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Pizza Orgasmica IPA | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by klewis on 06-17-2006

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3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation - Tapped into a pint glass behind the counter.

Appearance - Amber-gold in hue, it is capped with an inch of white foam.

Smell - Citrus hops, resinous and pine notes, perhaps some sweetness as well.

Taste - This is a hop forward IPA. There's no detectable malts whatsoever, though they add a thick body. Opon sipping the citrus malts explode on your tastebuds, and then resin and floral notes follow, much less so on the floral notes than the resinous flavors. I heartily disagree with the other review. This is an IPA that is limited in ingredients. It's harder to make better taste with only a few varieties of hops than beers where imperfections can just be buried under riotous amounts of hop strains. It has a depth of taste, yet pleasantly simple and straightforward taste. The palette of hops here is reminiscent of the Lagunitas IPA. I had one of those with lunch and one of these for dinner, and this is just a hint stronger in the citrus department, but otherwise they are quite similar.

The most significant point to me taste wise was the lack of bitterness. It was to an extent bitter, but only as much so as perhaps SNPA. It is MUCH less bitter than many IPAs, just as I found Lagunitas to be, albeit a bit less hoppy and more malty all around.

Mouthfeel - The aforementioned body is indeed full, but the finish is dry, almost seeming tannic in its effect. Full carbonation is very nice, balancing the body and releasing the aroma quite well. There's just enough tingle to enhance the hop experience, but not too much so that is a bottle bomb with an unbalanced character.

Drinkability - I had a pint, and I didn't get tipsy in the least, leading me to believe it's a lower alcohol beer. Unfortunately I forgot to ask what the ABV was. Stuff is teriffic in that respect, as well as quite good in taste and lovely in mouthfeel. A nice balanced hopbomb all around, which in fact is NOT a contradiction in terms.

I recommend checking out Pizza Orgasmica if you're in Frisco for some decent beer and godly good pizza. Even the reheated cheese slices they have are good.

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Photo of klewis
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Pizza Orgasmica 6/8/06

A: Pours a hazy golden and arrived at the table with no head. Moderate lacing.

S: Tons of grapefruit and centennial hops with some vegetal aromas as well.

T: Too much centennial. Way too much. Overwhelming grapefruit flavors dominate any other flavors that might be in this beer.

M: A nice full body for an IPA with just the right amount of carbonation. The saving grace for this beer.

D: Drinkable, but the one-dimisional taste became annoying. Try something else.

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Pizza Orgasmica IPA from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
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