Astral Projection
Holy Mountain Brewing Company

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From:
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #198
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #984
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 5.67%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 11, 2021
Added:
Jan 17, 2015
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  2
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.13 by pyoung9348 from Texas

Aug 11, 2021
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Rated by withoutsorrow from Washington

5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Solid hazy brew from HM. Top Notch Haze orange juice.
Jan 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.52 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Dec 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.84 by dmk82 from California

Mar 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by NWer from Washington

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by Noles9585 from Washington

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.59 by EdwardAbbey from Washington

Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very cloudy milky dark straw color that has a solid texture. Aroma is a strong hoppy. Taste is a strong hoppy with a great grapefruit aftertaste. Very different.
Dec 08, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Showing that they are much more than oak aged and wild yeast, the Holy Mountain group shows their prowess at bitter beer. Siding with the New England type IPA from across the country, their fruit filled imperial IPA also has a bite.

Astral Project pours a nearly turbid, heavily hazed golden amber color that builds a frothy, cottony head. Juicy with the strong perfume of citrus, tropical and herbal character, the beer teases the nose with sherbet-like fruity scents but with grassy threads in complement. Sweet and succulent as the malts hit the front of the tongue, but the caramel, honey and candied taste is short lived as the hops quickly win out.

Malt sweetness dissolves rapidly on the tongue to leave a plethora of hop flavors to bounce from the middle palate. Tangerine, pineapple, red grapefruit, passionfruit and lemon all leave a tangy, tropic and citrus taste washing the tastebuds wave after wave. Eventually, the succulence and sweetness expel and the piquant grassiness of hops lay a bitter film on the back of the throat.

Medium bodied but carrying the drinkability of standard IPA, the beer's juicy and creamy upstart has it seeming fuller, but its resinous dryness and moderate alcohol warmth helps to crispen its taste and offer the refreshment and palatability that will have you drinking this IPA much faster than you'd want.
Feb 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by malfunxion from New York

Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by avas from New York

4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A: Beer pours out an incredibly hazy light gold bordering on straw yellow color with about a finger of fluffy white head. This one looks super turbid, actually thick in the glass, with barely any light passing through the liquid.

S: Very forward on the nose, with big notes of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. But the fruit notes on this are absolutely incredible. They're so bright and juicy... The citrus is extremely spritzy, and the pineapple note is like the fresh juice of an ultra ripe pineapple. There's a little minty/dank/weedy herbaceous thing on the backend that provides an almost cooling effect on the nose, but the overwhelming note is the juice of sweet, ripe pineapple and grapefruit.

T: Pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. Extremely creamsicle-esque. Almost like sweet, overly ripe pineapple and grapefruit. The way the malts work with the hops give an illusion of something like a vanilla sweetness that works so damn well with the fruit flavors. On the finish, a little bit of that green herbaceous thing comes through, but the overwhelming note is sweet orange juice, with a medium pithy bitterness that perfectly cuts that sweetness. As it warms, the bitterness comes out a bit more, along with just the slightest touch of astringency.

M: Creamy, creamy, creamy. Seriously, this beer makes me rethink every other time I've used that adjective to describe a beer. This one has a perfect balance of soft carbonation, a hefty weight on the palate, and a PERFECT bitter vs. sweet balance that just lingers on that pulpy OJ aftertaste.

O: Well that came out of nowhere. Seriously, is this actually Holy Mountain's first canning run? If so, I'm gonna need a whole lot more of this... The flavor and aroma profiles on this beer are absolutely perfect for my tastes, and the mouthfeel is up there with some of the best beers I've ever had. It tastes like what Trillium's Headroom was supposed to be. It reminds me a lot of a Heist's Citraquench'l. But it's super unique too... Holy Mountain is onto something here...
Jan 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.69 by dddddddd from Washington

Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.6 by fthegiants from California

Jan 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.87 by Raziel313 from California

Jan 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by McBAINx from Washington

Jan 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.61 by HopBroker from Washington

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by DamienI from Washington

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by drone from Oregon

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by Zaximus from Colorado

Jun 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Moose90 from Washington

3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served On-Tap

A — Pours a light and pale orange / yellow color. There is a little bit of haze too. Head is initially tall and nearly white in color. Fades somewhat and leaves behind a little bit of lacing upon the inside of the glass.

S — Smells a bit bright and fresh, notes of lemon, pineapple, little bit of tropical notes to it. Also a bit of a piney, earthy tone as well.

T — Great taste overall, nice notes of pine and earth, balanced with some sweet tropical fruit notes of pineapple and lemon juice.

M — Medium bodied, does not come across as a high ABV brew.

O — Very nice overall, Holy Mountain is doing fantastic things.
Jun 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.74 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Jun 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by dipaguy from Florida

Jun 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by dleigh from California

Jun 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by yeaprolly from Washington

Jun 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by jag21 from Washington

Jun 01, 2015
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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This is one of the finer IIPAs brewed in Seattle : a luscious mouthfeel with an incredible tropical burst of hops on both taste and nose. Very well balanced, and not too dry or bitter. I had this one on tap so freshness may play a part but I'm going to keep my eye out for these brews when I'm out and about in ole' Seahole
May 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.56 by woodenbones from Washington

May 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by mdaschaf from Indiana

May 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by strongaf from Washington

Mar 25, 2015
Astral Projection from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 52 ratings