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No Name IPA - Cody Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cody Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-12-2010)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: A nice orange amber color to the beer with haziness to it and tiny little bubbles coming up through the whole glass. Slight head has reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: nice sweet caramel and bready malts, subtle citrus/tangerine/grapefruit notes too.

Taste: bready and caramel malts are there, but the citrus is very subtle and bitterness follows in the end. Sorachi hops does give it a tart/lemony factor that is very flavorful. This beer is more of an English IPA than an east coast, but still tastey.

Mouthfeel: smooth, easy to drink, medium bodied, a little chewy, medium carbonation

Overall: This was a another good brew from Cody up on the North Shore. The mixture of hops makes this a easy IPA to drink and the mixture of well known hops makes this a keeper.

Flounder57, Feb 29, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.55/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a hazy dark amber color. It had a good-sized light tan head that left abundant lace.

Caramel malt aroma, some pine, a little citrus. Not that aromatic.

Light caramel malt taste. A good amount of piney hops, with a late hit of citrus hops.

A smooth beer, certainly not a hop bomb. No lingering bitterness. An OK beer.

lordofthewiens, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden darker amber color, clear. About four fingers of off white head with heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells sweet, and I could smell the bitter hops in the backround.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied, sweet tasting up front with a very strong bitter bite in the middle. A strong bitter after taste with a hint of sweetness.

Overall: Not bad, but I don't think I will by this one again.

Cavanaghty, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of inandon
3.43/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pour - rich caramel in color, foggy, cant really see through to the other side. Poured with little to no head

Smell - a rich caramel with a light clover hint to it

Taste - no where near what i thought for an IPA. very little hops. It has a caramel + clover flavor to it. Reading other review, i just have to disagree. On a scale of 1 to 10 in hops it would be 2 in my opinion. It is medium bodied with a smooth finish.

Overall I would not get this beer again, especially if i was in the mood for an IPA.

inandon, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of CooperEllis
2.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into .3l tulip
no bottle date - Batch 4.

Pours nicely, dirty body, little feathering of the color; somewhere mid-auburn with darker fingers. The head is exceptional, moderate pour yielded a full 1.5" head that left pillowsoft bubbles and a whole lot of sticky lacing.

There is a pleasant aroma, but not one I typically associate with an IPA. While there are floral hop notes and a slight burnt citrus note, there is an obvious vanilla bean note as well.

The taste just isn't here. There is a good bit of hops bitterness but there is no depth to the flavor. The vanillabean and the floral hops aren't at all. There is an unfortunate soapy taste at the finish.

Surprisingly nice mouthfeel. I could almost see giving it a 5 except that it is so bitter and the bitter sticks at the end leaving a sour finishing note.

May well be someone elses cup of tea, but not mine. If your IPA is going to be a one-trick bitter pony, fine, but I at least want it to be clean and leave the palate without a sticky bitter note at the end.

(89th)

CooperEllis, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Sampled during a tasting on June 17, 2012. The color of the pour is medium amber with a thin head that diminishes fast and becomes a ring. The aroma is a collaboration of malts, yeast, citrus, and a slight hop distinction. The body was a bit under medium but smooth. Lingering hop bitterness is the key feature in the taste with a citrus, or more specific, grapefruit flavor. For a warm day it would be pleasant.

puboflyons, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Psychmusic
2.4/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Nice golden orange color with a huge pillowy sudsy head that actually stuck around and left some decent lacing. Very nice overall

Smell: Given that this was around room temperature, the smell was remarkably lackluster. Vague cereal notes with only the faintest hint of piney hops. I have very little desire to drink this after smelling it.

Taste: Light grain taste with no hop flavor at all. A harsh bitterness in the back of the mouth that is really unpleasant given the lack of hoppiness

Mouthfeel: Not bad at all.. medium to high carbonation with a relatively light body. No complaints here

Overall: The bitterness in this brew seemed medicinal rather than hoppy. It's not entirely undrinkable, but there are so many good choices out there that put this to shame for a lot less money.

