Huger Street IPA
Palmetto Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #5,108
Ranked #29,666
3.8 | pDev: 11.58%
Palmetto Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
Very Good
Huger Street IPAHuger Street IPA
Notes: Our downtown Charleston version of a wheat India Pale Ale has a generous and inviting head that releases a sneak peek to the complexity beneath. Now, close your eyes and inhale the flora of Chinook hops which introduce you to the unique aroma of confederate jasmine, followed by subtle wafts of citrus and flowers provided by the Citra hops.
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Peach63 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful amber with a 1" white head, which slowly fades. Light lacing.

Aroma is floral, citrusy, piney.

Taste is grapefruit, mango, pine, caramel, slight sweetness.

Medium body, light carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

A very good IPA.

Sep 25, 2021
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UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer is mildly hazy with a yellow-amber hue. The fluffy head is off-white and sticks around to form a nice lace. It smells very hoppy: citrusy, piney, and dank. I am big fan of the aroma from this beer. The blend together well on the base of the sweet malt. The taste is sweet at first and gives way to bitter hops rather well with with dank citrus being a bridge between the sweet and bitter. The feel isn't the selling point of the beer. It isn't watery but it doesn't really stand out. Overall, this good IPA.

Jan 05, 2020
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akme223 from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can served in pint glass. Can date code of 129-19??? A friend picked it up whilst in the area so would say it is relatively fresh.

Pours a hazy golden color, small white head that disappears quickly into a ring around glass; good lacing.

Pine and modest earthy and citrus notes. Taste is crisp with a nice but not overly bitter finish.

Medium carbonation. A bit of a lingering alcohol taste, doesn’t quite hide the abv as well as others I’ve had in the low 7s. Not sessionable by any means but it’s a good change of pace IPA. Overall it’s a solid beer, if I’m ever in the area I’d love to check out the brewery and try some of their stuff on draft!

Jul 08, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of lacing covering the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of piney and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of spicy hops with notes of pine and hints of underlying caramel malts. There is a moderate to high amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a very nice crisp "bite" in its mouthfeel and has a interesting blend of spicy and piney flavors, a throwback flavor profile that you don't normally see in beers in this day and age.

Serving type: can

Jan 17, 2019
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wheat freshness and copper colored, creamy--yes, creamy--head and mouthfeel. So creamy I thought it was a nitro pour, which was denied by the barkeep. Sturdy 7.2% abv and the Chinook hops give it a decidedly West Coast IPA feel.

Aug 01, 2018
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Ckent1987 from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very good IPA at a little over $15 a twelve pack very good value. I would be interested in trying it at the Brewery. Alcohol is 7.2 abv so I'd be careful with consumption. Very easy to drink and I don't notice the higher abv. Would buy it again.

Jul 12, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can date 163-18 suggests June 12 brewing, which is good. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 2+ F head on pour with good retention, leaving lots of sticky lacing and a cap and ring.

S: Pretty earthy and piney and only a bit of grapefruit, orange, and lemon, very much a pre-boom style IPA with little fruit to it.

T: Follows nose, with some citrus, a fair amount of bready maltiness, and a piney, earthy, slightly bitter finish.

F: Light side of moderate body, fairly aggressive carbonation for good drying. Construction and balance are solid. I think the ABV is too high for the construction - while it is not boozy it would drink better in the 5s.

O: Solid old-school IPA. Nothing wrong and a lot right with this.

Jul 01, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a flavorful and well made beer, a little different for an ipa type with all the wheat in the mash, lots of body but also some fairly sturdy crystal type barley malt in here too, giving in a light sweetness and a little richer feel than is customary these days. the hops are great in here, citra type and a good mix of dry hopped aromatics and flavor, with a restrained but appreciable bitterness and a unique floral aspect that makes this quite distinctive overall. slight sweetness gives way to oily hops in the flavor with a dried flowery botanical complexion and some tropical fruitiness, light honey, and good body. no flavor from the yeast but a very clean fermentation, this finishes quickly, especially with the bit of bitterness there at the end. overall one of my first beers from palmetto is full of flavor and body, yet also refreshing in warmer southern weather, a nicely unique flavor profile and an enjoyable freshness, a little more malty than i generally prefer, but in this case it works great.

May 14, 2018
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Santee SC (ever heard of it?). Bottle pours an opaque golden with a slight offwhite head. Decent sorta standard citrus IPA scent. Decent flavor of mildly sweet malts with a citric hops flavor. Slight bitterness on the finish. Medium in feel with medium/light level of carbonation. Alcohol totally unnoticeable. Pretty decent I’d say.

