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Anniversary IPA - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 3.36%
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 |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: connecticutpoet on 05-24-2009)
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the one day old growler, poured cold, this shows a cloudy golden chestnut brown with a decent light tan colored head and excellent lacing. The aroma is fruity alcohol with a slight piney hop accent. Not bad but not convincing. The taste is heavy woodsy herbal-citrus hop. It takes a little getting use to but it's an earthy bitterness, maybe a touch peaty. There is also a good amount of malt but it's not very sweet. Bitter root, and a little buttery in a nice mid-bodied brew that is drinkable enough. This took a little adjusting but ultimately it's a good IPA. Not my favorite version but it's worth a try.

Serving type: growler
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

05-30-2009 20:08:08 | More by Durge
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3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Manchester, CT location.

Made with Pale, Munich, and CaraMunich 40 malts. Hopped with Chinook, Amarillo, and East Kent Golding.

Recipe was based on the beer "Frank's 1st IPA". He has now been with this location for a year, so he brewed an anniversary version.

This beer was a nice medium amber, and somewhat hazy. Looked good.

Aroma was fruity, with light citrus hops. It didn't hit you over the head with aroma hops, that's for sure.

Taste... that's a different story. Very bitter, with hop resins and pine the primary characteristics. There was a good malt backup, but it was merely a supporting player, letting the hops shine.

Mouthfeel was a little astringent. Good body, however.

Drinkability is good, although it's a bit too much to session. This one would need a very strong, robust dish to pair with it if you were going for a pint.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard's Brew House, 1487 Pleasant Valley Rd, Manchester

05-24-2009 01:38:52 | More by connecticutpoet
Anniversary IPA from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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