Stand By IPA

Georgia
United States
Stand By IPA, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

West Coast is the best coast when it comes to IPAs! Wrangling back the identity of a true IPA in its piney, resin-ey and citrusy form. Hopped with some classic “C” hops and some new age hops, we take a classic style and put a new age twist on it. Initial notes of citrus bounce on your tongue, evolving into some pine and resin ending with clean bitterness that balances out the beer.

Profile

ABV: 
6.6%
IBUs: 
80
Served at: 
46 - 50º F
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Stand By IPA by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a traditional West Coast style American IPA (2015 BJCP Category 21A). This IPA pours a light amber color with only a minimal amount of haze. It sits beneath a cream-colored, mousse-like head.

The hop-forward nose is fairly intense and features notes of pine, resin, grapefruit and hints of guava and passion fruit, all of which are supported by moderate toasted malt and restrained caramel. A faint whiff of strawberry emerges as it warms.

Like all solid American IPAs should be, the hop bitterness is firm but not abrasive. Definitively hop forward but the solid toasted, caramel backbone provides plenty of support. There’s more berry and papaya in the flavor than the aroma but the pine, resin, and papaya are still present. Cleanly fermented. The lingering, dry finish has that quality of “you need another sip” to it.

Overall, this offering from Pontoon is a solid IPA that could easily be in your regular rotation. With its thirst-quenching ability, this IPA would be a lovely addition to your beer refrigerator in the summer time.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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