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McNeill's Dead Horse IPA - McNeill's Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.03%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 10-29-2001

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

You know The Bros' Rankings are sometimes quite high on beers that don't overwhelm the denizens of BA. However, I think that they just nail a lot of them. They are not afraid to give high marks to stuff that is (in my experience) just plain good, without the hype. I'm in no way saying that all of BA is a bunch of hype helpers, but this is one case where it's like, wow, this is a really unique beer for many reasons and the Bros score is right in line with mine. Though, mine of course, is just an opinion and I will say that there are many , man, many more qualified raters than I. However, it's really all opinion in a sense. Blathering, but just loved this and like a very adept review that is below mine, was blown away by the beer after I had seen such mediocre ratings. Sometimes you wonder how much thought is being out into the ratings. It's always like there is this regression to the mediocre mean...how many beers rank from 81-86...a huge majority I would believe. And many of us call this mediocre...well in this case you're missing out if you don't try it. Besides, it's got a dead horse on the bottle...what better to do than beat it, which is what I seem to be doing.

Photo of djnickelb
4.69/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I didn't expect that much, as this is not a particularly famous beer and the "BA Score" is rather low. I was pleasently suprised by the strong malt and delicious hops of this English Style IPA. Very clean profile, very different than most IPA's now a days. Do yourself a favor and try it.

Photo of Reillybrews
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftBeerAndCupcakes
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Blueapollo420
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Nice traditional ipa, bonus half point for the name!

Photo of hoagzzz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Appreciate that they went for something different here but def not my style of IPA. All malt and no hops. Not a drain pour but the balance of the sixer may be giveaways.

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McNeill's Dead Horse IPA from McNeill's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.