Georgetown Brewing Company

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Georgetown Brewing Company
Washington, United States
American IPA
Ranked #241
Ranked #4,591
4.15 | pDev: 8.92%
Feb 15, 2023
Aug 22, 2015
Notes: This IPA gets its light silky texture from rolled oats. The flavor and aroma both express mandarin and citrus all around. Over five pounds of hops per barrel makes this IPA truly Bodhilicious. Gold medal winner in the American Style IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival in 2016!

Malts - 2 Row Pale, Munich
Hops - Columbus, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic
Yeast - English Ale
OG - 1.061
TG - 1.008
Best By - 90 days from packaging cans, 60 days from packaging draft
Other - Oats
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Mildly hazy, light orange colored body; lively carbonation; initial thick, frothy, white head, very bubbly, settles to a relatively thin layer of foam. Very nice citrus aroma with a light biscuit-like under-layer. The flavor builds on the aroma; lighter citrus notes, subtle orange notes; more grainy malt flavor; moderate to bold bitterness. Medium-heavy body; fairly prickly on the palate; slightly sticky.

Rolled oats were used in this beer's creation. Overall, a decent IPA although nothing special.

Pouring temperature: 54 °F: canning info: 12/07/2022
Source: Tavour
Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 4.05 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jan 28, 2023
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy orange with some amber color. Not to much of a head with little lacing. Aroma is piney and citrusy with some dankness. Taste is also piney and citrusy with the same dankness. Mouthfeel is good, kind of crisp. Overall, a very good beer.
Nov 22, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great hoppy ipa good hop taste in every sip
Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a bright hazy orange with some amber hues, a decent white foamy head rises and fall quickly to a substantial cap. Nose is dank and bitter pine sap and citrus with some tropical notes there as well, making this a full and complex hop bill for me. Taste follows suit, finishing sweet with a lack of that bitterness I detected on the nose; however it is still present. Feel is crisp but nearly oily and mouthcoating in some regard. Overall, very good and I would nearly compare it to a slightly easier drinking 2H.
Nov 12, 2022
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Rated by Jonbeer1979

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Best there is
Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by Lucnifter from California

Oct 12, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Sep 15, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by BlueTrain

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 6/17/22

L: Hazy apricot/gold with a dense white head

S: Grapefruit, mandarin

T: Citrus and herbal hops balanced by a strong malt backbone

F: Medium bodied, smooth and soft with a dry finish

O: Good old skool/new skool mashup
Aug 08, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by BabaBeer from California

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by ravger from Illinois

Jul 31, 2022
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Rated by thomasarose from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice balance, great citrus aroma, not overly bitter, but nice bite
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap in pilsner glass.

Very hazy to not be filed under NEIPA, the color is golden rod and the head is moderately thick, white, and laces well.

Blood orange, grapefruit, and I think the first time I’ve gotten the diesel soaked grapes descriptor. The hint of alcohol and just a certain way the Mosaic hits must be part of that interesting hot take.

Orange juice, lemon pith, bitter melon, and some hot, dirty alcohol. Moderate bitterness, but the whole thing is soft and definitely in NEIPA territory.

Soft body, moderate carbonation.

I’m a little lost on the very high rating this one carries. It’s like 54 other NEIPAs I’ve had in the last couple years; boozy, decent strength hop aroma.
Jul 12, 2022
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at wedding at Washington Athletic Club. Bitter, nice head, standard IPA.
May 22, 2022
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Rated by Gu_re_gu

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
If I'm in Seattle, this is what I'm drinking.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep gold with ample foaming head that dissipates slowly leaving a thin film across the top of the beer. Light lacing.

‘Olde fashioned’ balanced IPA aromas greet the nose. Light pine, sweet grains. A hint of the dank.

Taste follows. Strong malt backbone, as they say, with some now classic PNW hop notes jumping around on the tongue.

Medium body.

This is a top notch classic IPA. As a ticker, I’m willing to say I’d buy this in multiples were it available near me.
Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drank from can in Seattle. Nose is bright and citrusy.Taste follows with a sweet malt backbone. Delicious and refreshing counter to the rich pasta and fried oysters I ate with it.
Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by BigCheese from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by EricPapczun from Washington

Jan 08, 2022
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy apricots like color, billowy head after pour settles to a thin opaque layer of white with some splotchy lacing.

Fruity aromas accompanied by some citrus.

Taste is very similar fruitiness with a refreshing citrus finish.

Medium body, soft smooth feel, dry and nice and bitter finish.

This beer drinks like a classic ipa but also has a touch of newer fruity hop notes as well. Solid beer.
Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by draheim from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12/11 into a seidel/stein at Bryant Corner Cafe, Seattle, Washington.

Pours a slightly hazy honey straw color, nice clean white head, good lacing.

Aroma is bright citrusy hops, clean fresh fruit.

Taste follows nose. Orange, grapefruit, peach, mango. Semi-dry finish.

Mouthfeel balanced and satisfying.

