POG Basement
Scofflaw Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #506
Ranked #5,436
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Scofflaw Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
POG BasementPOG Basement
Notes: 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.
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Photo of kimcgolf
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy golden orange with a hint of red, nice head and lacing along the glass that stay throughout the entire drink. Initial smell of tnagerine and mango with a hint of grapefruit. Taste mirrors the smell with the fruitiness coming out firm but mild. Nice full mouthfeel and aftertaste for a nice pleasant summer beer.

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Photo of stoumi
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

POG Basement pours a semi-opaque, vibrant orange with a well defined one finger heard that lingers nice with negligible lacing. The smell is mixed fruits, both tropical and citrus including mango and pineapple, including some zest with a sweet bread characteristic and a grassy or floral hint. Taste is crisp and clean with a medium body with an upfront sweetness followed by the passion fruit and orange with a hint of mango and a very mild bitterness, really reminding me a Mai tai as I sip it.

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Photo of mynie
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very orange and hazy pour, older schooler looking.

Smells quite contemporary, however. Tropical fruits, mango heavy, light bread.

Tastes one-dimensional, but good. Big fruit juice, mango, pineapple with some light char-ness coming in midway through the sip that I assume is the passionfruit kicking in (I swear, if passionfruit were named pretty much anything else it would be used 99% less frequently). The finish is more sweet, syrupy juice, sans the relative weirdness of the passionfruit. None of it is bad, but it's awfully intense and they don't even attempt to balance it out.

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Photo of Ottoj55
3/5  rDev -26.7%
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 TomEfiller
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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 jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +21.8%
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 +4.4%
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 Roguer
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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. Plenty of lovely tasting real fruit notes, in particular orange and guava, blending with a similarly citrus-laden hop profile.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
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 psycHOPathy
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
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 JackRWatkins
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Photo of jlindros
3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to Ravenforbeer for this one, canned 4/04/18
Pours a decent foamy bubbly head that hits 1/2 finger and fades at a med pace, almost no lacing, hazy very sediment laden golden tan color

Nose brings loads of tropical fruit, like a blend of them, some orange and blood orange, strangely a lot of grapefruit, hints of passion fruit, guava, and pineapple, kinda like an artificial tropical fruit punch aroma, nothing else

Taste is similar to the nose but more weird and a little dank, more blended tropical fruit punch, pineapple again somehow, some mild dank passion fruit and a little guava, more orange and blood orange as well as grapefruit somehow, a bit of sweet cracker malt and alcohol as well, an almost fusel alcohol, almost like a weird tropical mai tai like cocktail that went bad, as well as sticky syrup sweetness, lots of chewy spicy rindy hops like some hop pellets just smashed into my glass bringing some astringency as well, sticky astringent sweet messy icky finish is what really kills this one

Mouth is med bod with some fusel tingly alcohol, syrupy cloying sweetness, and lower carbonation which def would have helped this beer a lot

Overall it has some nice characters, but also a lot that shouldn't be there and needs improvement

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Photo of Big_BEARD87
4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had on tap light hazy golden color very strong aroma of the passion fruit and guava the flavor was an amazing balance of the fruity sweetness and floral hop once again scofflaw delivers with an amazing IPA experience

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.95/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a ridiculously tasty and fragrant brew. I picked up a six-pack when I had dropped by Scofflaw for Absentium and was pleasantly pleased (obviously given my rating here).

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours hazy orange color with thick dense white head. Spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Light tropical fruit passion fruit, mango, tangerine maybe a little malt and caramel peeking out in the background.

Taste - Lots of sweet juicy passion fruit, tangerine, orange. Malt is a little more present in the taste than the nose still pretty balanced sweet fruit forward malt on the finish.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated easy drinking

Overall - Pretty solid tropical IPA great sweet fruit flavors.

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Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had POG Basement at Chicken + Beer, ATL Concourse D, on draft into slim nonic pint.

My first Scofflaw, this is an excellent, well-balanced fruity IPA, with a creamy finish.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can dated 4/4 into a Spiegelau tulip. The pour kicks up a modest off-white head that fades down to a film pretty quickly. The liquid is an ever-so-slightly cloudy straw color, with some carbonation visible.

