Pulp | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
93 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,867
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
93
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
43
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golddoubler
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tunis
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Half finger head on a clear deep yellow body. Funny, it says on the can it should be hazy.

Aroma – Floral at first, followed by orange and orange blossom (yes I know that’s a flower), very strong.

Taste – Floral, a bit grassy, some woodiness and a fair slug of hop resins.

Mouthfeel – Pretty good, not as smooth as their “V” but better than most.

Overall – Worth getting if you find it. I just can’t understand why it wasn’t hazy like it claimed.

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

Photo of GHow
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried a GC brew for the second time. It poured a clear dark amber color in my pint glass which is deceiving to the descriptive name. There is no outrageous fruit aroma and the hops flavor was not overpowered by citrus. The first sip was great and it was maintained until the last slug! Soft and smooth light citrus flavor with no bitterness or heavy coating on to my palette and beer defiantly maintained until the last slug. This Greater Good BA posting has this as a first time run. I say it say it should rate as a regular in the rotations.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper filtered with a little carbonation, and 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of fresh cut green grass, pine, citrus, orange candy and caramel.

Tastes of pine, citrus, caramel, passion fruit, jackfruit, and some dankness.

Medium body with low carbonation. Really covers the ABV.

Got this at Towne Liquor in Agawam, MA, drinking near Gravenhurst, ON, Jan 11, 2018. Excellent brew. Not cloudy, so looks kind of like Pliny the Elder, and is full of aroma and taste.

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Photo of Spindletop
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is neither hazy nor juicy, and my rating reflects the difference between the implied promise on the label and the reality of what's in the can. It's definitely not a New England IPA a la Tree House/Trillium/Hill Farmstead. It's a fine sorta-West-Coast IPA with a good amount of piney bitterness, and if it was marketed as such, I would have been happier. Caveat emptor...

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Photo of roachkid40
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful color. Good taste. Would buy again.

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

Photo of TheDoubleTomahawk
4.99/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma is reminiscent of an IPA full of vitamin C. Pulp starts with amazing citrus flavor, even the aftertaste remains pleasant, no bitter whatsoever like so many similar beers. You know a good strong beer flavor when you have a different brand afterward (even Julius from TH) and makes it taste like water. Pulp is currently my favorite. It's 8% so beware. You can't tell it's a higher ABV. Enjoy!!!!

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Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhjipa
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geoffm24
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This might be my favorite IPA over Sip of Sunshine now. It really tastes like orange juice to me. I was very surprised by many of the ratings on this saying the name was misleading. I find this beer to be really well balanced and the 8% abv to be well hidden. Many times IPAs over 7-71/2 taste too much of alcohol. If you are a hard core bitterness lover there is a distinct lack of bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of Hop-Bomb
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Been drinking a ton of trillium and treehouse lately. Grabbed this as a single at local liquor store. Very impressed!

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Photo of BLyon28
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclejazz
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's in the style and has some really nice tropical notes and spun candy/cotton candy sweetness in the finish. More along the lines of a mimosa so pretty dang good.

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

Photo of PDENN
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
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 -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
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 +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pulp from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 93 ratings