Torrential Downpour | Platform Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Platform Beer Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by chrismattlin on 12-07-2017

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL OZ can
Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours hazy with visible chunks of yeast suspended in the solution. It is topped with two inches of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is citrus fruit at first. Once it warms a little the strawberry comes through rather nicely along with the lactose.

The flavor is citrus and tropical fruit upfront. The strawberry and lactose comes through the middle with a mild citrus finish.

Medium mouthfeel

A friend recommended this beer to me. It is pretty darn tasty once it warms a little. It is growing on me with each sip.

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

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a milky, opaque deep gold/light amber coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smells mainly of tropical fruit: mango, passion fruit, guava, with a hint of strawberry and cat piss as well. Taste is quite hoppy up front, with sweet, juicy tropical fruit dominating: mango, passion fruit, guava. There's also a hint of strawberry and some light biscuity malt detectable. Finishes with a light bitterness and medium/strong hop burn in the aftertaste. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. The initial sweetness is balanced nicely by a light bitterness and quite a bit of hop burn, making this a bit of a rollercoaster, but in a good way. Mouthfeel is exceptional. I poured this carefully at first, resulting in what I first perceived to be your average NEIPA. However, the final pour was quite thick and milky (no particulates), totally transforming the beer and lending it that thick, creamy mouthfeel. I would actually recommend shaking this lightly before pouring.

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Photo of aasher
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light amber color, aroma is different, I get the hops, slight pine, but a hint of fruit, strwberry. Taste is unique for an IPA. Alittle bitter from the fruit, but tasty. I like this beer.

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Photo of McMack2501
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

We just had one a half hour ago. A torrential downpour. And now it's stopped but cloudy. Time for an interesting AIPA.

The can almost should say "shake well before serving," but that would be a disaster. Just pour it straight down. A pile of solids come out of the can after the ale. Globules of crap - big ones - are floating up and down. It's an awesome sight.

The aroma is strong ale with lots of fruit on top. Nice. Those globules just keep bobbing.

The taste is a fruity overtone on a not-too-hoppy AIPA. It's good that they did not try to cram a ton of hops in there since you have all that fruit taste. Instead they made it balanced. It's nicely balanced in the alcohol profile too - just the right amount for the character of the strawberry IPA and that makes it very drinkable. Those globules just keep globbing.

Highly recommended. I think this one-of is a triumph. I am definitely liking recent Platform products.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

"Milkshake IPA" from Platform - can lists 2 Row, Pale Ale, Vienna, and Carared malts, El Dorado, Citra, and Comet hops, Voss Kviek yeast, flaked oats, lactose and strawberry puree... 5/10/18 canning...

Medium-gold and opaque under a frothy white head a coupla fingers high - back end of pour dumped some white chunky material into the glass which could be seen floating around and eventually settling to the bottom...

Lots of fruits on the nose - tropical and orchard-types predominantly, like pineapple, peach, and mango, with brighter notes that were clearly strawberry... On the sip more of the same, with sweetness eclipsing bitterness... The little bitter bite came on the finish, just a little tug on the tongue - nothing more.... Some citrusy tingles suggested oranges and lemon... Moderate carbonation, soft and smooth... A nice beer, very fruity, maybe too much particulate matter for some - though it didn't make the final sips taste any different than the first, but maybe not something you want to see... lol

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

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

Photo of unclejazz
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful flavor,but prickly mouthfeel. Looks a mess but I can take a glass with some hop grime in the last bit I don't drink. Cheers.

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Photo of dlin0sbb
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpolewan
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is part of their "Small Batch IPA Series". Canned on 5/3/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a cloudy and murky burnt yellowish orange along with some sediment; small eggshell white head that fades leaving solid retention and nice lacing. The aromas are tropical fruit forward. Malts are there. The flavors follow the nose. The flavors are on the sweeter side, but nothing crazy, cloying or over the top. Lots of fruit juice. Hints of pineapple, mango, peach and apricot. Some orange in the mix. Solid malt backbone. Finishes very juicy with a low bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice IPA. They're calling it a "Milkshake IPA". It's basically a "New England IPA". It has nice hop aromas and flavors. It's very enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done. I really like it.

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

Photo of gobuccos
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Torrential Downpour from Platform Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 20 ratings