Veridian IPA | Banded Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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235 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Banded Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bandedhorn.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A balanced American IPA. Smooth, light maltiness, with a touch of honey and granola. Hops are vibrant and bracing, yet light on the palate. Lemon peel, tropical fruit, and spruce dominate the bouquet.

Added by Todd on 02-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,090
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
235
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Photo of Jwale73
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in a nonic. Pours a golden orange with a slight haze to the clarity and a loose, one eighth of an inch, bright white head. Nose expresses note of mango, citrus and soft malts. Taste follows nose with a light, earthy/herbal bitterness. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, decent and drinkable at a fair price point.

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Photo of Naughead
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justinprintz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnrider
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can, 9 Days Fresh

A: Pours a milky, peach colored yellow. Cloudy. One finger of off white head. Retention is minimal with some silky/wet lacing. looks great.

S: Pine. Citrus. Strong aromas. Lemon. Grapefruit. Spices. The smell fades slightly as the beer warms.

T/M: Pine and citrus are strong. Hops are plentiful. Grapefruit, lemon and peach? Dankish. Bitter. Spicy. Citrus dominates. Has a resinous bitter aftertaste. Crisp and dry feel. Malt is minimal. Sadly the flavors fade quickly and the beer becomes a little bland.

O: Interesting IPA. Sharp/strong hop profile. Flavors don’t last long. Great price...worth a try.

Cheers!!

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Photo of jaxon53
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hos
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DefenCorps
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from Gold's in Middletown.

A mildly hazy orange with a white head with decent retention and lacing this looks ok. The nose is a grassy, hoppy mess with weed smoke, skunk, moderate fruit and some honey. interestingly, the gritty hop flavor is more like super dank weed. The palate opens with plenty of weed and some orange peel. Earthy, dank, mildly bitter with some orange and grapefruit present. The malt character is mildly sweet, mildly honey like and mildly grainy. Drying on the finish with a grassy and dank hop character, this beer has a surprisingly low level of hop oils. Slightly overcarbonated, exaggerating the thin palate with a carbonic bite, this beer is uninspiring.

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Photo of ChrisTremblay
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Seymour in Greenfield, MA. The beer was dark orange with a pretty massive head. Aromas had some piney hops but I more sensed a malty tone to the aromas. A little bitter with its aftertaste; mostly got a mix of dark fruits and hops. Decent body. Overall, good appearance and aromas.

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Photo of benjaminsa
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip shaped pint glass: color is hazy gold, head is off white with fine bubbles and presents 1/2 inch thick off the initial pour; after settling for a time the head remains a solid thin top with some spotty lacing.

Smell is piney, earthy, subtle grapefruit rind, hints of malt.

Taste is similar with earthy piney hops in the forward flavor, not quite resinous with a more earthy like middle flavor, with some grapefruit and lemon following; malt is notable but not emphatic but enough to back stop the hopping profile.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated but a dry, bitter lingering finish on the tongue. it works well with the earthy, pine chinook and simcoe hops.

Overall a very good ipa with a more traditional hop profile with light malt, good piney hops and light citrus notes.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can traded from tasterschoice62.

Very bright sunny yellow color (semi-hazy) with a tall head of 3 fingers. Really fluffy, lots of lace left behind. Quite nice.

Aroma is of tin and grapefruit peel; metallic dirt and faint orange peel.

Very clean flavor profile, with lots of Chinook and Simcoe action - slightly ashy, kinda dirty, piney, green...with faint tropical fruits propping it up a little bit giving it some brightness and clarity (grapefruit, orange, papaya). It was really refreshing at first but the more I drink it the more I feel like I'm smoking cigarettes.

Feel is crisp and creamy, nothing wrong here. Nice carbonation level. Slight drying resins.

Overall, not a beer I'd particularly return to. The hop bill fits a Black IPA nearly perfectly. The ashy, roasty, piney dirt goes good with black malts. In a way I feel like I'm drinking a white stout. It's okay though, and I can't judge it on a price point so I'd just say pass along if you see it.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can

A yellow-golden color, semi hazy with a fine, white foamy cap that lays low pretty quick but still had decent coverage.

A nice aromatic mix of tart lemmon zest, lightly sweet honey scented malt, pine and subtle earthy notes.

A crispy, crunchy and very healthy mouthfeel, crisp and earthy dry that becomes pretty smooth in the finish. The flavor seems to be dominated by crisp, earthy tones from both the light English crystal malt and earth based hops. Crispy wheat, herbs, earthy-bitter kick from the hops, dry effect....pine and tangy fruits in the finish.

Overall, there is alot to like about this earthy, crispy light IPA. Not exactly big complexity, but easy and fun. Excellent summertime, hot weather style drinking.

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Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yourmom123
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MAbrew88
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zryan92
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docscape
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light in color. Slightly cloudy. Not much smell. Very mild flavor. 16oz draft. The Fix Burger Bar. Worcester, ma.

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Photo of jpaskali
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MilaMila
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ocalafox
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Full bodied but easy drinking. I really get the spruce not so much the tropical fruit taste. Good, full hop flavor, great color, a healthy haze and quite full to the nose.

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Veridian IPA from Banded Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 235 ratings