Why the Gong Face | Benchtop Brewing Company

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4.23/5
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12 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Benchtop Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
benchtopbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA made with Galaxy and Mosaic hops and fermented hot with Norwegian Kveik yeast.

Added by MistaRyte on 06-10-2018

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of avalon07
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on-tap at Growlers to Go - Short Pump, poured into a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a 3/4", foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), a good amount of tropical fruit (mango, it would seem), a good amount of hops (not overdone), and lots of citrus fruit (tangerine). This is a very fruity, but not too sweet flavor. Somehow, they managed to strike a good balance between the hops and the fruit elements. Very tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well done, likable DIPA. Drinkable.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vabeerguy
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fehrminator
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wchollif
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was very happy with this, the aroma was tropical fantasticness. Nicely balanced between dry and sweet. The finish was not as big or oily as some DIPAs, which I personally found very enjoyable. Great beer!

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Photo of Beerness
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Might be the best aroma out of any Benchtop IPA I've had....big citrus, tropical nose, comes through the same in flavor with restrained sweetness. Juicy soft mouthfeel with dry finish.

I did not get nearly enough of these cans.

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Photo of gamecocksmark
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer brought back by a friend of mine. Really hid the alcohol well with no sweetness. I find that some of the double's can have a bad sweetness. Poured from a can with a nice head. Very dank smell. Cloudy appearance. First taste was nice, smooth, citrus. Very clean dry finish. This was a wow beer for me from them.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow body with minimal head. Has an aroma that is akin to orange and pineapple juice mix. Smooth, medium body, with a great balance of mild, citric bitterness with a floral edge and then a bitter finish.

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Why the Gong Face from Benchtop Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 12 ratings