Pulp Daddy
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #724
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,065
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 6.89%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
112
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Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Photo of cjeep
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ok, one heck of a nice beer - out of Worcester no less! (or should i say wuh-stuh) Canned 5/20 so thanks to my local beer monger for getting it on a rush order to PA
L: I'm drinking it out of the can so will take everyone else's word that it's a nice looking brew.
S: The smell is subdued with a hint of citrus and sweetness.
T: The taste is the big bomb - man it's good. abv is 8% but the taste is even bigger. it's a rush of mostly sweet fruit flavors - mango? pineapple? melon? more? some caramel and pepper riding on hop bitterness. very enjoyable even if a bit overwhelming at times.
F: very smooth and rich.
O: it's extremely good but not for the faint of heart. i agree with those who say that one might be the limit. But I'm going to put it to the test.

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cjeep from Pennsylvania, Today at 03:12 AM
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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. No freshness dating, just a few odd words stamped on the can.

Looks very good. Standard orange juice colored body. Small white head dissipates to a ring and covering. Excellent layers of interesting lacing

Slightly dull fruit aroma.

Good tasting drink. There are no big flavors, but the overall taste is very enjoyable. Balanced and smooth, juicy without the citrus bite.

Mouth full, finish smooth and lightly bitter.

Overall, a very good drink that you want to drink faster than the 8.0abv would advise. Apparently they have just started distributing to PA, so I hope to enjoy this one more often.

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MikeWard from Pennsylvania, May 14, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this beer the same day as 'The Cat's Meow' from Exhibit A Brewing Company. This beer had a beautiful golden hazy color, a bit of a syrupy body, and loads of citrus fruit in the nose and in the taste. This was a more potent brew than 'The Cat's Meow' in terms of ABV but also hop content, but less crisp and crushable. I ended up giving both beers the same overall score, but for different reasons. I don't think I would want to drink more than one pint of this beer in a sitting, given its heaviness and strong hoppiness, but it was still a very good pint, just a hair below similar style offerings from Tree House.

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Photo of smcolw
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy dirty gold color. Decent head from a cautious pour. Good rings for lace.

The smell features floral hop with a decent amount of tropical fruit -- mostly pineapple and mango.

Very pleasant blend of most of the tastes expected from a New England IPA. The caramel malt starts the taste with a notable presence of warming alcohol. The hop is a little less complex with a black pepper bite. The body leans rich with ample carbonation. The finish is balanced (more bitter than not). Lengthy aftertaste.

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smcolw from Massachusetts, Feb 16, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a nice NE style IPA from a Massachusetts brewery that's new to me. Canned date 12/17/19. Pours a slightly yellow-orange color with some fluffy white head and some very scant spotty lingering lacing. Smells of ripe mango, papaya, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon and melon. Also some malt, caramel, vanilla and weaker floral and herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and good hit of hoppy bitterness at the finish. Slightly juicy. Smooth mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. Wish it were a little softer. Overall a good beer and had a well-hidden higher ABV.

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Jan 28, 2020
Photo of tigg924
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours hazy, yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is orange juice, pineapple, and tangerine. Medium heavy bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Great first beer from the brewery. Nice and juicy. Would get this again.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, Jan 25, 2020
Photo of GHow
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1.22.20- My son brought some into the house as he knows I love GG products. The brew was dated 12.19.19 and did not disappoint me. Citrus and the SMOOTHNESS on on the palette as you sip rates high. All criteria meet for visuals, aroma, taste and feel. I'll have to have a taste off with a straight up PULP.

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GHow from Connecticut, Jan 22, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can dated 11/19/19.

Moderately hazy orange, like fresh-squeezed tangerine juice.

Smells of tangerine, apricot, red grapefruit juice, pineapple , and guava. Swirling it a bit brings up a brief visitation of doughy malt, and hint of slightly boozy dankness.

Taste is grapefruit pith, blood orange, lime zest, apricot puree, slight stone fruit pit (a cyanic flavor) , and a little fresh white bread (interior - no crust) . Less sweet than the aroma. Light to moderate pleasant bitterness that becomes more apparent near the finish, lingering for awhile . No apparent alcohol taste.
{Edit} : Had to go attend to a pizza in the oven. When I came back, & the beer was almost room temperature(60F) , I did get a little booziness. Nothing unpleasant, just noticeable.

Feel is light-side-of-medium, slightly oily, with very fine, tongue-bracing (in a good way ;) ) carbonation tingle. Feels lighter than I would expect from an 8% DNEIPA.

Overall, well-done, and dangerously easy-drinking. Recommend giving it a try if you see it.

