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Growlers Hardings IPA
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A sub-style of pale ale that became renowned for its ability to survive long sea voyages to the British colonies in India. It is an orange-copper colored beer of sizeable strength and alcohol. We dry hop this beer to give it a well pronounced aromatic hop presence. Mr. Harding was the crossing guard at the train station for over 50 years.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Decent IPA, has all the right characteristics, but needs a little more hop kick. very refreshing though. More like a strong pale ale than an IPA...lots of malt, darker color. Nose isn’t really there and hops fade from the palate a little quickly. Still, tastes good, if a little weak.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Overall Impression: I haven’t had this one in a while, but I remember it being just OK, and not much more then that.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2007
On tap-Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest. Clear golden color w/a slight white head. Bitter hop flavor with not much to back it up. Seemed stale although the keg was very fresh, considering how they were rolling thru them @ this event. No wonder this Brewery always had the shortest line. Very average, wouldn’t buy it again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Very much subpar for an IPA. If its an IPA, wheres all the hop flavors. Not impressed. Lost my notes on this beer, so will have to rerate for certain. JKust remember being very disappointed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2007
Clear dark amber color with a still tan head. Warm, high carbonation, means the keg was just put on. Slightly metallic tasting, with some waffle flavors too though, which is weird, has a decent flowery hop aroma, fruity and ripe, fresh smelling but at the same time you can still smell a mild diacetyl infection in this one, not nearly as potent as their other beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Draft - Light amberish gold, creamy off white head. Nice English IPA nose of floral hoppiness that’s balanced with soft notes of butterscotch and caramel. Well bittered flavors of citrus and florals that again are nicely balanced with a soft sweet caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Good stuff...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8841) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Draft... Clear, golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Malty nose and palate. Fuzzy fruit esters and toffee notes with just a whisper of grapefruit in the aroma. Excellent balance. Great hopping prevents any real sweetness from tipping forward from its sturdy malt foundation. Full-bodied and oily with light carbonation. Lengthy, medium-bitter finish. Very nice English-style IPA.
Earlier Rating: 3/20/2003 Total Score: 3.6
Draft... Crystal clear deep golden hue. Small, creamy white head with very interesting lacework. Mostly lasting. the aroma is very citrisy and floral. Lemon, grapefruit, black pepper, dandelion and clove. Very well balanced brew. Very malty and rich up front. Moderately bitter on the backside. Medium-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Draught at brewpub: Clear pale amber with a small white head that quickly fades. Aroma is very mild hops, fruit, and light grains - not what you would expect from an IPA. This one is seriously lacking hops. Taste is berry seeds, mild grass, sweet syrupy light malts, sweet hop syrup. Light-medium bodied, medium amounts of carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Average. Nice copper color with white head, but it fades fast. Slight copper/penny flavor at first then some hop flavor. Palate feels like high carbonation, but doesn’t show in head. Not bad, but probably wouldn’t buy it again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 bottle. Just your run of the mill average (at best) IPA. A little more malt than I care for but I suppose it just goes along with the East Coast philosophy of IPA. Not my cup ’o tea.


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