SAMO | LIC Beer Project

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SAMOSAMO
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4.22/5
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76 Ratings
SAMOSAMO
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LIC Beer Project
New York, United States
licbeerproject.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Samo features the remarkable complexities of four celebrated American hops: Cascade, Centennial, Citra, and Simcoe. Hazy and pale orange in appearance, Samo erupts with citrus, mango, and dank pine aromatics. Bold, juicy flavors of tropical fruit, peach, and cantaloupe. Finishes bone dry yet soft and creamy.

85 IBU

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,735
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
76
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Wants:
1
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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Knickfan3
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twizzard
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic gold, bubbly, whispy head. Tangerine nose, soft and fruity, very nice. Bitter sting right upfront opening up to cajoling tropical flavors - mild mango, orange, peach etc. lager yeast element underneath which is a nice contrast. Very good

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Photo of florisj135
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kendo
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the half-growler into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is clear golden-yellow with a thin white head on top.

S: Earthy hops with overripe melon (canteloupe) skin.

T: Good flavor and nicely balanced between sweetness and hops. Think ripe melon, limes, ripe peaches, and sweeter tropical fruit. Finishes with mango/papaya and ripe melon flavors. This one looks like a traditional IPA, but flavors are more like an NE IPA without being juicy (if that makes any sense).

M: Call it medium in heft, carbonation is modest and fine.

O: Nothing earth-shattering, but well done. Not sure what hops were used, but they're a little bit different and they are showcased nicely here.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LinksusMaximus
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karenremom
3.47/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a partially hazy light yellow, halfway clear, with a pretty small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells pretty grassy, with lots of melon, and grapefruit, and lemon.

The hop bill on this leaves it quite dry and earthy, which is good- with a dry grassy hop flavor, dry pine, melon rind, lemon, grapefruit, and lychee.

This is light bodied, grassy, with a dry lingering finish, and a standard level of carbonation.

LIC Beer Project is almost always a sure bet.

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Photo of kniles38
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy medium gold body with a big ivory head that leaves light messy lace behind... Bursts with tropical fruit impressions, edged with something more pine-like and dank... The flavors include a big dose of melon - cantaloupe in particular, with shades of mango, pineapple, and peach... soft and airy, well-carbonated and almost creamy... super impressed with this - drank all-too quickly... 4/4/17 canning

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Photo of Gawz
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy pale amber with a thick white head.

Aroma is fruity and piney with maybe a hint of strawberry.

Taste is more of that fruit but a little thin.

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Photo of sludgegnome
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnj21655
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale orange in color with a finger of dense white head that leaves behind a thin film and sporadic lacing. Aroma is lightly dank and earthy with lychee and a touch of mango. Taste is much like the aroma but leans more tropical with stone fruits. I get mango, papaya, and peach with a sherbert qualtity. There is still the lychee not but it's more subdued. This actually reminds me quite a bit of a 2 and a half month old can of Tree House Green. Decent mouthfeel, medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer but it just doesn't do it for me.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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SAMO from LIC Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 76 ratings