Reason Beer

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Reason Beer
Virginia, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,993
Ranked #16,253
3.91 | pDev: 9.97%
Oct 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2018
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from California

Oct 23, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by rpjterp from Virginia

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had an orange-amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. So-so lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of an inordinate amount of malt (present throughout), a bit of tropical fruit (papaya), a good shot of hops (a dominant factor), and some citrus fruit (tangerine). An uneven flavor in many ways. It has an over-malted quality that makes it seem like a throwback style; this tamps down the fruit elements a bit too much. Still, not bad.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, but it has its strong points. Worth a try.
May 29, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 18, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Jdubbs17 from Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Having lived in New England for the better part of 20+ years the first thing that popped into my head was that this tasted almost exactly like “Dinner” from the Maine Beer Company, routinely one of the highest rated beers in the world.

Come to find out that Mark Fulton, thr Brewer at Reason Beer was the guy I charge of brewing operation at MBC!

This beer is very earthy with an outstanding pine nose.

If you can’t get Dinner, get this!
Feb 02, 2019
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Rated by RBorsato from Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Not so good diacetyl characteristics... buttery and disappointing...
Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured a cloudy orange body with massive head and lace. Earthy, mild citrus aroma. Grainy, earthy, dirty, bitter finish as beer has a touch of malt for balance, but it is a little thin and rough for my liking.
Sep 18, 2018
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Reviewed by obywan59 from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
3 finger off white head from a hard pour, becoming chunky on the way down with thick clingy lacing. Golden in color with light haze.

Citric and piney on the nose. Lemon, tropical fruit and maybe a bit of caramel malt.

Kind of a citrus peel effect with tropical fruits. Sweet malts are evident. The bitterness is low key, but long lasting.

Light carbonation with sticky syrup and good retention.

With the restrained bitterness, this is rather easy to drink for a DIPA. Probably more balanced than a typical double.
May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by VeganUndead from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Malty for the current market standards in appearance, and not an overly bright nose, but light enough on the palate and the flavor profile is fantastic
Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by BeerSexLove from Virginia

Apr 18, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by nmann08 from Virginia

Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From the back label: "BOTTLED ON: #1 3/23/2018"
The label I have lists this at "7.7% ALC/VOL"

Appearance: The beer has a short creamy white head. The body is a medium amber with some light haze.

Aroma: It has a catty scent with an aroma of garlic and onions. After a while it starts to add a light bit of grapefruit aroma to the mix but it is still largely a savory hop aroma. There is a light bit of an alcohol scent which comes out as the beer sits as well.

Taste: Up front there is this very earthy, herbal flavor mixed with just a light bit of peach. The beer is very tea-like and it has this light sun-tea quality with just a slice of peach added to it.

Mouthfeel: It has moderate bitterness but it feels pretty low for a Double IPA. There are Pale Ales that have more bitterness. After reading the back label it does mention that this beer has a "restrained bitterness" so it was obviously intended this way.

Overall: The beer has a nice tea-like character but it makes one wonder how this, aside from the alcohol content, is a Double IPA. The aroma, flavor, and bitterness are all held back to a point where there are widely available Pale Ales on the market that surpass it. Taken at face value, just as a beer, this is a nice and enjoyable easy-going beer that would be good on a sunny afternoon. As a Double IPA it leaves some things to be desired.
Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Jason_cs from Florida

Mar 25, 2018
New SOP from Reason Beer
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 14 ratings