Pulp | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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4.01/5
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PulpPulp
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A juicy IPA lovers delight with a citrus grove aroma, smooth mouthfeel, and a subtle hazy yellow-orange color. Nectar of the hop gods.

Added by Larueminati on 04-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
114
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of jpd026
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JASnyder
2.69/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

2 weeks since canning.
It has a clearish tone the deepens to gold as it settles in the light.
Medium strength aroma makes me think of pineapples and oranges right away.
The Taste is unimpressive and unremarkable with a noticably bitter lingering taste of pine resin.
Sparkly carbonation.

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Photo of scotorum
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GREATER GOOD PULP DIPA 8/20/18

A single bought in a mixed six. Canned 8/8/18, although listed as "archived, no longer brewed" on Beer Advocate.

a: Nearly clear amber with an inch thick white head whcih receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Strong pine resin

t; Follows the nose with some vegetal notes over a medium bready malt base. Slight bitterness lingers on the dry finish, becomes more prominent as it warms.

m; Medium, very good body and good carbonation tingle.

o: A flavorful west coast style DIPA,

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Photo of beatonian
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have a lot of questions for the person who wrote the marketing copy, but otherwise this is solid. An IPA in the style of a west coast dank beer, enjoyably bitter and hoppy. Nose/look don’t amaze, but the 8% goes down smooth even though you can taste it.

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Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Small head with little lace. Clear and golden.

Malty aroma with a bitter background.

The taste is improvement, although the the hop is still quite harsh.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint can. 6/6/18

Gold/orange/ copper color, slight haze, good carbonation that easily sets up an excellent white foamy fluff cap. Nice lace.

Sweet and fruity hops and sweet amber style maltiness in the nose. Heady and sweet fruity scented tropical-style hops steal the show. Caramel malty tones underneath.

This Dipa really comes across as much more West coasty style, Bigger, sweeter and heftier malty profile. Big, green, high alpha bitter hops hit first, earthy-dry tones, grainy and hearty edge after with an abundance of high-toned, tangy and spicy but very fruity hop tones. Acidic citrus, like grapefruit and long sweet notes from something like honeydew melon. Hop flavor overall is very high level complexity. The alcohol, 8% is surprisingly hot, adding some tingly bitterness to the flavor and mouthfeel.

Certainly a bit rough around the edges.Bordering on West coast Dipa's, not nearly as hazy, juicy or smooth feeling as some of top versions of this popular style. With that said, it's enjoyable experience for what whatever it is.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pinkylives
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jesusgorilla
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsoxjim
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mleblanc25
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojuyt
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivyman
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darkish amber appearance with no haze at all. Piney citrus aromas and taste
with clean mouthful.

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Photo of Bork77
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is not hazy as most of the reviews have noted. It is similar to Treehouse Bright but with a little more bite to it. Overall it is a very enjoyable NEIPA.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 12/6/17. "Pulp. A Juicy Hazy New England IPA, Nectar of the Hop gods."

So, not particularly hazy. That's an immediate let down and major points deduction. Looks more like a west coast IPA with a crystal clear gold body. Very odd that this beer would have that characteristic especially when the can advertises the opposite. Head is nice though, it's like a classic pub pint of Budweiser and leaves those nice webby laces.

Aroma is bright and is of orange and orange pith, slight pineapple, some grapefruit, faint onion.

Flavor is of sweet mimosa, box wine, and herbs. Supplemental notes of onion, pine, and then finally a little bit of orange and pineapple rind on the finish. It does not scream NE IPA. It only faintly hints at it.

Feel is crisp and clean, not creamy, not clingy. Light, non intrusive resinous oils on the finish.

...So why does this can lie to me? First, it has let me down with the appearance, which is by all regards NOT HAZY, and then the nose leads me to believe perhaps they just dialed back the haze a bit. Then the flavor makes me a fool for thinking I could pass this off as a Trillium clone. Modern Times from California makes better work of a New England style IPA in a couple of their recipes (Critical Band, City Of The Sun). But for a brewery to be in the mecca of the haze and STILL fail? I mean how terrible. Much of my low ratings for this come not from this being a bad overall beer, but for masquerading and failing to deliver on the promises the advertising on the can makes. I make better New England style IPA's in my kitchen and I don't dare advertise my labels as being a genuine NE IPA. I let the imbiber find out for themselves. It's not a bad beer, but it's not what's promised. I chose this over a Trillium tonight. How disappointed I am.

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Photo of DaveDaveDave
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tried the 'V' which was a soapy, pine laced dishwater IPA. Figured I'd give Pulp a shot given that it was recommended to me as being an East Coast fruit forward IPA. I did not find it to be so. I found this at Wegmans for $15/4 pack which is still pretty expensive.

I found very little fruit here. Mostly pine and some citrus of the peel/oil variety. Anyone looking for a fruity IPA will be bummed. It's somewhat abrasive. A dumbed down version of Resin IPA from Six Points. I love pine IPA ... But not when I'm looking for a fruity East Coast IPA, which this was billed as.

I'd stick with Resin at $12/6 pack vs. dropping $15 on this. It's not a bad beer but it's just not remarkable. Best served cold. It packs a decent buzz. Two cans of this and I was very relaxed. Would probably taste better on tap than in a can.

There was almost no aroma to this. First sip it was bitter but as I went, I could taste more oily citrus peel. I think it's billed as an East Coast IPA and it's not ... Which might account for the high ratings. I won't buy this on a regular basis, preferring Resin IPA. But if the price point came down, I might buy it once in a blue moon for the buzz. In my humble opinion 'V' is the better buy but neither 'V' nor 'Pulp' is the best buy.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golddoubler
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tunis
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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Pulp from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 114 ratings