Raygun | Backpocket Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backpocket Brewing
Iowa, United States
backpocketbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pintofbrown on 01-31-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.87%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by darthvohn:
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glass Used: Snifter

Appearance: A straw colored, translucent body with a lasting thick head that disperses to a thin cap that covers the entire surface.

Smell: Dank, earthy, field onion, and some light citrus. The earthy-onion is quite powerful here. Not too bad.

Taste: Dank and earth come through big on the palate. A bit of fruitiness on the back end.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin and light.

Overall: Not a bad offering. I had this with some cheddar and it paired pretty well. Enhanced the flavors of the beer tremendously.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chip26
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of huskermike12
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradSomm
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nbutzier
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Berg77
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of skubas86
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of craigbelly
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KateK
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of N8tronics
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium yellow hue with plenty of cloudiness. Head pours a finger of frothy white foam with OK retention. Not too bad.

Smell: slightly citrusy, slightly dank hops atop a moderately sweet malt base. Not terrible, but not especially outstanding.

Taste: sweet with some relatively bright and citrusy hops. Notes of pineapple and lemongrass. Hops are quite good, but the sweetness is bordering on cloying.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this beer has a good hop flavor, but it's just too sweet and unbalanced to be supremely drinkable.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this in a snifter. Bottled 1/29/14.

A- Light golden body, with finger of creamy white foam, this IPA has good retention, some spotty lacing after the cap had died to a ring.

S- Raygun seeps out with aromas of dank, earthy, grapefruit-y hops. The bouquet exhibits mostly the dank profile however, and peach even makes its way out of the glass after a while..

T- The palate drinks very similarly to the nose, garlic-y dank hops with peachy notes and grapefruit. The finish includes a subtle bitterness that is close to resin-y. Nice!

Mf- The beer slides over the tongue, a little watery with a slight crispness.

O- The flavor and smell of this beer are extremely similar. It is so dank and fruity with a nice kiss of peach and grapefruit. Original flavor and delicious.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +6%

Photo of JMBSH
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of durlta
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Raygun from Backpocket Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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