A Night On Ponce IPA
Three Taverns Craft Brewery

A Night On Ponce IPAA Night On Ponce IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,350
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,886
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.14%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
91
From:
Three Taverns Craft Brewery
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
A Night On Ponce IPAA Night On Ponce IPA
Notes: Now Unfiltered, A Night On Ponce IPA grafts an American ale yeast onto the same malts and hops used in A Night In Brussels. The result is an entirely different beer, which announces its presence with lush notes of citrus fruit before tapering to a clean, dry finish. It’s an American IPA for lovers of American IPAs.
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kimcgolf from Georgia

3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a fan of this one, and I really like IPAs. Poured out of the can to a cloudy orange yellow, but head and lacing were basically non-existent. Inital noshr e was almost a little skunky and never did catch any hoppy citrus like I expect from most other IPAs. In fact, not much taste at all. Mouthfeel was okay with medium body, but aftertaste was dry and a little bitter. Will try again some time and re-rate if a better experience.

May 30, 2020
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IPADUDE2019 from Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smooth! I could drink this virtually every day of the week. Has a good but brief head when poured and the colour is beautiful. Being so smooth you would never think of tasting the 7.5% ABV .......but you feel it after two of these wonderful brews!

Jul 29, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. A bit malty/muddy aromas. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, toasted biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Feels like Classic C's/Amarillo hops. Very juicy and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; balanced bready Munich malt backbone, mild residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering. Well made and classic tasting style example.

Oct 20, 2018
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outdoor7or24 from Georgia

3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of Rob, poured into a pint glass.
A: pours a rich copper golden body, frothy plus one white finger foam head, stringy lacing, carbonation.
S: Aroma is the best part of this beer, wonderful tropical fruit notes, followed by some Citrus, light hints of malt, and caramel
M: medium body with a slight juicy finish on the tongue
T: hop bitterness up front, Piney, then some tropical fruits along with Citrus, such as tangerine, and towards the finish grapefruit peel, light malt that mellows out the hop bitterness in the finish
O: overall a good session IPA, aroma is very appealing in this beer, the taste is slightly less than the aroma, I would definitely drink more of this beer

Aug 13, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at Henry's in midtown hotlanta. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a nice ring lace. The scent is bland...some citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was bitter presents at the start then lemon citrus helps to balance. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

Jun 27, 2017
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acmurphy696 from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I don't know why it's taken me so long to finally have a beer named for a street that I travel on regularly, but better late than never. Ponce looks and smells great. It's also nicely balanced, which is not the least bit surprising considering how well-crafted Three Taverns beers have proven themselves to be.

Apr 12, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out amber colored and produces an inch or so of head; a few strands of lacing hang around

Smell: Caramel, apple and pine tones

Taste: Caramel and bread in the base, with hints of apple and pineapple; a modest, piney bitterness builds, after the swallow; it becomes fruity again, after the swallow, with some lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Somewhat interesting in the yeast profile but I doubt I would seek it out again

Feb 11, 2017
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rapayn01 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this in March during a conference trip to Atlanta. This was a good IPA, though not the first (or best) one I had that night. Thus, I'd have to have it again on a clean palate to provide more detail. Haven't seen these Atlanta beers in Kentucky.

Sep 05, 2016
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 9.99/ 6 pack. No obvious canning date but this has just hit shelves in the past couple weeks. Served in a Three Taverns snifter.

Pours a brilliant, clear amber with two and a quarter fingers of dense white head. The froth slowly recedes to a thin, persistent layer that stretches to a fluffy crown which in turn leaves large patches of lacing.

Bright aromas of citrus, grass and a hint of caramel. Enjoyable despite my non specificity.

Flavors of orange peel, fresh cut grass, faint mint, some subtle bread and an ever so slight nip of alcohol. At once assertive and balanced. Quite approachable.

Medium, vaguely oily body with vibrant carbonation. Oranges and grass mingle on the palate in the lingering, lightly bitter finish.

I'd written off A Night On Ponce a couple years back when it was first released because it just didn't do much for me. I recently read that they'd tweaked the recipe so decided to give it another try in its new canned format. I'm sure glad I did, as this is a much brighter, more balanced and all around tastier IPA than was initially released.

Aug 26, 2016
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diemilio from Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I had tried the previous version of this beer a while back and didn't think much of it. I got somewhat excited when I noticed that there was a new recipe that was "Now Unfiltered", as described in the BA website.

Got even more excited when I saw, two weeks ago, that it got ranked #19 in Pate Magazine's "247 of the Best American IPAs, Blind-Tasted and Ranked"
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/08/247-of-the-best-american-ipas-blind-tasted-and-ran.html?a=1

Then, when it got release in cans for the first time earlier this week, I knew it was time to give it a second chance.

First of, cans are not dated; however, I know this one can't be more than a few days old because it is a first release.

L - Pours clear medium-dark gold (looks filtered to me). About half a finger of off-white head.

S - Extremely citrusy (orange peel, lemon, lime), little bit floral, and some tropical notes too; mostly guava. Not too bad, but it has a some of that "cat pee" quality to it.

T - Upfront follows the nose, but very muted. Some bitterness on the back, but you end up with mostly a very acidic after taste. I'm not getting much of the malt character; mostly hop-driven.

M - Very thin; ok carbonation. This is probably where the beer disappoints the most.

O - It's not too bad, I would drink it again, but definitely not a Top 20 IPA as ranked by Paste Magazine. With so many great beers out there these days, I would even say it is not even in the top 100 IPAs.

Aug 19, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recieved this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear dark gold hue with a good two finger white head that faded to leave very sticky lacing and a super fat one finger blanket.

S - Aromas of lightly sweet malts, herbal hops, light tea notes, candied orange peel, some faint wet cardboard.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Lightly malty but not overly so, light grassy/herbal hops. Some tea going on with a little bit of candied citrus peel. Finish is very lightly bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the lower carbonation side, a bit thin. That lets the alcohol presence pop out a bit.

O - Overall this was a solid IPA. Very nice appearance, solid taste. Wish the mouthfeel was a bit better. Still, that considered this was a solid IPA.

Serving Type: Bottle

Aug 15, 2016
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Brewsed from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at BWW ATL Airport

Light in color
Decent hop aroma (despite my stuffy nose)
Hop foward with notes of dank and and fruit
Light body and firm bittering

I was pleased over all with this beer. Worth a try.

Jun 08, 2016
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BNLTandem from Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - clear, bit of an orange tinge, tiny bit of lacy head.

Smell - all fruit. Citrus pineapple. Pleasant though. Not overdone like some famous IPAS (pliny)

Taste - refreshing, citrus, served really freaking cold at ATL airport by TaShanda!

Feel - tad thin, but it's an IPA not a stout

Overall - a nice surprise. Great flavor, not at all overdone

Apr 18, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a very fresh 12 oz bottle: bottling date of 26 Jan. 2016.

As with the previous version of this IPA, I do not love the earthy/musty aroma of the hop mix but the flavor is enjoyable. Te flavor is less earthy, not musty, and bit fruity. About average bitterness and hop load for style.

Nice medium-light body with medium carbonation.

Feb 12, 2016
A Night On Ponce IPA from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 91 ratings