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Life & Death | Vocation Brewery

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3.96/5
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28 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vocation Brewery
England, United Kingdom
vocationbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Tdenham on 09-12-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,183
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
28
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml can, Tesco's, Bristol - Pours cloudy gold with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Juicy fruit to the fore - citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, light pine resin notes. Taste - Sweet fruity forefront - citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, light resin middle, crisp light bitter finish. Great juicy IPA.

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Photo of zacroyce
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3.22/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Foam comes out of the can when i crack it. The beer keeps on foaming whew poured, it builds a three finger head that slowly sinks down leaving some lacing. The somewhat hazy liquid is pale gold.

The smell is dry and hoppy with distinct notes of grapefruit and lime. Some pine needles and sweet perfumed flavours.

The taste is at first bitter with grapefruit and bitter oranges. The flavours fades quickly leaving room for dusty malt and lemon acid. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is dusty, too with growing alcohol, chemical bitterness, orange juice and bitter herbs. Alcohol and sweet tropic fruit candy in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles fresh and short-lived. The liquid is sticky.

A bit thin, otherwise an OK AIPA.

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Photo of jhart96
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of saboliver
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Medium head with large bubbles, a touch frothy. Haziness giving a soft glow when held to the light. Significant citrus aromas at first with grapefruit, tangerine and a touch of mango. Fairly crisp taste initially with maltiness underneath. Bitterness to the back of the mouth but carrying some of the fruitiness, giving an impression of marmalade with a degree of sweetness to balance. Relatively vigorous carbonation but not too much. A crispness that might be mistaken for thinness, especially towards the front of the mouth, where it feels cooler and cleaner, but this is balanced by a little bit of warmth and body from the alcohol. A very enjoyable ale. Growing on me as I drink it.

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great whiff of piney marmaladey hops hits the nose. Bitter, very sharp tasting, very refresing. Like the nose it's full of piney, earthy orange marmalade with citrus in the finish.

For a beer from my local Tesco Extra this has far exceeded expectations.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sephyrott
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tarnished gold with a mist of haze and off white crust. 4
Juicy nose - pineapple rind, pink grapefruit chunks and dank resin. 4.25
Simple cracker, then a blast of tangelo, white melon rind, lychee, and grass. 4
Slick, oily, and almost medium. 4

So now. Maybe a bit bolder on the nose - there’s some deep kronik + citrus peel trying to fight it out - but otherwise pretty straight, aroma forward fruit bomb that all the kids love these days. A bit more melon/tropical than average, maybe - I suspect NZ/AU hops. Very yummy, but man, are there a lot of beers like this around. 4.25

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Photo of Hanglow
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy copper, small head

ripe tropical fruits on the nose, sweet

Sweet again in flavour, juicyness and mild bitterness. Soft in mouthfeel, and there is a bit of a carbonic bite. Slight dryness

It's pretty tasty

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Photo of FCox143
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samEBC
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinicole
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burnished gold appearance. Thin but tight head. Slight haziness.
Rich aroma of tropical and citrus fruit. Mango, lime and lychee.
Taste is not as full as the aroma. Some rubber and malt detected. Dry bitter finish.
Decent body with good carbonation. Very refreshing.
I hope Tesco continue to sell this one.

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Photo of kofukasho
3.29/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an orangish copper with medium head and bits of lace. Nose s on the soft fruity side somewhat dank. Taste is rounded with residual sweetness and mild bitterness. Soft all the way through. Overall, a very nice well rounded east coast IPA .

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Photo of stephenlee
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martine
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear straw-amber into a tulip from a can. The offwhite, two finger high head is creamy, with good retention. The bubbles are close and silky leaving good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is all sweet mangoes, papaya, and ripe grapefruit on the swallow, which moves to some palm sugar, floral grass, and some piney hops on the finish. The flavour concentrates more on the hops with some nice unripened tropical citrus fruit, dank mango, pine resin, and floral bitterness.

In the mouth it feels medium bodied, slightly oily yet wet simultaneously. There's not a lot of drying quality on the back end, the carbonation is minimal.

Nice ale, pretty standard West coast style IPA. Quite refreshing and thirst quenching, yet also very sippable.

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Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl can. Clear amber pour with a tall and lively white head that gives way to a thin lacing. Smells of resinous, citrus and also tropical fruit hops. The taste follows the same notes. Crisp and refreshing with a herbal bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdagnew
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml can bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a nice golden yellow colour with a slight haze. Off white head poured big thick and foamy. Lots of carbonation rushes to the surface maintaining a thick rocky covering throughout... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Juicy and maybe slightly tropical fruits (mangoes, lemons, limes, grapefruit), light pine, light palm sugar / caramel sweetness, sea salt, light toasted malt, some hints of rubber, fresh cut wet grass, light herbal notes, talcum powder, quite floral, white pepper...

Taste - Nice juicy floral hop bitterness perfectly balanced by some light caramel maltiness, light floral honey sweetness, good fruitiness (oranges, grapefruit, light pineapple, apricot), herbal notes, quite perfumed, faint soapy hints...

M&D - Smooth and creamy with a little sharpness underneath. Light / medium bodied... supremely quaffable..

Overall - An excellent brew and one of the best UK IPAs i've had... highly recommended...

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Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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