creamy body with an excellent mouth feel. A surprisingly heavy, but neutral flavored malt body supports a pleasant mixture of hop flavors, leaning to citrus. Not as herbally hop forward as many Northwest IPAs with a better balance of malt and hops, but with a good hop bitterness kick to the finish. A nice change of pace and good sipper.

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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

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 emberain
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First let me say this beer is simply amazing!!! The color of Reds slowly mingled into a nice amber color. Smell is awesome, very aromatic, hoppy smell with citrus intonations. Flavor has citrus tones of sweetness ending in a fantastic bitterness dance on your tongue. Mouth feel is not overly thick but definitely not a thinned out beer. Flavor lasts a little while in your mouth but without leaving behind the residue kind of taste. Over all at this moment in 2013 this is in my Top 5 beers. ENJOY ONE TODAY!!! IF YOUR AN IPA LOVER!!!

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Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +2%

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 flexabull
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange color with a small white head.

Aromas are of hard candies, sugary citrus, and some pine resin.

Taste starts out slightly sweet, creamy, with some hard candy flavors. Finish is hoppy, but not overly so, some citrus, pine, and resin. Slightly dry and nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with good body, carbonation lacks a bit but I suspect that's because the growler fill is from about a week ago, so I can't knock that.

Overall, a very solid and easy drinking IPA. Would be happy to try some other beers from this small Vancouver brewery.

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Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bier Stein the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. The beer is every bit as impressive on the nose, as there is considerable pine in this beer, along with some underlying orange citrus and light tropical fruit. The flavor profile replciates the nose pretty closely, with the light tropical fruit and citrus balancing the pine and considerable bitterness very nicely. Mouthfeel is medium bodied I'd say, with a long, well bittered finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and this beer is very easy to drink and appreciate.

A very nice beer from this new to me brewery.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2%

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

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 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 johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev +2%

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