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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The view from Oliver Perry Monument across Lake Erie’s historic Misery Bay provides a constant reminder of the hardships endured during the Battle of Lake Erie. Misery Bay IPA is brewed as a tribute to Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond, final resting place for many brave sailors and soldiers. Misery Bay IPA offers a complex malt profile loaded with American hops at 75 IBU’s, and finishes at 6.5 % alcohol by volume. 15.7°


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
A amber body with an off white head that had nice retention and lace. Aroma had a nice Carmel malt presence. A nice hop profile. Mostly grapefruit but there was a generic bitterness to it. Flavor was initially sweet. Hops were nice and balanced. There was more bitterness than the aroma indicated. Finish was moderately dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing speckling the sidesof the glass. The smell had a strong presence of sweet caramel malts making up most of the aroma but still allowing a light citrus bittersweetness. The taste was definitely better as the bittersweet citrus hops come forward more to blend nicely with the caramel malts. A light sweet sticky citrus to caramel aftertaste leads to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Bitterness is there and rolls nicely over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA for the taste and palate. Probably could use a bit more in the aroma but could also be a decent food beer as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pete4999 (1210) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange-yellow, with a little head. Nothing too great, not too hoppy or too heavy. I don’t really love it all that much, there’s nothing really distinctively great.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2624) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Argh. Nose hinted at some floral hops and caramel malts, fairly simple in construction, but also moreso diacetyl. Flavor was dominated by diacetyl with some spicy hops skirting the edges, and a sweet malt base. Misery Bay indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joejames (348) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber orange, quick head, little lacing, some retention. Aroma of caramel and pine. Taste is earthy bitter, moderately sweet. Light body, medium carbonation, thin mouth feel. Finishes earthy bitter. Tasting notes of grass, caramel, pine, herbs, metallic and resin. An average IPA for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from ABC. Pours a murky orange with almost no head at all and some very thin lacing. Aromas are pretty basic - bright fruits, pine, grass. Taste is pretty bitter and matches the nose accordingly. Really thin bodied, dry, and pretty unmemorable, though not a total misstep. Probably refreshing after a rough day. Acquire.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a decent off white head. Rather light nose. Bits of citrus and grains. The flavor is equally weak with a bit of stale citrus hops, malt, grain, and light caramel. Thin mouthfeel. Not worth seeking out.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours deep golden brown--looking good so far--but sadly disappoints with minimal aroma, flat flavor profile and thin body and seltzer-like mouth feel. Boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle - courtesy of Braudog. Thanks Matt. Pours amber with a short white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral with light citrus notes and soft hop resins. Light caramel as well. taste is caramel, toasted malt, Bit O Honey, floral hops, hop resins and soft citrus notes. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, floral hops, citrus, grassy notes and hops resins.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1980) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-29-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – The beer pours an amber-copper color with a huge white head that has fantastic retention. Over time the billowy head slowly fades over time to give a nice amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet and hoppy. A sweet tropical fruit aroma of tangerine, mango, and papaya mix with some citrus hop aromas as well as a lighter earthy smell. Taste – The taste starts out quite bready, with less sweetness then would have been anticipated from the nose. With the bready flavor is a lighter citrus flavor as well as a very light caramel taste. As the taste advances further the bready flavor fades some while the citrus hop grows stronger. With the citrus comes some earthy and pine hop flavors as well. In the end these flavors all combined to leave a citrus and earthy flavor in the mouth. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average. Both are quite nice for the hop and bready flavors and make for a good feeling brew. Overall – A nice drinking IPA with a smooth taste and good feel.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
River_Master (4) - USA - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
Not bad, maybe I’ll give it a better rating drinking it from a glass next time. More words


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