Phantom Transmission
Cerebral Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
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3.62 | pDev: 0%
Cerebral Brewing
Colorado, United States
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid DIPA from Cerebral. From the can (5.6.20 dating I think) - interesting mix of Citra, Lotus, Idaho 7, and Sabro. Grist is 2 row, golden promise, and some oats.
L - Murky, good foam, decent (but not jaw-dropping) lace. Looks enticing...
S - Dank, coconut, pineapple weed. "Everyone is high on the island of Fiji" effect
T - About the same murk as the aroma: tangerine-melon-mango-pineapple, with some cut weed, and someone mowing the grass in the background, but with a quiet reel mower. I like this - the Sabro doesn't go all rotten coconut as part of this hop bill blend. Tasty.
F - good carbonation, a little 'green and raw' if that's how you like it (LOL) but I think this is a good rendition of a DIPA (not supposed to be an imperial)> for what it's worth. Enjoyed this - glad I found a four-pack at my local.

May 24, 2020
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 fl oz pull-tab can:

8.3% ABV. "Double IPA." Grist: 2-row, golden promise, oats. Hops: Citra, Lotus, Idaho 7, Sabro.

Served cold into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

APPEARANCE: Dull orange body with a somewhat creamy white head ~3cm in height.

AROMA: Yogurt. Tang. Floral hop aromatics. Fruit creamsicle.

A rather faint muted aroma for an Imperial IPA. Doesn't seem very hoppy.

TASTE: Matches the aroma. Hop profile isn't very interesting, and depth of hop flavour is rather for an imperial IPA. Balanced in the sense that its ABV is well disguised.

Appallingly shallow and restrained for an attempt at an imperial IPA.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing, well-carbonated. Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Drinkable for its ABV, but far from a top tier effort in the oversaturated style. Doesn't use any of its hop varietals as well as other Colorado breweries do...just this week I tried Weldwerks' Sabro DDH Juicy Bits which better employed both Sabro and Citra, and that's before I get into what I've tried this year and/or outside Colorado. You've just got to bring so much more to the table to excel in the IIPA category than this does...forgettable fare from Cerebral but it's not bad for what it is. All the same, I'd sooner buy Lagunitas' Sucks at $12ish or less a sixer.


May 14, 2020
Phantom Transmission from Cerebral Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2 ratings