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ImPaled Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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ImPaled AleImPaled Ale

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very good

328 Ratings

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Cooker_stp, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Burkbom23, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of atr2605
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a golden orange color with a fluffy white head with excellent retention
S-slightly floral with citrus and sweet malt
T-citrus and sweet malt up front that transitions into an earthy floral bitterness and leaves the palate dry with some biscuit
M-medium bodied
O-very solid beer, have only have had it a few times and seem to forget how great it is

atr2605, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BeerBucks, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Bottle was super carbonated, resulting in quite a wait for the head to die down. Very thick, fluffy, off-white head. The beverage itself is thick and pulpy in appearance, a glowing amber or light orange, and is nearly opaque. Huge lacing. I'm not going to downgrade much on appearance for the unnecessarily huge head; I assume not every bottle will have this extreme of a reaction.

S - Fruity: tropical and citrus, very alive. Sharp, slightly sour, definitely sweet, with a strong malt backbone - possibly caramel, light bread. There's a definite yeasty aroma coming out, too, like a Belgian ale.

T - Superbly complex! That Belgian aroma was not misleading: there is a significantly sweet yeast and malt flavor, reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar. The hops are extremely well balanced, leaving some astringency, but mostly giving off tropical fruit flavors - no citrus (to me). The fruit rind flavor of so many dry, single IPAs is present only in a tiny amount, and it adds to the overall profile.

M - Very smooth, medium-light to medium body. There is some brief carbonation sting on the tip of the tongue if you let it linger, but it's not unpleasant. Very nice hop oil coating of the mouth, drinks very light, and the mild aftertaste is very pleasant.

O - I know this rating is going to be well above average, but I was super impressed. This could easily be an every-day IPA, on par with Jai Alai. Despite being labeled an English IPA, this is a very sweet, only slightly dry ale.

Roguer, Jul 31, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Just a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a pretty lace ring, totally sticky. Beer is a hazy amber brown.
S - Biscuit malts, tea leaves, citrus and herbal hops.
T - Very clean and citrus tasting, with mild biscuit malts and drying herbal tea's. It's actually one of the better English IPA's due to it balance.
M - Light to medium, very clean and tasty IPA.

Overall a perfect balance of hops to English malts. Worthy of the price.

DrDemento456, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

csmartin6, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CaptDavyJones, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

zekeman17, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

LPJones, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

csustar001, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

gwiedman1, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

polloenfuego, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BushwyckCraft, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MPPHISH, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Jspriest, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - cloudy orangish amber, nice sticky head that is a little watery but laying down some good lace tracks around the glass.

Aroma - nice hit of piny hops on opening the bottle. Fades to a very mild hoppiness and some light caramelly grain. The citrus and butteriness of the English yeast show up in a few minutes, the yeast leading the way. Good resilience too once it arrives.

Taste - decent buttery grains up front, the hop hit is very well balanced. Some citrus but not too punchy. Really spreads around the flavor in the mouth well. The bitterness pushes the grain off after the swallow and goes dry, a little warm, and pretty darn pleasant. Finishes with a hint of malty twang, orange peel, and balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel - crisp, medium to medium-light. Refreshing, clean.

Overall - excellent session brew given to me by a local homebrew buddy Steve. Thanks, man!

brewdlyhooked13, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice shade of gold with a huge head into my glass. Good colors for an EIPA, a style that I feel is dying out slowly.

Aroma is more "fruity" than I expected with peach and just a touch of aroma hops. This style isn't know for hard-hitting bitterness.

Taste reflects that. Balanced, "fruity" with a touch of toffee.The label doesn't list it but I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess that the hops are Fuggles. Feel free to correct me.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering toffee and just a touch of bitterness. Carbonation is excellent.

Definitely worth a try if you want a break from the standard American IPA.

Brad007, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
ImPaled Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.