Veridian
Banded Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,357
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,482
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.21%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
259
From:
Banded Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  94
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: IPA
Soft, smooth mouthfeel that is vibrant with hops. Hazy and heavenly. Notes of orange creamsicle, candied Meyer lemon, fresh papaya + mango. Citra, Azacca & Chinook hops.
Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 259 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Hopyard57:
Photo of Hopyard57
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of daudelin2000
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I think this is a slightly underrated beer. Pours a golden yellow color, nice white head, with some haze. Aroma is some citrus with lots of grassiness. There's also a familiar dankness to the smell as well which I like in my IPA's. I'm not getting much malt aroma. Taste is also very grassy and dank with a touch of citrus. Only a mild bitterness on the finish. Just enough malt sweetness for balance. Mouthfeel is a little light for my liking, but it doesn't take away from my enjoyment. I'm liking this beer way more than I expected. Very drinkable and could envision drinking lots of these on a hot day.

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Photo of lou50rp
4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good golden color with a white head.
Crisp, clear smell of citrus
Great citrus taste with following of hop bitterness, but not over powering. Very good balance
Mouthfeel is smooth, not heavy
Overall, an outstanding addition to the ranks of American IPAs.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A guy with a beard from Banded Horn was nice to me at a beer fest so I started drinking his beer. Good stuff.

Usually I get this on tap, first time I've seen bottles. Cloudy gold with some foam. Good retention. Smells great: pine pitch, grapefruit and sweet sugary Twinkie aroma. A "balanced" IPA without being a derogatory term. Flavor is a mix of tropical and citrus hops with piney edges. Sugary cracker malt. Dry, resin saturated finish.

One of my favorite IPAs right now.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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 xtonytx
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CTHomer
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy; pale gold in color; 1+ finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: pineapple, grapefruit, and mango;

T: all mango with a nice malt backbone; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but too much mango flavor for my taste;

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit nose and matching citrus followthrough, had this on tap close to the source at Springvale Publick House. This is the type of IPA that really works for me. Well balanced and smooth.

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Photo of RyMaine
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bestinyourgirl
1.53/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

An IPA I could actually stand, It wasn't that bitter, tasted like grass and orange juice combined, but with a watery consistency which makes for an overrall terrible beer.

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Photo of craftbeergraham91
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mageek52
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasty and hoppy right through the finish.

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Photo of jpaskali
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alittle1101
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinprintz
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeyDubs
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beersilio
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skellbop
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drude0
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hos
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluecrow
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-opaque pale orange can pour with a 2 cm cap o’ fluff. The aroma is of clementines and mango, but light. The flavor is very tangy and tropical with moderate bitterness. Flavor persists in the finish.

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Veridian from Banded Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 259 ratings