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Unlucky IPA - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Unlucky IPA
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BBM on 10-28-2006)
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SkunkWorks

New York

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on cask at John Harvard's in Smithhaven, NY. Served in a pint glass. I didn't even know John Harvard's had cask, but I figured that I don't get a chance to have too many things on cask so it was time to give it a go.

Look: two finger head, which seems a bit much for a cask, with a slightly hazy, orange body. The head retains reasonably well and leaves fairly big sheets of lacing. Good looking.

Smell: citrus, some fruitiness, and a little grapefruit with a bit of caramel malt.

Taste: follows the nose, but not as strongly as it does when on tap. There's citrus, fruity hop flavor, and some grapefruit along with a bit of resin at the end. Once it warms to room temperature, the caramel malt comes out a bit too much.

Feel: medium bodied, carbonated as you would expect for a cask ale, and reasonably easy to session if you wanted to go that route, though the fact that John Harvard's doesn't publish the alcohol content of their beers is a problem.

Overall: decent but nothing extraordinary. The tap version is one of John Harvard's best beers and well, the cask doesn't really impress. Maybe worth a try if you're at John Harvard's partaking of their delicious food but I wouldn't seek it out. Cheers!

Serving type: cask

04-29-2011 16:28:15 | More by SkunkWorks
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WesWes

New York

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great!! It has a solid pale malt scent along with a wonderful hop nose. It's quite citrusy to the nose; so refreshing. The taste is good. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that is topped by a killer hop taste. This is a very hoppy American IPA. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a real treat and probably the best beer JHBH produces IMO. This is a easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

04-19-2009 02:16:08 | More by WesWes
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got to try this one on cask at JH. Pours orange with a small but thick white head. Aroma is faint, mostly light citrus hops and fruity notes. Flavor is not as powerful as the tap-version--citrus hops and caramel malt. Smooth palate though. This was a little boring for me--still good overall but I guess I was expecting a little more flavor punch and hop presence.
7/4/7/4/15 (3.7/5)

Serving type: cask
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

03-27-2009 23:02:17 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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plaid75

New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong grapefruit aroma with a spicy pepper element.

The taste consisted of a very good biscuity grain and spicy hop flavor. Strong citrus elements as well.

The mouthfeel was a bit grain and overly sharp.

Overall the lack of smoothness affected the drinkability. A tasty beer however.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

11-08-2006 02:42:11 | More by plaid75
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BBM

New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was brewed on Friday the 13th, hence the name. It pours a cloudy golden yellow with a thick, creamy white head. Good retention and lacing. Sell is of citrusy hops and some light malts.

This is a very good IPA. Perhaps it goes by another name during different parts of the year, but I've never tried this particular one at JH, and it's quite good. Big hops, floral, citrus, they all come together well. There's just enough sweetness added to balance the flavor and make it quite drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Finishes dry.

I don't know how long this one will stick around, but if you're in the area I reccomend it. A very solid India Pale Ale from John Harvard's.

Serving type: cask
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

10-28-2006 18:49:12 | More by BBM
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