Electric Jellyfish | Pinthouse Pizza - South Austin

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Brewed by:
Pinthouse Pizza - South Austin
Texas, United States
pinthousepizza.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gagnonsux on 11-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,157
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
108
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Photo of Avery512D
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very proud to have this coming out of ATX (Austin, TX ) one of the go tos around town.

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Photo of puck1225
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this from draft to go with some duck sausage served with onion and dates. Excellent combo!

Very juicy beer. Strong grapefruit smell and taste, some orange and pineapple. Very pleasant acidic bite. Looks great too! Want to go to its source and try some of the variations on this theme!

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Photo of rjd722
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brantleysmith
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dawajo62
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EastAustinian
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA in Austin. I have tried IPAs from about 30 different microbreweries as well as many others from other cities and this is still my favorite.

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Photo of rolltide
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachMayer14
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayAre46
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAQuester
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ben1313
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Torchy’s Tacos in Austin, TX.

This one pours a fairly hazy and super murky burnt orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like tangerine, weed, mango, floral hops.

This tastes basically the same, with a intense weedy bitterness, some pineapple, mango, tangerine and floral hops.

This is fairly intense and raw, mouthfeel-wise, with a heavy bitterness. It’s still pretty drinkable.

This was a nice first beer from these guys.

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Photo of BltByKrmn
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you Texans have never had Other Half, this is close enough to have no need to trade for it.

A hazy pineapple smoothie with some bite, very impressive.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of obrike
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 32oz growler fill ran me $12 at the Growler Room (Burnet) in Austin, TX.

Currently #40 in the Texas Top 100 Beers list (and the 3rd highest IPA behind Community's Mosaic IPA and Lone Pint's Yellow Rose). ABV: 6.5% "Brewed with...Citra, Simcoe, Azacca, and Galaxy hops"

Served hours after purchase cold into a pint glass.

HEAD: ~1-2cm in height. White in colour. Somewhat soft and somewhat frothy. Retention is poor - maybe 1 minute at most - but that's somewhat forgivable in a growler pour beer I suppose. Leaves light lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

BODY: Hazy/turbid, sure. But not overly murky and pulpy like many IPAs that deliberately target a hazy appearance. This is somewhat bright and vibrant. Lacks any visible yeast/lees. Orange. Appears unfiltered; not clear or clean.

It's not better for its inconsequentially turbid body, but it's absolutely an appealing expression of an IPA.

AROMA: Papaya. Faint lychee. Muted tangerine citrus (or maybe it's overripe mango from the Azacca?). Definitely leans tropical in its fruit profile. I think I find wheat as well, but it's barely there. Pale malts are more dominant; 2-row. A bit creamy/creamsicle-redolent. Has that sort of vanilla cream-like aroma you'd find in a chai latte or the like. I'm not getting much passionfruit from the Galaxy hops. Has a hint of the yogurty tang-like note found in some Simcoe hopped IPAs I've tried (most from Hill Farmstead), but it doesn't have any of the oniony or floral character usually found in Simcoe hopped ales.

Not piney, juicy, resinous, oily, or herbaceous in its hop profile.

Aroma suggests a balanced IPA emphatic of tropical fruit. I hoped for more from the Citra and Simcoe, but the more New World tropical fruit vibe seems to be more what Pinthouse is after.

Aromatic intensity is above average. I find no off-notes or booze.

TASTE: Fulfills the promises of the aroma, delivering ample tropical fruit in the form of lychee, papaya, faint guava, a blip of overripe mango, and some citrusy zest. Not piney, overtly floral, herbaceous, resinous, or oily. Lacks the hop pungency one would find in one of the absolute best expressions of the style, so in that sense I struggle to see why the kids would call this "dank."

Pale malts/2-row keep any hop bitterness in check, and I suspect there's some wheat or oat adjunct in there too doing more of the work in that respect. It's certainly balanced, but I'd like more flavour from the Citra hops.

Simcoe does lend a hint of yogurty tang, but I don't find any of its more conventional oniony/garlicky flavour.

Very mellow and approachable. Pinthouse has kept this very reasonable at 6.50% ABV, but the result is not a more drinkable beer than a well-brewed expression of the style at a higher ABV (e.g. Racer 5) would be.

Above average depth of flavour. Average flavour intensity and duration.

TEXTURE: A little creamy, playing into that tropical fruit creamsicle vibe and lending it some nice softness. Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well-carbonated. Not oily in feel nor as "fresh" (if you will) as would be ideal.

Not boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: They're after a different flavour profile than that of the two Mosaic-hopped IPAs currently above this beer in the Texas Top 100 list, but one can't help but wonder if Mosaic additions would make this a better beer. Call it apples and oranges, but I'd sooner take Yellow Rose over this. Nevertheless, it's a quality IPA from a brewery that until now hasn't really gotten its due. I'd like to see Pinthouse dispense with the haze chase, drop this bright, and consider playing down the Azacca in favour of a more interesting and classic hop (e.g. Amarillo, Mosaic, or Cascade), but as-is it's absolutely worth trying even at $6 per 16oz and I'd happily recommend it to friends. If I made a personal Texas Top 100 Beers list, this would definitely be on it.

B (3.65) / GOOD

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Photo of acbe
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange yellow color with a thin foamy head. Retention is mild as is lacing. Big juicy citrus aroma. Pineapple and grapefruit very evident. Slight piney resin. Taste follows the same way. Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. White head. Golden sunset orange. Lots of haze.

Somewhat juicy but fairly hoppy. Floral and earthy with some bitterness. Orange and grapefruit.

Medium bodied.

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Photo of rpalermo82
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Electric Jellyfish from Pinthouse Pizza - South Austin
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 108 ratings