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Downtown Joes Tantric India Pale Ale

Downtown Joes Tantric India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This hoppy IPA is high in alcohol and except for the American hop aroma, is very British in style. This style was originally developed to survive the voyage from England around the Cape of Good Hope and back North to India to keep the British troops happy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2016
on tap at DJ’s. Eathy floral nose, light biscuit malt and some citric hops in the flavor. Not my style, but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds light citrusy hops, pale grains, floral notes. Medium sweet flavour with some minerality, pale grains, bitter grain husk, grass and orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with more flinty minerals, rind, grains. Ho hum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16. Thanks Peter Hale ! Very lightly hazed golden with a decent off white cap. Nose is orange pith, straw, bitter hop notes. Taste comprises light grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon drizzle, grain, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Mediocre IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
Draft a the the brewpub. Hazed golden orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is burnt grass, grainy, wheat, dirty, earth. Flavour is composed of dirty spicy grassy hops, dirty wort, dirty grains, burnt grass. Assertive dirty horrible, bitter, grassy. Palate is grainy, tannin, highish carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head that settles into a lasting film. This one had a distinct dish water note, soapy and mildewy, with lemon, florals, yeast, and the same chalky mineral note in all the others. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, chalky, mineralic mouthfeel. Was it poor glass cleaning or an off note? I think it was the latter, something I was sensitive to in the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12939) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Pithy and peel. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Bitter citrus peel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
​On tap @ Downtown Joes. Clear orange beer with a sticky white head. Pretty strong orange hop character and some light pine. There’s a good bit of grass, too. Some caramel malt sweetness and bread. There’s a strong malt character to it and a fair amount of sweetness. Fine in terms of the hop profile...good orange peel and flesh. A little on the woody side on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at Downtown Joe’s Napa. Light hazy light amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, bread and biscuit. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit bland but not too offensive. Some hop character as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10588) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange with small creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine and grapefruit. Medium mouth with strong pine, light citrus, lingering bitterness, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (4327) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at source. A moderate to strong cascade hop aroma with a bit of crackery malt. Taste is moderately bitter with a peppery note. Just weird.

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