Pulp Daddy
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #779
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,873
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.33%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
143
From:
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  42
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: PULP DADDY is an award-winning 8% ABV NEIPA created as an extension of the popular PULP (Paul’s Ultimate Lupulin Protocol). Like PULP, this juice-forward IPA has a predominant citrusy aroma and tastes like nectar of the hop gods! We made one modification to the base process for PULP with a single objective in mind: dial up the haze. Objective accomplished. PULP DADDY is easy-drinking and refreshing with perfect nebulosity and mouthfeel.
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VALIS666 from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright golden yellow with lots of suspended particles and sticky lace. Smells of pineapple, peach, sweet bread, mango, maybe a little grass in the back. The taste was an intense, off-putting sweetness at first, but either my palate adjusted or the beer mellows a bit as it sits, as consecutive sips dialed back on the sweetness and let me taste the citrusy hops. Aftertaste is sticky candy and the worst part of the experience. It's a pretty good beer but I am personally turned off by sweeter beers (I won't come within 10 feet of those "donut maple cupcake" monstrosities), so this being so fruit-sweet is almost like drinking a cocktail with melon and tonic and is just not what I'm looking for out of a NEIPA. I prefer tart citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, blood orange) rather than the sweeter end of things.

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TheGiant from Rhode Island

4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer really impressed me. Definitely a sweet beer but I don't think it is over the top. Pretty much no smell and a small head but what really makes this beer interesting is the thick pulp. That said, you really do not feel the pulp on your tongue and i feel it gives the beer a unique look and taste.

If others know of some beers in the New England region that are comparable to this please PM me because i really enjoy this beer!

Apr 25, 2021
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DaaWizz from Connecticut

4.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Is Treehouse good at better pricing. My current Fav Brew. What a hazy NEIPA should be, just right amount amount of citrus with a killer hop aftertaste.

Apr 06, 2021
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drjamyma from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a good beer. I used to like malty beers but my taste has changed to like beers with a clean malt profile like this one. A little pricey for coming out of Worcester but that's just the case with craft beer these days.

Sep 26, 2020
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 8/6/20. Pours a hazy whitish-golden hue with a frothy head. Citrusy in the nose with mango standing out. It might just be my wonky nose because there's a sweet burst of citrus flavor upfront that makes me think of pineapple or passionfruit. It's slightly dry in the mouthfeel. I see that as a reminder to sip and not quaff because I could easily quaff it. I have yet to try Pulp but that was due to the older canning date of the stock I looked at. Pick this up!!

Sep 05, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $4.49. Canned on 6/23/20, so this is almost 8 weeks old.

Look: Frothy upon opening the can. Surprised to see that it pours a pale golden clear color...I will probably find the hazy portion at the bottom of the can as this may have settled since it was canned almost two months ago. Nice frothy white head with small, compact bubbles that diminished to a small, wispy layer. After pouring the rest of the can, it's now very hazy and resembles unfiltered pineapple juice. A lot of yeast/hop protein sediment, most of which I was able to incorporate and dissolve into the beer.

Smell: Lovely nose of intense tropical fruit aromas - guava, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit. Smells juicy. Also some green hop notes intertwined to make the smell more complex. And then there on the finish, the nose has some sweet notes of bubble gum and banana esters. Finish also hints that there will be a bit of tanginess/acidity to balance that sweetness.

Taste: 8% ABV is noticeable at the outset. Juiciness up front, and then bitterness upon finish but doesn't linger long....left with sweetness minus the juiciness. Taste is perhaps not as complex as the nose implied, but it's good. Notes of grapefruit rind, orange juice, and juicy fruit gum. As I get into it and it warms a bit, the alcohol is less noticeable and it has become much more drinkable.

Feel: Mouthfeel is on the thin side for what I was expecting from an 8% double IPA. Medium plus creamy mouthfeel, but I was expecting more.

Overall: It's a well-made beer. I'm just sure if I'm not a big fan of the style, or perhaps this take on the style is just not my taste. I like other NEIPAs more, and I have liked other "double IPAs" more than this one. I am also wondering if this beer just doesn't age particularly well, as I am not sure what it is meant to taste like when it is more fresh. All this being said, I think that it is actually growing on me as I get into it and it warms up a bit. More of that juiciness is coming through and some of the overly sweet notes are not as predominant anymore. I think that pouring the entire can also helped. Overall, I think that for me this beer didn't come off as cohesive in all categories and that I personally prefer lower ABV NEIPAs, Pale Ales, and IPAs. A decent offering that I would recommend and try again given the right opportunity and mood.

Aug 18, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed out bright golden pour with thick foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Citrus and tropical juices. Fruity.

T.F: Dank and fruity. Grapefruit and orange plus pineapple and mango. Modest bitterness... creamy and smooth. More juice/fruit at the finish.

O: A stellar NEIPA. Easy drinking... if you like the style this could be an 'every day' kinda beer.

Aug 08, 2020
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6/9 can Bright golden , quick fading head
Strong nose but over ripe fruits dominate
Taste follow nose but every sweet cloying almost
Mouthfeel is thin

Jul 15, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A thick looking orange-pineapple with a nice off-white head that lingers. Some lacing follows this quickly draining liter mug. A rather fruity aroma boldly greets the nose. The taste is full, diverse and complex, rich in both malts and hops. Not surprisingly, some sediment lies at the bottom of the mug. The chemistry of water is that it can only hold so much in solution or suspension and this concoction pushes the limit. A remarkable example of its style.

Jun 30, 2020
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cjeep from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Jun 03, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

May 14, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Mar 16, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1%
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.

Feb 16, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Jan 28, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Jan 25, 2020
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GHow from Connecticut

4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Jan 22, 2020
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mikeinportc from New York

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Dec 16, 2019
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jbertsch from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is pretty spot on in what I personally want in a modern IPA. Fruity notes are juicy but still on the dry side - it's not sweet. Pineapple and orange are the two prominent fruit notes mixed with some grassy hops. Has an element of bitter earthiness in the background to keep it all grounded, which I appreciate. An excellent DIPA - one that, if from a more hyped brewery, it would get more fanfare. It has a similarity to IPAs from the Alchemist in that it maintains a level dryness that makes you want another sip quickly. This beer has is on my short list of beers to always look for fresh when in the store.

Dec 04, 2019
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Hibernator from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Nov 08, 2019
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jhavs from New York

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Oct 26, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Sep 08, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.14/5  rDev -25.2%
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.

Jul 17, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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

Jun 04, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +1%
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.

May 17, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Apr 14, 2019
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 143 ratings