Lexical Gap | Pollyanna Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pollyanna Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pollyannabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PollyannaBrian on 12-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,414
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
118
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
27
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by dedbeer:
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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of Prager62
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A can dated 12/4/2015 given to me by a friend. Pouring this tall boy into my 13oz. tulip.

Look- Pours a brilliant transparent orange/gold with a generous two fingers of frothy white foam. Just a beautiful beer to look at.

Smell- Passion fruit up front, followed by grapefruit and some guava. There are floral esters hidden in the back.

Taste- A tropical cornucopia of passionfruit, grapefruit, guava, with a hint of pine in the finish. There's a nice amount of malt to offset the tropical and dank nature of this beer.

Feel- Resiny with a bitter bite and slick finish.

Overall- This is one tropical and dank tasting IPA. A month old and it tastes like it just came off the line! I love it and I'm thrown by the relatively low score. I could easily make this a regular in my fridge if I had access to it. Better yet, a keg for my kegerator!

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Photo of RyBrew54
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 16oz can into tulip glass. Pours a light amber with big pillowy white head. Nose is an awesome bouquet of hops blended nicely with hints of floral pine, citrus, and mild earthy tones. Fantastic nose that screams west coast IPA. Taste is clean yet flavorful, having mixed hop profiles of citus zest, pine, mild spiciness, with very light bitter residual. Outstanding balance from start to finish. Clean is the best way to describe this brew. Body is smooth and surprisingly crisp for an IPA. Nice lacing throughout. Finally, an midwest IPA that is focused on being true to style rather than over the top, palate crushing, crazy. So many IPAs and pale ales these days are so front loaded with little balance that this was a breath of fresh air. An outstanding west coast IPA from a small midwest brewery that continues to impress.

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Lexical Gap is a decent offering fro Pollyanna. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent has orange peel. The taste has a weird finish...much like many Michigan made beers...but beside that it tastes good. Unripe orange concentrate bitterness. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft pour into a mug shows a cloudy but bright, orange-ish copper body and floats a persistent 1/8in head of soapy bubbles leaving erratic lacing.

Aroma is fruit and bitter hops.

Flavor matches with touches of pineapple, pine resin, citrus rind, and cracker malt.

Mouthfeel is a sticky medium leaning full, but a clean finish.

Overall a local west coast classic.

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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyIU13
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris7482
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaycase
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beeriscool
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz. can, no canned on date that I can see. My second beer from Pollyanna Brewing Company, acquired the 4 pack from my local beer store.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Juicy orange pour, cloudy. Two fingers of soft frothy off-white head.

S - Solid pairing of fruity hops and caramel malts. Notes of mango, papaya, peach. Bready malts.

T - Taste follows the nose: juicy, fruity, bready. Lots of caramel / toffee, tea leaves.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Medium-light with good carbonation. Very easy-drinking for the moderate abv.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toolbrew
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an undated 16oz can into a tulip. Pours a clear copper color with minimal head retention and slight lacing. Has a sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is definitely "C" hop forward with lingering bitterness. Solid local IPA - would revisit.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metroman68
4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MaxOhle
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Lexical Gap from Pollyanna Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 118 ratings