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RATINGS: 330   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonsHead (140) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Nice IPA. Big hop nose with a small head. Hop flavors hit the back of the tongue with a nice balance. Finishes slowly, staying on your taste buds. Good beer, very pleased.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (39) - 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 (875) - 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 (2927) - 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 (4124) - 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 (9068) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Adam of Somalia, thanks! Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of lemon and straw. Taste is bitter lemongrass.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pmccoyrn (2) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
An incredible cream style IPA. e. Well balanced with just the right hop bite. One of my go to IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (236) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2013
20 oz. draft at The Corner Pug in West Hartford, CT. Golden amber, filtered, nice white head and good lacing. Malty and hoppy to the nose, some west coast hops with pine and citrus. Taste is similar, perfect amount of bittering hops. Citrus and piney hops really come through. Solid IPA from my hometown of Bloomfield, CT.!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1142) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours a reddish orange with a thick foamy cream-colored head. Aroma is slightly citrus with a nutty aroma. Taste is sweet with a underlying bitterness that mixes well with a roasted nut note. Clean and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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