Veridian IPA | Banded Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
Very Good
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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:
#11,422
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
221
pDev:
9.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
87
Trade:
0
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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

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

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

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

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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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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Photo of williahd
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
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4.19/5  rDev +8%
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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Veridian IPA from Banded Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 221 ratings