Safe Word Chokeberry IPA
Weird Beard Brew Co.

Safe Word Chokeberry IPASafe Word Chokeberry IPA
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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
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3.78 | pDev: 6.08%
Weird Beard Brew Co.
England, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
Safe Word Chokeberry IPASafe Word Chokeberry IPA
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Reviews by Bpayne88:
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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darin2z
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2016, so it's a little out of date. Described as a Chokeberry IPA brewed with chokeberries and hopped with Mosaic. If I understand the label correctly, brewed as a collaboration with Brewdog Shepherds Bush. I have never had chokeberries so I don't know exactly what they will contribute....

A: Poured into a tulip glass. Bottle conditioned. A rich orange-amber hue with hazy sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Looks good.

S: Aroma of spicy hops and tart fruit, with hints of subdued citrus, peel, vague plumminess, faint raisins, grass/hay, earthy yeast and caramel malt. Possesses a distinct fruity note that is hard to place, but it meshes well with the hops.

T: Tastes of fruity, leafy hops and berries. Notes of mild citrus, peel, grass/hay, light spice, vague berry juice, earthy yeast, caramel malt and subtle stewed hops. An understated bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Mildly astringent, followed by an aftertaste of fruity hops, earthy yeast and leafy bitterness.

O: An interesting effort - the chokeberry pairs well with the hop character but isn't particularly forthright on its own. Looks good, with well judged aroma and flavour for an IPA. Solid mouthfeel. Perhaps inspired by Brewdog's 'My Name Is' brew series. Another inventive effort from Weird Beard.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Keg tap.

Golden orange color, 3 finger head

Aromas of stone fruits, juicy hop, and yes, I suppose choke berry.

Flavor is delicious and juicy. I can't say much more than that. I had a good bit of it and the character never changed as it warmed.

Feel is thick and resinous with apt carbonation and a nice woody finish.

I would have it again it's decent.

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Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rex_4539
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy amber color, one and a half finger white head, good lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, caramel, tropical fruits, hops.

T: Sweet, caramel, hops, malts. Slightly bitter on the back end.

F: Medium bodied.

O: Decent beer but nothing I will look for again.

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Safe Word Chokeberry IPA from Weird Beard Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 8 ratings