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McNeill's Dead Horse IPA - McNeill's Brewery

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McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Dead Horse IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 10-29-2001)
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz can. Pours a somewhat murky burnt orange with over an inch of fluffy white head. Some lacing. Aromas of floral hops with a hint of orange. Sweet and bready malts. Slightly herbal. The taste is malty with some herbal and floral hops. Sweet bread with some hints of caramel. Bitter orange peel notes. Floral hop finish. Lots of carbonation. Not bad, not great. Overall, decent beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.



App-3.5 A-3.75 T-3.75 M-3.5 O-3.75 = 3.71

08-21-2014 17:22:29 | More by PicoPapa
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

08-19-2014 22:52:51 | More by WanderingFool
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argock

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Poured from a 12 oz can into an oversized wineglass. 12/13/14 stamped on the bottom of the can. Single purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Burnished amber, bright and clear, with 1/2 finger of off-white slightly sticky head with average retention but big swaths of lacing. (3.5)

S: Minty and orange marmalade aromas from hops along with a lemon soap aroma. Maltiness is not easy to pick up, maybe some caramel but not much coming through. (3.0)

T: Flavor has a little more to offer than the aroma, with more of a light crystal caramel note with some breadiness and a nice crackery character to the finish. Hops on the other hand are still a little tired tasting with a floral, soapy, lemon-orange quality to them. There are some better herbal, minty, earthy notes there that come through with warming. The yeast esters provide a bit of background general fruitiness. No alcohol detected. Bitterness is low. (3.5)

M: Medium body with medium carbonation adds up to a medium overall mouthfeel, a little sticky and probably not as dry as it could be, not that this style is supposed to be very dry like Am IPAs. (3.25)

O: McNeill's Dead Horse IPA isn't a bad beer, it just is kind of average and seems like it hasn't been updated to keep up with modern changes in beers. Things like brightening the hops or adding a more poignant malt quality might go a long way to making this a more interesting and enjoyable brew.

08-19-2014 03:20:07 | More by argock
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-18-2014 02:55:36 | More by Ewhite2121
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2014 22:21:20 | More by hopley
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-04-2014 17:54:25 | More by DaveR514
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chippo33

Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

07-28-2014 00:04:10 | More by chippo33
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VTCombi

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-27-2014 13:12:32 | More by VTCombi
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2014 04:54:47 | More by bobv
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-29-2014 01:11:21 | More by Latarnik
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-04-2014 19:52:24 | More by patrick802
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

04-05-2014 14:45:25 | More by Noelito76
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2ellas

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-20-2014 01:43:21 | More by 2ellas
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-06-2014 06:36:20 | More by Tiernan
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-15-2014 04:45:36 | More by mattmarka1
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-24-2013 00:34:56 | More by Satan70
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-16-2013 16:48:28 | More by 80x2HopHead
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-03-2013 13:17:51 | More by HRamz3
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

06-26-2013 17:22:51 | More by petermethot
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2013 23:18:44 | More by jaxon53
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-04-2013 21:17:35 | More by CCutch
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -11%

06-04-2013 07:11:21 | More by Kelp
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-31-2013 05:03:22 | More by DrunkinYogi
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-07-2013 01:30:32 | More by slim2043
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-17-2013 03:51:34 | More by tjdrewry
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McNeill's Dead Horse IPA from McNeill's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.