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Seneca Indian Pale Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co. visit their website
West Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A highly hopped, moderate bodied beer which comes in at 5.4% ABV. The hops schedule includes healthy doses of Chinook, Cascade, and Amarillo, and is tuned perfectly to provide the hops bitterness explosion that IPA fans seek without a lingering bitter aftertaste.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 10-10-2005)
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JamesS

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +32%

Pours a great dark copper color with great head and excellent lacing. It has a wonderful hoppy/floral scent, with nice citrus tones. Same for the taste, a very nice pale ale with a great hoppiness and an excellent aftertaste, with wonderful American hops. It goes down very smoothly, as well. Great beer!

07-09-2008 17:59:10 | More by JamesS
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rabsten

West Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +30.5%

West Virginia doesn't have a surfeit of breweries and product to chose from, but calling this on of the best beers made in the Mountain State isn't faint praise. This is a good, good beer.

On tap at Sam's Uptown Cafe in Charleston, WV. Clear amber body, tan head with light, fluffy foam that has very good lacing qualities. Pretty much looks just like an IPA should.

Mellow hops, leaning towards citrus in nose, light vanilla and malt notes. Some floral presence as it warms up.

Solid, citrusy hops up front of palate with just enough malt to support the enterprise. Well balanced. Crisp mouthfeel that opens up as it goes down. Very, very drinkable.

Now that West Virginia Brewing Company isn't distributing to Southern WV, we can expect to see more Mountain State products taking their place. All in all, that's shaping up to be a good thing.

09-13-2008 21:51:07 | More by rabsten
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baconman91

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

10-29-2012 10:51:48 | More by baconman91
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

04-28-2013 01:34:04 | More by MarvinSnyder
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HurricaneMo

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +23.2%

After having a pint at the pub, I liked this brew so much I decided to get a growler to bring home with me.

This beer poured darker than I expected - brown and not very translucent. It poured with a finger of head and showed decent lacing. The nose was hoppy and so was the taste. Not a whole lot of citrus and well-blended. Remarkably smooth finish. The hops kicked you up front, and then mellowed out to let you enjoy the taste. Medium carbonation and not too heavy on the mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable.

11-29-2007 05:09:27 | More by HurricaneMo
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +21.1%

On-tap at CJ Maggie's in Elkins, WV.

The frosted mug (grrr) brought to me was filled with a standard looking IPA: clear, copper-amber body with a light cap of eggshell-colored foam that left behind nice lacing. Good carbonation level, too. Aroma was a blend of juicy citrus hops and floral notes. Definately above average.

The taste brought about a pleasant, zesty-citrus hoppiness balanced by a sweet caramel backbone. The hops were fresh and piney, almost reminded me of a "fresh-hop" IPA. Body delivered a lingering hop finish; mouthfeel well-carbonated and refreshing. Overall, this wasn't a "knock-your-socks-off" IPA, but the craftsmanship was unmistakable. I'd certainly have it again.

06-02-2008 18:27:03 | More by wagenvolks
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +19.6%

Appearance: hazy dark orange in color with a 2" head. Some lace stuck to the glass.

Smell: floral hops and some orange citrus was pleasant and easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, orange, light grapefruit tartness, soft ripe fruit sweetness, and a floral bitterness created a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the flavors last in your mouth.

Drinkability: this was extremely quaffable and enjoyable beer.

08-24-2010 22:49:31 | More by Gavage
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-28-2014 21:10:28 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Wrinker712

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-16-2014 02:06:43 | More by Wrinker712
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EricClayton

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

05-31-2013 00:51:49 | More by EricClayton
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RogueHam

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-21-2014 19:59:04 | More by RogueHam
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-13-2014 14:03:03 | More by IPAFrankieH
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-10-2014 22:52:05 | More by wvbrewcrew
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Applesauce1

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

I got this on-tap at The Junction in the Snowshoe Village.

Appearance: gold-copper color with a 1/2" white head off the tap; looks like a good ale
Smell: hops very prevalent
Taste: hoppy and flavorful; not a very balanced beer, but if you like some hops, this is a beer to try
Mouthfeel: medium bodied
Drinability: this would be a good session beer

This is my first time trying any beers from Mountain State Brewing. I had this and the Amber Ale. This one was a little better, but overall, I'm pretty impressed with the brewery.

02-05-2007 17:46:45 | More by Applesauce1
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JagerBombAFJ

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-27-2013 20:02:40 | More by JagerBombAFJ
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Jredner

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +15.2%

Draft at the Hole in the Wall Pub in Snowshoe Mountain, WV. The aroma is very citric and mildly sweet, but it’s a fresh natural sweetness. Fairly enticing. The body is a light copper/orange and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head. Fore is citric hops, but more orange zest than grapefruit. A nice sweep malt base balances it. As far as intensity this is more akin to a pale ale like say a Sierra Nevada, but it is pretty decent and a nice suprise on a ski trip where I didn’t expect any enjoyable beer.

01-24-2007 13:30:12 | More by Jredner
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dmamiano

West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +15.2%

poued this from the tao at the brew pub. surprisingly dark, may be a bit tto dark for thr style? No head at all to show, but that also means more beer from the pour!
Hoppiness in the nose, with a malt backround. Caramel malts, fairly thick in hoppiness.
Taste was very nice, fairly well balances. Hops dominated, as expected, but there was some malt in there as well. Not just hop water. Had a little "ashiness in the finish
Pretty solid brew.

12-30-2008 23:18:51 | More by dmamiano
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-06-2013 21:12:13 | More by williamjbauer
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-28-2014 00:21:57 | More by dvanhandel
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-28-2014 03:44:33 | More by DrBier
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-26-2013 05:30:43 | More by Jackal
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spedprof

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-25-2013 22:54:41 | More by spedprof
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-26-2013 17:57:09 | More by Gatordaddy
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-28-2013 01:11:42 | More by Boilerfood
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

Growler thanks to family and friends. I'm actually not 100% sure how this made it to my fridge but it was a pleasant surprise after a long week.

Brown/golden color with a lumpy white head. Some soap bubble lace.

Smell is floral hops mostly. Taste has a little floral hop kick up front but then is overwhelmed by the biscuity malt. This really trended more toward a brown ale as far as I'm concerned, even having some earthy nutty tones.

I didn't knock this quite as much as I would have if I knew for sure the growler was fresh and had been handled properly. Overall a nice beer I would like to try fresh at the brewery.

12-06-2008 00:56:33 | More by beermanbrian
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Seneca Indian Pale Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.