Ponzi
Atlas Brew Works

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From:
Atlas Brew Works
 
District of Columbia, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,640
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #26,971
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 11.76%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
79
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 22, 2023
Added:
Jul 29, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  22
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: An American IPA hopped with criminal disregard. Featuring generous additions of Cascade, Chinook, and Mandarina hops, followed by hints of Munich malt. Ponzi's aroma writes checks that its flavor cashes. If it seems too good to be true, you're probably drinking Ponzi.

70 IBU
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Rated: 2.86 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.6 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.44 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: pours an amber body with small white head with ok retention and lacing.
S: subtle floral notes with hints of caramel malts.
T: sweet, floral hop notes with hints of toffee notes.
M: medium bodied and fairly smooth; a little thin.
O: decent IPA.
Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pretty pour, straw color, white head, nice lacing. Slightly funky hop nose, decent. The flavor is sharp bitterness, without any particular flavor to reward the taxing build. I do not shy from bitterness in my brews, but I prefer something with more range.
Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by lonestarshield from Texas

Apr 06, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has hop and malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a well balanced hop and malt flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A well balanced American IPA
Feb 21, 2022
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Rated by Stooven from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at Founding Farmers in DC. Taste is a bready, East Coast pale ale that is noticeably sweet. Refreshing and the alcohol is well hidden.
Oct 11, 2021
 
 
Rated: 3.96 by Lelampp from Ohio

Apr 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.15 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Jun 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by avisong from Virginia

Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by MilitantHops from Canada (QC)

2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Where the hops at?! Sweet and heavy on the malts-doesn’t taste like much of an IPA. It has some bitterness balanced with the sweetness but not a whole lot else going on.
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by midlifec from Michigan

Jul 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Skabiski from Maryland

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.46 by Fusion7777 from Virginia

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by shreead from Michigan

May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by Higdon from Maryland

Apr 22, 2019
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Reviewed by BikeChef from District of Columbia

2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Wow, this is a real throwback. Tastes like an IPA from a brewpub in the late 90’s! Low hop aromatics, malt forward, good dose of bitterness. Well made, but there’s a reason few are doing this style of IPA anymore.
Apr 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts

Mar 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by TenguKappa5446 from Virginia

Feb 18, 2019
 
Rated: 2.94 by 32arden from Maryland

Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can about 4 weeks old. Very fresh.

This IPA wouldn't have been rated that well 5-10 years ago when all IPAs were bitter as hell, and today's change in style to softer, juicier beers isn't doing it any favors.
Nov 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by richj1970 from Alabama

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Sep 01, 2018
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of sweet citrus and tropical hops, very inviting. Tastes of sweet citrus hops with a nice malt backbone. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.
Jul 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.14 by Gasp262 from Canada (AB)

Jun 09, 2018
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Light gold, slight chill haze. Minimal white head. Ok retention, not much lace
Aromas of Grapefruit, a little bit of mango, hint of dank. Not too potent
More tropical in flavor than the aroma was. A bit too sweet.
A little bit cloying
Meh
May 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.26 by shivtim from Georgia

May 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.18 by mjw2808 from Maryland

Apr 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz can into a speiglau ipa glass.

Look is a cloudy orange yellow with a thin off white head.

Aroma is a malty biscuit not much in the way of hops.

Taste is malt sweet with a balanced bitterness. Old school ipa by design and a good one at that.
Mar 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by farrago from New Jersey

Mar 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Feb 15, 2018
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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 101 ratings