Help! On The Way! | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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23 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 Double / 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:
#26,822
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
23
pDev:
13.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of haines710
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moestavern
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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 -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of captaincoffee
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -1.3%
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 +6.4%
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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Photo of rsho302
1.9/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tasted good initially followed by a horrible lingering aftertaste. Lactose maybe? Only other undrinkable 2ipa I've had was Bonnie and Clyde.

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Photo of BigMike
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with a finger of head. The nose is dominated by the essence of overly ripe fruit. The flavor is fruity but there is an overarching sourness that does not really work for me.

Since this offering was fresh on-tap, I think that I'm safe in assuming the sourness was intentional.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fluffhead555
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 6-27-18.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange mango color with vibrant carbonation and thin lacing.

S - Nose is filled with mango and some tropical fruit.

T - Mango with some slight acidic tang and a little bit of tropical fruit dominates the palate. Ends with moderate bitterness and some alcohol poking through.

M - Thick body with a silky, velvety texture.

O - Experimental and enjoyable.

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Help! On The Way! from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 23 ratings