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RATINGS: 331   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2006
Some sticky honey-like sweetness and oranges in the aroma. Beautiful reddish amber in color with big and fluffy off-white head and oozing lacing. Chinook hops at the forefront with all their zappy bitterness - lots of limes, lemons and slight mint. Malts are very firm - very sweet and chewy. Creamy mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. One of the better IPAs I have had in awhile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. Poured a copper color with a tall off-white head that leaves lacing behind. Citrus and pine aroma with a light caramel background. The flavor found grapefruit, pine, and a generous amount of malts with a hint of orange as it warmed slightly. Light body that is bitter but not a big bitterness like other IPAs. Thanks to Springlicker for sharing this at the Tennessee Tasting!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2006
Not a ery memorable IPA. No flaws,just nothing outstaning. Aroma is the usual west coast cascade. Flavor is litle more on the citrus side, with a mild finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Pours a reddish copper hue, with big creamy off-white head. The aroma is pine-sap hops, some grapefruit, and quite a bit of crystal malt. The flavor is slightly earthy with some spicy bark taste in there, and eventually a distant sweetness that resembles bubblegum. Then comes some fruity hop bitterness, leading to grapefruit and pine in the finish. Tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2466) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2006
Great color. Looks bigger and sweeter than it tastes. The hops and sweetness are well balanced and neither overpower each other. Sugar and caramel tastes are closer to a double IPA. I’d be interested in what the alcohol content is. I would guess not much more than 7%. Cascade hops for sure. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a rather large white head with minimal retention. Aroma of citrus hops is really powerful and don’t allow for much else to get through (not that this is necessarily wrong). Taste is also dominated by the citrus hops, which provided quite a bitter beer. Sweet malt can be felt but the hops really covered a lot of ground in this beer. Different then your standard IPA, I even thought I was drinking a DIPA at some point.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2006
03.18.06 bomber thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Amber-copper color below smallish but lasting head of wispy white foam; coating lace. Aroma is pleasant, simple, and inviting with a nice mix of mild citrus, especially orange, flowers, pine, touches of mint. Resinous, plenty of biting citrus pith and pine, light and sweet caramel, and some grassiness. Hints of ashtray and stale straw come in late and break up what had been a mellow but otherwise pleasant party. Overall, fair, pleasant, and worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Dark red/brown with white creamy head and nice lacing. Clean flowery hop aroma. Flaor is fresh and clean hops with a decent body of malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
This IPA pours a dark amber color form a 22oz bottle. Large sized, long lasting beige foamy head with excellent lacing. Aroma is caramel malts and citrusy and piney hops. A medium bodied IPA> Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are piney, floral and grapefruity. The hops tend to stick around for a while in this one. They kind of coat the teeth and hangs around on the back of the throat and palate. Big bitter IPA. The malts flavor mellow as the beer warms, sort of balancing out the massive hops. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Botte. Dark ambery pour with fairly good sized head. Big piney and citrusy hop aroma, with some caramel malt backing. Caramel malty flavors, a tad toasty, with a ton of sharp (almost harsh) citrus pine hops. Huge lingering bitter finish. Good IPA.


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