Spring Training IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Spring Training IPASpring Training IPA

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85
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 04-18-2007)
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from bottle, a cloudy orange gold, good cap of white head, good retention and lacing. Very attractive.

S - Faint orange pith, flowers and honeysuckle, hay aromas as well, lavender and a smooth gently citrus bright floral character. Quite light, but coaxing and pleasant.

T - start has mandarin orange, then a wave of more hay and pale malt, cruising florals true to the aim, it doesn't really get elevated much above the malty base though, bitterness develops slowly toward the end. It is definitely meant to be a light refreshing ipa. pick up some of the softer wildflower hop character, melds with some of the citrus sweetness to deliver a pleasing experience, aftertaste is gradually dry, pale malts linger.

M - soft carbonation on a moderate body, soft malty sweetness coats with a slight gentle bitterness that swells a bit toward the finish. Decent finish, but a bit malty all around.

Overall, not an IPA that will blow you away but one that is very pleasant on a summer day. Building floral hop bitterness, mixed with a gentle citrus character. Not an explosive or aggressive hop profile but one that is noticeable. Do get quite the suggestion of hay and wildflowers, it is quite a sessionable ipa that is good to drink outside, whether watching baseball or not.

Photo of mrob22278
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a nonic pint to a deep yellow with a dense and rocky two finger head that retains well and has good lacing
S: smells of citrus, tropical fruit and a little pine oil. slight sweetness but mostly hops on the nose
T: taste is grassy and floral with some citrus and pine, slight tropical fruit and a hint of malt sweetness. swallow is piney and resinous oily hop goodness with a little citrus
M: this beer sits on the lighter side of medium on the palate with soft and adequate carbonation. the finish on this beer is oily from the hops but in a good IPA way
O: A delicious and well crafted IPA that hails from the wrong coast but could be mistaken as coming from the West.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jt2488
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy, light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts, fruit and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering earthy hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a nice poundable less-harsh IPA to drink for a long time.

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jmbbabson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of alexbutler
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Creamy foam which dissipates to reveal a complex lacing on the glass. Darker orange color, but not thick.

S - Nothing overwhelming, but as the label advertises, "wildflowers and fresh cut grass" - meaning to me, a freshness that doesn't over power.

T - Certainly lives up to over stuff I've had from CBC. Very tasty. The mild carbonation eases off to a light finish, and though hoppy, the taste doesn't linger for too long.

M - The taste doesn't overwhelm, but this is a good thing. The I had mine not ice-cold, but a few minutes from the fridge and it tastes superb.

O - Great summer beer. Nothing heavy and very well rounded. I will drink this again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, gold color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, slight sweet malt, alcohol, slight earthy malt, hint of grass, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, earthy hops, floral hops, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, and alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Spring Training IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.