Structures Brewing

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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,022
Ranked #12,366
4.07 | pDev: 4.42%
Structures Brewing
Washington, United States
Very Good
Notes: Dry hopped with unnamed south african hop UI/108.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 30 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mactrail from Washington

3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Frosted amber appearance with swirls of foam in the Wander snifter. Highly aromatic with melon and pine and maybe roses. Fruity but dry. I won't try to dissect what is to me a distinct and mysterious flavor, but other reviews have. It tastes like layers of fruit from all over the farm, and if you say Lychee, I'm OK with that.

Rather acidic and before the can is done I put it down as fabulous but undrinkable. It would be nice to try a version not made gunky and hazy. The mystery hop is one I hope to encounter again, and happy to know there's a South African hop industry. From the 16 oz can purchased at the Community Coop. No date.

Aug 25, 2021
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like stone fruit, dry grassy spice, pineapple, and lychee.

This is a really intriguing that they've used for this one - there's a spicy but refreshing bitterness, and a very exotic juicy hop character.

This is medium bodied, creamy, and pretty rich, with a great drinkability.

I definitely enjoyed this one.

Aug 03, 2021
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metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving some lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass and large patches of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemongrass, lychee and stone fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is a bit pungent from the lemongrass with underlying notes of lychee and stone fruit. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and faintly juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that the aromas and flavors of lychee and stone fruit helped to soften up those of the lemongrass.

Serving type: can

Nov 30, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a nonic glass. No can dating.

Look- Hazy golden orange juice color. Solid off-white head that slowly recedes to a thick foam cap, ample lacing. No carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Citrus (orange and lemon), tropical fruit (pineapple, mango and passionfruit), peach, light berries, grainy malt, faint pine and a bit of black tea, other floral/herbal notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Citrus, tropical fruit, peach and light berries, faint pine and a hint of that tea again, grainy malt.

Feel- Medium bodied, sweet and sticky up front with a dry bitter finish. Medium/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Very solid overall, I had this and City of Solace back to back and preferred Solace. This is no slouch by any stretch though.

Jun 30, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can - no date - poured into an IPA glass at 36°F.

Big thanks to Justin for this one!

Pours a hazy, turbid, creamy looking lemon curd yellow, topped with two fingers of fluffy arctic white head with good retention, leaving significant lacing at it recedes. Zero visible effervescence through thw opaque body.

Nose: A base of pale malt - maybe with wheat, likely with oats establishes a dry, chalky base for the hops which lend aromas of pineapple-orange juice, guava, papaya, with some mango, melon, and apricot. Theres a very exotic blue raspberry note that really sticks out. If I had to guess, I'd say the hop profile is Galaxy, Citra, and something else.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with chalky, oaty pale malt, which is surprisingly dry. Thw hops lend a ton of pineapple, as well as some apricot, papaya, mango, a grassiness, and a bit of mustiness that I didn't get on the nose. Theres also this very unique earthy and overripe note that I cannot pinpoint, and I'm not sure I can associate it with a particular hop varietal. Maybe Vic Secret or something odd like Southern Passion. Definitely a non-New Zealand S. Hemisphere note. Moving towards the finish, the grassiness grows into a mild-moderate bitterness, and a slight earthiness that overtakes the fruity notes. The heer finishes dry, chalky, and earthy, with some grassy bitterness, and a slight unripe tang.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is medium-bodied - fairly crisp and fluid, but it has that signature soft, fluffy New England-style body which adds a little bit of weight. Effervescence is very fine, and right at a medium level. Hardly any stickiness, quite dry, and has a chalky drying finish, like biting into a persimmon.

Overall: A nice NE(style)IPA. The aroma is very reminiscent of some Tree House IPAs, minus that blue razz note which really makes this pop. The flavour profile isn't terribly unique, nor is the platform, but it's still enjoyable, and there's a reason it's popular. A nice crisp, dry hoppy beer. The burps are pure blue raspberry Jolly Ranchers. Wild.

Jun 19, 2020
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kemoarps from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've no idea how old this actually is because there is NO DATE ON THE CAN. Date your cans, please, especially IPAs. I picked it up about a week ago.

Fuzzy pale orange body that is like the opacity of 2% milk. Kind of looks like overprocessed fake orange juice, but not as richly orange. Decent fuzzy white head. Eventually settles to the edges and leaves a little bit of lacing.

Nose is orange citrus with some mild supporting melon and a decent amount of passion fruit and guava... I assume they're going for the old POG juice from kiddo days here. As it warms, the citrus zest fades to the backdrop and the guava in particular comes forward more pronounced.

Flavour borrows from some of the same inspiration, but is less sweet, more acidic. More muddled than discrete. The unmistakable raw hop powder influence of late addition and/or DH.

Full but light mouthfeel. More dense than heavy. Somewhat oily. The sparkling carbonation leaves a little tingle in the back of my throat.

This reminds me of some of the heavyweight midwest hazies I've tried. It's fine. I'll gladly finish this can, but it isn't going to change my overall opinions/preferences regarding IPAs (I'm firmly in the 'I prefer clear and classic to more modern murk camp'). Well made, but just not my preferred style.

Jun 17, 2020
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roan22 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought a Crowler from Beer Junction in West Seattle on 9/23/19. I'm not a fan really of hazy IPAs, but some of them taste good (if they don't have blood orange pith/aspirin/oniony/cheesy notes). This one had none of these and it reminded me of a certain classic Tired Hands beer (Hop Hands). Well done.

Oct 26, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on-tap in a mug at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: extremely hazy pale yellow hue with a head of creamy white foam. It looks great!

Smell: a great fruity aroma with citrus and melon character. Juicy and enticing.

Taste: citrusy and melony, like the aroma, but with a very low bitterness for the level of hops present. This is a really good example of the NEIPA style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good creaminess. It complements the hazy fruity flavor very well.

Overall: this is a highly drinkable, tasty IPA. I could quaff a gallon of this stuff, easily.

Mar 09, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Growler Guys.

A super hazy orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is super juicy with tropical fruit. There's peach , mango, mild papaya, some passionfruit along with gobs of citrus. Minimal grassy notes. The palate opens juicy as heck with a pleasing orange, mango, peach and some papaya. The mid palate has some carbonic acid bite that cleans the fruity flavors. Minimal malt sweetness. Drying, fruity, juicy on the finish. Medium light in body, this beer is impressive.

Jan 21, 2019
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SouthernSips from Mississippi

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This was a solid brew and had a great mouthfeel to go along with it. I'm not sure how the can art matches the name, but the locals probably know. Before my first sip I definitely got straight hemp from the smell but that quickly faded away.

Oct 15, 2018
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snaotheus from Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a large snifter. No date on the can. Brought to me by a friend at work.

Pours a hazy light amber, fairly pale. Medium head, fades moderately fast to a substantial ring with lots of lacing. Smell is hay and hops -- rich, nice. Promises juice.

Taste is moderate intensity pineapple / orange / something else. Good bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thick and dry. Overall, solid beer.

Feb 14, 2018
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