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Horseheads IPA - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Horseheads IPAHorseheads IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: naproxen on 01-19-2010)
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Reviews by asabreed:
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asabreed

New York

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Samuel Smith 12 oz. nonic.

Appearance: A slightly hazy peach orange color, topped by a fairly frothy white head that leaves nice drops around the glass toward the middle of the bulb part.

Smell: A nice balance of citrus and other fruits comes through nicely, along with some hints of sourness. The bouquet opens up some more with hints of sweetness as it warms.

Taste: Out of the fridge, the finish is extremely bitter, but as it warms, it starts fairly sweet, but doesn't stay that way for too long. A melange of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and some sweeter, brighter fruits like tangerine. Finish starts sweet and curbs into a nice bitterness, with lingering bitter fruits and grapefruit rind in the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, slightly creamy with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: One of my favorites from Horseheads. Not too flashy but done extremely well, especially the balance for a beer at over 8% ABV. I'd buy a case of bombers pretty easily, and may have to eventually.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 19:09:33 | More by asabreed
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Horsetheman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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07-10-2014 23:02:08 | More by westcott
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-06-2014 05:09:45 | More by Slashytits
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-23-2014 14:05:03 | More by NJBeer265
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

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
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New York

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New York

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New York

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-09-2014 03:15:25 | More by vermilcj
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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New York

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

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plaid75

New York

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.

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Horseheads IPA from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.