ASAP IPA | 2SP Brewing Company

ASAP IPAASAP IPA
BA SCORE
3.79/5
60 Ratings
ASAP IPAASAP IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
2SP Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
2spbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Joecaddie on 07-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,690
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
pDev:
7.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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on draft, in a shaker pint

clear, light golden yellow in color, white head. earthy, grassy hop aroma. very little malt flavor to complement the medium bitterness. thin bodied. I should just give up on ordering any other Session IPAs.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2SP Brewing Co. "ASAP IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 12/23/16" and sampled on 05/15/17
$2 @ Weis Market # 231, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A bit past it's prime, I'll go a little bit lenient if I find any issues. Pours nicely. Slightly hazy with some visible sediment in suspension (I'll chalk that up to age). Fluffy bright white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy malt and floral, citrus fruity, earthy, grassy, and herbal hops. Some nice spotty, streaky lacing. The flavor follows the aroma with more emphasis on the hops, including a touch of pine. It's not overly bitter though, although there is a bit of a resinous edge that lends it a raspy character. Dry, piney, spicy, earthy, and floral finish. It's quite nice BUT I'VE BEEN TRICKED!!! This is no IPA! Not at 4.2% ABV anyway! It's not even labeled a "session IPA". So, OK, I get it, it is loaded with hops ~ although there are American pale ales that get close to this ~ but that doesn't make it an IPA, and that hurts it for me score-wise. I'd love to see it labeled as something like "hop-forward pale ale" or "intensely hopped APA" but it's not. It's probably labeled IPA as that's what's popular right now and they want to get on tap with the other 7 out of 12 IPAs that many bars have on tap these days (blame the drinker and the bar, not the brewer, right?). On the other hand there used to be English IPAs that used the term quite loosely as well, not really following the style but signifying the beer as something different or somehow premium. Maybe I can get behind that, maybe not. No, definitely not. I prefer clarity in advertising, not muddied promises. Forgetting that, however, let me think about my overall assessment of the enjoyability of this beer. It is like a mini IPA. It's got that hop bitterness and bite, and the aromatics and flavors are all there. It's well rounded, and nicely balanced. It really is, if you want to go with that, a great "session IPA". I love the combination of the grainy, lightly toasty malt and floral/grassy/piney/earthy hops. I'm on the fence I'll have to say, let the numbers fall where they may, I'll just judge it hedonistically and see what comes out.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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Never had anything from this brewery before, and this looked interesting. Canned 2/8/17

Nice fluffy foamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, hazy orange tan color.

Nose some orange citrus, a little musty dank hop, a unique strange tropical musty hop I can't think of like a jack fruit or something, little grassy herbal, some lemon, background cracker malt.

Taste brings sweet malts, not too sweet but a sweet like malt flavor, a little toasty, cracker, etc, into hops, fair bitterness, a little spicy and grassy, a little herbal, orange rind, touch of generic tropical and citrus fruits, some grapefruit, lots of pith and a little rind but plenty of citrus in between, turning briny spicy on the finish, a bit astringent as the low malt can't backup the big hop bitterness, drier finish.

Mouth is med bod, fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, hops bring a bit too much bitterness, spicy and briny on the finish, enjoyable though, but probably not something I would seek out.

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3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the reigning champion of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, some citrus. Taste is the same, mild bitterness, very light malts. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking thirst quencher.

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ASAP IPA from 2SP Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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