Surrealist | Green Bench Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
greenbenchbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Surrealism is an artistic movement that attempts to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter: dreamlike; hypnagogic; non sequitur; erroneous; solecistic; and inexact. Such are the qualities of Salvador Dali’s paintings that can be enjoyed at the beautiful Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg. We at Green Bench took note of Dali’s surrealistic art , delicately combining the tart, acidic, and puckering qualities of a sour ale with the tropical, bitter, and dry characteristics of an American IPA to create Surrealist IPA.

Added by PorterLambic on 03-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
19.6%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Shaw:
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4.11/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A sour IPA from St. Petersburg? Now I've seen everything.

Pours a lovely golden color from my growler.

Big, dank hop aroma is quite herbal. Very nice.

This is a sour beer, first and foremost. After the tartness washes over you you're hit with bitterness and big herbal hop flavors, with a hint of bread thrown in for the heck of it.

If you don't like sour beer, steer well clear of this one. Otherwise, it's a must try.

Green Bench is changing palates in St. Pete. Can Sarasota handle them when they start selling their beers here later this year?

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.96/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.33/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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4.8/5  rDev +36.4%

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4.96/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is, by far, my favorite beer.

Take everything you like about sours... then add in the hoppiness you love about IPAs... and you have this unique, tart, delicious beer. If I had to send someone to try just one beer in the entire Tampa area beer scene, it would be this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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2.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Surrealist from Green Bench Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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