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Ponderosa IPA - Prescott Brewing Company

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Ponderosa IPAPonderosa IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Prescott Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

azdback, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

45nDown, May 14, 2013
Photo of 395er
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can bought as a single on a recent road trip into a wine-style goblet.

Color is hazy amber.
Head is foamy, beer actually exploded from can. Lacing is minimal
Smell is a mix of malt and a fruitier hop. Not citrus, maybe mango.
Mouth feel is on the dry side
Taste is of malt, mango and a bit of pine. All in all on par with regional IPA's I've had. Not super interesting and a bit on the malty side. Probably wouldn't buy again on purpose, but if it was the regional offered against a flight of BMC and Fat Tire I'd be happy to drink it.

395er, Apr 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

alysmith4, Mar 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

M1A2, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of lackenhauser
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

lackenhauser, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can as part of my Arizona adventure, served in a shaker pint. Beer is amber and hazy with a tan head, large bubbles, low retention.

Aroma is piny and malty.

Beer is medium in body and pretty sweet with a mild bitterness on the end, pretty piny but still hops could be more forward. this is what people call a "balanced" IPA. Not a repeat for me.

drabmuh, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of drewfromboulder
4/5  rDev +7.2%

drewfromboulder, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

EyePeeAyBryan, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mvanaskie13, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

IpeeA, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

justinlaz, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Perducci
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Auraan, Aug 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Texasfan549, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ortie, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Total Wine – Goodyear AZ
12oz can to pint

A: Appearance is a hazed orange-ish gold color with some much lighter edges to it. Nice retention from a half finger of sea foam leaves a good matrix of splattered lace upon the glass.

S: Smell is pretty floral with some pine and spice notes and a sweet underlying pale malt aroma.

T: Flavors are dank and herbal with a peppery spice. There is a higher level of bitterness here that hits mid to back palate. Pretty juicy with some tangerine fruits coming into play. Some caramel roast malt makes an appearance towards the end. Sort of cracker like. Bit of tart in the end. Earthy spice is predominant throughout. Not a bad IPA at all.

M: Mouthfeel is somewhat light and creamy with a nice resinous oily coating from the hops. Touch of drying in the finish.

D: This is one of the better AZ IPA’s I have come across. Nothing in your face but some good herbal and spice flavors going on with a nice malt presence.

Would grab again.

Nugganooch, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours with one finger of white foam on a clear, golden body. The head settles quickly but leaves nice lace.

S - a nice aroma of tropical fruit and pine with a hint of bready malt.

T - toffee malt up front with sugary notes of pine and orange. Some more orange hops in the middle with moderate bitterness and a thick, but dry, bready malt character that balances the hops.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - a very nice ipa, lots of fruity character, especially in the aroma. Well balanced, though a touch more sweetness might help with balance.

nickfl, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of bertram
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a can into a pint glass...

Pours a rich golden color with a significant amount of white, foamy head, which once it's died down leaves a great deal of lacing.

The smell is a nice amount of hops to start that fade off quickly.

The taste has a nice hoppiness and a significant amount of tart fruit.

The mouthfeel is solid with a good level of carbonation.

Overall a decent IPA - nothing great, but certainly not terrible.

bertram, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cdwil, Dec 26, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Took the waitress/bartender awhile to get this one to settle down so that it wasn't just all foam. Then you're left with a beer that had a bunch of its carbonation escape already. Other than that, looked light orange. Smelled like orange and bitterness, some pine if you look for it.

Taste, mostly bitter, loses its delicate citrus edge it had in the aroma. Average sweetness. Need more hop mouthfeel, more carbonation (that sticks around in the liquid and just doesn't automatically convert to foam coming out the tap like a homebrewer that hasn't figured out where to dial it in).

Ultimately, a pretty average ipa, but representative of why Nevada and Arizona are so far behind CA/OR when it comes to ipas.

Had this at that Pagosa in Pheonix.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single at Total Wine in late August for $1.79. Canned on 11152 (June 1st).

Beer poured an amber orange with a solid white head that is leaving lacing behind. 4.5

Nose is a nice strong citrus hop that continues to perfume my Sam Adams glass even with half of it gone. 4.5

Taste is a decent malt backbone that is overtaken by the citrus, tangerine, and pine hops, but not in an overwhelming fashion. 4.0

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the finish is fairly clean. 3.5

Overall a solid IPA, would love to try it on-tap sometime soon! 4.0

Update - had a pint of this with lunch today at the brewpub.

A - Beer was served in a shaker pint, amber orange with a nice solid white head. 4.25

S - Nose was wonderful pungent citrus hops.

T - Gotta love an IPA served on tap. Citrus and pine hops dominate while the caramel malt base takes a back seat. 4.25

M - Mouthfeel was medium bodied and decently carbonated. 3.75

O - This is a very good IPA on tap, one i would love to have more often! 4.25

arizcards, Nov 11, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

smell was twangy not much hops smelled like a rye pa somewhat tasted somewhat ryeish to sorta sour easy light swet malt at first followed by a real tangy bitter as it warms flowery esters from the hops show through and are very good lik honey suckle and rose on the sides of the tongue with the bitterness more on the back very solid not to sweet and no taste of burnt sugary breads which i hate in aipa s we like it dry on the west coast cause the hops we get take up our flavor profile here and althugh this isnt the best blend of hops to my liking it is very good i like citrusy this is flowery but i would definately drink again though carbed well tiny bubbles not much lacing but definately a flowery hop head dream would like to see if its way better fresh on tap.

justaholic, Aug 29, 2011
Ponderosa IPA from Prescott Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.