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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,577
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,257
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 10.23%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
117
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Bottle Logic Brewing
 
California, United States
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured aggressively into a teku. Wow, smells super dank. 3 fingers of head, decent lacing. Very clear golden amber color.
Smell is tropical citrus and piney hops. This beer tastes fantastic. Very well balanced. Strong up front bitterness combines well with the citrus. Great mouth feel, tons of carbonation which I like.

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Photo of lucius10
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, tropical hoppy and slightly piney-dank nose on this one...not particularly prominent, though. Taste follows with a bit of piney, bitter hop burn. It has decent depth and feel on the finish for a single. It could be the age of the can, but the trop-hoppy sweetness that is there on the nose was lost on the taste and swallow allowing the hoppy bitterness to be a bit too pronounced.

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lucius10 from California, Dec 13, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orangish amber with fine, soft head that leaves lots of lacing.

Smell is piney with notes of resin, grapefruit, apricot and a hint of caramel.

Taste is crisp and piney with notes of grapefruit, malt, caramel and apricot with a slightly mineral finish. Powerful bitterness but very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly overcarbonated.

Overall, a very nice, balanced west coast IPA.

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JamFuel from Sweden, Oct 13, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours subtle amber with slight haze and white froth. Deep pine and grapefruit citrus notes give this ipa a well balanced juicy hoppy bite with breadline backbone.

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NeilSilber1 from California, Jul 21, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed bronze with a thumb of rocky cream colored head. Pretty good lacing & average head retention

S: Catty, not much else

T: Very catty, also rich breadyness & dryness up front. Cakeyness, some fairly stong cattyness/dankness & dryness as this warms, plus just a little caramel & pine. Finishes piney, catty, a little bready & with just a little grapefruit

MF: Light/medium, restrained carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinkable enough, could've used a bit more body, but solid enough, some West Coast Hoppyness for ya here

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russpowell from Arkansas, Mar 23, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this bottle for a while now, so I am curious to see how it's held up. I haven't been the biggest fan of other BL ipa's, but still excited to try this one.
L: Pours a honey gold in color. Clear looking but not perfectly transparent. Even from a simple pour a whopping 3 fingers of head formed. The head is dense, consisting of tightly packed bubble and displayed nice retention. As it settles, soapy lacing clings to the wall of the glass. Look-wise I am enticed.
S: Tons of citrus on the nose. Malt backbone is pronounced as well. Slight herbal with a touch of pine.
T: Citrus on the start of the flavor, then is transcends to a sweeter malt flavor, with a grassy/lemony hoppy finish. After taste is lingering malt/crackery sweetness with citrus and mild piney flavor. Slight acidic astringency to the flavor profile that I can't quite put a finger on, but it is in no way ruining the beer.
F: Light to medium in body and weight. Carbonation is moderate for the style. It is refreshing but doesn't have a crisp finish as in the case with some WCIPAs.
O: I think it is an enjoyable offering. I appreciate the fact that it is 6.5%. This is probably my favorite of the BL IPAs that I've tried or at least come to mind. I am glad to have tried. Cheers!

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TheBrewsky from California, Jan 09, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very delicious, light, crisp, fruit-forward IPA that surprised me by how underrated it was. Nice clean golden color with a little lingering white head and spotty lacing. Smells of nice fruity and piney hops, a little caramel and herbal hops as well. Tastes of lots of citrus zest hops - grapefruit, mango, pineapple, orange, lemon, tangerine - as well as some weaker herbal and piney hops, malt, caramel and biscuit. Very clean, crisp, slightly dry mouthfeel with good carbonation. I was really impressed by how clean and refreshing the aftertaste was, with minimal lingering bitterness. Will try more from this brewery - really a great sessionable IPA!

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Dec 29, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I find this beer to be pretty good. Pretty much a straight up West Coast IPA like a Kelly Kepowski holding a pompon. Smooth, hoppy, and bitter like my baby mama grandma because I still won’t propose.

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RaulMondesi from California, Nov 17, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, hazy golden color with a soapy tan head. Nice, dank citrus on the nose, with tangerines most prominent. There’s also a noticeable malt component

The tangerines are also upfront on the taste, and the malt is also notable. Just a really nice, old school West Coast IPA.

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ovaltine from Indiana, Aug 31, 2018
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3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Pours a light brown lightly hazy body with a white head. Doesn't look too much like the typical IPA but lets see.

Aromas are malty and sweet with some muted old stale hops in there, floral and a little soapy. Taste is piney, a little resinous, old hops, lightly bitter but a bit watered down sitting on a simple malt backbone, lightly sweet. Not much going on here. Mouthfeel is watery and medium carbonation.

This beer was a bit of a let down, especially since I got 6 bombers to qualify for a bottle of Jam the Radar. It tasted like a mediocre homebrew. Bottle logic kills it with stouts but not quite this one.

