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India Pale Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sponberg on 08-13-2002)
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

07-26-2014 06:25:25 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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argock

Virginia

3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-tap in a tall pilsner pokal at Reel Seafood (Albany, NY).

A: Very amber in color with short, 1/2-finger off-white tightly bubbled head with decent retention and a couple collars of lace down the glass.

S: Hopping is very subdued with some herbal, honeysuckle notes but mostly mid-range crystal malt sweetness

T: The flavor is also crystal-heavy, way to much so, even for an East Coast IPA. This beer reminds me more of an English IPA but without the esters - caramelly with moderate bitterness but a pretty muted hop presence, although some herbal and mild orange and grapefruit citrus comes through.

M: The feel is too heavy and lack the appropriate dryness of the style. Medium+ bodied with low-medium carbonation.

O: Not an undrinkable, terrible beer but really misses the mark for the American IPA style - not hoppy but only bitter, caramelly but in a heavy, near-cloying way, not dry and with more heft than it should have. I did not order a second one but went a different direction.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2014 03:16:27 | More by argock
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stomioka

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-14-2014 00:07:54 | More by stomioka
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PositivePest

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-12-2014 21:53:16 | More by PositivePest
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-10-2014 02:36:32 | More by Cooker_stp
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

2.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: pretty clear; amber in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, got a 1 finger egg shell head with good retention; minimal lacing;

S: first thing that hit me was an odd sour smell; there are some earthy hops behind that, but the sourness is tough to get past;

T: unfortunately, it follows the nose; the earthy hops are more prevalent in the finish, but it's not enough; low to moderate bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not for me; the aroma is not enticing and the flavor doesn't improve things;

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 22:33:18 | More by HamdenHector
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ElijahRivera

New York

4/5  rDev +25.8%

06-28-2014 02:29:54 | More by ElijahRivera
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spoony

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-25-2014 03:29:53 | More by spoony
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redbarnbikes

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-10-2014 15:43:59 | More by redbarnbikes
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322wingedfoot

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-25-2014 17:32:36 | More by 322wingedfoot
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TomIPA

New York

4.54/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is really an English IPA. It has the hoppiness of an IPA without a bitter aftertaste. One of the Davidson Brothers actually sat with us at TGIFridays and explained the beer to us. It's my favorite beer. Unfortunately, Fridays replaced IPA with Davidson's Brown on tap. They had to put Sam Adam Rebel IPA on tap due to a national agreement. I still get Davidson's in the bottle at the local supermarket.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2014 02:37:18 | More by TomIPA
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JJMorgan22

New York

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-01-2014 03:17:36 | More by JJMorgan22
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -37.1%

04-23-2014 20:51:32 | More by EnronCFO
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Hopheadhiker

New York

2/5  rDev -37.1%

04-10-2014 20:25:18 | More by Hopheadhiker
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Wortman1998

New York

3/5  rDev -5.7%

03-24-2014 16:39:26 | More by Wortman1998
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Whimpers

New York

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

03-01-2014 04:17:58 | More by Whimpers
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Swaino

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

02-13-2014 02:34:09 | More by Swaino
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.7%

02-04-2014 05:55:16 | More by groleau
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-01-2014 15:59:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Fantalek

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

01-20-2014 02:05:35 | More by Fantalek
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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-18-2014 01:16:07 | More by Yeroc
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MattXT

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

01-12-2014 19:27:38 | More by MattXT
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.7%

12-24-2013 00:36:11 | More by buzzy
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at TJ Maxim's in Albany. Pours amber with white head and some carbonation. Body is full and crisp. Taste and aroma is of bready malt, buckwheat, earthy hops and some fruity esters. Finish is long and earthy. Nothing special IPA. I would not buy a six pack.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 14:56:01 | More by mikeg67
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

10-20-2013 17:49:35 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.