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Medusa IPA - The Defiant Brewing Company

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Medusa IPA
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 97
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Billolick on 02-16-2010

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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 97
Reviews by Discordian:
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler pour from the brewery about 75 mins ago. (reasonable price of $7.50 to refill an empty growler) Pours moderatly hazed, almond amber, the head is medium tan and quite expressive, frothy, lasting and then leaves all kinds of fine sheeting and extensive lacing. Nice looking brew. The sniffy snif reveals grainy and resinous hops. Well hopped and tasty IPA. More resin, pine notes, with a nice long, mellow finish. More then respectable IPA. Quite dry. Well done, perhaps my favorite Defiant offering to date (513 characters)

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of tappangordo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Ksilver2
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Matt73
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Color is an amber golden with a thick frothy head.

Aroma is white toast with a citrusy hop aroma.

Taste is straight bitter throughout with grapefruit notes and lots of tropical citrus flavor.

Absolutely amazing IPA. I want more of these. (294 characters)

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3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a clear medium copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured loads of diactyl with a potent herbal hop.

The taste was extreme for the style. Full buttery diactyl accompanied by a full blast of lingering hop spice. Grassy and herbal.

The mouthfeel was certainly toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a potent and tasty example of the style. Full bodied and full flavored. (481 characters)

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of devinoconnor
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As far as IPAs go, this wasn't an outstanding one, but certainly nothing too horribly wrong either. Average.

Pours a golden color, rather typical of an IPA. Smell is subtle, but solid. Notes of a little citrus, and of course hops.

In the taste, the brew just sort of let me down. Not all that exciting. Boring, I suppose. Medium hoppiness with some floral notes. (366 characters)

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of jwc215
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed orange to amber with a thin head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is floral, piney, herbal.

The taste is floral, piney, herbal with a pale malt, slightly bready backing. Finishes with a bitter dryness.

Medium-bodied, and smooth despite abv (well-hidden) and bitter bite.

A nice hoppy - herbal/floral IPA! (313 characters)

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Medusa IPA from The Defiant Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.