Coded Tiles | LIC Beer Project

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4.13/5
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51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
DDH with Cascade, Citra, and Simcoe.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-28-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,946
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
51
pDev:
6.3%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of cp45
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up well over a year ago, finally getting around to it tonight. While not a bad beer, there wasn't anything in particular about this that stood out to me as it was pretty typical in terms of look, taste, and feel. Most of these offerings from LIC tended to be the same after a while and if there was a textbook beer that they had in their lineup, this just might have been it...

Not a bad pour to this as the liquid was a muted goldenrod with plenty of cloudiness to it. Lots of bubblegum, pineapple, and candied sweetness in the nose with more of those in the taste. An underlying dankness came through in the taste from the Simcoe with some spice like scallions and onions right behind that. Some pepper emerged as this warmed up even more as the carbonation was light and the consistency was just a tad slick; as I never fully warmed up to this. A tangy pine tied everything together but even though I waited for this to fully take off, it just never happened...

At least the amount of alcohol was low as this felt like a session beer from start to finish. The date on the bottom of the can read 6/3 of last year with "HAPPY CANADA DAY" written below that. This had enough basic malt to the body and flavor to it to hold up but the profile was just a bit too odd and uninspiring for me as it was just a bit too harsh for my taste!

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Undated tall boy. Look is creamsicle hazy. I'm not sure of the reason for the white cloudiness, could be yeast? Smell is juicy, fresh pineapple and just a hint citrus. Taste is fresh fruit across the board, with pineapple being present, but not overdone. Very smooth tasting, with a fair amount of carbonation, low bitterness.

A very well put together session PA. My only complaint is.. there seems to be a lingering flavor that is pretty harsh. I have a couple more of these to try, so I'll pick another day and see what happens.

UPDATE 10-12-18: I have to make a correction to my original complaint of a harsh aftertaste. After 2 more visits with Coded Tiles.. I have upped my original review.

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Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XanaduBarnes
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Less sweet and fruity than a typical hazy style ipa but a nice amount of wheat and malt, not quite what I was expecting after a very juicy ne style but a solid beer on its own

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another hazy one, but a really solid beer overall, and as much as a lot of these are starting to all taste the same, the high quality ones really stand out, even with what could now well be termed a generic hop profile, these three, together or separate, are so identifiable, well known, and everywhere, they work in this sort of thing of course, but its not all that different from a million others except for that its better. no hop bite or vegetal greenness from the hops, its not overdone, bold as it is in aroma and flavor, and i think that is the first thing that sets this apart a little bit. the other thing is the haziness is soft, its not heavy and sedimented and starchy and milky and thick, it just contains a bit of character, flavor from the malt and a little texture from the hops, oils and such, its just fine, doesnt slow me down at all, and isnt haze for the sake of haze, i wish others would get the memo on that. overall real fresh and drinkable, well known hops but bright and fresh and fruity here, stands up well to robust foods like chicken wings and a french dip sandwich. these guys have been solid so far in my limited experience with their beers...

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Photo of Scarylarry
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy, dirty gold color. Good starting head which has some longevity but it leaves little lace (some infrequent spots).

Prickly smell from the hop bite. The malt holds up with a creamy toasted nose.

The flavor is different starting with the dry malt and finishing with the white pepper-like hop. Good above average body with a moderate carbonation level. There's a touch of fruit in the finish. Shorter aftertaste than I expected given the bitterness.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor, NYC.
Pours a clear golden color with a very modest head. Quickly dissipating, nevertheless a thin wisp of a film remains along with a splash of lacing.
In the aroma, a fragrant balance of citrus and herbs tickle the nose. In addition, notes of tropical fruit develop sitting atop of biscuity malt.
Nicely balanced taste that highlights the grainy, biscuity and nutty malt base, while the hops flavors are bursting with fruity notes of grapefruit, orange, mango and pineapple. Spicy and zesty middle palate that is citrusy, earthy and piny; bitterness is moderate. The finish is dry and with a gentle acidic sting.
Medium bodied, gently carbonated and fairly smooth.
Excellent APA.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonhinx
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Khaack
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coded Tiles from LIC Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 51 ratings