Amherst Cascade IPA
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Light in color, medium body, with a hop bitterness and Cascade hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Tap at the brewpub - Amherst. Pours clear, deep gold with a small, white foam head. Somewhat shabby. A bit of astringent pine, hints of plastic, bread, leaves. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with orange rind, light pine, grass. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Cloudy golden body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, some caramel, light pineapple. Light-medium body. Full favor of hops but not overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
Lightly hazed gold IPA with a thin white head. Light malt aroma with floral hops. Very light bodied IPA, with discreet floral hops and citrus, watery and plain. On tap Feb. 10, 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Aggressively carbonated yet light mouthfeel, minimum head with lace. Citrus taste is significant. This is perhaps the most drinkable of all their beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Cascade hop flavor is more subdued than their Pale Ale, weirdly enough...More malt girth than the same pale ale though and oranges and resinous bitterness are certainly not laying back...Medium intensity and well-balanced for an aptly brewed, if not unoriginal, American IPA...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Very hazy orange coloured beer with a light white head. The nose is quite hoppy and bright. Lots of citrusy character. There is a bit of light resinousness as well. The dry hopping comes out nicely. There is a touch of light malt. This is a fairly tasty, fresh hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2009
Tap @ beer temple. Slight hazy orange color, short head. Aroma of citrussy hop, slight grapefruit, bit floral. Dry bitter taste, slight caramel malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Copper with a white head. Resiny, light on the palate. Run of the mill beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
Hazy apricot garnet. Subtle off-white ring. Aroma is very orangey, but proposes a big malt backbone. Forget a straightforward grapefruit juice, this is a floral, nicely spicy and balanced aroma. As well done, but less interesting and surprising in mouth, I don’t catch the malt the aroma led to believe was underlying in there. Body is a bit light though and finish cut a bit short for an IPA. Cascade is not my favorite hop, but in the genre, this is well made, not agressively bitter, yet definitely geared toward the hops in mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
In short: A basic moderately hoppy citrusy IPA
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear golden body topped by a very small off-white head
In long: The lightly hoppy nose is mostly cistrusy. Nice malt extraction with smooth round caramel with no white sugar sensation. Fresh citrus fruits. The bitterness level is medium and the beer is a bit dry in the finish. This was a decent IPA, the type of IPA that I would have found delicious 5 years ago. But with the multiplications of hops varieties and uber-hoppy kick-ass IPAs over the past 5 years, this beer is now just a decent IPA. Things have changed a lot in the past 5 years. Google and Apple are now evil monopoly empires and Microsoft is the cool underdog.

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