ASAP IPA | 2SP Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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Brewed by:
2SP Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
2spbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Joecaddie on 07-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,101
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
64
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
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2
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16
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Photo of IronLover
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dusty orange in color with yellow hies and light haze. Poured with a moderate, soapy, bright white foam with good retention. Medium citrus hop aroma with orange peel. Medium malty aroma with bready notes. Medium light bodied with soft, medium high carbonation. The classic session ipa feel. Light citrus hop flavors that transition to earthy, herbal hops. Medium, spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Herbal and citrus orange notes on the back end. Finished semi-dryly with lingering pine hop bitterness. Hop characters are a bit subdued aside for the robust pine hop finish. Decent malt character for the low abv. A good session ipa.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very golden color with an off white head. Slightly on the bitter side, but easy on the tongue. Very drinkable with nice bitterness, subtle citrus and very little aftertaste. Would drink again.

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Photo of SiepJones
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Canned 08.29.17. consumed in spiegelau ipa glass 10.31.17.

A: Beautiful hazy lemonade coloring is full of dancing carbonation bubbles. A billowing weathered white head dominates the vessel with a strong foothold. Large soapy pockets line the vessel walls. Beautiful chunky deposits dance in the heavy pitch of carbonation, showing its unfiltered nature. Easy 4.0.

S: Nice fresh burst of citrus and lemons are fresh and juicy on the nose. Some distant tropical notes of pineapple-orange. Good awareness.

T: For flavor there was a big burst of tropical fruit and wet citrus on the start. Juicy oranges and lemons follow, lightly tart lemonade and flowery citrus backs things up. Nicely hopped, perhaps some wheat.

M: Mouthful was sharp in carbonation, very good body and depth considering its 4.2% abv. Razor sharp and lively, never watery, surprisingly thick for a session like abv gets it outstanding regards.

O: Overall the flavor and the body far exceeds its 4.2% session like billing. Been disappointed before with compromising examples for session like abv., this is not the case here, you would be hard pressed to realize the low abv. that features a respectable hop billing and razor sharp mouthful. Truely session like alcohol without any compromises in the areas that matter most. High drink-ability rate, and bonus points for a session that drinks like a (I)pa.

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Photo of lochef81
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swenny916
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of asuburbanman
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curlybird
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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ASAP IPA from 2SP Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 64 ratings