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People's Brewing Company
Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA
Limited (brewed once).
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours vibrant orange with a small dense white head. Decent retention and a few solid clumps of lacing.
Lots of resiny aroma. Some citrus and biscuity malt as well.
Lots of big citrus/tropical fruit hop character up front. Chewy biscuity malt in the middle before the avalanche of resin near the end. Has a slightly astringent bitterness to it as well kind of like tap water does sometimes.
A little stickiness on the mouthfeel, but at times felt a bit too thin for the flavor profile. Adequate carbonation.
Wish they'd bottle this one again. It does have a few minor flaws, but is a very drinkable beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 17:25:26 |
More by jmarsh123
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip at The Black Sparrow in Lafayette, IN.
A: Nice orange shine, with a creamy eggshell head. Decent lacing, but only light retention. Looks thick, with a slight haze on the body.
S: Piney hops with an odd undertone; strangely bitter, almost acrid. Not terrible, though not anything to write home about. Just a hint of fruity orange sweets are evident. A little bit of plastic scents, too, which aren't very appealing (and, thankfully, not very prolific). Pretty mild, overall.
T: Big hops up front; on a bed of chewy malts, bold bitters take the palate by storm. Hints of fresh pineapple, orange rind, the pines found in the nose, some mineral water, and a hint of lactose milk sugar (or something with that crisp yet heavy sweetness). There's a juicy melon taste that's really the highlight of the brew, though - it's watery, but in a refreshing way, like biting into a succulent piece of watermelon. It doesn't affect the flavor that much; more like the balance and drinkability of the palate as a whole. Metallic tastes on the back end, with a toffee and fruit candy tinge hanging on for the aftertaste. Finishes dry and a tad peppery, with a bit of melon rind here and there. A nice showing from these guys.
M: Big, professional feel here. Sticks just enough to lay chewy on the tongue, but pops enough to keep it interesting.
O: Beer like this shows that People's knows what they're doing. If they just refine the palate a little more, I could see these guys getting more than just local attention.
Serving type: on-tap
10-14-2011 19:40:08 |
More by BarryMFBurton
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Frickin' awesome name for a beer. The guy who ordered one right before me squealed out "some people called me Maurice, hee hee" and that kind of dampened my enthusiasm, though.
The rest of this is from notes written on a cocktail napkin, so please excuse the paucity of detail:
"Good. Very dark, almost English, with a really nice head. Smells like [them newfangled] Galaxy [hops]. Big citrus, but rounded. Kind of like pineapple instead of grapefruit, and melon instead of orange."
Hmm... that's not very much. The citrusiness was much more typical in the aroma. It was about medium sized for an double IPA--not very well balanced but very pleasantly hoppy. It came together surprisingly well in the taste, though; that's when the less traditional hop nodes became apparent, and there was some biscuity malt sweetness to back them up. It was really thoroughly hoppy but avoided being a hop bomb--not too bitter, not syrupy. Just unique and very enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
10-12-2011 04:29:17 |
More by mynie
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Got this thank you growler from my boy manahansf, Thanks sean! Poured into an oversized wine glass. MF dooms instrumental bustin' up the backround noise.
Got that gem from shogo. Thanks bud! On to the beer!
This is a mixture of Galaxy, Amarillo, and Summit hops I am told...hence space cowboy, 9% ABV
The fresh growler opens with only a slight hiss. An aggressive pour yields an attractive dark copper and low carbonated brew. a thin white film head quickly dissipates leaving just a thin ring of bubbles. A bit darker than I was told it was going to be. Carbonation sticks to the side of my glass with some very promising and heavy lace. I wish people's would carbonate their beers more. I have probably only had a couple beers from them on tap that were close to being properly carbonated.
The aroma is packed full with melon husk. a little caramel brown sugar backs up a very sweet smelling tangerine like aroma. a touch of toasted grains, honeysuckle, and just a hint of passion fruit. Reminds me of an imperial moundbuilder. There is definitely some house aromas that I can pick up on as I try more and more of their beers.
The taste is sharp on the tongue. Flavor starts off sweet with a healthy bitter lingering on the back of the palate. Candied sugars mixed with sweet apples. The finish is a bit of soapy and quite alcoholic unfortunately. This is becoming very distracting along with the overwhelming sweetness as I drink more and more. a bit resiny and but somehow still slick on the tongue. Again, just a slight sting of faint carbonation. I bet a bit more would really even out some flavors. The lingering bitterness starts to gradually build making the drinkablitly a tad difficult and making it hard to taste the beer after a few drinks.
Overall, would I drink it again? Yeah, but I'm not crazy about it. I think they should lay off the malts, hit up the carbonation and hide that alcohol. I'll review it again if I try it on tap.
Serving type: growler
10-08-2011 05:40:44 |
More by backfat
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at People's Brewing Company the day it was released. Release day is always fun, but very packed and not the time to try to relax and interview a beer. I interviewed this on 9/28/11 in a 12 oz snifter glass.
The appearance is medium golden brown with a nice pale tan/white head. I'm a big espresso freak, if I saw the foam alone I'd think it was espresso crema. A nice amount of it too!
Pineapple and cirtus greet you in the scent. I heard it described once as pineapple juice but I get a generic citrus and slight hop-musk scent in the background. Kind of like eating a pineapple in the middle of a citrus grove with some earthyness coming through.. mmm..
The taste is pineapple too - a slightly musky (which is how I inevitably experience Summit/Galaxy hops I suppose!) pineapple with a clean citrus finish. The bitter components don't hit my palate for probably 40 seconds or so and then pow, then gone =)
Medium in body, which fits the flavor quite well, a very slight tingly carbonation around 10 seconds after the sip. Lovely lacing on the snifter.
Bottom line is that if you are anxious to experience what they've done with Galaxy hops and/or you love double IPA's and/or you just love tasting something new, get the stars out of your eyes and check out Space Cowboy. A very enjoyable double IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
09-29-2011 10:43:51 |
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