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Milly's Manch-Vegas IPA | Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company

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Milly's Manch-Vegas IPAMilly's Manch-Vegas IPA

Brewed by:
Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional American Style India Pale ale, amber in color, hoppy from the start to finish. If you like Cascade hops you'll love this beer.

50 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by puboflyons:
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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on September 20, 2009. The pour is a nice looking amber-red with a thin head and excellent clarity. There is an enticinging sweet and hoppy aroma. The mouthfeel is a nice and bold with a taste that is well hopped and enjoyably bitter. This was a decent IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub with the brewer. A 78 IBU IPA and full even creamy mouthfeel, drinkable. Mahogoney coloured body with a white soapy head, and very lacey. For hopheads, this is one-dimensional.Appropriate carbonation.Brewer is more showcased in other offerings, including the Hoplicious.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at a post-Mondial 2005 tasting, thanks to the brewer dude who's name escaped me. A hundred bucks says he doesn't remember my name, so that makes us even ;)

Appearance: Orange copper, with a very decent cream floating on top, I was impressed. Those growlers not only look good, they keep carbonation quite well apparently.

Smell: Piney, citrusy Cascade hops (confirmed with the brewer, yeah they're in there)

Taste: On the higher end of the carbonation spectrum for the style (again, a testament to those growlers). Caramel malts are mellow and soothing, then comes a nice sharp bitterness that left a spicy prick that lingered just long enough.

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Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of artied2
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this stuff. Nicely floral at first whiff, but with a touch of caramel and assertive malt in the taste that reminds me of the complexity one used to find at Northeast Brewing in DP's IPAs. Beautiful coppery color, little lace to speak of. Lingering hop bitterness on the finish, just a lovely glass of bier.

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Photo of Heil_Me
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a hazy auburn-ruby coloring with a tall, frothy,, yellowish head. Aromas of wet, resiny fresh hops and a subtle caramel backbone. Flavors are smoked and bitter, with a slight char caramel backbone and some bitter, dry hops throughout. Smoked and tasty, but the body is a little watered down. Roasted and peppery hopped aftertaste, with a tangy, slightly dry finish. Not bad.

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Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
2.49/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tap at America on Tap Saturday
Deep golden color. bready caramel maltiness faint earthy citrus hoppiness and dripping with butterscotch. This one was horrible

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Photo of kculrich
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coombski
2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Prost76
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of changeup45
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Millys Tavern. Nice amber color with a medium head and lace. Pretty nice hoppy flavor to it with sweet fruity notes a slightly bitter finish. Not quite as strong or flavorful as most other IPA's I've had but this is something I would get again.

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Photo of waughbrew
2.47/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

medium gold. white fuzz on top immediately recedes to patchwork. resiny. watery caramel. oranges. flavor starts watery. boring-ass yeast. muted american citrusy hops are there in a medium way. carbonated hoppy caramel water. thin. bland. disjointed. weak watery finish. no thanks.

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Photo of jkeefe1800
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of brewandbbq
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer on several occasions and is definately one of Milly's best. I've never had a bad one, nor a great one.
Copper colored and filtered clear, light,thin head that dissapates.
Light hops in the nose, no fresh,floral dry hop aromas that set great IPA's apart from good ones.
Nice balance of malt and hops,emphasis on the hops. Not too bitter and good hop flavor. Pretty fruity with citrus notes,grapefruit,orange. Not overwhelming. Some crispness and moderate alcohol. Medium bodied.
This beer is a decent IPA,but needs MORE.
Some dry hopping with whole hops (lots of them) would kick this baby up to "great" status. A great IPA is also stronger than this. It wouldn't hurt to leave this one unfiltered either.
See: Smuttynose IPA.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA poured a coppery amber color with nice white foam. The smell was pure floral hops. The taste was likewise dominated by the floral hops, but the flavor of sweet malt did make a valiant effort to come through. This is not a "huge" overly-hopped IPA, but it will still satisfy "hop heads". The mouthfeel was clean and hoppy with moderate carbonation and, of course, hop bitterness in the finish. I found this to be a very drinkable and enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of FrankLloydMike
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer more times than I can count and it's one of my go-to beers at Milly's.

A: Pours a mahogany color that is less pale than most IPAs, but still reasonably handsome. A fluffy white head disappears rather quickly, but a sticky lacing dominates the glass from thereon out.

S: Nose is light and earthy, rather sweet with a little pine, but fairly faint overall.

T: Follows nose, but more pronounced: this is a sweeter, maltier IPA than the hoppier IPAs dominating the market. The taste begins with a smooth caramel sweetness followed by a somewhat muted, piney hop bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation; not as sticky as the lacing implies.

O: This is a very earthy IPA with a good balance of hops and malts. Tasty and easy drinking, it's a solid, easily approachable everyday, no-nonsense IPA, but lacks the complexity of many other versions of the style. Given the name and the easy approachability, I could see this beer gaining a local following if it was available on-tap at more bars, similar to how CBC, Moat Mountain and other brewpubs distribute kegs of some of their flagships.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium-golden to lt.-copper color, with very fine, small head. Has a very hoppy nose; flavor is the same: hops from start to end. Medium body, but a bit too much tongue-carbonation. Pretty good, overall! They say it has 3x as many hops as regular IPA....unsure if that's true, but pretty good, and hoppy, anyhow...

overall: 4.2
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of Satchboogie
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Milly's 12/28/10

A: Very light golden yellow, clear, 1/2 inch head that dissipated fairly quickly. Leaves just a little lacing.

S: Earthy and grainy, pine hops, a little sweet malt, toasted biscuits.

T: Pine/earthy hop is the showcase. It advertises a citrus hop bill, but I barely get any citrus. Hops are a little spicy and peppery. It's very grainy and earthy, a little caramel malt sweetness. Finishes a little dry and bitter.

M: Light-medium body, light carbonation. Carbonation is fizzy and the body is quite light.

D: Mouthfeel is light and easy, the flavor isn't overpowering nor is the aftertaste too bitter. Just under 5% this is a very sessionable beer, however it isn't something I'd get much of, I prefer my IPA with more citrus.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kimball-NH
2.86/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had Milly's Manch-Vegas IPA on tap last night, 2013-12-10. Let me say I love IPA... but not this one. This one came close to being maybe OK, but really almost tipped into not-good.

Appearance - translucent, dark brown, with a hint of red.

Smell - Hoppy, slightly sweet

Taste - this is hard for me, because I was unhappy with it. It had hints of smooth delicious hoppyness, but it didn't start or finish that way.

Mouthfeel - it felt ok. perhaps this beers best quality.

Years ago went Milly's first opened I went often, perhaps once a month. Every beer they made back then was very good or even great, but not any more. Man their beer has gone down hill.

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Milly's Manch-Vegas IPA from Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company
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