McNeill's Dead Horse IPA - McNeill's Brewery
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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
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
McNeill's Dead Horse IPA from McNeill's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.