Proliferous | Seventh Son Brewing Co.

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Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bisco42 on 01-14-2016

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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by Nunya:
Photo of Nunya
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of gilligantrips
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this a few days ago, but I keep thinking about it. This beer pours an amber color and is nothing particularly special to see. Upon the nose, pineapple and mango are the most prevalent smells. These fruity notes follow through to the taste. If this beer didn't look so average, I would swear it were a hazy NE juice bomb... It's that good. If the Brewers could put some haze on this, people would be clamoring for it. This is the best Seventh Son offering I've had. Nice!

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Photo of Sabtos
2.93/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Vibrant copper red with a khaki head.

Dank cat pee and toffee nose.

Flavor is toned down, but still spicy, with graham, caramel, and loads of pine.

Proliferous actually gets rather boozy as it warms, becoming off-putting, especially when had side-by-side with their other, more balanced beers.

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Photo of searsclone
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved everything about this. I'll give a proper review later, but for now this is perfect for me. I did a side by side against Pliny the elder, and I pick this. A tone of tropical fruit flavor form the hops, yet perfectly balanced. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, and completely hidden alcohol. A must try.

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Photo of kaiyote
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Brilliantly clear golden orange, with a head that stays (and laces like a belgian).
Smell: Bursting with citrus, this definitely advertises that its a DIPA.
Taste: Massive citrus. A decent malt background really highlights the hops in this brew. Little to no residual bitterness, just clean hop juiciness and a strong malt background.
Feel: Pleasantly carbonated, really serves to bring out the flavors.

Overall: I've still yet to find a Seventh Son that I don't like. I'm always the first to show when a new one shows up at my local shop. If their brewery weren't so damned inconvenient, I'd probably be a regular.

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Photo of juicebox
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Let's see here . . . I've walked passed this beer many of times at my local shop, which is rather odd for me because I have enjoyed just about everything I have tried from Seventh Son.
The beer comes packaged in a 16oz can with a nice colorful eye catching label.
Poured into Belgian style glass this beer has a clean golden appearance. Aromas of tropical and citrus fruits, honey along with a grassy, funky, oniony scent. The nose is quite nice. Nothing spectacular but pleasant and unoffensive nonetheless. Flavors are citrus and tropical upfront like mango, papaya, grapefruit and a splash of pineapple along with touch of peach and coconut . . . Definitely something funky in the finish too. Not an off putting finish but rather a slight piney bitterness that ever so slightly clashes with the tropical and citrus beginning. The best way I can describe the clash is like the 2002 Buckeyes starting so fast and strong. By the end of the season they snuck past that team up north and bitterly beat the U for the title. The feel is pretty good for this beer. I honestly expected it to become syrupy and boozy as it warmed but alas it stayed solid and hoisted the trophy at the finish. Overall, Seventh Son has a winner on its hands here. Proliferous is without a doubt an above average dipa for me. Maybe not the best in the state and maybe not even the best in Columbus but this is an ipa loverso dipa. Very pleased with this beer !

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GilGarp
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

10 oz pour on tap

A: Very light yellow gold body with excellent clarity. Not very much head but it was poured on tap and to the brim.

S: Huge amounts of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, almost no malts in the nose

T: Follows the nose quite closely very juicy huge fruity beer so much pineapple and mango.

M: Medium to lighter not as heavy as you would expect from a DIPA and clean finished crisp with no huge coating on lingering tastes.

O: Excellent beer, this is one you need to look for quite good easy to drnk and no alcohol very well done.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 4pck of Proliferous at the beer store just around the corner at the recommendation of another beer nerd searching for his latest find. It poured a clear copper with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is bitter citrus with touch of pine...quite nice. The taste is nicely balanced for an ipa...leans bitter citrus but has enough sweet malt to make it drinkable. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer and highly recommend.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a < 8 hour old growler into an IPA glass. It is a clear deep yellow to orange with a huge fluffy white head. The nose is mango, and generic citrus with a touch of sweet malt. The first taste yields tropical fruit, grapefruit and orange. Mosaic is the obvious main player here. There is a decent malt presence and the finish is pine focused. Overall, it's a good DIPA even with the Mosaic focus. Just not a fan of the hop, but taking that out of consideration, it is a good beer with good flavor complexities. Opened this growler after finishing some Bodhi, so separating the too was slightly difficult at first.

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Photo of Tukiluka
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT can
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a brilliant amber color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with two inches of beige head that leaves some spotty lacing.

The smell is dank with some grapefruit and pine. I get herbal and catty notes as well.

The taste starts out dank with citrus flavors. The finish is pine.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a mighty fine IPA. Sometimes it's nice to go back to the west coast style instead of having a tropical fruit smootie milkshake IPA.

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Photo of Edens15
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BierRunner
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So a year later I had it again, fresh, and I have updated my rating. The taste is a lovely citrus malt flavor with a bitter backbone. I suspect the beer I taseted in the review below was old.

I was soooo excited to find a (possible) New England style IPA outside of New England. Alas, I pours a bit clear (no juicy haze), it has a MARVELOUS nose, and then it's all bitterness. None of the juicy promise of the nose makes it to the taste. They are so close. The mouthfeel and carbonation is perfect. They just need some of those lovely scents to emerge in the taste.

PS - Awesome can art.

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Photo of kaitjs7
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gopens44
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks killer, frothy like a latte head and thick lacing on top a clear golden orange beer. Nose pops with mango, grapefruit and pepper while the taste is a rush of the same but mad crisp until a solid caramel backbone levels everything out. Finish is dry and a touch hot, but for the most part this is a fine and tasty beer!

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drunkenmess
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired from Swettenham_Shire so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, strong piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong piney hops bitterness quickly follows. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of jamesmheider
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Proliferous from Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 84 ratings