Persephone Brewing

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IPA - American
Ranked #2,769
Ranked #19,931
3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Persephone Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
Very Good
Notes: A classic Northwest IPA with big citrus and grapefruit flavours with hints of mango and passionfruit on the nose. Medium bodied, with a light biscuity malt character.

60 IBU
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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altstadt from Canada (BC)

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark amber color. Poured a short head that dropped back to a thin skiff in half a minute. Too cloudy to be able to see the carbonation level. Left many small spots of lacing.

Smells of a light barnyard with some dry straw. Medium level of hops, both vegetal and floral. The hops start lighter and become more pronounced as it warms in the glass. Light malt in the base. Swirling the glass kicks up more of the barnyard and straw.

Tastes of black tea with medium bitters. Light malt shows up after a few seconds. Very light yeast funk. The aftertaste is mostly medium-strong bitters with tea.

Very slow to foam up; not much carbonation. Medium body, slightly oily feel. Light astringency during the aftertaste.

Lighter level of bitters than I expected for an IPA. This is a nice change from the hop-heavy fad. Had a nice tea flavor. I couldn't taste any of the fruit flavors mentioned, but I think this would make a really nice radler using a citrus (lemon, lime, or grapefruit) seltzer.

Oct 16, 2020
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Persephone Brewing 'IPA' @ 6.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a amber in the glass with a small white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-more malt than hops
T-malty with a dry bitter finish
MF-mild carbonation , big medium body
Ov-just an ok beer & PNW IPA
prost LampertLand

Jul 30, 2016
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Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650ml bottle.
A: Pours a hazey copper amber with a nice off white head and good sticky lacing.
S: Nice nose ,pine forest and hops,earthy.\
T: The hops stand out well nice bitter taste,not a citrus style IPA .
F: Dry mouthy feel medium carbonation great bitter finish.
O: A real nice drinkable IPA i would call it West Coast British style its not the typical California citrus.
Its one i will have in my fridge.

Mar 05, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, part of the next round of this West Coast brewery's offerings to glide their way into Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, very loosely foamy and mostly just bubbly ecru head, which leaves a bit of spectral and wafting smoke lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of musty pine needles (like a real Christmas tree in January), semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, more than a twinge of dead yeast, well overripe orange and lemon citrus, and further leafy, weedy, and herbal hop bitters. The taste is grainy and slightly doughy caramel malt, decaying forest floor greenery, edgy, and bordering on phenolic yeast, that citrus fruit that you forgot about in the bottom crisper drawer of the fridge, and more generic leafy, earthy, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are quite pervasive in their cheeky, but generally tame frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and sort of smooth, that living dead hoppiness still capable of spreading its downer effect here. It finishes off-dry, a sturdy bready caramel malt watching the varied bittering agents stumble towards the exit like the old sots that they are.

Despite what I've just written above, Persephone's IPA doesn't really come off all that bad, if you just don't look at it too closely, I suppose. Once I stopped caring about the metrics, sat back, and took another gulp - all was fine. So, yeah, this is the Big Bang Theory of the style, no apologies expected or forthcoming.

Feb 15, 2016
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DaveBar from Canada (ON)

4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got on trade during CANBIF thx westcoast! 650ml bottle served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for a minute before film out. Very dark gold colour and unfiltered

S- Lots of hops here. Heavy malt. Very slight rotten scent to it.

T- Nice malt character. This is a low alcohol DIPA all the way. Not too sweet which is nice out a heavy IPA. The ending is tart and not coating as you find in DIPA's. Lots of hops but not overpowering.

M- Dry and tart. Very enjoyable.

O- Very good brew. It is refreshing to see a DIPA without that heavy sweetness and syrup nature. Will buy if I ever see it around.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with...... Braised pork belly rubbed down with a nice brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper and a touch of all seasoning. Low and slow at 250deg F for 8hrs.


Nov 21, 2015
IPA from Persephone Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 18 ratings