Medusa IPA - The Defiant Brewing Company
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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TeddyBrew:
4.33/5 rDev +18%
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!
12-03-2010 04:31:13 | More by TeddyBrew
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +9.8%
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
02-16-2010 02:23:52 | More by Billolick
4.25/5 rDev +15.8%
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.
04-15-2011 21:15:21 | More by plaid75
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
07-19-2011 19:50:17 | More by devinoconnor
3.99/5 rDev +8.7%
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!
08-02-2013 17:29:26 | More by jwc215
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
On tap at the brewery. Lightly hazy amber/gold color with a decent cap of slowly settling white foam and nicely sticky lacing. Not a huge nose but dominated by very perfumy, floral hops and a faint sweet caramel malt undertone.
Flavor follows the nose but is a little bigger; quite flowery and perfumy; almost a jasmine note here; lesser resinous hop taste; moderately sweet maltiness held mostly in check. The flowery nature of the beer makes the biggest impression.
Medium bodied with medium, fairly crisp carbonation. Dry finish with a bit of lingering bitterness and slowly fading perfumey hops. A little one-note, but interesting. The hop profile will either appeal to you or not. I couldn’t see myself drinking this one too often but it’s not bad and is quite distinctive. Reminds me a bit of Rock Art’s IPA in all of it’s flowery glory, such as it is.
07-10-2012 21:03:19 | More by tobelerone
Medusa IPA from The Defiant Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.