Medusa IPA - The Defiant Brewing Company
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TeddyBrew:
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
First off, this is one of my favorite breweries. No hype, just a pleasant place up the Hudson River to stop for some fresh beer done right. I often stop by when I'm in the area...about 25 miles north of my place in Manhattan.
Excellent IPA...nice hops, but not too bitter. This is a well-balanced IPA through and through. I favor the English-style where the hops are present and pronounced, but not too over the top.
I had one at the brewery and took a growler home Sunday evening. Now its Thursday, and I am finishing off the growler...better than ever.
Well done, Defiant!
Serving type: growler
12-03-2010 04:31:13 | More by TeddyBrew
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
It's hard to review this beer mainly because so many IPAs blow this one way the hell out of the water. That said...for a choice at a Hooters that wasn't mass-market dog water, this served the purpose. Would I seek it out in the future? No. Would I get it on draft again in a pinch? It's entirely possible.
Serving type: on-tap
04-26-2014 03:22:35 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
3.23/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Orange-gold body, very good clarity. Three fingers of level white dense foam. Nice drippy lace.
Earthy, herbal hop aroma.
Big sweet malt base slides down the tongue. Juicy fruit follows, but doesn't quite pop. Big bitter bite. Very lingering bitterness.
Smooth, full mouthfeel.
A solid IPA, but not a must try.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 04:10:43 | More by RonfromJersey
3.71/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up last week from the ShopRite in Parsippany, having never given this a go. I like IPA's to a large extent and wasn't sure if this would measure up to the others that I esteem highly. Although this didn't stand out to me, this was quite serviceable and easy to enjoy, given the relatively low alcoholic content of this and how smooth it was from start to finish.
Good pour and appearance to this, as the rich amber hue, frothy head, and stream of bubbles that made their way through the partially translucent liquid combined for a nice effect. Lots of floral and herbal notes in the aroma, which could be found in the taste as well. Not a ton of bitterness underneath that but what was there had a nice earthy and slightly metallic tinge to it. This beer had a nice resin kick to it, reminding me of a West Coast IPA without being as strong of full of citrus notes. Just a hint of butter in the aftertaste to go along with the English Tea feel that this had to it, as the hops faded away .
While not a session beer, I could have had another in a sitting easily, since the alcohol didn't make itself known throughout my sampling of this. While not a bad beer, there wasn't anything to dislike about this and it's a perfectly fine IPA by itself. Given how many standouts could be found on any shelf in this country, this IPA pales (not in appearance) to them but would be a good choice for anyone looking to kick back with a hoppy beer without being overwhelmed.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 07:14:21 | More by JerzDevl2000
Medusa IPA from The Defiant Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.