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Ice Pick Ale - Silverton Brewery

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Ice Pick Ale
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 24.64%
Wants: 0
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Silverton Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: errantnight on 06-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 12
Photo of ScorpyX
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear and dark ambe pourr. Single finger width, creamy head. Leaves a little lacing behind as it goes on.

S: Hops in the smell, mild pine notes. A strong sourness to it as well.

T: The usual grassy hop taste with a balance of malt thrown in. A hint of caramel sits on the tongue. Bitter, but pretty mildly.

M: Pretty crisp and a little light, but overall medium bodied. Starts to stick around mid-glass in the back of the throat.

There are better IPAs, but this one is pretty solid, especially once the beer warms a bit.

Photo of thain709
3.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear copper body with two fingers worth of head...the head was creamy and rocky and off white in color...there was a full cap of retention which left decent lacing

S - Citrus and floral hops...there is a semi-sweetness to the nose...a big dose of citrus rind

T - There is not much going on here...there is a citrus hop presence that lends some sweetness but gives off more bitter rind flavor...there is a strong caramel sweetness...it starts off as an underlying flavor but it grows in strength as the beer warms

M - Medium bodied...huge metallic twang, bitter, underlying sweet caramel

O - At first I thought my bottle might have been a little old, but after seeing the other reviews this beer was not old...the flavors were pretty one dimensional and didn't present themselves as a whole package

Photo of emmasdad
3.3/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had never heard of this brewery before I picked this one up as part of a mixed six pack last week. Turns out it is contract brewed at Fort Collins Brewery. Amber colored with a decent beige head. Aromas of pine, caramel and stone fruit. On the palate, medium bodied, not all that hoppy, toast and caramel.

Photo of Domingo
3.31/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my 2nd Silverton after the "Bear Ass Brown" which wasn't too bad.
Pours a deep burnt orange. Pretty highly carbonated initially, but it settles down after a bit. Lacing is pretty prevalent, though.
Smells like a pretty typical American pale ale. A mix of hops (centennial would be my guess) with a mix of biscuity malts. Apparently this is a UK style IPA, so it's not far off the mark.
The hops hit your palate initially, but the malts really take over in the middle. The finish isn't really bitter at all, but more biscuit malts.
I'd probably call this a malt-centric American Pale instead of an English IPA. It's way too strong for an English brew, but way underhopped for an American one.
Pretty drinkable and refreshing for something at nearly 6.8% ABV.
Decent beer, but it's not much of an IPA of any kind. It's another one of those hoppy red ales that doesn't really belong in an IPA category.
Still, I really don't think this is too bad. It was certainly drinkable, just mislabeled and under-performing. I imagine this is a good beer for people used to macros but who want to drink something a bit better. Definitely not a geek beer.

Photo of blackie
3.43/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: silver can with a pasted-on label, bright copper color, frothy eggshell head, good retention

s: pulpy hops - a touch muted but still solidly in ipa territory, grapefruit with some mild juicy tropicals, lighter malt body, pale and just a touch of toasty caramel

m: carbonation light-moderate and somewhat bubbly at first, light-medium body

t: pale malt body with a mild dosage of toasty caramel, pulpy citrus hops, not extremely vivid but tasty enough, good bitterness, clean with no off flavors

d: just fine, an average ipa in most respects, but the last reviewer seems to have reviewed a bad can

blind single pickup from College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO

Photo of jisak74
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of TheSquire23
4/5  rDev +44.9%

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Ice Pick Ale from Silverton Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.