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India Pale Ale - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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India Pale Ale
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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 122
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rdrummer on 05-09-2004)
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2.75/5  rDev -36.3%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.6%

jenray, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From Growler 8-14-10.

A: Poured a water-based orange with no head. I later agitated and swirled on following pours but got little more then a bubbly, soapy topping that quickly paved way to a polish surface. The effervesce was near silent, hardly visible, even consumed only hours after the original fill. All and all a bit disappointed and a lackluster appeal.

S: Sweet grains with a sweet citrusy nature appears on the nose of only modest intentions. Overall the aroma seemed more sweet then bitter with a wet lemon-lime and juicy pine hopping backed by an ample supply of sweet grains chiming in.

T: Flavor wise seemd a bit flat and lifeless, a big let down after recently sampling their Saison de Peche and Stealth tripel which were solid A beers in my humble opinion. I played it safe thinking I couldn't go wrong with their Ipa but sadly was mistaken. Sweet grains are inline with a wet hopping of pine and lemon-lime notes. With a total lack of effervesce this fails to bring out the crisp hoppy nature I was hoping for. The cap was tighltly sealed and after reading some reviews to verify it seems this was just the way the beer was made and not a factor of lost pressure or mishandling. A real shame. Things finish up with a bit of hoppiness on the trail but comes to little to late.

M: Flat, lifeless and could of easily gone lower here. Medium bodied but mattered little as I just didn't care to hold onto this any longer then I had to.

D: A very average experience all around and easily forgettable, maybe I had higher standards since I recently sampled their saison and triple. A quick search before posting yielded similar concerns about the underwhelming carbonation that made this limp to the finish. Don't bother with a growler here.

beerthulhu, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of champ103
3.23/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jenrey for sharing a growler with me and some other BA's.

A: The cap opens without a pop and pours a murky orange color. No head forms and no lace.
S: Orange, citrus, zesty lemon. A nice simple hop aroma, if a bit one dimensional.
T: Again, some simple hops. Orange, citrus, zesty lemon. Spicy and lightly grassy.
M/D: This is under carbonated, almost flat. Not hard to drink, but one is enough.

Hopefully I get to try this again someday to give it another shot. Though as is underwhelming, and one dimensional.

champ103, Nov 07, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

drummermattie02, May 14, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.43/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange beer brought out by koufax21 for the Bruery barrel event. Mild citrus hoppy notes in the aroma, not overpowering, somewhat mild, was really underwhelmed by the aroma for sure.

Mild hopping again, decent enough drinking, but geez, this is almost british ipa territory had it not been for the citrus amount instead of just sheer bitterness.

Pretty standard stuff for an ipa. Good, not great. How this stuff is in the top 100 while nugget nectar is not, I have no idea. Anyways, I think my ipa drinking towards the east stops at about Ohio.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

RyanGoodman, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Selin's Grove

Clearish orange-yellow pour, light carbonation with a small ringlet of bubbles for a head; not much in the way of retention or lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, toasted grains. Pretty standard stuff. Taste was also pretty basic, citrusy hops, not too potent, toasted grains, pale malts, slightly bitter. Kind of disappointing, after hearing this one talked up so much. Light-medium body, and a decent drinker overall, but nothing really special.

Rifugium, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

adamdanger, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Cardmarauder, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of d0ggnate
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed 4/25/08. Poured from Growler (received in GatM from JKRAMER17801) to Selin's Grove glass.

A: Amber/orange pour with apparent carbonation giving way to 2 finger off white head.
S: Piney hops, malted nose, with hints of mild orange.
T: Piney hops continue here. An earthy quality, manifested as hay/dust, is noted.
M: Dry overtone, but creamy. Slightly oily from hops.
D: Very smooth and enjoyable. Nice hoppiness without demanding your attention.

d0ggnate, Jan 11, 2009
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3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Took this growler out to LA for the Bruery Barrel Age Tasting get together. I've had this a few times but just getting to a review of it.

A - super hazy orange color. I couldn't believe how much yeast was in suspension here. My buddies thought there was cottage cheese in it.

S - smells of mild citrus rind and wet grass. Not a huge nose to it like you would expect from a supposed top 10 IPA.

T - it does taste pretty good. Lots of orange fruit flavor. Reminds me of that Tampico juice my parents used to buy when I was a kid.

