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No Name IPA - Cody Brewing Company

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No Name IPANo Name IPA

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BA SCORE
74
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
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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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 DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
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 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 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 rab53
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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 PEIhop
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

PEIhop, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Trashcat, Thursday at 08:41 PM
Photo of Brad007
3.68/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Brad007, Dec 05, 2012
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 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 Bierman9
3.68/5  rDev +16.8%
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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Bierman9, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of Satchboogie
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

Satchboogie, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -36.5%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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 DerekMorgan
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DerekMorgan, Oct 09, 2013
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
Photo of Rekrule
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

Rekrule, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +27%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of redfox405
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

redfox405, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
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 hopley
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

hopley, Jun 21, 2013
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No Name IPA from Cody Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.