Riot In Vermont | Prison City Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prison City Pub & Brewery
New York, United States
prisoncitybrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#726
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
4.35%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 22
Reviews by Soloveitchik:
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4.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - A mixture of dull orange and bright yellow. Not quite straw but the color of freshly blended bananas. Unfiltered, turbid, hazy etc etc. No light passes through. Completely opaque. Frothy white head.

S - Terrific aroma. The kind of beer that you can smell as soon as the bartender puts it in front of you. Notes of ripened fruit and citrus. Smells like the inside of a brewery (kane, treehouse).

T - Wow! Absolutely top notch. Aggressively hop forward with no hints of booze or heat. Not much of a malt backbone but I am not complaining. Mango, peach, nectarine, plum. A succulent brew that hold its own against east coast ipa juggernauts like alchemist, hill farmstead, treehouse, brew gentlemen, tired hands, singlecut or other half.

F - Full smooth mouthfeel, almost chewy. Moderate to low carbonation. Just about nearly perfect. Leaves no doubt that you are enjoying a finely constructed alcoholic beverage.

O - Seek out this beer! Sipping this brew outside on the patio of prison city was an absolutely sublime experience. Fruity, complex and satisfying this beer is an ipa lovers dream. Outside of NYC this has to be the tastiest ipa brewed in the state of New York (eclipsing both juice bomb from sloop and king tut's hat from bacchus). Just an overall delicious beer in all regards. If this beer was ever canned it could be a game changer for prison city. Absolutely nailed the 'vermont inspired' east coast hazy ipa craze with none of the lines, headaches or social media nonsence. This is the best beer within a 200 mile radius of syracuse, ny. Truly outstanding!!! Well done prison city!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bubbler
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.56/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at PCBP. Excellent beer. Full NEIPA flavor (Citra and Mosaic in this case) with all th juiciness and citrus. Unsure but Vermont yeast seems to really bring it all together. Big malt backbone. A little bright on the carbonation, but I just like my beers closer to foam natural carbonation.
Amazing beer.

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Photo of jwalters
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deonreds
4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Evarigan
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of T-34-85
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheOakKing
4.64/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
4.45/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dank and delicious. Look is mostly clear with not a ton of lacing, but everything else about this beer is incredible. I drank this after Mass Riot and they are very different beers but equally delicious.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a golden orange amber color with a two finger, foamy white head. Retention is great as I had a one finger cap for the duration of the beer.

The smell is amazing. Grapefruit pith, mango, orange and dank, resinous pine burst out of the glass.

Taste is the same. Very bright and flavorful with a punchy, moderately bitter finish.

Feel is light side of medium, smooth and oily from the hops.

Overall this beer is excellent. If Second Fiddle and Focal Banger had a child, it would be this beer.

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Photo of taychuck
4.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have had in a while. Ben (the brewer at PC) continues to create outstanding beers. This may be his best yet.

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Photo of Skip045
4.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomWight
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MJSh3a08
4.31/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadrack
4.66/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mparella
4.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Riot In Vermont from Prison City Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 22 ratings