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mikeinportc from New York, Dec 16, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juicy orange is the biggest character in this beer - in the aroma and in its flavor. Has an element of bitter earthiness in the background to keep it all grounded, which I appreciate. Quietly a very good DIPA - one that, if from a more hyped brewery, it would get more fanfare. Would, and will, buy again.

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jbertsch from Massachusetts, Dec 04, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pulp Daddy
16 oz. can
Canned on 10/08/2019 in jet ink label on the bottom of the can
Served in a Brooklyn Brewery 20 oz. glass

I've been eying this 4 pack at my local beer store for the past month and I finally pulled the trigger yesterday. It's time to rip into this beer and get the weekend started.....

Pours a hazy and cloudy mustard yellowish color with a really nice white head that forms on top. Excellent trails of sticky lacings cling all over the glassware.

The nose is fragrant and inviting with whiffs of freshly chopped citrus fruit, think limes and oranges.

Big fruity profile up front that is reminiscent of a blend of tangerine, peach, grapefruit and mango. A tad yeasty with hints of dry chalk, finishing clean. My next sip provides a somewhat bitter, lingering bite with a touch of white pepper spice.

I'm down with this beer with its soft mouthfeel, tasty citrus profile and deceiving 8% ABV.

Well done Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company! You have my attention.

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Hibernator from Massachusetts, Nov 08, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, huge citrus aroma, sweet oj and ruby red.
Flavors also all juicy citrus with sweet grapefruit taking the lead.
Soft and smoot body, just under moderate carbonation and just over medium body.

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jhavs from New Hampshire, Oct 26, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

was quite impressed with this one, having no real expectations going in. its a very pungent yet smooth and creamy IPA, definitely nails the haze juice style.

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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts, Sep 08, 2019
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3.14/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on draft at the brewery.

Pours a hazy orange gold color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head is gone quickly, leaving some splotchy lacing as it settles into a thin ring.

The aroma brings a wave of pineapple and grapefruit, as well as some orange before a wave of caramel and bready malts.

The flavor is very citrusy and very boozy. Notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange permeate with plenty of sweet malt. Very sweet.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, but boozy as hell.

Overall, a decent DIPA, but it's a bit too sweet and unbalanced for my tastes. Not something I'd seek out again.

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ScaryEd from New Hampshire, Jul 17, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

5/7/19
Nice foamy bubbly head, good retention and lacing, cloudy hazy orange color

Nose citrus, apricot stone fruit, tangerine, orange pulp, tropical fruit, mild doughy malt, mineral soft base

Taste more citrus all over, juicy orange cream, orange pulp, tangerine, little apricot stone fruit, doughy light malt, little creamy soft juicy, mild tropical fruit, dry finish, bit more alcohol

Mouth is med bod, hint of alcohol warmth, medium light carb, soft creamy

Overall pretty nice

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Jun 04, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a beautiful looking golden orange/yellow color with a small quickly falling off foamy white head. Sticky lace streams along the sides of the glass. And a small little white foamy sheet of a cap just sat in the middle. I must admit it was quite neat to watch as I sipped this down.
The aroma had a fairly big juicy citrusy sweet character colliding with some pineapple chunks. Then a clean biscuit malt flows in underneath.
The flavor leaned towards the juicy sweet side at first but developed a keener blend as it warmed. Very nice aftertaste of clean biscuits, pineapple chunks and citrusy sweet hops.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Nice low key carbonation as expected for the style. ABV felt appropriate. Juicy finish with citrus and pineapple throttling this one forward to be a fabulous Summer beer! Definitely would come back to.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic Pint glass canned on 3/14/19. Pours a slightly hazy orange yellow with a half finger sticky white head that leaves thin webs of lace after each sip. 4

Smell is guava, pineapple, tangerine, and mango really juicy. 4.25

Taste follows guava, tangerine, pineapple, and mango simple and tasty! 4.25

Mouthfeel is a big medium, soft gentle carbonation, a tad sticky but not dry, and at 8% ABV extremely approachable. 4.5

Overall not the haziest NEDIPA, but crazy tasty and crushable. Really good stuff! 4.25

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SawDog505 from New Hampshire, Apr 14, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Vibrant yellow-orange with a half finger of white head that leaves decent lacing. Peppery aroma with white wine and tropical fruits. Similar tasting. Underripe mango, guava and pineapple; white wine; dull bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with a peppery feel. Not bad.

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thebeers from Pennsylvania, Dec 25, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy bright gold color with a one finger bright white head.

Aroma is full of orange and grapefruit blossoms with a bit of a heavy juice hanging in the air.

The flavor is basically a orange-tangerine juice with lemon zest and a seltzery finish. There is a pale malt base that is detectable that helps ground the huge amount of fruit notes.

The feel is very soft and creamy and there is a bit of a burn in the finish along with a moderate effervescence.

