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Spring Training IPA - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Spring Training IPASpring Training IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 04-18-2007)
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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.

mick303, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of mrob22278
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

mrob22278, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +5.5%

30helens, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

spycow, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Whatup14, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mjstacker, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

malfunxion, Jul 31, 2014
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.

SHODriver, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +5.5%

WhitmansNiece, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jt2488, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +5.5%

TheManiacalOne, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

KCBeerNerd, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

vermilcj, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Jmbbabson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jmbbabson, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DelicateDelirium, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

GRG1313, Jun 08, 2014
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.

alexbutler, May 28, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Photo of CSQ1111
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

CSQ1111, May 14, 2014
Photo of Syraquse
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Syraquse, May 11, 2014
Photo of LoFiDave
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

LoFiDave, May 03, 2014
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.

Tone, May 02, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kmlund, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dmachado, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cambridge Brewing Company - Spring Training IPA, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a pale mostly clear straw amber with a massive foamy head that retains well. Tons of chunky lacing.

Smell - Aroma is yeasty thin with some fruity hops on top.

Taste - Taste is creamy malt with piney but metallic bitter hops after. Not overly metallic but still not a selling point here.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Sits super bitter pine. Not boozy. Good drinkability.

Overall - Not horrible, but not great. Wish it was juicy rather than piney. Seems unfinished or rushed. I like CBC in general but this one wasn't my favorite.

JMScowcroft, Apr 22, 2014
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Spring Training IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.