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Just Beer 1) The Case of the IPA

Just Beer 1) The Case of the IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   ABV: -
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A murder mystery that unfolds over the labels of a dozen 22-ounce bottles of beer. A 12-chapter story, which involves a wealthy brewer named Cornelius Fuggles.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
In short: An archetypical clean golden-blond IPA. As drinkable as it is not memorable.
How: Tap at Nectarís, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear golden-blond body topped by a small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is leafy and citrusy hops, nothing very aromatic here and not exactly bursting with freshness, this is more like dried fruits and sun dried plants. A pleasant aroma nonetheless. Taste is very crisp crunchy pale malts, a bit of dried honey, sun dried flowers, fruit skin, white grapefruits, lemon zest. Moderate bitterness accompanied by a lemony acidic-tartness. Finish is rather dry. Nothing really exciting here but I canít fault it for anything either, this is a really basic session IPA, a beer that doesnít really try anything, very clean, very drinkable. A beer that has been done one million times before, a reminder that there are people out there who unfortunately donít have any creativity, like ratebeerians with numbers at the end of their usernames.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pouing in the tasting room at Just Beer. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Spicy hops, malt. Earthy hops, spicy malt, toast, long earthy grapefruit on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours a lighter golden color. Aroma is of malts, hops, wheat, grain....just about everything that you would have found in the Buzzards Bay IPA. Flavor is the same. There might be a little bit of toffee or caramel malts used, but besides that, this is the same recipe as before. I liked it then, and I still like it today. It makes me feel like I did back then when I could just relax and not worry about all of these bills. Now that Iíve said all of that, let me hit this kush.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
A decent easy-drinking IPA. Medium honey color with frothy light tan head and wonderfull freshness. Slightly sweet honey malt notes but with a good bittering backside. A bit sticky, but not too much.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light copper color with a small frothy off white head. Leaves nice lacing. Nose is light piney, honey, toast. Palate is sticky and filmy with a light velvet touch and a light bitter swallow. Flavors of pine, toast, honey, apricots.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Nice hop aroma with some nutty malt undertones. Good copper color with foamy white head. Good balance, nice and hoppy up front with a sweet malty middle and a clean hoppy finish. Medium body, a good drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 18, 2010
22oz Bottle, purchased at the brewery. A nice and juicy glow, with citrus heavy, piney and minty. Certainly not balls-to-the-wall west coast style, but getting there. More, midwestern in an Amercian IPA aroma hopping strategy. Flavor profile is fresh and bristly with hops. Crisp hop cone minerals, pine resins, and citrus zests, bound to a well built lightly chewy malt base. Clean, fresh, affordable and well-hopped.


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