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Veridian IPA | Banded Horn Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Banded Horn 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
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
171
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
25.19%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
62
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 171
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Photo of daudelin2000
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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 JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of virinow
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle brought to me by a friend, poured into a pint glass. Comes out a slightly hazy straw gold color with a smallish head that leaves great lacing. Smell on this one is light but inviting, notes of citrus hops with some stone fruit. Taste is cracker malt initially, middle is some tropical fruit sweetness, finishes with a small resin hop note and that fades away fast. Really soft mouthfeel, slightly dry, light in the stomach. Really nice easy drinking IPA, could use a bit more hops but I like the balanced approach at times, too.

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Photo of Beersilio
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of towells
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mjstacker
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyDubs
3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beardsonbrews
1.75/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bottle was either infected or was one of the last bottles in the run. There was a thick stripe of yellow going up the side of the bottle and it was caked on the inside of the cap.

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Photo of ScottieD
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 7, 2015.

Light amber orange pour with a modest but long lasting cream colored head.

Floral and fruity notes greet the nose at first with a modest toasted biscuit maltiness behind it all.

Medium body.

The taste begins with a toasted bread malt flavor but the floral and slightly fruity hop notes come in and leave a slight impression at the end. A pretty standard hoppy IPA.

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Photo of TWStandley
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dental
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Portland, ME.

This pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a one inch head, and just a bit of lacing.

Smells like zesty grapefruit, a bit of toasty malt, lemon, pine, and grassiness.

This is a simple but still satisfying IPA. It's got a nice smack and bite on the finish, moderately bitter, with juicy grapefruit, lemon, and a little bit of orange up front. It's nothing that hasn't been done a million times before, but that doesn't mean it's bad.

This is medium bodied, very crisp in the mouthfeel, with a normal level of carbonation.

This review probably describes a million other IPAs out there, for sure. But I'd still recommend this one.

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Photo of Steve_Tkachuk
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Veridian IPA from Banded Horn Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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