Whiter & Nerdier IPA | Justice Brewing

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Whiter & Nerdier IPAWhiter & Nerdier IPA

Brewed by:
Justice Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flagmantho on 01-23-2013

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
3.64/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightish golden hue with a moderate haze and a very strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy white foam; it has decent retention with a bit of a chunky lace left behind. Not bad at all.

Smell: light and refreshing, with a wheaty character and a light fruitiness. The hops are not readily distinguishable from the lightly fruity contribution of the Belgian yeast, but otherwise it's quite alluring.

Taste: sweet malt which is a lot heavier and stickier than the aroma suggested. There's a little bit of yeasty spice to the flavor, which is decent but doesn't really balance out the sickly-sweet aspect of it. It's not bad, but it also detracts from the light, refreshing character hinted at by the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a really big creaminess. Rich, yet refreshing ... I quite like it.

Overall: there is just something about the taste of this beer that rubs me the wrong way. It's not bad, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a Belgian IPA.

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Photo of seanthornton152
4.25/5  rDev +32%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy orange yellow with a massive white head that keeps growing slowly from very active carbonation. Massive lacing from the foam as the ale is drunk. Aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hint of Belgian spicing. Somewhat reminiscent of a saison. Interesting flavor of wheat, sweet light fruit (peaches and pears), Belgian yeast, clove and coriander, hints of hops and lemon citrus. Light bodied with pleasant sharp carbonation, which is very active. I would not have called this a Belgian IPA; it is closest to a wit crossed with a sweet, mild saison. Unusual and kind of style breaking, but I quite enjoyed it and will buy it again.

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Photo of mitchard
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Zach122
3.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color is the amber IPA look. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth and plenty of foam in the Ciney snifter. It tastes more like an imperial Witbier, but the Belgian IPA styles are all over the place. Mouthfeel is woody with something like pineapple juice astringency. Perfumey lime juice aroma.

I would swear that the strong taste is coriander, it's actually hot with spice. But the label says just wheat and barley malt with Belgian yeast. Hops are the Zythos blend, a citrus-tasting combo, and rated at 54 IBUs. Makes me think of stewed tomatoes. Interesting meaty taste with some cedar. Quite malty with a grapefruit tang and bitter edge. There is an odd note here; at first I thought it was bacterial but it's more funky fruity with an overdose of acidity.

Tart and fruity in a rather peculiar way. I can't say that I want to try it again, after drinking most of the bottle trying to make sense out of the wacky flavors. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

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Photo of Twal
1.31/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I hope I just had a bad batch,this was honestly the worst beer I've ever had.I don't like to say that about too many beers,these guys work hard and are proud to offer their products but this one was not even drinkable.
As I said hopefully a bad bottle,will try again tonight if for no other reason than curiosity (friend bought a case)....

The beer was a DMS overload ! If someone had blindly held this beer under my nose I would have thought they were serving me a bowl of creamed corn.
It definitely followed through with a cabbage off flavor and a dryness that one would expect from sand.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

22oz bottle served at fridge temp in a large mug. I don't see an obvious date and I don't expect to.

Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a humongous head which collapses slowly. Huge amounts of carbonation. Will take several pours to get the whole beer into the glass. Smell is pungent, banana and clove/spice. Exceptionally strong.

Taste, after a long wait for the head to dissipate enough to allow access to the beer sheltering below...much better rounded than I expected from the aroma. Actually pretty good. Has strong characteristic Belgian yeast funk, but very strong fruitiness that comes out with as much orange as banana, and still has notable (but not overpowering) clove/spice. Dry, bitter hoppy finish rounds it out nicely.

Mouthfeel is dryish. Overall, not bad. Does not put me off the brewery.

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Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Whiter & Nerdier IPA from Justice Brewing
3.22 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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