Horseheads IPA - Horseheads Brewing Inc.
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Reviews by Pdiddey3d:
4.35/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had to jump at the chance to get my hands on this one. It eluded me its first pass through the area. Overlooked it several times due to the plane Jane bottle labels but heard it was phenomenal from my local beer merchant so it went on the better luck next time list. There is no bottled on date but I would imagine this is fresh as hell since I haven't seen it on shelves in over a month. Onto the review.
Pours a nice hazy dark straw gold.the head on the initial pour is phenomenal! Like a root beer float, fluffy and thick like a cloud. No real lacing to speak of. Smell is like a punch in the nose. Sharp, grassy, piney, intensity fades after a couple of minutes and you can pick up some citrus and a tad of caramel. The taste is where this beer shines. Strong citrus hop character. Like biting into a juicy white grapefruit rind and all. A tad bitter but I am digging it, reminds me of a West Coast IPA for sure, just a tad more balanced. The mouthfeel is nice, a bit oily on the palate but very nice carbonation and the bitterness lingers on the palate for a bit.
Overall I was not disappointed. This is a highly drinkable IPA and only $5 of a bomber = WIN. Not sure what the distribution on this brew is but I would recommend seeking it out if you enjoy a nice American IPA
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2010 01:27:38 | More by Pdiddey3d
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4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Clear golden amber, light bubbles on the body. Head is straight white maybe 1/4" off the body.
Smell: very light flowery scent, comes off a little too mellow for an IPA.
Taste: Not complex but definitely not a starter IPA. Has strong bitter grapefruit notes.
Mouth: Medium and somewhat sticky, citrus skin after-taste sticks to the roof of your mouth.
Overall: Not a bad beer at all, took it by chance here at the Taproom here in NYC. More of a pleasant afternoon brew or maybe even better summer beer. Salud.
Serving type: on-tap
05-02-2014 16:23:05 | More by BlurryVisi0n
4.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is slightly hazy amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige colored head that gradually died down, leaving patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular—along with hints of floral hops and pine resin.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts off with flavors of citrusy hops but it quickly transitions to flavors of piney hops that persist and linger through the finish, although there are also some hints of tropical fruits that peek through near the end. A moderate amount of bitterness is perceptible along with slight hints of caramel malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The pine resin hops in the finish lend some bite to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer hides its alcohol rather well and isn't overly bitter, which makes it rather easy to drink considering the heavy dose of hops. I enjoyed the blend of citrusy and piney hops in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 03:22:56 | More by metter98
4.11/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy burnt orange hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured am earthy caramel and piney hop.
The taste offered toasted malts, burnt sugar and a lingering piney hop spice.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.
Overall a tasty and well balanced transitional beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 03:49:07 | More by plaid75
Horseheads IPA from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
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