Empire India Pale Ale - Empire Brewing Company
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3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into an IPA glass from a growler.
A- Amber colored with a nice creamy white head on the beer. Partial lacing down the glass. Looks pretty good!
S- Smells okay, but the malt bill overpowers the somewhat weak hop aroma. It's there, but I'm not really getting the grapefruit (the description noted this) or many other colors of the hop varieties.
T- Good bitterness finished pretty well by the malt backbone but once again I feel this one comes a bit overpowering and leaves the palate with not much going on. There also seems to be the slightest off flavor coming from the malts.
M- Heres where the beer is spot on, has a good feel and is appropriate for the style. Good bitterness but smooth. Carbonation is good, though that is controlled by the CO2 tanks.
O- This is a pretty good IPA, but nothing to write home about. Definitely a better option than some, but won't be buying again. I like what hop flavor does come through but once again it is shielded by too much of a malt character. And at 6.8% it will get the job done. Overall I'd say worth a try, especially to support a local brewery.
Serving type: growler
05-03-2014 22:39:39 | More by Hauckstadtjr00
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: A nice hazy amber in color that left about a finger of off white head at the top and some slight lacing around the glass.
S: Lots of tropical fruits on this one, with good notes of roasty malts as well, slight sweetness on the tail end.
T: Good bitterness up front but the biscuity malts cover that up real quick, nice notes of tropical fruit and brown sugar.
M: Medium bodied and good amount of carbonation.
O: A very well balanced IPA, from a new brewery I was able to try, I had this one on a craft beer cruise around Manhattan, this was one of the better brews I had on that trip.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2013 17:42:18 | More by thedoubler55
Empire India Pale Ale from Empire Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.