Seize The IPA | Second Chance Beer Company

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Seize The IPASeize The IPA

Brewed by:
Second Chance Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mactrail on 10-31-2015

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of TrojanRB
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange gold...looks unfiltered...

Smells of pine, and light lemon

Pine and resin dominate the taste...slightly bready

Slightly astringent, a bit oily

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Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear medium golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head... great lacing.

S: Resinous pine and citrus... sourdough bread.

T/F: Bread and crackers... light grains. The hop profile tends to the pine/evergreen. Some floral notes and milder citrus mid swig... good tangerine and mango. Medium to light in body... only mildly bitter, less than expected. Finish is bittersweet and a little oily.

O: A nice west coast IPA. Good flavor... relatively mild and easy drinking. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with a fingernail of off white. The aroma is of piney hops and light malt, but is pretty faint. I'm tasting piney and citrus hops with light sourdough malt. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rawfish, one of the finest gentlemen I know & an insanely generous trader, for this 16 oz. can that showed up last week as an extra. My first shot at this brewery.

The pour is September sunshine in San Diego. Aroma is citrus, pears, & that saltine cracker maltiness that I associate with good-old west coast IPAs.

Seize the Day defines a California IPA. Pine is dominant, along with citrus, crackling crackerness, bit of earth & spring flowers. Low level of bitterness. Sharp mouthfeel & nice & easy to drink.

Nothing special, nothing objectionable, just a pretty good IPA.

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Photo of Gambyt20
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nugganooch
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewery – full 16oz snifter
Noted on 11/04/15

Now available in cans…

My pour arrives a burnished golden amber body. Mostly clear and still with a thin frothy layer of paper white head. Leaves behind some nice whips and curls of lace that decorate my glass after every sip. Smells of both hops and sweet pale malts. Classic C varietals it seems as tangerine, grapefruit, and sweet sappy pine abounds. Malt is lightly toasted with a bready accent and some caramel like sweetness. Flavor is a balancing act between some healthy green hops and a bready caramelized pale malt bill. Orange citrus-tangerine with pink grapefruit, peach/apricot, florals, and sticky evergreens. Slightly tropical and resinous with the alcohol well masked. Moderate-lighter body with a nice crisp and drying retreat. Overall this is a really well-rounded IPA that may not blow any ba minds but does hit the spot just right.

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Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevem68
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light amber color. Aroma is pine hops and slightly malty. Flavor is resiny hops with some pine and a balanced malty finish. Has a smooth body and overall is a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of chieflives
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great West Coast IPA. Very balanced and smooth. Great hoppy aroma.

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Photo of rawfish
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear orangey amber with plenty of foam in the Duvel tulip. Nose of orange and pine. A whiff of honeysuckle and nectarines, for some reason. Wet and juicy mouthfeel. Just a little astringent.

Warm malt flavors and a moderate sweetness. Quite drinkable brew with a wealth of hoppy aromatics. From the 16 oz can purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Hawai‘i Bowl shaker pint glass
From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.88 (10 pct. off for 6-pack deal)
Purchased: May 4, 2016
Consumed: May 14, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on can

Picked this up at Bine & Vine with another five beers for the 10 percent discount. First time I’ve seen their beer in cans (or bottles) and probably the first time I’ve seen it anywhere. I’ve heard good things though. Looking forward to giving this one a go.

Poured a honey, pale, clear color with two fingers of frothy, off-white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Above average spotty lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled a mix of hops and malts. Got sharp pine, orange blossom, resin hops, earthy citrus rind, floral hops, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo and tropical hops. Lots of stuff going on here. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted slightly better than the nose. Initially reminded me of a non-boozy double IPA. Got a little bit better. Still don’t know if I know entirely what is going on. Getting sharp pine, bitter Citra, Centennial, earthy Citra rind, Cascade, resin hops, orange juice and spicy Amarillo (I think). Got boozier as it went down. I don’t know what is going on. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50)

A lot of stuff going on here. I’m not sure if I properly rated, overrated or underrated this one. (Overall - 3.75)

3.63 | 82 | B

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour at the brewery. Classic west coast IPA, dank piney nose, bitter ibu rush, but with a pretty nice balanced finish. Best beer this brewery has put out so far imo...

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WestCoastHopHead
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear golden ale poured out from my Hydroflask growler into a pint glass with a generous layer of white head. Not a strong smell but definitely hoppy. The malts are more what I'm picking up in terms of aroma. Taste is spicy, resiny, piney, and almost brutally bitter. Very much an IPA tailor made for San Diego.

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Seize The IPA from Second Chance Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 19 ratings