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Medusa IPA - The Defiant Brewing Company

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Medusa IPA
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by TeddyBrew:
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4.32/5  rDev +18%
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!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ksilver2
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Matt73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JBreezyyNY
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Tim27
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of devinoconnor
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of claspada
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jwc215
3.99/5  rDev +9%
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!

Photo of Mikexw
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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Medusa IPA from The Defiant Brewing Company
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