"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 Double / 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:
#7,417
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
62
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by redfox405:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
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 Billolick
3.94/5  rDev -2%
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 +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillLyon4
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hos
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GHow
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
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 -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yanzo
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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 IBUBrew
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.06/5  rDev +1%
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 -1%
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 +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJRubes
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First brew from these locals, here we go. Claims of a juicy Imperial IPA.

A- Tallboy pours into my chalice with a golden body which is somewhat hazy in comparison to many other modern IPAs, hazed but not milky. The head has a silky and foamy consistency with decent retention. A belt at the sides allows spotty lace to stick on the glass in small quantities.

S- Juicy hops indeed. The hops are mostly of the tropical and stone fruit sort with mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, peach and papaya coming in strong with a zesty sort of earthiness, spicy, floral and citrus notes beyond that. A hint of bubble gum, melon and dankness in there while the yeast and grains are mostly quiet sans slight bread and cereal hints.

T- Takes quite the u-turn for me from the aroma and reminds me of a homebrew with an abrasive sharp citrus oily bitterness and some pale fruits coming on strong from the yeast. A bit boozy as well. No idea how the aroma could be this much different but much of the tropical fruits are lost here with minor hints of them trumped by the aforementioned flavors. Just a harsh mix of flavors.

MF- Medium overall thickness in a body that has a fluffy and foamy texture, slightly frothy. Carbonation is rather high and seems to accentuate the mix of booze and harsh bitters. Ends with grapefruit oil bitterness squeezing the taste buds.

A very good tropical hop aroma somehow morphs into a sharp and abrasive flavor with a harsh citrus oil bitterness decimating the palate with some hints of booze. This is the most drastic example of this phenomenon I have experienced.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Half finger head over a clear, deep yellow body. Expected haze.

Aroma – Juicy grapefruit, floral, a mélange of hop resins.

Taste – Bitter pine and resins.

Mouthfeel – Astringent yet very smooth and easy drinking.

Overall – Pretty good, although the flavor was good it wasn’t as complex as one would imagine by the name.

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Photo of loganburgh
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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"V" 5 hopped IPA from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 62 ratings