India Pale Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
73
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 19.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: sponberg on 08-13-2002)
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1.1/5  rDev -65%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The color is the only redeeming quality: copper with a 2 finger head. The good news stops there. This beer is limp: watery texture with no body. As an "IPA" this is offensive; as just an ale, could almost be tolerable except it smells like the sticky floor of a dive bar: stale and pungent. The fact that they charge $10 a 6 pack is outrageous.
This tastes like a Budweiser attempt at and ipa.
Tips: add more hops, more body and do something about the smell. Or stop calling it and ipa. Remember we taste with our nose first and foremost.

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1.4/5  rDev -55.4%

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1.44/5  rDev -54.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

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1.88/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Wow I am not even going to begin to break this down. This beer is just flat out terrible. It smells like a loaf of bread soaking in a very bad pitcher of beer. Flavor is sour with a hint of bitterness but just plain bad..The only thing I can say for Davidson Brothers at this point was this beer was not bottled by you it was bottled by shipyard brewing and hopefully they trashed it not you. I do not reccomend this beer to anyone, besides people who like budweiser because it might be slightly better than that.

Prost!!!

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of Marty42
2.06/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Their English brown is amazing so I decided to t this one too.
Poured from a bottle that was packaged by shipyard brewery several hundred miles away.
The nose struck me as borderline sour, a bit off and there was an ingredient in there that I couldn't quite put my hand on.
Nothing special here. No over the top hops, no floral bouquet. Nothing special really. This might be an entry level IPA for th casual beer drinker.

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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of jdhilt
2.45/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a three-fingered cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear deep amber color. Strong floral nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts and finishes hoppy with a bitter after taste no question this is an IPA. Best before date is Jun04 but it didn’t matter, the taste was intense. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Oliver’s Beverage Albany, NY.

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2.45/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clean yellow to orange-ish in color with an off white head. In the aroma, orange citrus rind hops. In the taste, a small dryness of citrus hops, and quite watery. A small bite, but mainly smooth and a lighter to thin mouthfeel, with a small dry orange rind in the aftertaste. Decent nose, but quite thin and watery.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of rorjets
2.51/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Davidson Brothers Brewing Company IPA. This is a new brewery for me, based out of Glens Falls, but this beer was contract brewed by Shipyard Brewing in Maine. Apparently they have a large brewpub in Glens Falls, so I'll have to check it out the next time I go up towards Lake George.

Anyway, this beer has a strong alcoholic smell upon opening it - almost like a barleywine beer might have. It pours very foamy straight up; I had to wait a few minutes for the head to settle before resuming. The first sip confirms the strong burn of alcohol (not listed on the bottle, but BA has it at only 5.90%) and lots of hops bitterness, but unfortunately not a lot more in terms of taste, other than a metallic finish that was not pleasant. Bottom line, there are a lot of other IPAs that are far better than this one. It cost me $10.99, as much as the Sculpin I bought at the same time, which is far superior.

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2.65/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - 3.5 - Pours a medium copper color with an evenly creamy with an 1/8 inch of foam and gentle bubbles.

S - Grainy, earthy aroma with light pine and citrus, has a slight bit of musty dankness.

T - Follows the nose with grainy, earthy dankness, toasted caramel malt up front which gradually migrates to a lemony, citrus grapefuit, and pine bite. Taste is unrefined, harsh, and too grainy like a macro beer.

M - Medium light body with a little watery character, coats the mouth with a grainy coating.

O - Glad I could try this one but it's grainy, harsh, and messy. I hate to be so down on this beer but I would be more than willing to try it again and revisit this review.

Photo of MDDMD
2.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-nice amber color with a white head and good lacing

S-malty, light citrus, hints of fruit

T-malt, slightly metallic taste, somewhat sweet and fruity, light hop presence with minimal bitterness in the finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation

O-not much to distinguish it from the mass produced beers

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India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.