Life & Death
Vocation Brewery

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Vocation Brewery
England, United Kingdom
American IPA
Ranked #1,525
Ranked #13,700
3.95 | pDev: 8.86%
Sep 30, 2023
Sep 12, 2015
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Rated by BurtonRed from England

4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very balanced ipa, fruity and bitter, very hop forward. West coast in style more than NE.
Sep 30, 2023
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 330ml can

Pours a slightly hazy straw , sparkling visible carbonation and an inch thick head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing. The smell in full on tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus but the fruit is more in the background in a flavour dominated by pine and resin with a really well balanced bitterness throughout and a nice hint of sweetness on the finish . Decent viscosity and light sparkling carbonation.

Overall, a very decent beer. Doesn't go nuts on the fruit which to my mind is for the better, everything balances well . Glad I have three more.
Sep 15, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from ASDA in Fleetwood. Light amber, spare head. Then it gets good. Pint, hoppy, herbal aroma, taste comes on full bore with some tingly bitterness. Hoppy and flavorful. Woke up my taste buds.
Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Nov 16, 2022
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Reviewed by gutbucket2 from England

4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I normally think I can review beers on taste, bitterness, mouthfeel, body.
However with this beer, the overwhelming sensation is fruity. I can't comment on the other parameters!
Why can't other breweries produce superb beers like this?
Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an entirely hazy yellow color with a big and stable head.

Aromas are of sun ripened oranges, together with red apples and tangerines among lighter apricots and big chunks of lemons.

Mouthfeel on this is light, refreshing, yet pleasantly smooth, with a well nuanced, slightly effervescent carbonation level.

Tastes of wet grass, resin, sugared braided yeast bun and slowly uprising lemons. The citrus plant driven hop in this develop an uncompromising bitter bite, gently entangled into lighter toffee and smooth whipped cream. Finishes with a note of birthday cake, dry garden herbs and prevailing, present lemons.

Quite a tasty IPA with a fantastic mouthfeel to it, glueing all the flavors in this together perfectly well.
Jul 08, 2022
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Yellowish brown and slightly hazy with moderate carbonation. It has a huge five fingers of head which is slightly beige in tone.

The smell is amazing. It smells of fresh pineapple, jackfruit, grapefruit, and sugared tropical fruit.

The taste is dank with notes of lemon, citrus, mango, papaya.

It has a medium body with a little carbonation.

I bought this in Phuket Thailand and I’m drinking it at Kata beach, February 22, 2022.
Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 06, 2021
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy yellow, or maybe a straw color. Nice head with good lacing.
Aroma is piney and floral with citrus. Also a bit of dankness.
Taste is juicy and citrusy.
Good carbonation with bit of dryness.
Overall a very good IPA.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 3.58 by desint from Belgium

Jul 07, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Apr 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Golden colour, slightly hazy. Large white head. Strong hoppy aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and pine. Slightly dry flavour, still with some residual sweetness. Hoppy flavour, notes of tropical fruits and pine needles, fairly bitter finish. A decent US style IPA.
Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by Stevemaurizi from England

Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml can. A juicy American-style IPA from West Yorkshire. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits with moderate bitterness. Easy-drinking for its 6.5% ABV.
Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy light orange. Smells of pineapple, mangoes, peach and tea, very fruity smells. Taste follows the nose in that it's a fruity bitter taste with a surprisingly lightish medium body. Taste does die out quite quickly leaving a dryness but is quite refreshing. This is a good beer. Vocation produce consistently good supermarket available craft beers.
Jul 29, 2020
Rated: 2.98 by stephenlee93 from England

Feb 08, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by Pisshhead from Ireland

Jan 11, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Limmyagony

Dec 25, 2019
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Reviewed by James94 from England

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Light gold, almost yellow colour, almost a three-finger head, lasting lacing
S: Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, orange, lemon, lime, peach
T: Bitter citrus, zestiness, some slightly lighter fruit notes, nutiness
F: The alcohol is there, but only as a vague background, good feeling on the palate

O: 4.25
Nov 30, 2019
Life & Death from Vocation Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 64 ratings