"V" 5 hopped IPA | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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"V"  5 hopped IPA"V"  5 hopped IPA
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Brewed by:
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
greatergoodimperials.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A New England IPA with notes of citrus and melon and a subtle piney back ground and the addition of local hops from MA to make it a hop lovers delight.

Added by Billolick on 02-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,552
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
73
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Romartin:
Photo of Romartin
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hal finger creamy head, slightly hazy golden honey transparency, nice lace retention.
S: Fruity, mango, passion fruit, with hint of pine.
T: Sweet on the pallet, fruit, pineapple and pine. Very juicy.
F: Soft, smooth, refreshing leaving you wanting more.
O: Great imperial IPA, made with local hops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 7/27/17, very fresh

Pours a light fluffy head that fades semi quickly, a bit of soapy lacing, moslty clear slight hazy golden honey color.

Nose explodes with fruits, pretty dank, big passion fruit and guava, clementine tangerine and grapefruit, stone fruit, musty citrus tropical, a touch of sweet malt.

Taste brings sweet malt out front, quickly into dank tropical hops, musty passion fruit and guava, papaya, tangerine citrus, a little grapefruit pith and juice, hint of grape skin must, a bit spicy and earthy too and touch of pine, candied orange zest notes, stone fruit, marmalade. Finish is drier, a hint of booze warmth, lingering spicy dank hops.

Mouth is med bod, a hint of warming booze, lighter but decent carbonation.

Overall not bad, nose was explosive, taste was a bit on the lacking side but still not bad, very hoppy, a little lacking on carbonation

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Photo of JakerLou
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can...no canning date info to be had....tsk tsk tsk....just sayin

From the can "A juicy imperial 5-hopped IPA" "Includes hops sourced locally in the Pioneer valley, Massachusetts, USA"

Typical DIPA presentation and moderatly cloudy.

Sniff brings to mind mild resiny hops, and a hint of citrus...

On the palate its more resiny hops, moderate grapefruit and a bit of understated "juicyness"....decent to middle of the road quality DIPA...nothing amazing by todays standards...but respectable and worth a try

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Photo of Rejis
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kgmocnpk63
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillLyon4
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Smells of peach, mango and a hint of grapefruit.

Drinks smooth with a light mouth feel. Will buy again.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ghooul
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of liquorpig
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hos
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GHow
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my second visit to the FIVE (V) hopped imperial from Greater Good. Hazy dark orange color started it off, not heavy on carbonation so the head settled quickly but the glass laced to the end. Love the hop/pine slight citrus aroma. It was so smooth for me and I love the excitement on my tongue. No bitterness and only slight heat on the palate. This Imperial from CG is outstanding. Pricey but worth a visit.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yanzo
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To be honest, I had never heard of this brewery before I saw a can of it today; all IPA cans need to dated IMO and this one was not; very good New England IPA, amazing head that lasted a long while

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Photo of Mjmoney23
1.7/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper golden with a slight haze, moderate small bubbled carbonation, and 4 fingers of off white head.

Smells of melons, pears, cherries, grapes and blueberries.

The taste follows the nose. Very fruit forward beer with little bitterness, but very delicious.

Medium body that totally hides the ABV. Little carbonation, but enough to make this brew great.

Got this in Agawam Massachusetts. Drinking in Muskoka, Ontario, Jan 6th, 2018. Excellent brew.

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Photo of mickyge
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can inch high fluffy head that dissipates to lacing. Fairly cloudy gold color
Smell is citrus and hoppy
Mouth feel was pretty smooth and not very bitter. Finishes with a slight acidic bite.
I liked it and it was easy drinking for a DIPA not as tasty as I had expected but as good as a lot of the easier to obtain beers. Worth a try

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Photo of BPCam
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJRubes
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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"V" 5 hopped IPA from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 73 ratings