Pantius Droppus | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

Pantius DroppusPantius Droppus
BA SCORE
3.86/5
105 Ratings
Pantius DroppusPantius Droppus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
ellicottvillebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by williamherbert on 02-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,273
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
105
pDev:
14.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by chemmie:
Photo of chemmie
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First, I don't think I got a really fresh bottle. However, I like the taste of aged hops. So, keep that in mind.

Pours a nice amber with a good hoppy scent and lots of lacing.
The taste was very sweet. I think this was because I got an old bottle. The hops were real mellow and sweetness reigned supreme. I actually love this flavor, so it was pretty good for me. I really could drink a lot of this, but I suppose the hops are much stronger normally. I would like to get some more of this and try it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 10oz goblet a deep copper color with a thin but well sustained white head,very balanced aromas slightly leaning to the hops thhe hop aroma seemed more fruity like apricot and citrus than the big pine I was expecting with a lightly sweet biscuity malt profile on the nose.The balance comes thru on the palate starting out doughy and caramelly sweet with that big pine wich was missing in the nose really showing thru to a resiny finish.A very nice DIPA a newer favorite style of mine and a style Iam always on the hunt for.

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Photo of bcolwelljr
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not overly bitter. Good color but.dles not have a hoppy smell that comes with strong IPAs smooth with a slight alcohol burn to finish.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, I can find no freshness/bottling date info

Darker honey amber, minor head

malty nose

This is a high alcohol brew that seems to want to be a hoppy barley wine, more than an IPA

Waves of malts with a grainy/resiny hop attack.....meh over malted, a bit hot...probably would benefit from a year in the bottle to mellow things out

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Photo of ryhn0
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of rack0flamb
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This 650 ml is listed at 11.5% abv and picked up in the fall in Buffalo. FInally, post-shushi, I game. OK, the sourness, and I am far from alone here. Some decent Cascade hop, a bit funky aroma, sweats and smells. Cloudy grapefruit with certain significant white head, a bit of lace. Actually drinkable,and sourness does not throw off the mouthfeel.

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Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dantsbeats
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Heritage02Rider
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of uziangis
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More of a Barleywine than DIPA. Fresh bottle, 9 days old when consumed

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a massive imperial IPA that is more than adequately hopped but for my taste is was way too malty. There is a massive caramel/honey sweetness that is far too sweet.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ackeeper
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUnit63
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomber from Consumer Beverage in Amherst - into a [email protected]$$ Red Oak mug. Let's see what happens...

This has the look of a classic DIPA. Sudsy, bountiful head with a few muffin tunnels. Has staying power and solid lacing. Body is a little cloudy with amber, light copper and orange zest tones.

Lots of grapefruit on the nose with sweet caramel malt. Alcohol and sweetness creates wonderful balance and viscosity.

This has qualities similar to its next-door neighbor, Southern Tier Unearthly. Lots of meat on the bone - floral hops, caramel malty backbone with some decent alcohol kick to be putting it together. Oily oily oily - excellent!

Slithers down the throat to create an extra long, well-balanced finish - the tang of the hops is coated with heavy, oily, viscous malt and alcohol.

I was curious when I couldn't find this on BA - then I realized it was under the generic ImPA moniker. A hop-bomb sledgehammer, this is - one of the best I've tried ever. 11.5% (?) ABV, but drinks as well as a Ruination. Gotta get back to the 716 and get more of this!

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Photo of justjonas
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Def quite a bit of malt to be had here. This is a fantastic example an imperial pale ale.

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Photo of twelvsies
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite the offering. Served in a fancy goblet type glass with a slice of green apple with cinamon on top. And a doylee. A little frilly, but a nice touch I suppose. Anyway I went straight for the beer. Appears a dark amber color, orange highlights, with little to no head, probably because of the hefty ABV. Smells of piney hops, straight up sugar, and a decent waft of alcohol. Taste is much the same, although the hop taste is much sweeter and less piney than in the nose. A decent floral boquet as well, with some nice dusty alcohol notes. The first thing I thought of when I sipped this was a baby brother to Dogfish's 120 minute IPA, which could be taken as a compliment or not. I find this to be a bit more reasonable and more enjoyably drinkable, although I do appreciate the 120 as well. Slick hop-oily mouthfeel. I'd recommend trying this one. At the very least, it's a very original beer, and at best it's a great interpretation of a sometimes overly "by the book" beer style. Be warned though that it will come with a doylee (I don't know how to spell that) and you will look like a tool.

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Photo of Eden
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Super malty no way. Unbelievable malt. Eww

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Pantius Droppus from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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