Ice Pick Ale - Silverton Brewery
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
3.3/5 rDev +20%
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.
Serving type: can
06-25-2010 01:43:36 | More by Domingo
3.4/5 rDev +23.6%
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
Serving type: can
05-08-2010 06:08:12 | More by blackie
Ice Pick Ale from Silverton Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.