Fractal | Penrose Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
75 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Penrose Brewing
Illinois, United States
penrosebrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With notes of mango and fresh pine on the nose, this damn fine Belgian IPA is loaded with citrusy hop bitterness up front, and finishes with a dank, resinous flavor.

65 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,044
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
75
pDev:
7.65%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 4
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MartyIU13
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mush
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WiggyKGB
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmheinz57
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CreedeSon
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of popcornlips
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ffshore545
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NappyB
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ARoman
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a fresh and juicy mango with a floral and pine note. It smells fresh, clean, and bright with a hint of cough syrup late. It pours a brilliant orange amber hue with a dense, white soapy foam head that has good retention and lace. The beer is a medium bitter up front with a medium sweet towards the end. The texture is oily and smooth with a fuzzy carbonation and a surprisingly medium full body. Notes of cough syrup, toffee. bread, and citrus hit the palate with a finish that's crisp and clean with notes of pine and spice. The aftertaste is dry with a pizza crust flavor, strong, bitter pine and a clean wood.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuellGophar
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nurt20
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsrose16
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery; served in a snifter
A - amber body capped with an off-white head that holds excellent retention
S - fruity with grapefruit and orange zest, spicy Belgian yeast, bread, caramel
T - juicy and zesty with orange and grapefruit, plenty of pine, caramel, fruity & spicy Belgian yeast
M - medium body, resinous with pine and citrus lingering on the semi-dry finish
O - nice & delicious Belgian IPA. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of robgutie
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JsBeers
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ethanmc12
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The smell really threw this beer off for me

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Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Fractal from Penrose Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 75 ratings