Monday, July 23, 2018

Greater Good Pulp Daddy

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8%
Current Ratings...
- Untappd: 4.18/5
- Beer Advocate: 4.14/5
- RateBeer: N/A

"PULP DADDY is an 8% ABV IPA created as an extension of the popular PULP (Pauls Ultimate Lupulin Protocol) brand; like PULP, this “juice forward” IPA has a predominant citrusy aroma and tastes like nectar of the hop gods!  We made one modification to the base process for PULP with a single objective in mind:  dial up the haze. Objective accomplished.  PULP DADDY is easy-drinking and refreshing with perfect nebulosity and mouthfeel."

Pours out a glowing orange with hazy body and a finger of white head.

Sweet tangerine is first on the aroma. It has that thick, syrupy presence you get with a lot of big DIPAs, but it isn't too much that it becomes a turn off. Deep down are clean orange zest and grapefruit peel.

If you read my review of GG's Pulp (of course you did), I was pretty harsh on it for being a big, syrupy concoction. Pulp Daddy on the other hand has brought in a lot more juice befitting of the "New England IPA" style.

Fresh oranges burst forth out of the glass and onto my tongue and then there's a THUD of pine coming in like someone dropping an anvil on your head. It's impressive how the flavors changed on a dime. Going back to the sweeter notes from the aroma, I get more tangerines and then there's that creamy orange sherbet flavor that is a hallmark of this style. It has small moments of bitterness, but that isn't the overall goal here. While leveling up the juice with this version, this still lets you know it is a hefty DIPA that shouldn't be trifled with.

Mouthfeel is lighter than standard Pulp, but it does manage to retain some of the thicker and more syrupy feels from the base beer. Still, it drink much easier thanks to a lighter body. While it feels big, the alcohol is never a concern.

Pulp Daddy managed to stay a big, resinous Doule IPA while also morphing into a juice-forward New England IPA. Greater Good Brewing sure does do a great job of making big beers easy to drink and this is one of their best.


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