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India'n Pale Ale - Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.

India'n Pale AleIndia'n Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 16.09%


Brewed by:
Paper City Brewery Co., Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2001)
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Reviews by jondeelee:
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

India'n Pale Ale boasts a rich, malty nose, redolent with brown sugars, apricots, oranges, vanilla, and freshly-baked bread. Notably absent from the nose is a strong hop aroma. There is a good hint of rosewater around the edges, and a slight tinge of grapefruit, but not at the potency I would expect from an IPA.

On the tongue, the beer quite makes up for the hops, which do come across with a nice, strong grapefruit bitterness. However, it is still the malts which dominate, though here the brown sugars and sugary fruit esters are undercut by a huge chocolate malt and pecan base. The aftertaste is largely chocolate malts and pecans, with washes of bitter hops countering. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a good beer, though I expect many will be surprised at how much nut flavor is present, and lament the fact that the hops aren't stronger. Perhaps the problem is the label: this doesn't taste like many IPAs, and so expectation doesn't meet taste. Still, the brew is well-made and flavorful, and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 03:27:30 | More by jondeelee
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: One inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: citrus hops, honey, husk, and toasted malt

Taste: citrus hops, grapefruit, honey, husk, and toasted malt

Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter middle and a stronger bitter end, light bodied, high carbonation

Overall: An average IPA. I will say it is fairly juicy, but the flavors do not mesh as well as some other IPAs I have had. I would not turn this down, but I would not rush out for it either.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 14:14:46 | More by tigg924
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mdaschaf

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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A: Pours an amber/copper color with a one finger white head that fades quickly and leaves behind very little lacing.

S: Not overly hoppy, a little bit of pine and light citrus, with a little bit of grass and caramel.

T: Similar to the aroma, a little light in terms of hop presence. Some light pine and grass, heavier caramel and bready malt on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty smooth and easy drinking.

O: Not bad, but probably not something I would seek out again.

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Digimaika2

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A: Pours a lightly golden colour with a tall billowing foam head. Quite good lacing and an OK retention as the foam head recedes to a thin blanket.

S: Herbal and floral hops, grains, bready malts as it warms, faint spices including cloves and coriander, and honey. Generally pretty subdued aromas.

T: Grainy taste upfront with the hop presence, with a very faint bread-like malt backbone. Picking up some faint spices of clove and coriander. Not a whole lot else going on in this.

M: Viscosity about right for an IPA with an above-average carbonated feel going on. I think the carbonation is giving this a spritzer-like feel, and affecting the taste as a result. Somethings off.

O: A decent IPA but not one I would likely pick up again. Fairly sessionable but a bit too grainy tasting for my liking, with a bit of an odd mouthfeel.

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08-30-2011 02:41:33 | More by Digimaika2
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hopheadjuice

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, Best if served by: 4 30 11, clearly stamped on the back.

Pours a pale golden orange with a nice 1.5 finger bone white head that stays around for a bit and laces quite well.

Hints of citrus and earthly grassy notes. Nice biscuit like fresh malt presence.

Great balance in the taste. Hops are earthy and herbal with a hint of mint and citrus. Malts are crisp and bready with an amazingly smooth finish.

Medium bodied IPA with a crisp refreshing carbonation. Not to dry in the finish which makes this one easy drinking.

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01-24-2011 20:51:19 | More by hopheadjuice
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Brad007

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mild amber-gold color with a nice head that leaves some good lacing on the glass.

Aroma is somehow more among the lines of a belgian ipa with a distinct aroma of candi sugar/yeast. It's certainly not one but just thought I'd note that.

Ditto on the taste. For sure, the British East Kent Golding and American Yakima Golding hops dominate the mouthfeel with a slight bit of citrus/mint.

Lots of grassy hop bitterness for the hop lover. That hint 'o mint is still here as well. Nice finish that is marred slightly by the high carbonation.

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nrbw23

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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
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A- Pours a hazy golden orange color with a nice off white head. Head doesn't have great retention, forms a layer of bubbles on the top and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Seems to be a bit muddled here. Herbal and floral hops seem to dominant this one. A bit of a bready smell as well, but fairly weak.

T- Again the taste is pretty muddled. Not quite sure what was going on here. Floral and herbal hops with a bit of a caramel malt and metallic taste.

M- Medium in body and carbonation seemed ok.

D- I'll go with ok. I've had much better for the style not something I'll probably go out after.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 10:45:48 | More by nrbw23
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, best by 12/30/09; sampled 8/11/09. Brewed with East Kent and Yakima Goldings. The beer is a light amber color, with nice clarity save for a few floaties, and is capped with an inch of cream-colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Caramel and sweetish hops in the nose. The flavor consists of toasty and lightly sweet caramel malts, cut with fruity and floral hops that impart a medium bitterness. It has a medium body, with ample carbonation and a fairly dry, bitter finish. I really enjoyed this brew - very balanced and very English in character. Well worth a try.

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cbutova

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
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Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 05:52:38 | More by cbutova
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gonna be a BIG ipa weekend for me! So I am hoping to work my way back up to full strength and what better way then to try and knock back like 10 differnet IPA's in a weekend. This one was served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 08/22/2009.

Very nice pour here, light amber in color with good clarity. Smooth white head on top to about two inches and settled down slowly on the way. Nice side lacing throughout. Light aroma, not as strong as I would have liked, but well balanced. Light citric hops, and a touch of light bready malts. Very light on the palate without much in the way of a pungent note to it. Light grapefruit touches the lips before it gets washed with light bready malts and fades off without much at all in the way of an aftertaste. Easy to drink with a light body and nice carbonation. Smooth, crisp and sessionable but lacking some depth on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 18:10:48 | More by mikesgroove
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ChainGangGuy

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3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, vaguely orange-y body with a bubbly, white head.

Smell: Sweetish toffee and minor citrus scents with some spice and a distant, though distinct note of tea leaves.

Taste: Toffeeish and biscuity maltiness with a faint, brief sweetness. Stir up some light citrus, tea leaves, and a noticeable spiciness, add a quite cleansing bitterness and let's call it a day. Finishes dry with a lingering tea-like flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: An acceptable IPA, but nowhere near being an exceptional IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 21:08:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a ugly fairly cloudy pale with a slight head and very low carbonation. Smells of mild hops with just a tad of a malt presence. First sip is sweet not very hoppy. Finishes slightly bitter There is nothing here to write home about.. Decent mouthfeel but under carbonated. A very poor showing for an IPA!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 21:25:17 | More by ATLbeerDog
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India'n Pale Ale from Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.
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