Crystal Persuasion | SoMe Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SoMe Brewing Company
Maine, United States
somebrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not an IPA. Not a regular Pale Ale. Its a DOUBLE at 8.2%. This beer focuses on the balance between the Hops AND Malt. This beer is a surprising crowd pleaser.

Added by Cavanaghty on 01-03-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
16.16%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by JAFoley:
Photo of JAFoley
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a deep cloudy and murky amber body with nice dense off-white head. Retention is really nice and lots of nice lacing.

S - Lots of citrus, orange and grapefruit. Also some spiciness.

T - Mild citrus hop upfront with some doughy malts. Flavors are surprisingly bland and disappear incredibly fast. No real lasting aftertaste.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat thin and in no way sticky.

O - The beer drinks very much like ok homebrew. I've never drank a beer with flavors that recede so quickly. And the flavors that are there lack character and punch. There's no off-flavors and the beer is definitely drinkable. It could just use some improvements. I want to like this more considering SoMe is local to me, but I don't dig it enough to justify a $7.50 price tag plus tax.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice solid beer from a fun brewery that I look forward to trying their beers. Very nice look of amber. Slight lacing. Not much head and what there was when I poured disappeared soon. Several tastes going on for me, most of it good but there is a "tad" of a sweet taste in there that I was just ok with. I'm most certainly could feel the "double" for the ABV. I should put a disclaimer in for all my reviews about smell. I am almost 70 and my smeller just ain't good so I rate almost every beer's smell at 4. Overall feel was almost silky. I would buy this again.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber with a thin white head and mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild citrus and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops.

Overall: Decent Imperial Pale, not the best I have had, but it is good and went down smooth.

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Photo of mjstacker
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer, pours a hazy orange, lots of lacing. Smells mostly of citrusy heaven with a bit of spice. Listed as that weird Imperial Pale Ale category that I wish they'd eliminate. it's a solid, go-to IPA. Crisp & bubbly, pretty great overall. This is a great flagship from a great new brewery.

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Photo of Reds76
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of garyloveman
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lisahope27
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of lou50rp
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of CSeavey64
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Fitzy01
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannymo24
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaSawyer
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patbrown2
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ScotNH
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millionsuns
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jpuetz
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncelauro
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Didier
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of huysmans
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TroyS62
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Crystal Persuasion from SoMe Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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