Speed Merchant White IPA
Platform Beer Co.

Speed Merchant White IPASpeed Merchant White IPA
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Platform Beer Co.
Ohio, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,637
Ranked #13,399
3.95 | pDev: 9.11%
May 07, 2022
Nov 24, 2014
Very Good
Speed Merchant White IPASpeed Merchant White IPA
Notes: White IPA with fruity, tropical dry hops. White wheat gives a very pale color.
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3.53 by GRhoads from Ohio on Feb 01, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Slightly darker than a wheat ale.

S: Oily like a new england style IPA. Pungent and piney.

T: Mango and papaya on the hops. Flaked oats in addition to barley and wheat on the malts.

F: The dry hop action helps gives it a juicy resinous texture.

O: It's acceptable but nothing spectacular.

Sep 18, 2020
4.15 by Danzifer from Ohio on Aug 04, 2020
3.75 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Jul 30, 2020
3.77 by emerge077 from Illinois on Feb 01, 2020
4.11 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Oct 13, 2019
4 by stortore from Illinois on Jul 16, 2019
3.94 by sherrymj from Ohio on Jul 05, 2019
3.95 by JohnDon from Texas on Jun 17, 2019
4 by Katedraper84 from Ohio on Jun 08, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - Fantastic looking hazy slightly dark copper color with a big last white head
Smell - Lots of citrus and some tropical scents and a little pine
taste - a lot like the scent but more on the citrus side and slight pine and tropical fruit
Feel - medium body with a lot of carbonation, I'd back off on the carbonation slightly but still good
Overall - Really tasty beer

Feb 27, 2019
4 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

Just enough grain to give it a slight body. I was surprised that an ale with 5 different hop varieties had a clean taste. Usually those many types results in a muddled taste. No bitterness (if you don't like bitter ales).

Jan 17, 2019
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 16, 2018
3.81 by classixIII from Pennsylvania on Nov 21, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got this off the single shelf at a Kroger just down the road from south metro ice in Dayton,OH. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had tropical fruit allure. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with malt forward base and citrus hop finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Sep 15, 2018
3.69 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2018
3.86 by smithj4 from New York on Aug 31, 2018
3.5 by oline73 from Maryland on Aug 28, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate golden honey + burnt orange + medium yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/mango, spicy, and pine hops over the top of wheat + cracker + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat + cracker + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/mango, spicy, and pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly soft.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and that slightly soft mouthfeel. Enjoyable with a nice combination of spicy + citrus + tropical + pine hops in the aroma and flavor. Could easily have a couple of these.

Aug 20, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is clear yellow in color with slight hues of amber and a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of spices and hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of grapefruit citrus along with hints of pine in the finish, the latter of which gets a bit stronger as the beer warms up. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is easy to drink and has a nice balance between citrusy and spiciness/pine in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: can

Aug 04, 2018
4.41 by CabbageA19 from Pennsylvania on Jul 26, 2018
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

Bought in Ohio at a Trader Joe’s.
I love how all the grains and hops are listed on the side of the can.
Look is a nice bright yellow.
Smell is floral with the hops also present.
Taste is a bit bitter, but not too bad.
Feel is nice, a bit biting but refreshing.
Overall it’s not too shabby.

Jul 23, 2018
3.27 by ProNR from Florida on Jul 15, 2018
3.24 by brother_rebus from Maine on Jun 18, 2018
4 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 22, 2018
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3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

White IPA brewed with Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Comet, and Citra hops (kudos for putting the grains and hops on the can). Poured from a can into a Fibonacci tulip. The pour is slightly hazy and dark gold in color with a well-formed 2 fingers of fine white foam on top. Good retention. Some pine and cedar on the nose along with a little grapefruit and some fresh bread.

Medium body with an oily feel. The beer is quite sweet up front with flavors of fresh toast, honey, and marmalade. Some hops kick in at mid-palate, but not enough to matter or give that wonderful citrus-fruit character that we love about American IPAs. Finishes with notes of toffee, lemon, honey, and hemp. Definitely not worth seeking out.

May 19, 2018
3.83 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Apr 28, 2018
4.16 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Mar 11, 2018
3.77 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Mar 11, 2018
4.08 by JasonLWest from Georgia on Feb 25, 2018
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Feb 22, 2018
4 by paulish from New York on Feb 22, 2018
4.65 by Cascade24 from Iowa on Feb 19, 2018
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 31, 2018
3.71 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jan 28, 2018
3.87 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Dec 09, 2017
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3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, pine, some herbal notes. Taste is minty, pine, a bit herbal, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Nov 28, 2017
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