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Horseheads IPA - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Horseheads IPAHorseheads IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: naproxen on 01-19-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of plaid75
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip; semi-clear orange with a good fluffy white head made of dense tiny bubbles that fades slowly and leaves lots of delicate lacing.
Smell is quite enticing; clean malt covered by pine, citrus, fruit and a hint of booze. Smells more like a double IPA (which it almost could be, by the %abv)
Taste is quite good; explosion of flavor. Malt starts out, quickly pushed aside by waves of hops. Big pine and herbal hops, with lesser notes of citrus and fruit. Very bitter, this is not for the fair-weather IPA fan.
Mouthfeel is well-carbonated, medium-thin.
Overall, this is an excellent IPA, and at 8%abv and as bitter as it is, it could be a solid DIPA.
No date on the bottle, but compared to others' reviews, I obviously got a pretty fresh one (I bought it at a little beverage shop in Horseheads, so I'd hope it was fresh).

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of utopiajane
2.7/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pours hazy orange with a lot of yeast in suspension. One finger of foam that fell pretty fast. Left some lace, a small ring and a thin layer on top. There was no nose. Honest! I glimpsed a nose then it disappeared. A brief moment of some tropical fruit and some caramel malt. As the beer warmed the fruit peeked out a little but was muddled and not crisp. It was mangoish. The malt became very sugary. Taste is lots of hop oil, resin, bitter that’s just a little biting and sweet, sweet malt. Lot’s of malt. So much malt and with all the oil it’s heavy. Some nutty flavor as it warmed. It drinks heavy and even sits heavy in the glass. There is no alcohol on the nose but as the beer warms it creeps on to the palate. Not well balanced and the mouthfeel is coarse. Finish is sweet, heavy and dry.

I am really surprised at this beer because the Pale Expedition Ale was fantastic and light. I can’t help but wonder if the fact that there is no freshness date means that the fruit and the nose faded. This beer was literally hop oily bitter sitting on top of sugary malt. Unsophisticated and awkward.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer had a good initial taste, but a sweet finish. It was an interesting IPA, especially as a cask ale at room temperature. I would prefer a bitter IPA, but would have this beer again. I had this beer at the Old Toad in Rochester NY, which had a lot of great beers on tap, good food and good service.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Horseheads IPA from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
90 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.