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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 hopheads delight of a brew: just-right complexity thats 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 (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rentonj7 (236) - 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. Its nice but nothing spectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1539) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18708) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4332) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (794) - 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, its okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3088) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2571) - 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 (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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (5048) - Essex Junction, 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 theres 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 Im ever able to have it again.


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