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India Pale Ale - Triangle Brewing Company

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India Pale Ale
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triangle Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 09-18-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

07-16-2012 20:14:34 | More by Jason_Quad
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poured from the can into a pint glass

A - Pours a dark and hazy coppery-orange with a rocky and creamy three-finger head. I don't see any carbonation, but it may just be difficult to discern through the haze. Head stays intact all the way down the glass and leaves behind a few large splotches of lacing.

S - Light caramel and biscuit with some subtle floral notes in the glass.

T - Caramel malt and biscuit notes upfront. The body is slightly soapy, but is a decent blend of pine and floral notes on a caramel background. More soap and flourish of hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue. Strong finish of floral hops (almost like biting into a flower) and a slight amount of caramel and soap.

M - Slightly on the light side of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Very solid, and probably one of the better attributes of the beer.

Picked this up while hiking some peaks out in North Carolina with my buddy this past May. I wasn't expecting North Carolina to have such a well developed and impressive micro brew scene. Unfortunately, this isn't one of the better ones, being merely a mediocre stab at an America IPA. The nose was rather disappointing and I couldn't fully get over the slight soapiness that was pervasive throughout the beer. Still these are my only real complaints as the mouthfeel was solid and it had decent balance. Especially nice that it came in a can for hiking, I would consider this again if I were back east hiking again.

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Dark orange in the body and a little lighter on the edges, this good-looking IPA has a consistent cloudiness to it. It grows a large head, a little bit off-white, that settles down to a good height, almost a finger and a half. That settles further to a heavy foam, and it's strong enough to leave a good, thick ring of lacing at the top of the glass and to follow that with strong patching and legging in good quantity and consistency.
The aroma is more toast and sourdough bread than anything, a bit herbal with a touch of pine but not hop-forward. There's just lots of biscuit with a bit of citrus and some caramel sweetness. It smells very yeasty.
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A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot in color with some orange highlight and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall frothy/sudsy light tan head of large bubbles that slowly reduces to a couple of small to medium patches of medium thickness, some very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

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T: Similar to the smell, there are light to moderate flavors of pale and biscuit malts with some moderate notes of Belgian yeast. There is also a light to moderate flavor of tropical/pineapple and citrus/lemon/orange which contribute some light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink but like other beers from this brewery it shares the same Belgian yeast profile... I find the beer enjoyable but nothing special and I likely will not be picking it up again (because I like more pronounced hops without the Belgian yeast pastiness).

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A - Light golden clover honey color. Nice head and good retention and lacing. Slightly cloudy. Expected a little darker color.

S - Balanced and light hop aromas, mostly a pine and floral balance. A sweet undertone smell.

T - A lot like the smell, and I'm not quite sure how I feel about the sweet undertone.

M - Full and nice level of carbonation.

O - average, due to uncertainty about how to rate this one...

I picked this up in a sixer at trader joe's in Cary. I like the beer....but, I think it is misrepresented. If this had been labeled as an american pale ale perhaps I would have rated this higher but I was trying to rate for style, although the act that I do like it may have still gave me some bias.. To me the hops just aren't there to classify this as an IPA.

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Medium sized off white to light tan head settles into a nice lacing above a clearish thick honey golden colored beer.

Light floral and citrus hops aroma with some underlying grain malts making their presence known.

Light floral and citrus hops taste with some underlying grain malts rounding out the taste that is very similar to the aroma of this beer.

A very light dry aftertaste with some hops presence on this medium bodied beer.

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India Pale Ale from Triangle Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.