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Flagship IPA - Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

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Flagship IPA
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2003

Our Flagship India Pale Ale is bigger and bolder than ever. This full-bodied, copper-colored ale is exceptionally refreshing with huge hop character and a malt base that gives it great complexity. A great beer for hopheads.
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On tap at the Old Market Brewery.

Appearance- Copper. Extremely hazy and cloudy. I mean big-time hazy. By far, the most cloudy IPA, or commercially available brew for that matter, I have ever enjoyed. But this is not a bad thing for me. If it is unfiltered, I'm totally fine with that. It reminds me I'm drinking a craft beer and not a crappy macro. I actually prefer unfiltered beers when it comes to this style so I was pretty thrilled to try it.

Very thin head in the pint glass.

Nose- Pleasant grapefruit and tangerines. Not the real heavy citrus and zero pine. Definitely an IPA for those who enjoy the lighter shades this style has to offer. Probably not dry hopped which is fine for a basic IPA in my book.

Taste- bitter orange and light citrus. Good, hefty malt backbone but no malty overtones or aftertaste. Slight zest lingers around. Good but not fantastic. Mouthfeel is normal, just slightly thicker than your average pale ale.

Overall- A good IPA overall, but a bit lackluster when it comes to the "wow" factor. It's a drink I would grab if I was out at a restaurant but not something I'd go out of my way to stock in my fridge. I particularly enjoyed the haziest of this brew.

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Flagship IPA from Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.