This is a pretty amazing beer. The flavor is entirely fresh, which is not always the case with this kind of juice bomb DIPA.

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digboy from New Hampshire, Dec 18, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For something that bills itself as a "hazier new england ipa", it is less hazy than an NEIPA should be. Nice tropical citrus notes on the nose with a touch of cattiness. Taste follows the nose with the mouthfeel being a bit on the thin side.

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gbiello from Massachusetts, Nov 18, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

All I see on the bottom of the can is "second that emotion"
20 oz. Can 10/20/18

Golden orange sunset color, white and orange hues within. Robust, all white foamy topping. Holds on tight.

Orange and grapefruit rind in the aroma from the hops. Dense holden field grains, high toned citrus and lemmon zest. It's a sharp and sour kick to the nose. Sweet, malty, amber and honey soaked bread balances out the pungent hops well. Just a bit too much of the sour/fruity and or lemmon zesty effect. Seriously spicy, which might not vibe too well with the overwhelming juicy side.

This is an orange and tropical juice explosion of hops. Sharp and tangy citrus bite, sweet mango and kiwi, passion fruit and spring water rolls in all at once. Nice comolexity, the hop levels go pretty deep in waves of flavor. >

A juicy mouthfeel seems zippy and light. Juicy in middle, rolls on the palate pretty smooth to finish. >

The hops here combo up to make the flavor unique. Deep and really easy to dtink for a NEdipa. Juicy bomb city.

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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire, Oct 20, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/2/18

“Carini had a lumpy head”

Hazy golden liquid, ring of frothy white foam, some lacings

Aroma of oranges, candied fruit, mango, grapefruit

Juicy orange, bit of spice

Good sudsing, gentle hop bite on the finish, lingers in the mouth

Good beer

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WunderLlama from Massachusetts, Aug 24, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Juicy citrusy beer with strong orange and grapefruit flavors. One of the drawbacks is the unexpected bitter taste at the end, possibly from the grapefruit. Overall, a decent beer for a hot humid day.

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Citrusipa27 from Massachusetts, Jul 24, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange color ans hazy body

S - grapefruit, oranges, minor syrup and spice

T - great combo of big, syrupy dipa and juice-forward NEIPS

F - Thick at times, but mostly lighter than 8% feel. Easy to drink

O - Juicy DIPA that also retains resinous qualities while being easy to drink.

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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts, Jul 22, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decided to give this a shot even though I've found this brewery to be quite lackluster. For the record, I have had
regular Pulp before once and found it to be just barely worthy of finishing the can. Purchased a single can dated 6/26/18.

Pours a deep hazy orange color with a nice, creamy-looking head of only a finger-and-a-half. Retention here is quite good, though, and I like the color and construction of the pour; solid lace as well... as soon as this tumbled out of the can and into my glass, I was initially a little underwhelmed cuz it didn't look AS hazy as they claim on the can, but when it's all there in one place it certainly looks the part. There is, however, a huge chunk of flocculant yeast at the bottom of my glass which I'm going to do my best to avoid drinking. Pretty gross looking element that definitely takes it down a notch for me.

The nose is chive-forward and citrusy by turns, with a focus on orange, grapefruit and tangerine as well as slight notes of papaya flesh and light resinous undertones. There are almost some slight tannic elements here, as well, as the beer warms. I think there's definitely some good stuff going on here but it overall feels more than a little muted. The yeast is definitely doing a lot of work, for better or worse, for instance, by bringing out estery elements that I think the brewery probably wants to work more explicitly with the hops on order than they actually do. I'm not totally sold on the nose here, but it's not really bad. I'm just really expecting more from the marketing these guys have going on their cans. "Inspired. Evolved. Imperial."? Really?

Flavor profile is full of sweaty tropical fruit that kind of plays it safe and anonymous, along with some citrusy flavors and a chewy malt backbone of biscuity graininess that undercuts the hops once again. That said, some nice flavors of orange and tangerine zest combine with papaya and guava notes in a fairly-palatable way. There's a little bit of an alcohol sting towards the finish, letting you know you're drinking a stronger IPA, but it's not harsh whatsoever. All this having been said, though, this just isn't JUICY. There's nothing that actually makes me feel like the hops are standing out above the crowd here, and it just kind of tastes bland and pedestrian overall.

The feel is nice and smooth, sure, but since the flavor profile isn't spectacular, it just isn't the best drinking experience in the style. I do like the lower carbonation and rather palate-coating oily aspect going on here, but the taste just isn't doing much for me. I really like this style of IPA in general, but this needs to be dialed in quite a bit to really achieve what I think they're going for.

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ichorNet from Massachusetts, Jul 03, 2018
Pulp Daddy from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 112 ratings