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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

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Reviews by EPICAC:
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a particularly lovely, golden, straw color. The bright, white head thins to a thin, lasting layer over the surface of the beer. The aroma is, for lack of a better word, fresh. The hop aromas are nice mix of citrus, grassy and floral. There's also a light maltiness evident under the bright hop aromas.

The malt backbone of this beer is toasty and lightly sweet with a bit of fruitiness. The hop finish is grassy and strong. Medium-bodied, high-carbonation and a tad oily across the palate.

I thought this was a nice, hop-focused IPA that creatively used different hop varieties to evoke the spring. It gets high marks for the impeccable execution of the brewers intent.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2008 00:24:08 | More by EPICAC
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 02:24:53 | More by SHODriver
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-25-2014 22:10:12 | More by WhitmansNiece
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jt2488

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-15-2014 22:01:20 | More by jt2488
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 21:12:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-06-2014 15:56:54 | More by KCBeerNerd
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-04-2014 01:57:22 | More by vermilcj
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-28-2014 01:37:20 | More by Jmbbabson
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-15-2014 14:32:16 | More by DelicateDelirium
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-08-2014 03:29:01 | More by GRG1313
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 00:30:52 | More by alexbutler
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-18-2014 07:01:53 | More by mhaugo
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-14-2014 21:37:41 | More by CSQ1111
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-11-2014 23:31:56 | More by Syraquse
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LoFiDave

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-03-2014 04:18:14 | More by LoFiDave
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Tone

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 13:20:01 | More by Tone
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-29-2014 15:01:27 | More by Kmlund
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dmachado

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-22-2014 18:45:46 | More by dmachado
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 14:43:56 | More by JMScowcroft
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-20-2014 14:09:30 | More by Davepoolesque
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-15-2014 15:50:53 | More by DerekMorgan
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-15-2014 01:24:49 | More by Rhettroactive
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-14-2014 02:52:12 | More by pveilleux
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Beeahluvah

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-14-2014 00:12:16 | More by Beeahluvah
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-13-2014 20:58:07 | More by Rekrule
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Spring Training IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.