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India Pale Ale - Iron Horse Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-09-2005)
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Reviews by Kevlee722:
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-01-2011 19:41:37 | More by Kevlee722
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BrandonZp5

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-25-2014 03:36:44 | More by BrandonZp5
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber with a different label, but name and brewery match. label lost the farm look, went with a serious looking profile of a black horse rearing up. looks great, nice head dies down to a solid and persistent layer, body has a nice looking haze to it. lacing looks sticky. smells hoppy, something earthy/slightly bitter, and taste hits a bit harder on the bitter at first than i would have expected. the bitter has a hint of something earthy, grassy, a bit much for the hop level. feel has some backing to it. glad i tried it. nothing super special, but it is an interesting twist on the ipa theme, so points for that.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 06:24:46 | More by lighthabit
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-14-2014 05:57:14 | More by SitkaSteve
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and moderate effervescence. Head is minimal and not very long lasing, but the lacing is good.

Smell: citrusy hops, not terribly strong. The overall effect is a little muddled. Not bad, but it's not as enticing as I'd like.

Taste: citrusy hops with some added dankness over a lightly bready malt character. Decent enough.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a decent carbonation and a nice creaminess for the style.

Overall: unremarkable, but despite that a darn drinkable IPA. I might have another.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2014 18:10:00 | More by flagmantho
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Redneckwine

Washington

4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into cold pint glass

Appearance - Dark golden, very hazy, little chunky bits swirling about. Nice sticky lacing, solid head retention.

Smell - Dank, piney, fusel, big citrus character. Delicious.

Mouthfeel/Taste - Medium body with gentle carbonation. Taste follows the nose with bigtime citrus, pine tree action, fusel notes are present but gentle. Trails off with a nice bitter kick.

Overall - Super enjoyable IPA, the look is a bit rough with the floaties and haze, but it probably adds to the delicious flavor. Honestly, one of the better IPAs I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 23:17:57 | More by Redneckwine
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Paincane

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber body that is hazy and topped by a creamy off-white head. Good lacing and head retention.
S: Dank, hoppy pine and floral nose.
T: Malt backbone is hefty and balances the hop flavors quite well.
M: Smooth, crisp body with a clean dry finish.
O: Excellent IPA that is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 22:46:48 | More by Paincane
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-08-2014 22:07:40 | More by dsshuck
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2013 22:00:12 | More by CoryR
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-28-2013 02:02:43 | More by johnnyboy76
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-03-2013 07:14:32 | More by jrohrbacher
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-23-2013 00:36:22 | More by bluckbeyes
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-18-2013 19:30:10 | More by Braz
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-27-2013 06:04:07 | More by twelveinches
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baklo

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-14-2012 11:12:48 | More by baklo
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious bottle dating.

Out of the bottle a rich, nice eggshell off white head is made, but just far too large in appearance, just overtaking the pint on first pour. Does settle a bit, with lots of retention though. Body is murky and looks unfiltered, Light muddy brown, with some rising tan carbonation bubbles which rise pretty quickly. Not the most attractive looking brew here, some decent lacing saves it.

Nose is filled with a nice chocolate malt sense, and some density. Some faint hop angle of citrus orange comes out. This smells considerably more malt forward but it's a nice scent, but the hop angle here is a little bit buried. Orangey juicy chocolate malt and wet.

After first sip the palate comes out with a bit orange juice character, but it's quite weak. A light bodied almost wet palate with a mild malt backbone. Some earthy character is just wanting to peak out here. Fleeting aftertaste, almost herbal finish. Light pine sensations but subdued.

Overall though the label calls, crisp, hoppy and danktastic. Unfortunately it is non of these things or else this bottle is old. The boom here is just not coming, and while it does have a somewhat unique profile, it's totally hammered down. Just not impressive, I don't feel the urge to be having this. It really feels like something here is missing, and that this has the ability to be so much better.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 19:30:56 | More by smakawhat
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joelparker

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

08-28-2012 19:40:03 | More by joelparker
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jdense

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Uncle John's Kennewick WA, $4.50 a pint, 4.4.12.

One finger pure white head, medium dissipation with above average lacing over clear medium gold body, no visible carbonation. Fruity nose, more citrus than tropical, good dose of crystal malt adds to fruity aromas. Taste is pretty malt intensive up-front with a mild cherry like quality, citrus grapefruit pith in the middle with some noticeable pine resin notes on back end which became more noticeable as the beer warmed. Medium mouthfeel, decent effervescence. OK, better than some of the other Central Washington IPA offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 15:20:22 | More by jdense
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harrymel

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery.
Amber, diaphanous with a little white surface foam. Some grapefruit and yeast smells on the nose,a little sweet. Bitter with solid hops and a bit of muddy hops on the sweet malts. Medium bodied with assertive carb and semi dry finish. Nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 22:00:11 | More by harrymel
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piclee

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-17-2012 05:32:47 | More by piclee
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nicoga3000


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-07-2012 00:44:17 | More by nicoga3000
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-15-2012 22:59:03 | More by sharpski
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-23-2011 19:35:07 | More by beefandbean22
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at the Yakima fresh hop festival. Copper and yellow color, ordinary for an ipa. Aroma was missing a bit of hop character, but bitterness and caramel represented.

Moderate hop flavor, not exactly exuding fresh hops (seemed like lots of regular ipas at a fresh hop festival). Not balanced, in that there was too much bitterness and not enough hop mouthfeel (I'm a broken record on that but dammit). Couldn't really pick up much in the way of flavor over the bitterness. Couldn't say pine or grapefruit, guess I'd lean grapefruit since it was all bitter.

Middle of the pack stuff since there weren't any true off flavors or anything, but I dunno. The standard is pretty high for ipa's these days.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2011 00:03:12 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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beerandcycling88

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Spot in Bellevue.

A Pours a orangish color with minimal head.

S Some citrus and pine notes. Malt doesn't really factor into the nose of this one too much.

T Like a lot of west coast IPAs this one is really hop forward with the malt being almost an afterthought. You get lots of pine, a grassy flavor and some citrus notes.

M The body was smooth and easy to drink. Nothing special though.

Overall this is decent IPA that is worth drinking but its nothing spectacular. However it isn't bad and I guess I would drink it again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2011 21:56:13 | More by beerandcycling88
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India Pale Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
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