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Pulp | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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73 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
greatergoodimperials.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Juice Forward" Imperial IPA

Added by Larueminati on 04-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,260
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
73
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of PDENN
4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy, cloudy and inviting. Exactly what I expect from a NE IPA. A bit dank and yet still floral with citrus. Feel was smooth and satisfying and not bitter. Very drinkable. Reminds me of skiing in Vermont and kicking back afterward for a well earned pint. I applaud this IPA wish I could find it more often - it is always out of stock at the local craft beer stores...

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Photo of Taybeh
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coltron23
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tall can, 10/27/17 on a sticker attached to the four pack holder

Pours medium amber, hazed early, cloudy upon the later pours. Supports a long lasting and frothy light oatmeal cap, thicker collar and heavy strands of lacing left on the glass.

Fruity nose, with a hint of smoke and a whiff of chives.

Not a juicy as advertised either...seeing a pattern here? Better then respectable NE style IPA, but lacks the juiciness, complexity and tropical fruit goodness of the upper tier brewers of the style....still certainly worth a try, but dont expect this to be the "Nectar of the Hop Gods" (also advertised on the can....)

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Photo of beerhunter_3
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXMRTN
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodeonexis_photo
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up in a 4 pack outside Burlington MA based on the salesperson's suggestion to try something hard(ish) to get. Before I cracked it I was slightly dismayed by the negative comments on BA but was excited to give something new a try nonetheless.

As I had read this didn't pour like a true NEIPA (Ex: Bissell Brothers The Substance from where I'm from in ME) since it was NOT like pouring OJ...but holding it to the light there's definitely some haziness to it. Head was a little lacking but I was pleased with the aromas of grapefruit and pine.

In short this beer did not live up to it's title "Pulp" but that doesn't mean you should shy away from giving it a try. It seems to stand between a classic IPA and a NEIPA with a bigger ABV. I'll drink the rest of this 4 pack and would drink it again...

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Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Tired Hand Teku glass canned on 10/20. Pours a very attractive fairly clear orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves massive patches of magnificent lace behind.

Smell is apricot, mango, tangerine, papaya, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical with some pine and grapefruit bite on the back end.

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, enough life, maybe a touch dry, and very easy drinking for 8% ABV.

Overall this is excellent, but not a hazy juice bomb like I was expecting, delicious just the same.

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Photo of Hhops
2.46/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The description on the can drew me in: “a juicy hazy New England IPA. “

What a disappointment. It’s anything but the description. It’s not very hazy. It’s not juicy. It doesn’t have a nice citrusy nose.

It’s got a strange nose and flavor which I cannot identify...it’s not a phenolic taste as with infected yeast...it’s not citrusy at all either. Best described as, sorry to say, B.O. Ouch.

Maybe a better description is simply Strange Brew.

I am willing to try it again, as it’s a local brewer, to see if my batch was an anomaly or if it’s the recipe.

I will say that once you get beyond the nose, it is quite drinkable.

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Photo of mattycasey
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-me-in-RI
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeabzZ
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Named Pulp, defined as a, " Juicy Hazy New England IPA."
All of the things it's not:
Juicy
Hazy

IMO: You cannot name a beer, " Pulp" and filter it. HOWEVER the marketing was excellent and I bought a four pack thinking it might be a diamond in the rough waiting to be discovered. So my regards to GG for creating a good label that sold me at the shelf.


Opaque but not close to a NE haze.
Nose is piney, with a little citrus in the back ground
Feels a little on the syrupy side with low carbonation

Overall this beer is good, despite the misleading labelling. I would recommend trying it if the price is right. DO NOT PAY $14.99 for a four pack.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.16/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L - Not all that hazy, but has some cloudiness to go with the orange color and finger of white head.

S - Odd combo of resinous hop oils and buttered popcorn? Weird.

T - Sweet citrus and stone fruits. Sweet is the common theme here with not only some sugary grapefruit, but caramel and toffee. Odd to say the least.

F - Thick and syrupy with little carbonation. No alcohol is the only plus.

O - Hazy, juicy, NE IPA? No, no, and no. Did not deliver on it's rather boastful promise on the can. Not an undrinkable drain pour as it was still a hefty DIPA, but if you read the can and were expecting a Tree House or Trillium quality juice nuke, then move along.

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bhooved
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New England Style IPA with a cleaner finish than other NE IPA's.

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Photo of ntanner83
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsm45
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Diura
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewandbbq
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can dated 8/15/17.

Pours clear gold with a chill haze. Nice head and lacing is good. Aromatics are oddly fruity with cantaloupe up front with some smoldering rubber and plastic. Medium bodied with a tacky, slickish mouthfeel. Sweet malt starts the palate with melons and grapefruit following through. Finishes fairly dry with a moderate bitterness and some pithy citrus.

Kind of a weird one and not what I'd hoped for.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Pulp from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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