Pulp Daddy | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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15 Ratings
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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)

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Added by Jamesling on 05-09-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,197
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
6.02%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of HughKelly
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spluger
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Citrusipa27
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Photo of ntanner83
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really very hazy or juicy, nothing like what was promised. Has an unpleasant apple juice note that is unusual for an NEIPA.

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Photo of ichorNet
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
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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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hughespjh
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heymecalvy
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pinkylives
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pulp Daddy from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 15 ratings