Sacred Heart
Conquest Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 14.75%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
72
From:
Conquest Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pour is a pale straw to slightly golden in color with just a slight bit of chill haze. Has a a nice white head that stays throughout the pint.

S- Smell is reminiscent of tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, with a hint of piney resin.

T- A quite thoughtful burst of bittering hops up front that quickly turns into wonderful notes of tropical and citrus fruits, most notably of pineapple that then finishes with just a hint of malt sweetness.

M- Has a pleasant bitter punch punch up front and finishes dry and crisp.

O- A very well balanced IPA . Not a palate wrecker but sure to satisfy the avid fans of this style.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured a honey golden hue with a snow white head that laced for days.

cent and cirta hop seem to dominate with an easy drinking slight biscuity aroma.

The hops again dominate in a good way with just a wiff of biscvuity goodness as a back ground.

medium dry finish screams for more, well done brew by even better folk.

This is the coup de graugh fo sho, drink and enjoy.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and pine, with floral hop notes adding complexity. Malt is biscuity.

Flavor reveals a lightly sweet malt backbone to counter muddled citrus upfront, becoming resiny bitter and earthy in the aftertaste.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Conquest Brewing Sacred Heart IPA
On tap into a pint glass


A: dark golden, translucent, 1 finger white head that has decent retention and leaves a good amount of lacing. 4

S: muted aroma, some floral hops and a bit of malt, subtle citrus as it warms 3.25

T: good balance of malt and hops, floral, decent amount of bitterness 3.75

M/D: medium body, heavier carbonation, drinkability is average 3.75

O: average IPA, worth drinking but I probably wouldn't get it again if there were other craft option 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottled 8/6. Love the label artwork, unfortunately the beer not so much. Not horrible by any means, not even unenjoyable, just nothing l feel like I'll need to revisit in the future. Hops a bit muted for the types of ipas that I love, a bit more in the style of an English style ipa. However, at 3.99 for a 22 Oz bomber, it was well worth the try.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.18/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - On the pour, Sacred Heart looks outstanding. - deep gold with a slight haze and a fluffy off-white head piled on top that settles down leaving a proper lace. Very enticing.

S - A bit perplexing as nothing immediately jumps out at me that's characteristic of the IPA style. Up front I get a tiny bit of biscuit. When I REALLY got in there I started to pick up some citrusy hops and maybe a hint of pine, but I shouldn't have to linger to detect anything notable on the nose.

T - An absolute miss. The flavor of the beer is a bit of a void, much like the nose- so much so that I have a hard time even calling it an IPA. The hop character is way watered down, leaving a mildly bitter aftertaste that is completely unsupported by any sort of malt. The beers lacks a solid backbone and ultimately tastes somewhere between wet paper and bitter orange/lemon peel.

M - Carbonation is close to where is needs to be for the style, but the lack of appropriate flavor makes is seem a bit watery with a creeping bitterness that makes the pint hard to finish.

O - As Columbia's one and only craft brewery, I so badly want to love this beer, and I suppose that's why I keep trying it. On a positive note, Sacred Heart does seem to be improving slightly with every batch - but it has a long way to go to even be on par with mass - produced pale ales. To be frank, this beer in its current release is hard to drink and the taste is lightyears away from competing with other local IPAs such as Coast's HopArt or Westbrook IPA. I wish the gentlemen of Conquest the best of luck, but I urge hopheads to steer clear from this lackluster pale.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Liberty Taphouse in Columbia, SC. First experience with this brewery.

Was looking forward to trying some local ales while in SC over a long weekend. and it seemed this would fit the bill. However, from the first taste, I knew this was going to be a bit of a disappointment. Hops flavor was very muted, malt dominant, which often is not a terribly bad thing, but this did not seem to work at all here. Managed to finish the glass, but constantly checking the listings to seem what else was on offer. Old bottles I understand, but I figured it was unlikely that a prominent bar in Columbia would get an old barrel of a SC beer.

Very disappointing.

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Sacred Heart from Conquest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 72 ratings