Sacred Heart - Conquest Brewing Company
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2.13/5 rDev -40.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
A - On the pour, Sacred Heart looks outstanding. - deep gold with a slight haze and a fluffy off-white head piled on top that settles down leaving a proper lace. Very enticing.
S - A bit perplexing as nothing immediately jumps out at me that's characteristic of the IPA style. Up front I get a tiny bit of biscuit. When I REALLY got in there I started to pick up some citrusy hops and maybe a hint of pine, but I shouldn't have to linger to detect anything notable on the nose.
T - An absolute miss. The flavor of the beer is a bit of a void, much like the nose- so much so that I have a hard time even calling it an IPA. The hop character is way watered down, leaving a mildly bitter aftertaste that is completely unsupported by any sort of malt. The beers lacks a solid backbone and ultimately tastes somewhere between wet paper and bitter orange/lemon peel.
M - Carbonation is close to where is needs to be for the style, but the lack of appropriate flavor makes is seem a bit watery with a creeping bitterness that makes the pint hard to finish.
O - As Columbia's one and only craft brewery, I so badly want to love this beer, and I suppose that's why I keep trying it. On a positive note, Sacred Heart does seem to be improving slightly with every batch - but it has a long way to go to even be on par with mass - produced pale ales. To be frank, this beer in its current release is hard to drink and the taste is lightyears away from competing with other local IPAs such as Coast's HopArt or Westbrook IPA. I wish the gentlemen of Conquest the best of luck, but I urge hopheads to steer clear from this lackluster pale.
Serving type: on-tap
07-04-2013 19:16:03 | More by HazardTheBeer
4.54/5 rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
poured a honey golden hue with a snow white head that laced for days.
cent and cirta hop seem to dominate with an easy drinking slight biscuity aroma.
The hops again dominate in a good way with just a wiff of biscvuity goodness as a back ground.
medium dry finish screams for more, well done brew by even better folk.
This is the coup de graugh fo sho, drink and enjoy.
Serving type: growler
06-14-2013 01:52:45 | More by welldigger888
4.29/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
This is Conquest's first batch of Sacred Heart (they will be making slight changes for the next batch).
Growler fill at Green's Piney Grove, poured into a Conquest Brewing Tulip-Pint glass.
A: Pours plenty of fluffy off-white head, which sticks around for a while. The head eventually settles to a decent ring on top of the beer. This beer is deeply golden coloured, with a bit of haziness.
S: A bit of grain, with a prominent tropical fruit scent (mango, maybe a bit of pineapple).
T: Bitter up front, with a pine quality from the hops; this is followed by a deep malt backbone that is grainy but not overly sweet. The tropical fruitiness from the aroma is here in the taste as well. This avoids the strongly citrus-y and bitter hop profile of a "West Coast" IPA, focusing instead on a strong malt backbone and lightly sweet, tropical hop notes. I've honestly not had an IPA that tastes quite like this. It hits all the right notes, but in its own peculiar way.
M: Proper carbonation for the style, with a pretty full body and a bit of creaminess. Feels great from start to finish. Mouthfeel is important to me, and I couldn't be happier here.
O: At over 7% ABV, and with a prominent malt backbone, this beer pushes toward a IIPA categorization. However, it doesn't go over-the-top with the hops, as is typical of that style. This is a balanced, full-bodied, unique IPA. Cheers to Columbia, SC's new production brewery!
Serving type: growler
01-26-2013 00:05:40 | More by Craigory
4.35/5 rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Pour is a pale straw to slightly golden in color with just a slight bit of chill haze. Has a a nice white head that stays throughout the pint.
S- Smell is reminiscent of tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, with a hint of piney resin.
T- A quite thoughtful burst of bittering hops up front that quickly turns into wonderful notes of tropical and citrus fruits, most notably of pineapple that then finishes with just a hint of malt sweetness.
M- Has a pleasant bitter punch punch up front and finishes dry and crisp.
O- A very well balanced IPA . Not a palate wrecker but sure to satisfy the avid fans of this style.
Serving type: on-tap
01-21-2013 18:01:01 | More by BJRHOMEBREW
Sacred Heart from Conquest Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 11 user ratings.