08/29/97
Equal Parts Brewing

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,892
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #20,635
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.3%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
From:
Equal Parts Brewing
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Nice malty, citrus aroma with some grassy notes. Caramel malty taste with some citrus and grassy edge. Smooth and light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

Nov 13, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 8/19/20

Pours a translucent amber-copper body topped with two and a half fingers of fluffy, off-white foam; good head retention yields ⅓ finger of semi-creamy cap, a moderate, frothy collar, and an evenly dispersed spread of webby/spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma opens with a combination of ruby red grapefruit and blood orange nectar, accented with a mild, underlying dill; caramel malts meet herbal grassy notes for an eclectic semi-sweetness into a middle marked by bursting tones of resinous strawberry; light pineapple, touches of lemon, and bubblegum close.

Taste features a familiar ruby red grapefruit and orange peel alongside light clementine and tinges of resinous strawberry; caramel malts round over the mid-palate, while heavy lemongrass, pineapple juice, and tropical oils course through the finish.

Mouthfeel offers a medium-full body as an oily character feeds into a subtle, moderate carbonation; a peaking, mild grit over the mid-palate becomes slick and resinous into the back end, with a pleasantly subtle sticky texture flows through the finish with a mild-moderate bitterness in tow.

Plenty of nuance to be taken from this one, and presents a limited balance of traditional malt presence and hop bitterness against some blatantly sweeter tropical notes; unique for sure, though slightly one-dimensional and overbearing in sweetness.

Sep 18, 2020
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champ103 from Texas

3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear orange/amber color. Two finger white head forms and recedes quickly with light lace left behind.
S: Dank and earthy with herbal tea like bitterness. Lemon, some sweetness and bitter finish.
T: Like the nose, that wet, earthy nondescript "dank" flavor. Herbal, bitter, lemony with some sweet caramel malts. Finishes bitter/sweet with a touch of alcohol.
M/O: A full resinous and sticky body. Moderate carbonation. Not as vibrant as I would like. More muddled. Not the biggest fan of the herbal/bitterness here and makes this more of a one and done for me.

Fairly one dimensional with dank, herbal bitterness as the main thing. Maybe I am not a big fan of Sorachi Ace and I am not feeling this one.

Mar 13, 2017
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donspublic from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into shaker, 1 finger cream colored head, min retention nice lacing. Clear light amber in the glass. Very interesting smell, light dankness along with lemongrass. Taste, slightly sweet on the front, then the sorachi ace hop kicks in, you love it or hate it, but it fall into the former. Semi sweet/bitter finish. Nice viscous mouthfeel. Cudos for the balls to use that hop in an ipa

Mar 03, 2017
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great DIPA if you're a big fan of sorachi ace hop like me. Plenty of the lemony dill goodness I love from this hop. Bitterness isn't very high, but that seems like a good choice here.

Nov 14, 2016
08/29/97 from Equal Parts Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 16 ratings