Living in the middle of Southern California, you will see a new brewery pop up once a month. For us beer drinkers, that’s a good thing. As someone who (tries) to analyze these beers and new breweries, I don’t jump head first into anything brand new, as I like to A) give the brewery time to get adjusted to their system and B) wait for some good word of mouth buzz. That’s where Societe Brewing comes in. They are rounding the corner on 1 year, and in their short time on this earth, they have already broke the buzz-o-meter with their tasty offerings. When I was down in San Diego on vacation a month ago, I got to try their stuff and as you will read below, certainly not disappointed.
Societe Brewing – Societe The Pupil IPA – On tap poured into a pint glass. 7.7% abv.
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow gold with visible rising carbonation. Not much head even during the pour, but a dense white cap remains throughout the session.
Aroma: Super dank sativa, slight fruit punch, tangerine.
Taste: Bitter citrusy hops, tropical fruit, fairly dry malt presence with subtle sweetness. Finishes with lingering earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Rough, medium bodied. A touch astringent.
Overall: My first Societe beer, and was very impressed. I am a sucker for New Zealand hops, and this was no exception.