Beer Review: Painting with Light (South County Brewing Company)

Beer Review: Painting with Light (South County Brewing Company)

South County Brewing Company’s Painting with Light DIPA.

Another day calls for another beer review. This time, after a long day’s work (yes, I work Saturday’s, thus why I’m drinking a beer and reviewing beer) as well as some yard work afterwards results in the need for a nice, cold, crisp beer. And today’s beer is Painting with Light, a DIPA (Double India Pale Ale) by South County Brewing Company.

So, since all of my adult duties are done for the day, without further adieu lets move right on to the beer!

Beer: Painting with Light
Brewery: South County Brewing Company
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 8.2%
IBU: (Untappd Lists No IBU)
Hops: Simcoe and Columbus
Notes from Untappd: A Bright and crisp IPA with earthy pine and sweet citrus pulp aroma. Medium body with resinous undertones, citrus fruit and pineapple/mango notes. Brewed with Simcoe and Columbus hops.

Canned: 4.25.19
Consumed: 5.18.19 (Hummelstown PA)


Pours a golden light orange/yellow body very similar to a lighter orange juice. The aroma is immediately mango notes upfront but with a hop-stickyness that for lack of better word (and over-usage) can be described as hop resinous.

The hoppy aroma is a bit surprising given how very little hop bitterness there is to the beer. As you drink it down you get some of the ‘burn’ of the hop but very little and only near the end of the glass (settlement). As far as DIPA’s go, its a very clean, smooth, sippable beer, and easily crushable (reminding me of Nimble Giant in that aspect, where its easily drinkable hiding its 8.2% [in this case, and the 9% of Nimble Giant] until you are onto your second and you begin to feel it – especially at my 155 lb weight).


I definitely recommend tracking this beer down and getting yourself at least one (even better, a four pack) and enjoy, especially on these upcoming hot summer nights.


My Untappd Rating: ****.5

Global Untappd Rating (as by 5.18.19): 4.15



-B. Kline





Last Updated: January 2, 2024By Tags: , , ,

recent posts

Go to Top