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E. J. Phair India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
E.J. Phair India Pale Ale is an English style meets America I.P.A.. It is brewed with six different grains and over two pounds of hops per barrel. It is a full bodied and flavorful beer that gets plenty of hop character from the use of a hop back.
The dry hopped version is known as Alehouse IPA.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2011
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits as well as a lighter note of grass. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, as well as a lighter note of hops, leading to a dry, bitter, and grassy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
(tasted 3/14/08 going through some old ratings of EJ Phair since it looks like they are not brewing anymore.) This was a decent IPA. Their "English malt" and odd hop choice set this one apart but didn’t make it great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On tap. Comes as "E.J. Phair English IPA". Clear, deep golden with a small, off-white head. Lightly sweet caramel in the nose. Medium body, lightly sweet malt and caramel with a whiff of nuts. Distinctly hoppy finish. 250709

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Tap at the brewery. Dark golden color. Slightlly sweet nose. Very drinkable. Smooth and not too bitter. Hops show up afterward.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the taphouse in Concord. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild hops fruity, light roasted malt note. Light malt base, sweet fruity. Light roasted flavoured into the finish. Ends mild bitter and fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours amber with a thin off white head. Smells of earth, tea, spicy. Tastes of caramel, spicy, some tea like notes on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Name: English IPA
Date: July 07, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy light orange, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: light malt aroma
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of woodsy hops, good dose of citrus, sweet fruity orange
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2009
[Bottle] Pours amber with a massive beige head that initially makes me wonder if it is contaminated. Not much to the aroma, but some grassiness and biscuity malt is present. Carbonation explodes in the mouth, making it difficult to taste, but there is significant bittering hops and a touch of malt. Very dry finish. Just too much carbo and not enough hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours slightly hazy copper with gold edges and thin white head. The aroma has a nice pulse of sweet malts up front with just a hint of spicy to floral hops in the background. Well the taste is much hoppier than the nose. It has full on citrus, spicy and then some floral hop bitterness floating on a stream of malty sweetness. The hop bitterness and flavor aren’t really all that English in style but are more to my liking. The modest backbone of malt sweetness achieves a pleasing balance. Darn tasty stuff but the aroma comes up short.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TEJA (1261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle (Thanks omhper). Nice white head that stays forever. Big fresh hop aroma that makes you just sit and smell it and be happy. Eventually when you thirst is to big the taste is so well balanced with much bitterness that stays long combined with hop freshness and a little caramell. Not to big body makes it drinkable in larger quantities. This is a wery nice beer.


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