Aroma is mega-fruity, with a ton of passionfruit, followed by citrus, and then undercut by a bit of a dank hops. Super juicy and wonderful.

Taste follows the nose - crazy amount of passionfruit up front, with the dank hops coming in mid-palate to give it a bit of an edge. Finish is moderately bitter, with even more fruit coming up for the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lot of prickly carbonation.

Overall, probably the fruitiest IPA I've ever had, without going over the top and getting too sweet. The hops and the fruit additions work perfectly together. I'm really digging the IPAs that Scofflaw is putting out - try it if you get a chance!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can - Charlie's Beer & Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Canned 04/05/18.

Appearance: Pours a clear, gold body with a diminising, white head.

Smell: Coarsely chopped tropical fruits blended and stirred up with some sweetish-smelling canned fruit syrup, cut by a bit of resiny qualities and a bit of alcohol.

Taste: Tropical, tangy and fruity in flavor, with a lingering, laden sweetness. Its bright acidity helps to support the fruitiness throughout. Moderate bitterness. Pungent passion fruit pulp, citrus fruit and lychee (fruit) with a little strawberry, likely the guava. Veins of resin running amongstthe fruits. A mild touch of warming alcohol. You know, on paper it sounds like a good idea, but I wasn't keen on the culmination of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: I didn't really dig this one.

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Photo of rudzud
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can of this beer. Canned on 4/4/18

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a slightly hazy golden hue with a thin one finger white head that faded slowly to leave a thin, thin blanket and a light halo.

S - Aromas of musty, dank passion fruit and guava. Rather tropical. Flashes of orange citrus, however, there is a decent amount of malt and almost a metallic aroma after it sits for a bit.

T - Taste is cloy and incredibly bitter. Sticky sweet tropical syrup, old hops. The actual fruit elements when they can flash in are nice; bright passion fruit, but they're just beaten back by an almost cough syrup level of bitterness and imitation sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, decent body, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer had some solid potential but man oh man did it taste awful. Not sure if it was a bad can, too old, or what but there is some incredibly unpleasant flavour combos happening here.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of OfficialCaleM
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed 12oz Can poured into glass at Nonic Bar and Kitchen - Columbus, Ga

Very good offering from Scofflaw. Dark orange appearance, not v hazy, good head that didn’t stick around forever. You can definitely smell the fruit components that make up the POG in this POG basement. Same goes for taste, very flavorful and juicy. The hops give a slightly bitter finish as expected with IPA but it is very welcome with the sweetness of the fruit.

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Photo of TripleHeader
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clearish orange small head, smells mostly citrusy, with slight hop and floral undertones
Taste is strongly fruity, lots of Passionfruit and Guava, Orange is present but overpowered by guava and passionfruit. Very juicy at first followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall great beer but there are far superior fruity IPAs. But still a top IPA for Atlanta would definitely recommend

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Photo of rajendra82
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just had the regular Scofflaw Basement, for the first time, so it was as good a time as any, to compare it to the version with the fruits added. The POG version looks quite a bit lighter in color, and is not quite as carbonated. The head was less than one finger thick, and was not quite as durable. The aroma was strangely devoid of much of the fruit, and it was actually quite similar to the regular Basement, the floral, citric, perfume like nature. The taste was where the fruits revealed themselves, although Orange presence was minimal, at best. The Passion Fruit and Guava were quite noticeable though, and as a result this beer felt far less hoppy that regular Basement. Much lighter in feel than the original formula, and quite an easy drinker. I like the flavor overall, but prefer the simplicity of the regular beer.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Golden with some clarity, some minor lacing left on top of the brew and on the glass

S - Citra hops, Pomegranite, and passionfruit

T - Fruit forward, pomegranate, and nice slightly bitter finish

F - Medium body and carbonation

O - A nice fruit forward version of the Basement, but give me the original

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Photo of argock
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopping, POG juice, and bready malty base work together beautifully in this aromatic yet balanced IPA - bitterness, malt, hopping and alcohol level all on target.

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