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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

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 18.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sponberg on 08-13-2002)
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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of CaverDave
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

CaverDave, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
3.19/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Best before NOV 2013 notched.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, more orange. Thin white head fades to a ring. Mild lacing.

The nose is nothing special. More sweet malt than any kind of big hop a touch of buttery diacityl.

Grassy, lemon citrus balanced by a bit of sweet malt. Finishes with a bit of resiny bitterness. Nothing mind blowing, average.

Drinkable.

This definatly drinks more like a pale ale rather than an IPA. Nothing special here. I wouldn't recommend it.

dogfishandi, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Marty42
2.06/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

Marty42, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of dwoolley1
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dwoolley1, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Jayman931
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Jayman931, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Daniel9913
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Daniel9913, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of pastramionrye7
3/5  rDev -5.1%

pastramionrye7, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Kevin_Chapman
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Kevin_Chapman, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of scxcrunner
3/5  rDev -5.1%

scxcrunner, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of tgreenwood4
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

tgreenwood4, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of jminch
2/5  rDev -36.7%

jminch, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of alemiester
2.75/5  rDev -13%

alemiester, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Beerbeerbeerdiddlybeer
1.1/5  rDev -65.2%
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.

Beerbeerbeerdiddlybeer, Aug 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13%

whiterapid, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of crisis44
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

crisis44, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Thorpe429, May 29, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Lovely85, May 10, 2013
Photo of civicm87
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

civicm87, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, caramel-copper coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy white surface head. Slow, steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout. Aromas of tangy caramel backbone and floral hops highlights. Very tangy sweet nose. Flavors are roasted, with a rich caramel and nut backbone supporting a peppery spiced and floral hops presence. Very dry hop characteristics on this brew. Slightly resiny aftertaste, with pepper and bitterness overtaking any of the sweetness from the palate. Very concise, clean finish. This one hits me more like an English IPA than American, but either way it's well balanced and very sessionable, for an IPA.

GarthDanielson, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WDJersey, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3/5  rDev -5.1%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Skramer
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Skramer, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dsshuck, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of sachie23
2.75/5  rDev -13%

sachie23, Jan 30, 2013
India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.