Overall a solid, refreshing IPA.
Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy & medium orange in color with a finger of medium density white head that receded over a minute or two to a thin ring. Aroma has lots of hoppy citrus notes, primarily grapefruit with a bit of mango underneath. Taste is lightly juicy with a nice hoppy bite to it on the back end. Smooth, tasty and easy going down. Good beer.
Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
canned 9.9, opened 10.12

received in bif14 from @snoatheus

Transluceent orange liquid poured into Black heron project tegu (also from @snoatheus) creates a two finger off white foam cap, big bubbled , good retention,settels to sloped rings clinging to the sides of the glass with spotty lacings

aroma is citrus orange, mandarine orange, clementine, tangerine

taste is orange citrus, mandarine orange,

Smooth mouthfeel, hop taste with no bite, west coast spa? The rolled oats make this smooth

Good beer, thanks @ snaotheus
Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Body is surprisingly hazily translucent, only allowing silhouettes in thicker parts of the glass. This haze also makes it appear quite still (although I am sure it is not), which is a little off-settling - almost as though the body isn't beer, but some other liquid. Truly outstanding head production, retention, and lacing.

Super, super hoppy nose: waves of grapefruit and tangerine, melon and mango, along with a bright herbal edge - not quite dank, and not as sharp as kitchen herbs, more a leafy green quality.

Fairly nice bite on the palate, but it's also a touch watery. It's not quite a flat beer, and there is plenty of bite around the gums, but it lacks impact. Neither do the oats translate to a "NE IPA" kind of smoothness; it's almost more like a thin oatmeal stout in terms of mouthfeel: not bad, just odd in this case.

The flavor, however, is excellent. Very mild grassiness, and a fairly even balance between citrus and tropical fruit notes. Similar tasting notes to the nose, with grapefruit, orange, lemon, melon, mango, and papaya, but the citrus isn't as prominent. Mild grassiness and a very mild dankness; given the Citra and Mosaic hops, your level of dankness may well vary depending on how fresh you find this beer (this can is only two weeks old). There's a nice slight caramel sweetness to the malt backbone, but the emphasis is clearly on the hops.

To say that the flavor can't quite live up to the aroma is no slight here; this beer is a treat for your nose, an aromatic and bright IPA that reminds of Founders Centennial and Cigar City Jai Alai. The taste is still excellent; the nose simply happens to be sublime.

The big letdown for me is on the palate. The rolled oats may have backfired here, as while it drinks pleasantly enough, it just seems awkward and misplaced - not smooth enough to be a NE IPA, and not as lively (nor quite as bitter) as a classic WC IPA. I'd still gladly stock my fridge with a six pack (or two!), and would certainly enjoy it on tap.
Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Thanks snaotheus!
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Fluffy white heads masses against the perimeter, capping in a frothy dome. Slowly, slowly recedes to a slight, yet persistent film. Great retention. Scattered lacing.
Nose abounds with orange zest, tangerine, sweet grain, slightly herbal to dank pine resin.
Flavor goes a little stronger in pithy citrus: grapefruit enters here. Other citrus continues but mild and making way for some mango. But here is where the turn toward the pine resin and malt really comes in. Nice, assertive, but still quite balanced. Malt provides a wonderful base, but retreats slightly near the background, but never out of the light.
Feel is medium, carbonation stays in there, and the finish is slightly drying in bitterness.
Overall, a beautiful beer. Distro to SoCal please.
Sep 23, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Aug 18, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Palustris from Washington

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Jul 27, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Jul 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a foggy, hazy orange with two fingers of off white foam. Head retention is great. Aroma is tangerine, papaya, grapefruit, lemon and orange zest, and herbal resin concocting an absolute hop bomb, but with balance. Bready malts tie it down, keeping the hops from running away with it. Flavor profile tangerine, papaya, mango, grapefruit, and lemon and orange zest. There are some punchy resiny, grassy hops at the back. Bready malts do a little work to keep the hops from running away with it, but not as much balance as the nose. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a soft start that becomes more expansive as it warms. Overall, great hops through and through with some well thought out malt to balance it out. A quintessential IPA.

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 3.97 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - copper color wit ha nice white head and lacing
Smell - Citrus forward with a slight tropical floral
Taste - about the same as the smell. Nice Citrus and tropical with a floral malt backbone
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - pretty good west cost IPA
Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Clear orangey amber with plenth of foam in the Brigand chalice. Sudsy mouthfeel. Quite resiny and bitter to start. Just a hint of sweeetness, but some roasted malt in the flavors. Starts with a mineral taste but then some pineapple and orange. Woody astringency notes.

Really quite drinkable IPA. There's a spicy note that carries through to keep it interesting. It is quit bitter but doesn't dominate the fruity aftertaste. From the 12 oz can seen at grocery stores everywhere. "Canned on 03/03/21" on the bottom.
May 03, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a compact oatmeal colored head that laces the glass nicely. Absolutely gorgeous beer. The nose is dank citrus, with ripe tangerine up front, and a nice slightly bitter pine aroma and a subtle caramalt note. I am openly salivating.

The ripe tangerine flavor is forward on the taste, but the bitterness from the pine is a welcome complement to the citrus flavors, and the caramalt is a perfect balance as well. This is truly delicious.

The mouthfeel is dry and full as expected. This nicely bitter, incredibly flavorful, well-balanced beer is an excellent example of the WCIPA style and would always be in my beer fridge if I had regular access to it.
Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by withoutsorrow from Washington

4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is a fantastically done West Coast IPA that is severely underappreciated. The balance of bitter, crisp & clean finish makes it such a summer delight & a staple goto.
Jan 28, 2021
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