ImPaled Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
Another Middle Ages buck a bottle special from New World Beverage...
Balanced, tasty and refreshing. This is a very drinkable IPA... I thought the bloody spear thing on the lable was a tad wierd however...
I am truly saddened that I only snagged one bottle of this as it is truly a treat.
Poured a hazy copper with a generous long lasting, lacy tan head. Left lots of lace and never reallty went away.
Aroma was floral/citric hops with hints of biscuity malt and pine.
Taste was all malt and hops in a delightful balance. The sweet malt with its cracker and fresh yeasty bread notes were offset with pine and citrus from the hops...
Creamy and thick on the palate. Long loiter time allowed the rich balanced flavors to linger a long time...
Very drinkable, must get more.
04-01-2006 01:50:05 | More by Citadel82
4.7/5 rDev +23.4%
The distinctive flavor imparted by the Ringwood yeast makes this one of my favorite brews of all time. (Some love it, some hate it, but it works for me.) Many varieties of IPA were tried before we chose this one as our house beer, and among the 18 taps at our bar, it remains one of our biggest movers. Great aroma, some citrus, some floral, full mouthfeel and good duration on the aftertaste, but not adhesive. This is a beer that is perfectly suited for quaffing or sipping, and after skiing or after golf.
03-15-2006 04:47:11 | More by bbutler527
4.63/5 rDev +21.5%
Lotsa winter sun shining through this bottle, seems a clear brew, but poured into a pint glass, just a slight haze shows in copper, SRM 14 on my Beer Color Chart here. Very teeny tiny bubbles rise all the time, more discrete than good champagne. Excellent head shrinks slowly, leaving sticky lace on glass and persistent foam on surface. Smells yeasty to me, slightly greenish hop blossomy, don't smell malt. Tastes just great, excellent simple solid-block bitter with hints of yeast and caramel, only a beer pretzel and goat cheese nearby could possibly improve this delish mouth-watering happy/hoppiness. I also enjoy IPAs with more various multi-noted hop flavor, but this huge juicy simple unified hop taste is great, too. Mouthfeel could be too carbonated if you don't pour big head, so let it splash high from your bottle pour. Long lingering oily hop aftertaste just what hopheads live for. I'll admit I'm biased toward local beers, grew up in Syracuse, live in Ithaca now so this counts as locavore politically correct ale for me and I try to keep ImPaled Ale in fridge at all times. Only 2 left? Time for another fresh 6-pack!
02-08-2010 21:55:34 | More by jameswaldo
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
Beautiful pour from the cask, nice foamy head with some fine lacing that lasts. Aroma was the best quality, perfect for an IPA - floral, spice, fruit, hoppy. I could just stand there and smell this all day. Taste was just like the nose, with plenty of hop bitterness coming through in the finish. Lingers on the palate, very good med-thick body. Most notable of this IPA (other than the pleasant flowery aroma) is the smoothness, meaning it doesn't overwhelm the palate with hops and is very drinkable.
04-07-2009 18:45:15 | More by pandashaver
4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck with no freshness date to be found.
Appearance: Copper in colour with orange hues. The head is huge and dissipates slowly ... yeah it is quite a stick mass also.
Smell: Delicate hop aroma ... sweet and floral. Some fruitiness comes through along with a bit of malt.
Taste: Thick medium body with a chewy malt mouthfeel. A big dose of hops hit the palate though it is rounded off by malt sweetness, big fruit and a touch of grain. The hop bitterness and flavour lingers for a bit while a shadow of diacetyl show in the taste.
Notes: Well crafted and well balanced ... maybe a little too fruity but what do you expect for the Ringwood yeast strain. One of the top IPAs in the US ... this is the real stuff.
04-01-2002 11:36:54 | More by Jason
4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
I was extremely and pleasantly surprised by this beer. IPA are easy to come by so an impressive stand out one is harder to find. The easy balance the fruity freshness... it is so easy to drink. I shared several of these with BAs carlos, gottajiboo2 & phnphilly, last night. I like it so much we finished all but one to review tonight.
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous orange light copper with a massive four finger head that fades to two fingers and retains for a while even moon like craters form in the rocky thick head. The lacing is thick and heavy and sticky and very impressive.
Smell: fruity orange citrus. Fresh oranges, orange peel, grapefruit almost pine like acidity with a sweet caramel, crystal malts and touch of sweet browned butter.
Taste: This beer is not extreme. it is not over the top it *is* the epitome of sessionable in my mind. It has a great perfumey balance of sweet and citric. The fruit flavor melds seamlessly into the citric grassy hop flavor. The base is a sweet grain flavors malt this is light and crisp and overall easy to drink and quite refreshing.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel has a good combination of bitter and dry elements / to carbonation giving it a smooth feel across the tongue to the back of the throat. the finish is not perfectly smooth there is a spot of dry bite where the beer sticks for a second at the top of the esophagus before sliding down the throat. Bizarre, but it happened that way for me. The burps taste quite good though so it makes up for it =)
Drinkability: This is a very approachable easy balanced beer that is built to drink; and drink I did.
Hope this is helpful.
06-06-2007 06:20:36 | More by Phatz
4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
While English ale is my favorite, I'm also a hop head. This IPA falls in to the medium category as far as hoppiness goes but it sure bowled me over. Outstanding head retention sat upon a medium amber body, lacing was copious. Aroma was tremendous with notes of roasted malt and citrus. Taste was not over the top hopped, and had a nice malty base and as I said before a slight roastiness. Top notch drinkabilty from this east coat IPA, thanks McCall for this fine IPA.
04-06-2003 19:31:39 | More by Mark
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
12 ounce bottle. This beer pours out a light brown color with a large white head. The aroma is caramel, fruit, and hops. Nice malty caramel flavor with lots of fruitiness, like tangerines and grapefruit. A little buttery. Hops come in almost immediately, and are very flavorfull, though not very bitter. Mouthfeel is medium. This beer has an addictive flavor that makes it very drinkable. This is a very good change of pace IPA.
10-02-2005 23:52:04 | More by beveragecaptain
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
On cask at Pizza Plant Walker Center in Williamsville. Golden amber with slow and slight but steady rising carbonation and a slightly grey dirty-dishwater head. Very English floral hop aroma, Fuggles probably, and a quite expected buttery scent, too. Mild soapy scent at the end. Reminds me of their 10th Anniversary Ale, except tamed down (duh). Bitter soapy floral hop flavors predominate the first sip with a distinctly mineral finish. Subsequently, a toasted biscuit malt shows, but the flowery English hops are all over this one. A peachy fruitiness emerges, along with a subtle butterscotch flavor, around mid-glass. Medium body and smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Despite slightly high abv, this strikes me as eminently sessionable, so long as one is in the mood for a bit of diacetyl -- and I think that Middle Ages uses that characteristic quite to their advantage, despite the dislike some may have for a "buttery" flavor in their beer. I'm far from an expert, but from what I know, ImPaled Ale seems pretty on-point for this style. Nice EIPA.
04-07-2006 21:38:43 | More by orfeu
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
It was such an incredibly good beer.
It was poured on tap and had a light copper tone, with little head retentsion.
The aromas I got at the time were hints of citrus, pine, citrus, and an army of HOPS.
The taste was a textbook IPA with the warming ethanol, tofee after tate and avalanche of hops commanding control of my pallete.
The taste lingered long and confortably in my mouth with little carbonation making the drinking just a little more easier. Despite being reasonably complex and high in alcohol, it was very drinkable and did not make me feel weighed down after it.
11-14-2007 23:35:24 | More by GFSchwab
ImPaled Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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