Space Invader | Great Notion Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Notion Brewing
Oregon, United States
greatnotionpdx.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Southern Hemisphere IPA is brewed with a massive amount of Galaxy hops from Australia. Beware - HOPS ARE ATTACKING!

Added by StoutSnob40 on 09-22-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,284
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
57
pDev:
6.19%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 10
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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilaMila
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NelCet
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Noles9585
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 11/13:
Perfectly uniformly cloudy with a fluffy cloud of eggshell head. Lacing is strands of cotton caught on unseen burrs in the glass.

Nose of an Oates malt and guava mainly, with some papaya as well. An accent exists, like some candied fruit, but I can’t tell if it’s more of a sweeter citrus note or pineapple.

The flavor, unfortunately, doesn’t deliver the notes from the nose too well. The guava comes through a thicket of oat/malt, but is drenched in the flavors of the barrier. A thicker than average feel is less creamy than it could be thanks to a bite from from the carbonation/yeast. There is a little dry wood pine that I get in a lot of the hazy IPAs that I often feel is a combo of hops and oat, and a little hint of grapefruit that sneaks in with warmth.

I am not certain there are oat flakes in this, but what I get is similar to what I get in beers that have that added. It seems to mute the hops here. Even though this has a light bitterness in the late taste, it’s more of a thick, drinkable balanced NE IPA.

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Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of this world!

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Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMatt408
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of haazer
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy hazy pineapple juice. Forms a nice 2 1/2 finger thick white crackling foam. Leaves decent lace down the glass.

Hooollly mosaic. What a ripe fruit bouquet. Mango, papaya, kiwi, citrus, I mean just a tropical nose. Slightly underlying floral hop profile.

Flavor follows the nose. Mango, papaya, citrus, and pineapple juice. Hop taste is also floral, and a backend bitterness doesn’t quite balance the sweetness, but you could tell from the jump this wasn’t about balance.

Medium bodied, juice mouthfeel with a slightly bubbly carbonation on the backend. The hops really come through as the beer warms and coates the mouth.

A great NE IPA from the west coast. Soooo incredibly fruity. Mine was canned on 5/10/18, so it’s not the freshest as the hops could be, but it’s still awesome. I’d like to try this fresher to see if the hop bitterness is more pronounced.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chicagoish
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Feldpausch
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tazmon
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Released 5/12/18; drank 5/30/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big eggshell head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Pineapple, wheat & faint cane sugar notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Tangerine & cream flavors up front; mild wheat & faint cane sugar notes in on the finish.

A creamy, balanced brew; not best in show but damn fine.

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Photo of Roustabout
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tidy. Good example of a Pacific riff on the NEIPA that counterweights the tongue-rush with level-headed melon-y detail. On the lovely patio of the brewery. Dug the IPAs more than other styles here (which I found a bit crowd-pleasing and thin).

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Space Invader from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 57 ratings