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Below Grade Identity Crisis Sour IPA

Below Grade Identity Crisis Sour IPA
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This beer is a blend of naturally soured versions of Validation Imperial IPA and Nevermind White IPA. These beers went through a regular primary fermentation, then an extended dry-hopped open fermentation; the result is a crisp, slightly sour brew with grapefruit and pineapple notes imparted by Mother Nature.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopwine (338) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Orange-straw with an abundant white head. Fruity, lightly funky/cheesy aroma. Tangerine, nectarine, light vinegar tartness, light raisin, unripe pineapple and some out of place simplistic, light malt sweetness. Really strange, strange stuff. Not really in a good way... Im not sure I understand what the intention was behind this beer (if there was one at all). Not funky or tart enough to be a wild ale and way too dirty to be a decent IPA. Im pretty much done with this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lord_Duckworth (6) - - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Wonderfully refreshing beer. Smooth and sweet. Higher ABV than normal so if you're looking for a game changer this is it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Released fall 2012 Identity Crisis Sour IPA, Farmhouse Style Ale From the bottle: "This beer is a blend of naturally soured versions of Validation Imperial IPA and Nevermind White IPA. These beers went through a regular primary fermentation, then an extended dry-hopped open fermentation. The result is a crisp, slightly sour brew with grapefruit and pineapple notes imparted by Mother Nature." Murky peach colored with some loose cream foam falls away quickly to a etched surface. Spruce tips, resin, a little lemon and some BO. Flavor is bitter, then bicarbonate and then some light tartness that reminds me of sweetened ruby grapefruit. Im uncertain of all the character on it, but its interestingly nuanced. Medium on full bodied with a tight and sharp carb and a bit of a wet finish. Nice beer, very fun.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Strange nose of feet bile orange pepper lemon like acidity. Orange pour thin white head and soft lace. Flavors of orange lemon funky lactic bile notes a little herbal. Very interesting. Tangy bright carbonation. This couldn't have been done on purpose. Not bad. "Meh" (Jon, 2006).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured pale, golden with a thin head. Nice character on this one. But overall underwhelming. Mild acid, with bugs on some citrus hop characters. Infected IPA?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy light orange. Short head that finishes as a thin film. Light citrus, yeast, and a touch of funk. Light sweet, light sour - pleasant flavor. Light body, solid carbonation, thin-oily texture, and a dry tart-grapefruit finish. Another excellent effort.


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