Johann And The Giant Peach | Aslin Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
aslinbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Mind the Hop with Peach and Vanilla and Peach and Vanilla DIPA.

Peach and vanilla milkshake double IPA. The base beer for this is the Aslin Mind the Hop, a 9.4% single hop Citra DIPA.

Added by SlothB77 on 06-08-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,113
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
100
pDev:
7.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by Seanem44:
Photo of Seanem44
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another phenomenal beer from Aslin. This DIPA, despite its ABV is delicate and complex. The peach is present, but not overpowering.

It tastes like it could be a session, it goes down just so smooth. I want so much more of this! One of the best DIPAs I've had!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of leuk0
4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Agree with sothb77.

Creamy fruity drink. The vanilla stands out and I too thought this was going to taste artificial. This beer was a home run for me. It is truly a unique beverage. The three crowlers I purchased did not take long to finish. Well 3 days to be accurate. Blown away by this beer.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jmplication on Reddit sent me two cans and WOW, these guys from Aslin deserve so much credit for what they're doin out in NOVA. Like everyone has said, pours that milky, frothy, orange with slight floaties and bits running around in the glass. The base beer on this must be fantastic because the P&V flavor it subtle yet compliments whatever heavenly juice this originated as. If I'm being totally honest, the beer does have some underlying sweetness that really becomes apparent after about 6-8oz of this nectar. Such a huge body and feel on the tongue, taste lingers and the bitterness of the hops seem to add even fruit flavors. No way in hell anyone would know this elegant ballerina were actually a 10 ft. tall giant clocking in at 9.4%! I'm in AZ and while I'd never move to the DC area, this brewery gives hope to thousands that are stuck out there.

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Photo of SlothB77
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full disclosure: I added this beer to ba and I am a fan of the brewery. I do not work for aslin, nor am I compensated by them in any way.

Mind the Hop, Aslin's 9.4% citra dipa, is the base beer used. This is the hazy milkshake style of ipa. This is supposed to resemble a peach milkshake, complete with a hazy, almost milky look. It is supposed to be creamier and sweeter than the standard hazy ipa.

At the brewery, i couldn't really get much from the nose. But I can smell this beer across the room after opening a day-old crowler. The carbonation was intact, with foamy bubbles like an active tide by a rocky shore. This beer is so hazy it looks like a fruit smoothie with yogurt. It almost might be a candidate for some slight filtering. Hazy, almost milky look; creamy, slightly cloying.

I was worried that Aslin might have gone overboard on the peaches and vanilla. Fortunately, the peach and vanilla was used in moderation for the style and brought a great balance to the hops. The peaches hit you first and are more subtle. The peaches frolic with the hops, adding a more pulpy texture to them. The vanilla hits last and extends for a long finish, making the vanilla flavor more dominant and memorable.

I don't think you can session many of these, but an excellent, unorthodox, inspired concoction for a couple rounds for when traditional IPAs get tired. The peaches and vanilla don't taste artificial at all, very natural and organic tasting. A great alternative for people who don't like bitter bomb ipas - even at 9.4% the bitterness is overwhelmed by the juiciness and sweet.

For my personal taste, this might be my new favorite style and this is close to a perfect beer for me. I am looking forward to drinking this by the pool on a hot day. This would be a great brew for that, fruity, super refreshing. I can definitely see this being too sweet, rich, hearty and/ or cloying for some people.

This experiment was an indisputable home run. I drink your milkshake, I drink it up.

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3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian1357
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brians52
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed at the brewery on 6/11/16
L: Warm, hazy, and slightly darkened orange and peach hues with a thin white soapy head and ample lacing
S: Tropical fruits, nectarines, mangoes, and of course peaches
T: Incredibly juicy and citrus forward with a subtle vanilla flavor and punch of peach on the finish
F: Classic thick Aslin mouthfeel with moderate carbonation
O: Another incredible DIPA by Aslin. For obvious reasons the first comparison that came into my head was Tired Hands' Peach Milkshake, but this beer reduces the sweetness, thickens the mouthfeel and amps up the peach flavoring in my opinion to create a smoother and more drinkable peach milkshake IPA. Very enjoyable and one I hope Aslin brings back again.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftBeerLos
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is insane. Hazy juicy with excellent mouthfeel. The flavor is smooth. Just the right amount of sweetness from the vanilla to make it extremely enjoyable. This guys are on fire and really doing some great stuff.

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Photo of Rammed96
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Johann is definately a great series of beers, and the peach is near the top of that list. Hazy rust color with dense head that lasts. Little lacing, and juicy tropical nose. More apricot tones than peach, and the typical chewy Johann mouth feel. Fabulous!

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4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Johann And The Giant Peach from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 100 ratings