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

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#21,997
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
64
pDev:
7.39%
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by lochef81:
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3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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 Tarheel219
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
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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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 Gmartin75
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jjd315
2.92/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drtth
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The clear golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2" white head that soon recedes to a think layer on the liquid leaving a modest amount of lacing. Sipping creates some scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas are mostly citrus, a bit of pine and some tropical fruit. There's also some earthy, grassy and herbal character here. The malt is almost not even there.

The flavors are mostly about the hop bitterness and some resin with very little malt sweetness showing. What flavors there are come mostly from the hops and are much as expected from the nose.

The mounthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied with light carbonation. The finish begins as everything just begins to fade but leaves the persistent, dry bitterness to linger.

On the whole this seems a pretty ordinary session IPA that I don't expect to revisit.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eden
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

About 4.1 pretty good for a pale ale

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

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

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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | 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