Jan 28, 2018
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KrisLambert from North Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Real smooth and still a bit bitter. Hint of pine with smooth finish and no after bite. Brownish orange with small head. Medium body so not too filling.

Nov 23, 2017
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NastyNorseman from New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The appear is a little weak with a fast leaving, slight head lacing wasn't grand. I hope my bottle was banged up before I purchased Pretty amberish orange color. The aroma is pleasant hops with fain Jasmine and virus pith. The taste is mild floral and smooth. The Chinook hops are among my favorite. Smooth finish.

Nov 10, 2017
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Ragman from South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer. Comes across strong at first but then smooths out. Being from the Grand Strand, this brewery is close. I would recommend picking up a six pack when you see it. I like both the cans and bottles. Draft is always the best!

Jul 29, 2017
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a single at RB's restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, SC yesterday with a late lunch for $3.90. Bottled on 23MAY2017.

Beer was served orange with a nice white head that left some lacing.

Nose had hints of citrus, very nice.

Taste was a classic citrus greeting over a caramel and pale malt base finishing with a hint of pine.

Feel was medium bodied and not overly smooth or refreshing.

Overall a serviceable brew to go with a wonderful seafood lunch!

Jun 21, 2017
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange brew with a white head that leaves like lacing. The aroma is malty with orange citrus and a little hoppiness. Grainy tasting with some sweetness and orange. There is a little piney taste in the finish.

Jun 18, 2017
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium burnt orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the entire remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel + bready malts with a hint of sweetness. There is a light to moderate aroma of citrus/grapefruit pith + herbal + pine hops.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavors of bready + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith + herbal + pine hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable old school style IPA.

Apr 02, 2017
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Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In Charleston, SC. From a bottle, pours as deep amber or light copper with a dense two-finger off-white head. Aroma is a floral hops. Taste is fairly balanced hops vs sweet malt with hops winning out finishing with some non-descript citrus. Good carbonation and lasting flavors without wateriness. Nice.

Mar 26, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/2/2017 at Pier 14 in Myrtle Beach, SC served in a pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of earthy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Mar 02, 2017
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Hackattack from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

We get this when we go on vacation at Isle of Palms...near, Charleston South Carolina . My favorite thing to do is do the beach, seafood and beer thing....not necessarily in that order. ALL of the Palmetto stuff is GREAT. This one has the perfect blend of malts and hops...leaning more towards the hops side. Maybe it's because of the novelty that you can't get this up north where we live, but I look forward to getting this when I have the opportunity.

Feb 19, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap at the Low Country Bistro in Charleston SC. Pours a hazy dark amber color into a pint glass. Medium size antique white head and thick bands of lacing on the glass. A good East Coast IPA. Piney hops with balancing bready malt, nice level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp with good bitterness in an overall balanced beer. Very enjoyable.

Oct 24, 2016
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surfcaster from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Classic "East Coast" IPA flavor but with hazy/cloudy appearance. Think cloudy DFH 90 turned down just a notch. Sweetness/Caramel malt body with hops shining through on the back end. Enjoyed my second one better when figured out what I was in to.

Jun 25, 2016
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a hazy amber with a moderate head, eventually dissipating to a thin layer. Light in the nose, a bit of fruit comes through. The mouth primarily tastes the malt, but some hops do come through. Nice.

Jun 20, 2016
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GStone899 from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber/orange color with moderate lacing. Bought this at Total Wine in SC as part of a build your own 6 pack. Orange and citrus comes through with the pine.

Jun 12, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle of "Huger Street IPA" with 7.2% ABV; 58 IBUs.

Pours with a slightly hazy copper body topped by a large, durable, off-white head. Lots of lacing is left on the glass.
Both the aroma and the flavor are light for style, although the flavor builds some with repeated sipping. Fruity and herbal hops dominate the aroma but the hops are nearly balanced by malts upon tasting.

Feel: medium body and good, medium carbonation.

Overall: well balanced, easy drinking IPA that some will find too lightly hopped.

Apr 19, 2016
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, drank straight from it.
Bready, caramel notes on the nose.
Bit more malt forward, English style tasting IPA, but enjoyable.
Glad I tried it while passing through SC.

Apr 03, 2016
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a below average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A decent, if somewhat underplayed aroma of light fruit, hops, and malt.

T: Tasted of grapefruit, hops, bready malt, and a hint of pine in the finish. Strangely, the hops presence was much more subdued than expected, leaving the citrus elements to take over. A lot more malt than in most IPAs. A pretty good, but not mind-blowing flavor.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: I've said this before, but there's not a whole lot new to be done with the American IPA style. Huger Street is a likable enough beer, but not exceptional.

Mar 31, 2016
Huger Street IPA from Palmetto Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 119 ratings