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gcamparone from Rhode Island, Mar 21, 2018
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3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber/gold. Aromas of dark stonefruit, berry, sweet malt. Alot follows in flavor with the malt body a little more prominent. Mouthfeel is clean and not overly dry. Drinkable, forgetable.

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NorCalKid from California, Mar 19, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I loved this fruity and slightly floral IPA, but it might not be for hop heads.

Look: semi-clear amber with a thin white head

Aroma: tropical fruit, especially tangerine, floral and some pine resin

Taste: It is a very fruity IPA, sweet malts, lots of tangerine, a bit floral, grapefruit, pineapple, some lingering pine resin, not too bitter.

Body: light to medium body.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lightly chill-hazed amber is topped with a thick, off-white foam that settles like a root beer float in the center and also leaves a fuzzy collar.

The smell as it pours is surprisingly fruity of kiwi and lime. Getting in close, there is also woody pine, dank orange zest and candy.

Taste is also surprisingly fruity of kiwi and lime at first, but is also a little astringent. As I settle in with this bomber, flavors become more rooted in orange zest and rind, light pine, lemon candy and biscuit malt, leaning bitter, with a crisp, medium froth and a semi-dry to dry finish.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Oct 25, 2017
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2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I couldn't really drink this one. Very malty and the hops were stale, bitter and did not provide any pleasurable flavors. Maybe my bottle was old? Oh well. I had to buy it to be eligible to purchase my FO bottle. Woohoo!

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Chcshammonde from California, Sep 27, 2017
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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, undated but known to be fresh, poured into a Bottle Logic Stasis Project snifter glass. Enjoyed on 4.9.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice copper orange color, light chill chaze with a foamy white head, good retention and soapy lace. The aroma is nice, plenty of piney hops, sappy and resinous, citrus peel, tropical fruits and sweeter, heavier malt. The flavors offer a similar experience, lots of earthy resinous piney hop flavor, spicy hop oil, tangy grapefruit peel with some softer orange juice and tropical fruit juice flavors, a bit of grassy hop lingers with the stickier, caramel malt flavor. The mouthfeel is good, coating, thicker medium body that's got some nice life to it and a very dry and bitter finish.

Verdict: A nice IPA from Bottle Logic, classic west coast flavor profile, perhaps a bit too malty though. The hop flavors are nicely balanced, well developed but just suffer a bit from the heavier malt bill that overwhelms a bit.

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kevanb from Illinois, Sep 03, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper to orange color, slightly hazy with a huge tan foam head. Nose is of bright citrus and light pine bark. Taste is citrus forward, grapefruit peel and orange and lemon zest. A nice malty base breaks up the hoppyness a bite. Getting some pine gum In there as well on the back end. Medium body with a light creaminess that fades to a crisp and dry finish. This is a classic IPA, pre haze and juice. I dig it.

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MFMB from Idaho, Sep 03, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an 8oz snifter. Infinity Version.

Look: Pours a really nice golden orange. Good lace retention, quarter inch of sticky foam.
Smell: Really nice notes of tropical fruit with an underlying hop profile. Really prominent tangerine notes with a slight floral quality.
Taste: Again, really tropical and fresh tasting. Those sweet citrus notes, but also noticeable pineapple and even subtle guava notes. Really great balance with the hops in the finish.
Feel: Crisp, even carbonation. Nice light body. Not too much residue.

A really great tropical West coast IPA. A subtle hop balance with bold pineapple and tangerine make this super crisp and refreshing.

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WickedBeer from Alabama, Jul 27, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another uber fresh bottle. All the hop fix you want from a double packed into a single. One of the best new west coast single IPAs I've had this year. Potent fresh hops. All tangerines, orange creamsycle and apricots. Balanced well with the pine and Resinious dry finish. Very well executed IPA. Recommended.

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RBassSFHOPit2ME from California, Jul 24, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Bright, translucent golden orange with a very nice 2 finger white head. Solid retention and spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is pungent, fresh, musty, dank with some notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and a bit of sweet malt. It is rather aromatic, with the hops and malts colliding. Tropical and citrus fruits that are aggressive and also bitter. There is some sweetness to go along with the bitterness on the finish of this one. Medium feel with fantastic carbonation that give it a wonderful body. It seems to finish a bit dry. I really enjoyed this IPA and it reminds of something that Toppling Goliath would brew.

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Ri0 from Wisconsin, Apr 03, 2016
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4.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wasn't sure what to expect from this offering, but Noble was on with their "I Love It" so I was interested. With a combo of Mosaic; Simcoe and El Dorado hops, chances were in my favor. Smelled the bottle cap and got Stonefruit fragrance. Poured into a Stein and saw a light golden semi-cloudy hue without much lacing. Now the taste, "Wow" Fruity Stonefruit sweetness with an almost perfect complimentary bittering. Also getting dankness, which I'm always on the lookout for. The lingering was soooo good. Getting more tomorrow for sure.

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rblib from California, Dec 13, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, CA.

Described as being brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe hops.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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UCLABrewN84 from California, May 15, 2014
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 117 ratings