Pomona IPA | Vanished Valley Brewing

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Pomona IPAPomona IPA
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Brewed by:
Vanished Valley Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
vanishedvalley.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pomona is the first IPA we created in celebration of the New England style IPA. Hazy and full of bright flavors! We pick-up a varied mix of citrus, grapefruit, and even tangerine across the palate.

Added by DrinkingBuddy77 on 03-26-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,619
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
64
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can into IPA g;ass.
Beautiful hazy golden orange look brings a nice sweet tropical fruit nose with pineapple, apricot notes. Taste follows nose with slight little grapefruit at end. Creamy feel. Overall a great NEIPA juice bomb.

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3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.18/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one on draft at the Roost in Northampton. Appearance is very hazy with a dark orange color. Fairly weak head that dissipates quickly, leaving not visible lacing behind. Aroma is pungent and fruity and sweet. Not much malt backbone, little to no perceivable bitterness, out of balance and fairly one dimensional. Those who find any NEIPA acceptable will probably like this one, but seems to miss the mark for me. Still willing to try some other styles from this brewery in the future.

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint can

A classic New England style appearance, thick foggy haze with mostly orange and golden coloration with a white haze. A very frothy, all white foam top hangs around a bit, settles down to a fine, thn layer left over. Only slight lacing.

The nose is all about the sweet, tropical fruity style hops: Clementine, pineapple, water mellon, honeycrisp apples....all in all, a very powerful fruity aroma with a slight alcohol heat tingle and tangy hop thing mixed in.

The complex abundance of tropical fruity flavors from these hops is the standout aspect. First gulp is all about spicy pineapple, oranges, honeydew mellon lemmon zest and starfruit. Then, a very nice grainy, herbal and grassy taste from the hops and light malt combo rides in after, showing off some very nice depth and multiple layers to the flavor. There is a tangy sour edge to fruity hop flavor's as well, with a mix of earthy, grsiny herbs and slight heat to finish. After a bit, I also noticed a rather minty edge to the hops. Only a low level of bitterness happens right at the end.

A very clean, healthy, medium bodied effect that gulps easy and finishes juicy and lush.

A classic New England style ipa through and through, which is the perfect ode to four New England towns that were disincorporated for the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir, which feeds all of greater Boston area with drinking water. The lost towns, now ghostowns are worth a visit. Dana is one you can explore, most are under the water of the reservoir.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can. The date stamp missed the center of the can so all I get is 'born o...' and some smudgy marks. But I picked it up at the brewery on can release day. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

A totally opaque glass of juice somewhere midway between grapefruit and orange with a finger and a half of super-soft, creamy fluff. Retention is just OK but leaves a fat collar and a few gobbets of lacing.

Smells of mild white bread malt, oranges, peaches and something a little underripe and tart wafting in the background.

Taste is juicy going in, mostly orange and orange pith, underripe peach, some peppery spice and pink grapefruit. A solid, grassy, bitter kick with an understated but undeniable soft bready malt body.

Feel is clean and smooth, medium bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, a terrific brew, highly recommended. Note to self to keep an eye out for future can releases.

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Pomona IPA from Vanished Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 64 ratings