Buddhist Prodigy
Ocelot Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 5.76%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
27
From:
Ocelot Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
91
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crowler filled the other day at a local bottle shop

Hops: Amarillo, Galaxy

Pale as hell for a double. Straw and a little bit of haze. Huge aroma of Galaxy. Little bit of that west coast bitterness. Great beer.

Aug 15, 2016
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 07, 2016
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Pencible from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a hazy gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like apricots and grapefruit, with some dank herbal hops and sweet pineapple.
T: It tasted like lemon and apricot, with some herbal hops and sweet pineapple. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was oily with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a solid IPA, but not super delicious scent and taste. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol. Great brew, but it gets lost in the pack of great IPAs from Ocelot.

Oct 03, 2016
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 21, 2017
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grover37 from District of Columbia

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from the brewery for $6. Poured into two Savor mini balloon tulips. Hazy straw color, really light, decent lacing. Light notes of lemon, grapefruit, white grape and pine in nose. Taste is more prominent with grape fruit pith, tart lemon, strong bitterness that sticks around, some booziness. A lingering, somewhat harsh, fruit rind bitterness. Mouthfeel is good but thin and overly bitter. Solid beer overall but what I've come to expect from Ocelot at their best, really good but not great due to their adherence to a neo-west coast vision.

Aug 13, 2016
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nmann08 from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 25, 2016
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 07, 2016
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billab914 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 12, 2016
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2dogbrew from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 04, 2016
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice and foamy white head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a very nice and appealing clear pale yellow. It doesn't look like a DIPA and very appealing. It's definitely a nice beer to look at.

The smell is great! It has a nice fruity smell to it that works very well. The smell consists of lemon citrus notes with a light onion that accentuates the lemon. There is also a light pine note but that gets covered by the other ones.

The taste is pretty good. It has the same notes as the smell but with a strong tropical note. The pine is hidden really well but manages to surface from time to time. Mainly, it's a nice lemon note with a tiny bit of onion at the end.

The feel is amazing and interesting for a DIPA. The beer is definitely heavy bodied but doesn't have much heft to it. Rather, it's pretty smooth and borders on creamy. The carbonation adds a bit of texture to it.

Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA and worth getting if you can. It loses none of the flavor or smell from a DIPA and incredibly drinkable. Go for it.

Aug 18, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All look the same
Bright piss yellow color and murky.
Light resin, bitter hops, some soap.

Overall a decent IPA. A bit too bitter for me but not bad.

May 04, 2017
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MattXT from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2016
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2016
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler purchased 9/1 at brewery. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Pretty clear nice golden color, can see carbonation bubbles. 1F head, good retention, some lacing and ring.

S: Pretty straightforward citrus notes of orange and grapefruit and some dank earthiness on the back. Like a dictionary definition of what a DIPA smells like.

T: Nice orange and grapefruit, light malts, and a bit of a bitter/spicy finish, but very low key and within the taste profile. Again, sort of a textbook definition. Maybe would have preferred a higher Galaxy/Amarillo ratio, but I love Galaxy so I am biased.

F: Light to medium body tending to medium, light carbonation so good lingering of taste. Good construction, I would say a tiny bit off balance on the bittering at the end, but nothing horrible.

O: Really a very nice DIPA to introduce people to what a DIPA should taste like.

Sep 05, 2016
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outoffocus from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 31, 2016
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 04, 2016
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Big_V from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 05, 2016
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malfunxion from New York

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 06, 2017
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jkrug5 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 04, 2016
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JandJMD from Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aug 18, 2016
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DavidHume from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 10, 2016
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Iamjeff6 from Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 30, 2016
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aug 25, 2016
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 27, 2017
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Trentt2 from Alaska

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jul 17, 2017
Buddhist Prodigy from Ocelot Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 27 ratings