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POG Basement | Scofflaw Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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86 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scofflaw Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
scofflawbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Meet Basement's outgoing little brother. A little less business, a lot more party. We add in passionfruit, orange and guava for a big ass tropical kick taking you out of the basement and straight to the islands.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,338
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
86
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Samnem
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ottoj55
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A completely typical hazy beer with a huge tropical hop aroma. The addition of fruit detracts from the hops without adding to the beer in any meaningful way.

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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeathbarATL
4.86/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TomEfiller
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter color amber with frothy head. Smells fantastic and full of mixed fruits and bread. Taste is very complex with all the various fruits. Sweet but not too sweet. Feels of medium carbonation and minimum hops. Overall this is better than Basement, but not one I would keep in my rotation

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a murky, dull, floater-filled copper with a huge foamy head. nose; sweet bread, mango, pineapple, orange zest, & citra hops - very nice combo of juicy & dank. taste; very heavy toasted malt, orange zest, bread, guava, pineapple, mango, citrus hops, & a slight drupe note (perhaps the passionfruit?). medium carbonation & heavy mouthfeel. surprisingly thick for a midrange ipa, and a touch sweet for me. i can’t really get a sense of the passionfruit, but the orange, mango, & pineapple really stand out. otherwise, solid ipa with a nice throwdown between the hop bitters & sweet fruit flavors.

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Photo of moyamac
4.98/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

OMG...this beer is awesome. The fruity aspects of this beer are perfect. Great beginning and even a better finish. Clarity is very good. Can taste every fruit but not overpowering. Very nice.

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Photo of superspak
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF with KMitch. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy medium golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge lightly tart/tangy passion fruit, guava, orange juice, fruit skin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Huge juiciness on aromas. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of fruit, citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy passion fruit, guava, orange juice, fruit skin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of passion fruit, guava, orange juice, fruit skin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, light peppercorn, pine, cracker, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit, citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, fairly crisp/resinous/rindy, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit, citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; extremely smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Awesome Citra/Chinook showcase. Extremely juicy hops/fruits with some dank/earthy notes; nice bready malt backbone, and minimal residual sweetness from crisp/resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering. Loved it just as much as the base beer, but the aromas were the highlight this time with the fruit juiciness.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlandy
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaMacAndCheese
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A light and tasty beer. Made me want a second.

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Photo of Roguer
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy; great head retention.

Juicy aroma, leaning toward citrus but with interesting guava notes.

Flavor follows: juicy and bitter with a sweet, leafy dankness coming on in the second half

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated /07/01/18. Pour is clear light orange with chill haze and a finger of head. Smells of fruit candies and orange smoothie. Taste is almost too much fruit additives and bitterness. Feel is dry and chalky. Not bad, probably won’t try again though with this flooded market of tasty libations.

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Photo of nickfl
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of markallmon
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ananddullabh
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psycHOPathy
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold body, small head
Dense smell of citrus juice and florals: pineapple, peach, apricot, orange, clementine
Tart and tropical: pineapple, orange, clementine, guava. some malt and earth in the back
Feels like beer
It's good. It is very tropical fruit heavy as expected, not much hop character

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Photo of winehead247
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours with a creamy, off white, three finger head and a slightly hazy, tangerine-esque body.
S: Pure Juice, the guava is apparent here, as are the other fruits mentioned.
T: Crisp, clean, slightly biscuity, just a hair of bitterness, the orange comes out first here and the guava comes in right after.
M: Lighter body, fairly dry and decently effervescent.
O: I didn't understand the outrageous love this beer gets in the reviews the first time I had it and I don't now, it's fine I guess. For a person that has only been drinking since about 2013 I seem to have lost the plot because this is just juice with alcohol in it. Is it enjoyable enough, sure it is, it tastes good, but I don't know why people would look for this in a beer, I've never been an IPA fan, at first because the bitterness was too much and now, it's often because the beer isn't bitter enough. That being said, if you have a party, I'm sure this would be a crowd pleaser, so it would definitely be good for that.

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POG Basement from Scofflaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 86 ratings