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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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HOP MEADOW INDIA PALE ALE. The American cousin of our ESB. This pale ale was originally brewed in 19th century England to survive the long ocean voyages to their troops stationed in India - hence the name India Pale Ale. To keep the beer from spoiling during these four- to six-month odysseys, they produced a stronger, more generously hopped ale. Our creamy IPA emphasizes traditional West Coast Chinook and Cascade hops to yield a hophead’s delight of a brew: just-right complexity that’s not too sweet - or over-the-top with hops.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured copper, with a dense white head. Aroma of fresh hops, peaches and pine. Citrus hops in the flavour, with some tinned fruit and biscuity malt. Finish was nicely balanced resin, chewy grain and straw.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsocket1 (1) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Good hoppy IPA but no special characteristics to speak of. A little on the bitter side and not much fruitiness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (646) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014
12oz into a tulip. Pours a fire glazed amber. Head is moderate, fullfilling, and sizeable. Half inch head, litte to no lacing though. Aroma is grainy hops, earthbound soil, amber malts previal over the hops, but those ease in after as well. Taste is more frontal malty than hoppy, questionable for the hop meadow, but as the hops pounce in from the back its a nice transition from the amber beer similarities. No lingering hop bite or aftertaste, weak for an ipa, but this one drinks nice as the creamy stature of the brew glides forward the malt mainstay and the background of hops succiently. This is an overall good, although different, rendition of an ipa. Solid in the meadow

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 14, 2014
I just found my notes on this one. Sweet, here goes. I had this in May 2013 and this was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden amber color with a nice two finger-ed head with a nice foamy fairly thick lacing. The smell had a floral, citrus and herbal earthy bitter hoppiness. The taste took all of these previously mentioned aromas and combined them into the flavoring and it sat fairly earthy altogether with an invading earthy bitter aftertaste that ends up leaving a dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation is fairly mediocre as there’s nothing harsh nor is there anything that causes me to think that its a bad beer at all. Overall, I say this is a good English IPA worthy of coming back to if I’m ever able to have it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (179) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours hazy golden/amber. Nice two finger head with nice lacing. Aroma floral, citrus and herbs. Medium body. Taste- toasted malts, tangerine, spruce and earthy. Nice balance. Finishes dry, slightly sweet with lingering earthy hop notes. Not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Draught Third of a Pint at GBBF 2012, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Clear Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Very Fruity; citrus grapefruit and orange. Nice hop bite. Very tasty. Very drinkable. Nice IPA!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Lighter amber thin white head. Malt nose. Nice full feel more malt less hop in this IPA. A hint of creaminess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
transparent tangerine, head drops to large white bubbles. Nose is moderate oxidation, dank cardboard. Piney orange front is followed by dank oils, lots of pine through end. Sticky but pleasant, well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5062) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a pretty clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of hops, citrus, with a touch of pine. Flavor was some nice citrus notes, pine. Pretty tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and earthy hops with cereal malt and pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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