No Name IPA - Cody Brewing Company

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No Name IPANo Name IPA

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Cody Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-12-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of plaid75
3.55/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of mpedara429
3.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured out a cloudy, deep amber color. One finger of off white head. Low retention and little lacing.

S: Dank pine and pineapple scents.

T: A lot more than the nose would've implied. Dank pine, lemon, Slightly roasted caramel malt and earthy hops.

M: Medium-light body that is clean and crisp with a medium carb.

O: A pretty good "light IPA". A little bit more on the hoppy side of the balance. The lemony tartness and roasted flavor malt make this stand out from the pack of IPAs.

Photo of DirtyPenny
2.38/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours a nice burnt orange. Cloudy with two inches of off-white head. Not getting much a nose from this other than a bit of dirty dishwater, which carries through to the flavor. Yecch. Tinny taste with a faint hint of citrus and a bit of sweet biscuity malt, but minimal IPA bitterness at best. Oily and slick on the tongue.

Maybe I got a bad bottle? This doesn't taste like an IPA. I'm not a fan of the style, but I do like to have one every once in a while and something seemed wrong here. No bitterness and the odd metallic flavor makes me think that something went wrong here.

Photo of ppoitras
3.81/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Photo of SawDog505
3.64/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, dated 11/19/12. Pours a reddish orange, with a half inch white head, some lace. Smell is faint tangerine, cut grass, and pine. Taste is more aggressive, with some grapefruit and carmel coming into play. Body is medium, enough carbonation, a little dry, and very drinkable. This is pretty good for a sessionable IPA.

Photo of Psychmusic
2.42/5  rDev -22.9%
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.

Photo of MaineBrewing
3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber from RSVP in Portland Maine, poured into SA Boston Lager glass...

A - clear slightly darker than golden color, light loose 1 finger head with some large bubbles. A lot of apparent carbonation. Head died quickly, little lacing.

S - smell is a very mild balance of slight pine hop and a nice malt character. Hop aroma is not as present as I would want in an ipa.

T - the taste is on par with the smell, flavor hops are present but weak, slight pine character. Bittering hops are ample and provide a good finish. Malt character provides a lot of body, and rounds it out well to make this more of a balanced ipa instead of the hop forward ones I crave. I also picked up on a slight fruity character, which adds a lot to this and makes me want to take another sip.

M - on the higher end of the carbonation spectrum, medium body, very, very easy drinking.

Overall - For IPAs, and beers in general for that matter, this is a very simple straightforward beer... Not complex at all but very easy drinking and quenching my thirst. It is more of a really bitter APA. The hop character just isn't there, I don't care if they list 6 different varieties of hops on the bottle, it's not there. Although I was less satisfied with the hop profile... I was satisfied with its drinkability, balance, and slight fruity taste. I would probably jump to this if it was on tap somewhere and I was eating a burger.

Photo of Brad007
3.65/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a mild copper color with a frothy head into my glass. Middle of the road color but that is rarely as important.

Piney hop note with a touch of baked bread underneath. Mellow. Nothing too wild, too dull, etc.

Tasty with a good dose of pine on the tongue and some baked buttery bread. At least it nailed this part of the review.

Lingering buttered bread and pine hop notes make up the mouthfeel. Carbonation is weak but in this case, a welcome thing.

No nonsense IPA that will quench your thirst. I do hope that they have something more interesting to bottle as I can't see myself buying this again.

Photo of inandon
3.42/5  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.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.27/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Photo of puboflyons
3.59/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of BostonHops
2.96/5  rDev -5.7%
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)

Photo of WanderingFool
3.46/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.56/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 1.5" off-white head. Hazy copper in color. Smell is medium fruity hops. Taste is same, not as stong as many other IPAS, and as it warmed there was malt coming across too. Finish was rather long and bitter. Acceptable but pretty much a mid-range IPA. And there's really no hint why this IPA in particular is "No Name".

Photo of jneiswender
2.4/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

Photo of angrybabboon
2.86/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of Bierman9
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up today at The Liquor Shoppe, at $4.99 (plus dep) for a 22oz bomber. Brewed in 2010, at 5.50% ABV and 60 IBUs.

Nonic filled; medium copper colored, with a touch of haze. Carbo is slow and scattered, with a thin, off-white head of fine bubbles laying up top. Some lace is left behind, though not in abundance. Aroma is citrussy, with some sweeter, apricot-like notes present as well. Body is medium, solidly in the middle of the road, while the feel is rather smooth, overall.

Flavor has a subtle malt sweetness, with a little toastiness. In general, though, this is all about the hops. As with the nose, there are some apricot notes lending a touch of fruity sweetness. More hops come into play, with some grapefruit as well as rindy, pithy characteristics. I can almost pick up a hint of mint in there somewhere, though it may just be my imagination. There's lots of bitterness here, with the aforementioned rindy, pithy action lingering long on the palate. A decent IPA, all-in-all. There must be some consistency issues, as I see from other reviews that this can be a hit-or-miss bier. Me? I thought it was more hit than miss. Prosit!!

3.68 rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of smcolw
2.92/5  rDev -7%
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.

Photo of PEIhop
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours deep amber color that is very clear with a minimal head.

S - The aromas are subtle, but present. Caramel and pine wafts, but not with the intensity other top IPAs.

T - Very aqueous with little hop flavor. The flavors that are present quickly fade leaving a disappointing longing for more hops.

M - Light-bodied, little carbonation

D - This beer has an appeal for sessions due to the low ABV and price, but the taste will quickly have you asking for a Racer 5 or Finestkind from Smuttynose. I wanted this to be so much more due to its MA heritage, however it falls short. I am glad I picked it up, but wont be having another.

Photo of perrymarcus
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.
(review from notes of 5/30/11)

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.

Photo of jdhilt
2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of bigoten13
1.54/5  rDev -51%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Was having a birthday celebration and I was picking up the tab and wasn't entertaining and BAs, so I went with some cheaper beers and a couple local growlers. Picked this one up, mostly because I needed an IPA to balance out the wheats and lagers I had already selected, and the label made me think it was going to be something special. The label was extremely bare, basic, and seemed as if someone had printed it off microsoft word and sharpied in the beer style and name. This made me feel like I was in for a small, local treat that was not focused on the marketing, but purely focused on the brewing. I was wrong...

I'll start with the goods and wrap it up with the complaints:

- A: Great golden caramel color with a formidable head that never seemed to disappear. Best part of the beer.

-S: Okay smell, hints of malt and some hop character, though it left more to be desired.

-T: The most peculiar tasting beer ever. It was like I had drank two bottles back to back to back to back, one of IPA and one of water. My tastebuds were tantalized, and then drowned with watery nothingness, then tantalized, then drowned, etc. After three good swigs (tried to give it the good ol college try) I was decided: no more. I have no idea if my growler was bad or what was going on, either way I made my friends taste it to confirm my suspicions, and then we dumped the remaining 50 or so ounces.

-M: You'd think with such prominent head that the mouthfeel would benefit from carbonation, but the wateriness exhibited in the taste was duplicated in the mouthfeel because I was in a constant limbo and just couldn't handle it.

-D: I could only have three swigs, and my friends could barely choke down one. Enough said.

If you have had a positive growler experience with this beer, please shoot me a beermail and I'll give it another try. Otherwise, the no-name IPA should become a no-existence IPA in my opinion.

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No Name IPA from Cody Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.