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India Pale Ale - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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India Pale Ale
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 120
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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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-26-2013 21:40:04 | More by mdillon86
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

05-14-2013 18:15:36 | More by drummermattie02
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-12-2013 16:07:46 | More by ipas-for-life
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penguinstout

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-12-2013 19:38:28 | More by penguinstout
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-02-2013 22:01:51 | More by Rhettroactive
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery

Appearance: Cloudy orange, decent head.

Nose: Big tropical fruits on the nose with a tiny bit of flaky croissant malt in the background. Kinda unassuming from the aroma.

Taste: The first sip blew me away. Tons of mango, pineapple, grapefruit up front that fades into a subtle toasty malt. Its complex with layers and layers of different hop flavors. Stayed intensely flavorful and intriguing until the last drop.

Mouthfeel: spot-on, no complaints.

Overall: I'd go ahead and call this one of my top IPAs period. It's criminally under-rated thanks to the size and location of the brewery but it makes the 2.5 hour drive from Philly worthwhile.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 00:51:47 | More by fdig23
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-18-2013 00:14:34 | More by phishphorce
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 02:09:33 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 01:57:40 | More by Rifugium
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aminobutyricacid

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-01-2013 19:26:10 | More by aminobutyricacid
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -36.5%

01-05-2013 02:26:58 | More by t0rin0
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NearTheGrove

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

01-02-2013 18:46:38 | More by NearTheGrove
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-13-2012 02:58:25 | More by shangwang
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jpvenezia

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-30-2012 03:03:56 | More by jpvenezia
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oline73

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 01:20:27 | More by oline73
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JohannBock

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time I've been able to try this brew. All the other times I've been to SGB it's been out so I'm pretty excited.

A: Bright orange-gold with a slight haze for the color. Pours with two fingers of white head that dissipates into a tiny patchwork on top. Almost no lacing to speak of.

S: All over the board with hops here! Some initial flowery smell up front followed by piney goodness and a hint of tropical fruits (grapefruit, pineapple)

T: Once again all hops here. A lot of the flowery and piney flavors from the nose come in here. The malt is there just enough to provide a backbone for this beer but it is all about hoppy goodness here. Not the bitterness you might expect with just a little bitterness up front, which gets washed away pretty quickly. Finishes nice and dry.

M: Medium mouthfeel here. Still lets you know you are drinking a beer but doesn't get in the way of the flavor:

O: Another winner from SGB. If you happen to be in the pub when this is on, you should definitely grab a pint of it. Great example of an IPA that doesn't try to wow you with IBU's.

Serving type: growler

11-18-2012 01:56:22 | More by JohannBock
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adamdanger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

11-09-2012 14:38:27 | More by adamdanger
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2012 20:56:18 | More by MikeWard
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

09-22-2012 22:57:40 | More by Gatordaddy
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ASTASOLLILJA

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

09-18-2012 03:17:10 | More by ASTASOLLILJA
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

09-10-2012 23:34:19 | More by heddar33
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All too often I find beers I have wanted to try for a very long time end up being a letdown. Or, I just build them up so much without realizing that I have tried so many beers that I may be setting the bar way too high.

This IPA does not disappoint. Intense, consistent, and thorough in flavor profile. I was not bothered by having a whole growler of this to have to drink.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2012 17:26:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color with about 1/2 finger of creamy white head with decent retention.

The scent is of citrus hops, bitter floral hops, and fruit.

The taste is of bitter hops, citrus fruits, some spice notes.

Medium body, much smoother and more creamy than most IPA's, low carbonation.

I really enjoyed this IPA, the flavor was nice and well balanced and the unusual smoothness of the beer made it a very easy drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 15:14:02 | More by BeerCon5
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-01-2012 19:32:18 | More by jwat
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-22-2012 17:08:34 | More by TimoP
India Pale Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.