Psychmusic, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of nebula1999
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

nebula1999, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
2.88/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Review adapted from notes taken 1/8/11

Appearance: Golden copper/amber with a decent fluffy head and some lacing

Smell: Unexciting at best - some piney, floral hops, but not IPA-level - some sweet, caramel malts in the background, something that smells like wax

Taste: Not bad, but not particularly good - tastes like an IPA homebrew made with malt extracts and fermented with poor temperature control - I can say this because I have homebrewed a beer extremely similar to this - hints of waxy off-flavors - some sweet malts, some hops, decent balance, but nothing special

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-bodied without too much carbonation

Overall: Disappointing, but not terrible

I probably should mention that I grew up in Amesbury, MA, and I was really excited to hear about a brewery opening up in my home town. I had dreams of going home to visit my parents and getting some growler fills... Sadly, I will never be filling a growler with this beer. I've had other Cody beers that are better, thankfully, for this one just tastes like mediocre homebrew. If you've ever attempted to brew an IPA with an unexciting selection of hops and a fluctuating fermentation temperature, you've had this beer. For everyone else, it's just an average IPA in a very crowded market of better IPAs.

angrybabboon, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of ScaryEd
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

ScaryEd, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a murky amber hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sweet earthy cereal grains and a grassy hop.

The taste consisted of a grainy caramel, toastsed malts and a lingering grassy bitterness.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a decent balanced IPA.

plaid75, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of jgammoniv
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

jgammoniv, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +27%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of jneiswender
2.35/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the Bacon and Beer festival in Boston. On tap, cool, served in a tasting glass.

A-amber body with an off white head.

S-cereal, pine, raw bread dough

T-pine, jolly rancher quality to it.

M-medium mouthfeel

D-I kind of felt that for the style it was a bit light on the hops. I know that traditional IPAs are not as hoppy as some brewers make it out to be but this one was still short.

jneiswender, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in followed by a hops presence that’s on the mild side for the style but creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, a nice tamer representation of style, it’s a solid IPA to drink for a while but don’t expect your typical hop bomb.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head over the clear coppery golden brew. Head lasts well, with sticky lacing. Aroma is juicy citrus.

Taste is sweet upfront, a touch of citrus in the middle, and then comes on bitter and lemony through the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is good as well.

ppoitras, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DerekMorgan, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of BostonHops
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.

pours a cloudy amber tone while yielding about a 1" beige/off-white head; decent retention and lacing. nose is middling; lacks that big, aromatic hoppiness i look for in my IPAs. muted pine and caramel malt.

flavor mostly follows the aroma. decent, drinkable IPA but won't raise many eyebrows: pine/floral hops balanced with caramel malt; secondary notes of citrus and even funk. medium-bodied mouthfeel with slightly below average carbonation.

overall this is a middle-of-the-road IPA. wouldn't turn it down if offered but with so many options out there i can't see seeking it out for a revisit.

(originally reviewed: 06-01-2011)

BostonHops, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of BostonPhilly
3/5  rDev -4.8%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Almost clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light grapefruit hops, flavor is grapefruit hops and some caramel. Lingering bitter finish. Good name for this indistinguishable IPA. Batch #6, $4.99 for a 22oz bottle from Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits Peabody, Ma.

jdhilt, May 13, 2011
Photo of jimilayne
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jimilayne, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Modest head that settles into mainly rim bubbles. Spotty lace on the glass. Light chill haze on an otherwise solidly amber brew.

Overly fruity (berry punch?) smell--perhaps it was fermented at too warm a temperature. No hop aroma. Not good for the style.

The flavor is much better. The up front is not as sweet (or fruity) as the the smell indicates. Also, there is a biting bitterness in the swallow as well as a long lasting peppery finish. Not very complex but it does fit the profile. The body is typical for the style.

smcolw, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of WanderingFool
3.48/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No Name IPA pours a clear amber into the glass with a moderate sized, stiff white head on top. The foam leaves a lot of netted lace on the glass as it fades away.

The aroma is subtle. It has bready notes of caramel and toast with hints of pine mixed in.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with light, effervescent carbonation. The flavor is much like the aroma, malty with light citrus and pine. Caramel, hints of bread and malt sweetness begin each sip. Towards the end some lemon citrus and a touch of pine appear. It finishes bitter with lingering caramel sweetness when gone.

An easy drinking IPA that could use a touch more hoppy flavor.

WanderingFool, May 13, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Tibs
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Tibs, Mar 03, 2013
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No Name IPA from Cody Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.