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Seneca Indian Pale Ale - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Colin32, Wednesday at 10:32 PM
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

mhammer616, Nov 11, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -11.8%

SPLITGRIN, Nov 04, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -16%

Jdevoss, Oct 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

VeganUndead, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

mattday25, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Donkster46, Oct 09, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -5.3%

melza, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Had a chance to try this on a recent visit to West Virginia. It was a welcome respite from what was generally available down there. Not as hop forward as I like in an IPA, but given what else was available down there I really liked it. Don't see myself seeking it out but would drink again if I ever find myself down there again.

mirish72, Sep 15, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +10.1%

GNH3, Sep 13, 2014
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2.36/5  rDev -30.2%

joeyjoey104, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Wrinker712, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

IPAFrankieH, Aug 13, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -24.3%

MisterBisco, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

emeyer, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of JeffONeal
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours a great clear yellow gold but be careful this beer is bottle conditioned and they don't spell that out on the bottle. I ended up with a cloudy beer full of live yeast. I really can't call this an IPA. It lacks any real hop flavor or smell. To me it taste more like an Amber. There is a bit of bitter to the end of the beer but I think that is from the yeast more than the beer. Save your money on this one.

JeffONeal, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

bigclydeoliver, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

reebtaerG, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

colbster92, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Vogt52, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of conifers, not very strong
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing fair – some irregular islands of various size bubbles
Body light orangish-amber, hazy
Flavor begins moderately bitter with piney resin; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl; ends with a slight sweetness, leaving a chalky aftertaste.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation.

Overall – meh. Another average IPA – the only thing special is that it’s from West Virginia, a hard state for tickers to find a local beer

Ozzylizard, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

jbexphys, Jul 01, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased at the Capital Market in Charleston, WV. Just got back from a family reunion there, and every year I grab something local from WV at this market. This year it was beer!

Poured into a Tulip glass.

a - dark and cloudy copper with a two finger creamy white head. Lots of sediment visible.

s - citrus, pine, and you're gonna laugh at this one, but it's what it reminded me of: wonton soup.

t -mild hoppy start, pine - hop finish.

m - acid and light

o - i like the pine element, but the mouth feel just isn't as good as I like, and it's not very complex.

marshmarsh, Jun 25, 2014
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Seneca Indian Pale Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.