Nameless Light
Archetype Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.9%
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Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
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Archetype Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: Brewed with 100% Brett yeast, making it floral and funky. You’ll pick up notes of lilies, spices, earthy pine and woody evergreen with a tropical bouquet finish of guava, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon zest.
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SLeffler27 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The head is huge, measuring in as 4 inches of rocky foam that slowly turns to big, sticky lace before settling at one-half inch. The beer is clear pale gold with thousands of tiny bubbles racing upwards.

The aroma is very spicy, presumably from the Bretanamyces. Lemon and lime are also prevalent, followed by rye bread in the middle and some peppery aromas later.

Bitterness is controled by the tartness, while sweetness lingers in the background. Lemon flavors are very clear. This a bit of a one-note beer, given that Bretanamyces usually adds more character. The finish is long.

A hard, smooth texture and medium body emphasizes a mineral feel and high effervescence. Alcohol, while pleasant, is higher than expected.

This is a nice twist on the IPA style. While not quite to the style, it is very welcome at the end of a long day.

Apr 05, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this didnt quite do it for me the way it seems to have for others. i thought the brett on it was a little stinky and immature, and that there wasnt really enough of a hop intensity to it to fit rightly as an ipa. that sounds negative, but the truth is that i think there is a ton of promise here, its just not there yet. the brett has some soft peachy fruitiness, a faint tang and musty rustic character, but it also comes across to me as medicinal, iodine and such, and a little cheesy, not totally unflattering, but compared to something like a jolly pumpkin does in the same style, its quite obviously inferior. the dry hop could be ramped up a bit to make this bolder, as could the bitterness, but the mouthfeel is nice and dry, round, and bubbly, and there is a certain refreshment value to this. i want more from this, and given that these guys are pretty new still, im sure the beer will improve. this is a style i really like, so i will be back for it, but right now it doesnt exactly hit the mark, and tastes a little amateurish...

Jul 24, 2018
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AngusOg from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at the brewery.

Not a straight up IPA, maybe should be classified as wild ale. Has a very good barnyard/horse blanket Brett character With some hops. Best beer I’ve had from these guys so far.

Jun 21, 2018
Nameless Light from Archetype Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 8 ratings