Pulp
Fieldwork Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #264
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,361
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
105
From:
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  17
SCORE
95
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 105 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heymikew
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A lighter whitewashed opaque yellow beer with a frothy white head that recedes, but leaves some nice light lacing. Aroma is full of rind like orange juice which transcends into the flavor, along with traces of herbs. Feel is wonderfully smooth and frothy, light, balanced, and refreshing. Overall, I really enjoyed Pulp. Most of these styled IPA's are harder for me to consume multiples in one sitting, but this one is an exceptionally smooth beer. Cheers!

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrGone
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuges
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bacon_Ninja
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Like getting straight citra juice, almost as if I was drinking a glass of OJ.

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Photo of conpen
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz crowler, served in a stemmed glass. Pours a hazy, cloudy yet relatively clear golden yellow body, one finger white head, nice retention and bits of lacing. Smell is oranges and grapefruit pulp, a bit of juicy lemon, light toasted grain, touch of caramel. Very juicy and aromatic beer. Flavour follows the nose, with a lot of hop aromatics mostly oranges and grapefruit, pulpy with a light grainy and crackery sweetness to diversify things some. A bit of caramel malt backbone is barely noticeable. Straight through and through hazy IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, refreshing and crushable with only a mild amount of resinous and zesty bitterness on the backend.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pulp presents a pale lemon (almost sickly) yellow body. Head production is solid; retention is excellent, leaving behind nice flat fields of lacing. True to its name, the body is pulpy, just shy of opaque, allowing shadows and light to permeate in thinner portions of the glass.

Super herbal and dank nose, with pineapple, mango, and coconut lurking behind. Lightly sweet honey; peppery and resinous green notes; grass.

Flavor follows, riding along a thin malt base. I've gotten so used to big DIPA hop flavors that I'm always surprised when I find a watery single IPA. Light cracker and biscuit; grapefruit, peach, and lemon; pepper and oregano; and a big dose of sweet dank herb on the back third. Throughout, there's a very pleasant, not quite abrasive bitterness one doesn't typically expect for this style.

Slightly grainy at times with the malt bill, and straying towards buttery as it warms. It seems to be a facet of the malts rather than any diacetyl. Finish retains bitter notes of green leaves and citrus peel.

Danker than I prefer, although that is typically a matter of timing with Citra hops - this beer is, if anything, perhaps too fresh for me!

Feel is lively, active, watery but smooth. Fairly dry finish, with a slight puckering effect from the bitterness and hop oils. Mouthfeel is very difficult to rate here, as there is a creamy side to it that I love, but the overall thin wateriness, while not unpleasant, isn't something with which I am easily coming to grips.

Is this a NE IPA just because it is hazy and juicy? It certainly seems to retain some of the West Coast bitterness I don't typically associate with NE IPAs. Perhaps it's a blend of both worlds - or perhaps it's not trying to be anything but itself.

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Photo of cherche
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: hazy, small head, some retention
S: tropical hops, juicy in a good way. Something like pog juice with pineapple instead of passion fruit and apple added
T: in line with nose with a hint of wheat
M: in line with where a hazy IPA should be
O: very nice beer. Not always a big fan of the hazy, juicy IPAs but this one is worth trying for sure.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pulp from Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 105 ratings