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India Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
51.2 IBU

(Beer added by: wcudwight on 05-09-2006)
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz pour into a pint glass on tap at the Pisgah taproom.

L – Medium amber color with a 1-finger cream-colored head. Decent retention with some patches of lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles.

S – Lots of caramel malt and lots of grapefruit-forward hops. Very balanced.

T – Follows the aroma nicely. It starts off sweet with caramel malt and some sweet orange flavors and then progresses to a nicely bitter grapefruit hop finish. Again, very balanced for an IPA.

F – Medium-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky, chewy, and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Bitter grapefruit hops linger for a nice while.

O – This is a very tasty, very balanced, and very drinkable IPA. I really have nothing else to say about it. It’s just a very solid beer and a great example of a nicely-balanced IPA. Cheers, Pisgah!

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy orange hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a very fresh citric and tea like hop aroma alongside a soft doughiness.

The taste consisted of piney and city's hops atop a slightly grainy pale malt. A touch of sweetness noted as well.

The mouthfeel was toward the softer side of the style.

Overall a very nice IPA. Super fresh sample.

plaid75, Nov 10, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A yellow/ golden color with low clarity. 1 finger of sticky head and just a touch of sticky lace on the glass

S - Tangerines and grapefruit. Bittnerness. Not as hoppy as most IPA's on the aroma front, but definitely showing some hop love

T - Citrus and orange up front, but packs a bitter kick at the end. Nice malt backbone to balance it out.

M - High carbonation but light bodied.

O - A good IPA for sure, but not the best in Asheville. I rate Pisgah as the best brewery overall in Asheville based on their other beers, such as the Solstice. But a good beer nonetheless

BeerDawgs, Nov 03, 2012
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India Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.