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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unknownsoldier (8) - - OCT 18, 2012
this is a great ipa. its got bite, the hops are there and you feel it. I love this beer, i have had this fresh from the tanks, unfiltered before bottling at the brewery. great color, strong aroma, well balanced. every hop head needs to try this!


3.2
rentonj7 (250) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Sort of an english style malt blend with some cascade. I get pine and biscuit on nose. Malt heavy flavor with some pine and herbal notes. Medium mouthfeel with smooth bittering finish. It’s nice but nothing spectacular.

3.7
Nejhleader (1561) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
a nice pine hop aroma. taste is a nice pine hop taste. a nice body with a solid aftertaste.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15. Clear golden copper with a decent off white covering. Nose is juicy hops, orange squash, light pine, straw. Taste comprises juicy orange peel, tangerine, melon, bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough IPA.

3.5
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: light exotic fruits, floral hops, grassy. Appearance: clear brown, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light floral grassy hops, dry bitters follow, quite bitter finish. Overall: nice IPA, could be slightly more refined. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

3.3
bellco33 (819) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma of light resin and malty sugar. Taste is very malty with some hop bitterness in the back end, a little resin, and very little else flavor wise. Medium body, it’s okay.

3.5
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Almost a dead ringer for my last beer, Neshaminy Creek's Blitzkrieg Hops. Lots of malt up front with a nice hop kick in the back. Dry and crisp. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Beese (2743) - 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
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
PhatB420 (840) - 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
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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.


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