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Samuel Adams India Pale Ale (IPA)

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Hoppy, with a citrusy floral aroma. Malty caramel finish. Nice amber color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2009
12 oz. bottle sampled at Bellport Beer. Pours a hazy golden amber with a moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of citrus and pine along with some malt. The flavor is weak, washed-out malt followed by a light dose of piney hops along with a bit of weak citrus. I think the brewers were trying to accomplish a more traditional IPA as opposed to the American hop bombs, however, the flavors here are too muted and just come across muddied and indistinct.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
CBC @Sam Adams-on tap-pours a rich light tan head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is herbal/pine hops, light/medium malt. Taste is herbal/pine hops, light/medium malt with some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
12oz bottle from Total Wine (Tampa, FL). Pours a generally clear golden yellow color with a one finger bright white head that settles slowly. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of pine, light citrus, bread, caramel, some light honey notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with light notes of citrus, caramel, honey, bread, yeast, some grain notes. Generally light body with a malty finish. Not the hoppy IPA I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fogdoctor (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Bottle, pint glass, approximately 40deg F. Looks great with interesting amber/golden hue color. Pours crystal clear from the bottle with about 1/2" rich head. Nice hop aroma but less flavorful that you would expect. Its a decent value but not an exceptional beer. If it tasted like its aroma I would rate it even higher. I have also sampled it on tap and honestly its better in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12oz bottle. Pored a bright amber color with gold highlights and is topped with a medium thick head that leaves plenty of lace. Sweet yet bitter and slightly fruity aroma with a hint of flowery hops. Slightly sweet and bitter hop flavor with a slight malt background and a hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied, bitter and slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Good solid beer, could use a little more bite, but not too much. Good amber appearance, rich aroma, and hoppy taste, could leave a little more on the palate though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFanDan17 (1083) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Smooth and tasty, but not hoppy like most IPAs. Nice finish, but not spectacular. Sampled at the St. Pete Florida Craft Beer Fest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (852) - EL SALVADOR - MAY 15, 2008
unos profesores de la universidad pensaban que esto era lo mejor desde que se invento el pan de caja. no vale la pena mentir, la mayoria de cervezas huelen igual y el sabor es lo unico que las puede hacer sobresalir entre otras. samuel adams = overrated y + $ en anuncios

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2008
This was really kind of a disappointing IPA, not because it is a bad beer, it is just not what I look for in an IPA. I try to judge all beers to style, but I was not really sure what they were going for here. Not really agressively hoppy enough in my opinion to be an IPA, this came across as more of an APA to me, but having said that. I agree with ClarkVV, this did the maltiness as he described, had a simple sweetness similar to an iced tea like flavor with a the citrus characteristics from the hops. This just left a lot to be desired for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
I have to say I was dissapointed in this. Im not a huge fan of English style IPAs, and this one isn’t any different. Its too light in character, and too creamy for my IPA. I cant overlook that. I don’ t get that great hoppy resin flavor or bitterness. This beer is lacking

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