M - not much carbonation on this. I'm sure it had to do with being a growler and the transport of it from PA to L.A.

O - it's a good easy drinking IPA, but not really what I'd hoped for when I tried it. I can think of many ipa's I'd rather have.

Koufax21, Nov 25, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 07/03/2009. On tap at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of lots of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Flavor is pine initial with a nice malty finish. Hops are crisp and fresh. Overall, I thought it was very nice.

LilBeerDoctor, Jul 14, 2009
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear golden amber with an inch if white head that fades quickly with little lacing. The nose is sweet with a subtle citrus and white grape. The taste packs in much more bitterness and a slight grapefruit rind aftertaste. The mouthfeel is sweet, medium bodied, well masked alcohol, balanced grapefruit bitterness, but is slightly under carbonated/syrupy. This is a well made, yet average IPA considering the other IPA options available. I'd probably pass at another opportunity to try it.

ThePorterSorter, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the Brew Pub. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: I'm getting a citrus peel hop bitterness right off the bat. This one smells quite heavy with some malt sweetness and alcohol along with the hops. Perhaps a bit muddles.

Taste: Definitely an east coast IPA. The hop bitterness mauls the tongue, but I feel it could be a bit more refined. Very aggressive citrus hops maul the tongue. There is a mild fruity note here along with the hops. The finish is quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with lots of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer isn't what I expected, especially after trying the pale ale. The hop bitterness just assaults the tongue, but it needs to be held back a bit. Good but not great.

oline73, Nov 24, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub on 9/28

A good looking pint, deep amber, small head which dissipated quite quickly. Not too much carbonation

Smell was nice and hoppy, though oddly enough I felt I got more from the APA earlier.

Taste was what you would expect from a good IPA, really got into the crevices of the mouth, leaving that "aahhh" feeling.

Overall, a good one, could see a session on just this alone.

MikeWard, Oct 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes during trip to the brewery on June 18.  I also returned with growler and enjoyed this one from home. 

The color was hazy copper-orange with dense thick head. The growler that I poured from 2 days later did not have such a nice head.  There was a pretty serious nose one this brew. Strong citrus and tropical fruit aroma with floral overtones.  The taste of this guy was similar to the bouquet. The hops gave this some citrus bitterness than gave way to a caramels and sweet malt flavor. The body was medium, with very low carbonation (almost none, even from the tap).  The low carbonation gave this a creamy mouthfeel. 

This brewery opened in 1996 when I was a senior at Susquehanna U., which is in Selinsgrove. I loved their IPA then and still do. 

KMcG, Aug 13, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Selin's Grove's IPA has an orange colored body that is slightly hazy despite the fact that it doesn't have any sediment in it. The white head has solid retention and some good lacing.

A pretty nice hop aroma features hops in the form of grapefruit and orange along with a bit of pine. A little bit of spiciness from the hops also. Just a bit of malt in the background.

This is a good IPA that is on the hoppy side. Lots of citrus in the form of grapefruit and orange. Perhaps a little bit of pineapple also. Then, just a hint of biscuit-like malt pops up before it is beat into submission by more hops that are resinous and pine flavored. The finish has a good bite of bitterness.

Moderate body and carbonation with just a hint of hop oil. The finish is dry and bitter.

This IPA from Selin's Grove is very nice. I wish that I had brought an extra growler with me to take some home.

Hojaminbag, Jul 26, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Jason and split with a few of us.

A - Pours copper/hazy orange, slight carbonation, thin ring around the glass and some bubbles here and there on top.

S - Sweetness of malts, slight hops/citrus, pineapple, tropical fruit, apples. Lots of sweetness and slight hops. I don't think I've ever had an IPA smell quite like this. If there was more hops on the nose, I'd almost say it's a DIPA

T - Slight hops, citrus, tropical fruits, very smooth mix of malts and hops. Not overly sweet or hoppy...a good combo. The sweetness and hops mix together well and it doesn't taste like any other IPA I've ever had. Sweet finish with a touch of citrus.

M - Light, slight carbonation (could be more here), semi-dry finish.

D - Pretty darn good. Had a couple of pours and although I liked it, there are many other IPAs I'd rather have and much easier to score.

Sean9689, Sep 05, 2010
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

nh2032, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

2dogbrew, Sunday at 04:20 PM
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

brez8791, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

cps98, Oct 27, 2014
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India Pale Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.