Philosopher King
New Province Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,405
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #28,843
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 12.2%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
11
From:
New Province Brewing Company
 
Arkansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by leekainen97:
Photo of leekainen97
2.66/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

-Poured from 64oz Growler into tulip style glass.
-Pours very pale, almost with a green tinge. Murky. 1 finger head that has decent retension and leaves a thin lace.
-Smells of citrus and slight pine, nothing really jumps out.
-Taste is underwhelming, bland. No distinguishable flavors really. Just bitter.
-Mouthfeel is lighter than I like an IPA to be. Personal preference.
-Overall it's just okay. Probably wouldn't try again.

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Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 05/18/2018, pours golden with one finger of beige colored head. Alright head retention & lacing

S: Some citrus & grassy notes

T: Tangerine, green melon, and grassyness up front, plus a littl dryness. Grapefruit peel, dryness, slight white grape & bready presence. Crisp finish, tangerine & pink grapefruit also on show

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation good balance

A pleasant IPA, I do like their draft products better & presume it would be the case with this one. Drinkable enough

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Photo of Kevin67
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Overall, not a bad beer. Like some of the other offerings from this brewer, it is just so-so. The look and smell are good, but, once again, the taste and feel don't meet expectations.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I didn't have a chance to do a proper review, but this was a great beer. Less of citrus on the nose and great flavors too.

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Photo of Skillet
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange that nears on murky/opaque. A white finger of head foams up on top and shows modest retention. Aroma is pine, resin, herbal, and floral hops in a syrupy mix. Biscuit and bready malts form a hearty backdrop. Flavor profile is a bite from the pine, resin, and herbal hops with bready and nutty biscuit malts behind giving it extra life. Hops carry a noticeable bitterness, with the malts doing little to smooth this out. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a modest velvety texture that actually feels pretty good. Overall, a run of the mill IPA with syrupy hops and a light bite.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of Kdubzz
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chladun
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterRobinson
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm not an IPA lover, so take this with a grain of salt, but I thoroughly enjoy this beer. It's nice and light bodied, with a good bit of carbonation, but enough malt presence to give a slightly frothy head. The taste and smell are the key players though, it's citrus lemon and orange peel combined with the hops that remind me of a warm tropical day are intensely complex. I couldn't even come close to writing about all of the intricacies. Try this one on tap and close your eyes for the first sip.

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Photo of leefx
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Philosopher King from New Province Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings