Oasthouse Ipa - Farmhouse Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
3.1/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Polished pumpkin with Sunkist highlights when bright morning sunshine is allowed to enter the glass. The brown sugar colored cap picks up a hint of orange from the beer and is firmer than it is frothy. Fine, repeating lines of lace look like etchings in some unintelligible language.
The nose is primarily orange peel-like. It also has a mild toasted and caramel malt undertow and is a bit soapy. Tough call between average and slightly better than average.
Oasthouse IPA's flavor is definitely not up to snuff. The flaws that are apparent in the aroma are magnified on the palate. The hops taste like orange extract and that earthy toastedness is way too prominent. It's improving a little as the ounces flow by... okay, I'll grudging bump the flavor score up one notch.
There's more malt and more malt sweetness than one usually finds in a beer of this style. In fact, ABV aside, Oasthouse IPA tastes and drinks and feels like a baby DIPA. It's hard to know if organic ingredients are to blame for the less than outstanding flavor profile or if the brewers need more experience. It's possible that they like the final product and sell a lot of it. Hard to imagine... on both counts.
Once the beer falls with drinking, an impressive array of crusty lace can be seen on the glass opposite. The appearance is the clear highlight of this experience. The mouthfeel is medium-full for the style and comes dangerously close to plush. Let's call it a secondary highlight.
Oasthouse IPA tries really, really hard to be good beer, but it can't quite get over the hump. Since I like IPAs (and DIPAs) so much, I'll get some enjoyment out of the rest of the bomber. That said, I have no desire to drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
08-17-2008 14:00:18 | More by BuckeyeNation
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2.17/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Subtitled "american hop farm ale", and after having and generally liking their Saison 7, I entered this with high hopes.
It pours a lightly bronzed golden with a tight but sticky yellowed froth.
Scented of wet paper bags, wet pennies, and wet weeds, with a dollop of butterscotch. Pangs of uric acid arise as it warms.
It comes into the mouth with a caramelly malt, and one that could seemingly be a decent basis (even with it's slight impressions of grocery bag oxidation) to paint an IPA upon. Instead, here it turns towards an intense reedy and metal-tinged bitterness, with nearly no associated flavor. This is acrid, not bold. And foremost, this is not good.
The body is roughly a pale medium, the carbonation low. Despite all the "american" shit slathered on the label, this presents as more of a British-styled IPA, in its balance. Either way, it's way out of whack, and it's just thoroughly fucking bad.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2007 07:02:37 | More by cokes
Oasthouse Ipa from Farmhouse Brewing Co.
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