Help! On The Way! | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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39 Ratings
Help! On The Way!Help! On The Way!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The fourth release in our Science is the Art Collection leverages mangoes and tropical hops to create a fruit bomb that combines the extra body and creamy richness of the Double IPA with the addition of lactose. Turn the can upside down before opening for increased hazy appeal. Or don’t. Either way, it’s a flavorful and aromatic trip into the cosmos.

Scene Four: An urgent request for help is heard as the fleet scrambles to confront the unexplained alien menace. The story continues in September with “Battle In Four Dimensions.”

Available for a limited time only beginning May, 2018. Get them while you can!

Added by superspak on 04-26-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
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0
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Photo of Mantooth
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djfrenchy
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atr2605
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a white head with average retention
S-tons of pineapple, mango, apricot, subtle pine
T-more mango and pineapple, lemon in the finish, much sweeter than I expected with not much pine or resin bitterness
M-medium-full bodied, sweet with average carbonation
O-very tropical fruit focuses DIPA, a bit sweet for my taste

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-Unfiltered double india pale ale brewed with mango, tropical hops and lactose. Episode four of six.

A: Hazy orange, but clearly they skimped on the lactose by first impressions. An average rate of carbonation, not as juicy or hazy or thick as I had hoped for/expected. In my spiegelau ipa glass standard size print was clearly readable. A thin 1/4 inch off white head was forgettable and shortly lived.

S: Fruit cup aroma, mixture of wet peaches, pears and grapefruit. Clean sense, like juice additive, tart tropical pineapple-oranges, modest level.

T: Juicy tart mangoes open the flavor along with some tart tropical of pineapple with some bright spots. Grapefruit juice and tart oranges add a slight bittering factor, with flashes of fruit alcohol. Juicy tartness, some milky malt, lactose, that you can taste, just not visualize as well.

M: Juicy mouthful, medium body, tart, average.

O: I would give the flavor a 3.75, just above average in strength and complexity. Tasted more like fruit additive then derived from hops. Good flavor, but nothing that really stands out as unique or forefront on the creative side. The appearance with the lack of lactose was a bit of a let down, expected a big juicy appearance, as well the nose was a bit ordinary. Drinks like a tropical drink, rather an N.E. ipa, if indeed that is what they were shooting for. Leaves with a tropical tartness. Nice flavor, but hardly worth the investment of a six pack.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jjmj51
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mxsluis
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snapp1422
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dafixa
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A funky fruity mess that is fun but not a favorite. Points a thin clear gold that is not as hazy as expected. Not a lot of foam on the pour and smell is strong fruit and a little dank. Taste is the same. It is nice for a change but too fruity for me. I could use a little bitterness. Easy to drink. I have a few more but not that excited

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

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

Photo of Moestavern
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/10/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy mangoes, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, orange, lemon, passion fruit, papaya, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn/pine, vanilla, cream, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mangoes, lactose, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy mangoes, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, orange, lemon, passion fruit, papaya, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn/pine, vanilla, cream, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness; and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of mangoes, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, grapefruit, orange, lemon, passion fruit, papaya, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn/pine, vanilla, cream, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mangoes, lactose, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 8.5% after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited milkshake IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, mangoes, lactose, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Not as soft as I expected, but really well done. Feels like Mosaic, Ekuanot, and Galaxy. Very juicy and fairly dank/earthy hops/fruit; nice bready malt/lactose balance, not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering as expected. Was not hazy at all as claimed.

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Photo of Dduquette
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of captaincoffee
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours quite clear...which I wasn't expecting considering the fruit and being unfiltered. Some mango and citrus on the nose, but not quite as big as expected. More fruit comes through in the flavor, but to be honest it almost seems to be covering up something in the base beer. It is decent, but fell short of expectations...especially considering the premium price tag.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and pineapples are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of mangos along with notes of pineapples. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and slightly juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer drinks very easily for an Imperial IPA as it masks any traces of alcohol from the taste. It is packed with lots of aromas and flavors of tropical fruits.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6/27/18; can says, "unfiltered... brewed with mango, tropical hops, & lactose," "episode four of six," and, "best when inverted before opening..." Medium-gold color, faintly hazed but totally translucent; produced a fairly brief finger of ivory head... Tropical fruits and floral aromas predominate the nose, with the expected mango front and center on the sip; but the beer avoids being too juicy-sweet, as the mango shows its green, unripened side, lending the taut bitterness from its skin to balance the sweeter fruitiness that could otherwise be too cloying (for me, at least)... The feel is predictably smooth, medium-weight... Reminds me of, like, the mango version of Pumking... I'm digging it...

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Help! On The Way! from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 39 ratings