Indigo Imp Firebrand

Formerly brewed at Indigo Imp
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
A light amber ale brewed with international ingredients for an Impish take on the India Pale Ale. Malt and light fruit flavors from the yeast are balanced by a bitterness that leaves you wanting more. Firebrand (Belgian-style India Pale Ale) This light amber colored ale is brewed with a combination of American, British, and Belgian ingredients for a refreshing take on an IPA. Hints of spice and fruit are well balanced by malt and hop bitterness

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2571) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at The Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a hazy orange with a medium white head. Citrus aroma with orange peal and some spicy notes. Grapefruit flavour with peppery and coriander hints. Palate of raisons, honeycomb and some hop resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9941) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours orange amber in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, spicy Belgian yeast, light toasted bread, citrus hops. Hops were faded. Just a touch messy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18028) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from GBBF 2013 drunk at home. Orange gold hazy colour with a thick beige head. Belgian yeast and American hop aroma. Its ok as a Belgian hoppy beer. A little lacking in character, but the flavours are solid enough. I think like all the Indigo Imp beers Ive had, they lack body especially on the finish, a lack of fullness, they dissipate into a forced carbonated bitterness. Its ok, I am sure a lot better fresh. OK, Belgian style ale with some American hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (11423) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Hazed orange colour with a persistent white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and red berry. Chalk. Flavour is weird berry tart and alcohol. Pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43355) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy hoppy. Smooth fruity, light estery. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Fruity hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9926) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks, Chris! Waxed, with a string. Pours a semi-cloudy orange-gold with a small eggshell-colored white ring for a head. Aroma of sweet and amber malts, toasted sugar, grass, and straw. Flavor features more of the same, leaning more toward caramel and toast in the malts, with peanut brittle and leaves. Light-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A metallic note is in the middle, too. Seems like the hops have faded. Old, maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12oz waxed bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH. Shared with local ratebeerians. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Orange citrusy taste, yeasty belgian flavors, some burnt sugar, caramel. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Belgian character is prominent here, but still satisfyingly hoppy. Sweet belgian malts. More belgian than IPA, but still a nice hoppy belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8673) - Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm).Looks decent; a cloudy orange with thin white lacing. Smells bitter and malty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
Sample from cask at the Big Tap In on 04/20/2013. The beer is a hazy copper-amber color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
Belgian style IPA Clear reddish amber with a medium slightly off-white head that is dense with a few that are bead size. Aroma of Belgian sugar and dried sweet stone fruits, it reminds me more of an English barley wine than anything else. Taste is mildly sweet with a slight bitter finish. There are some toffee notes and a slight grassy flavor but overall this is a confusing one. Personally I think they should just up the alcohol content and call this a barley wine. Sidenote I am not sure what the waxed cap with the string coming out signifies but it reminds me of a tampon more than anything else.

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