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India Pale Ale - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%


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:
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(Beer added by: rdrummer on 05-09-2004)
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Beerquester

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: medium gold color with a relatively long lasting head (could have perhaps lingered longer). Good clarity.

aroma: when I pick up an IPA and get a whiff of the aroma and it smells like i'm in the midst of a flower garden it is one of my greatest beer experiences. this beer met that challenge. onlookers think I am strange but I may spend minutes just taking in such an aroma and commenting on it before even drinking any of the beer. High floral hop aroma, using a variety of hops.

taste: after reveling on the hop aroma I was not disappointed in finally tasting this beer. Key for me in an IPA is balance. This beer achieved that. There was a high citrusy (and fruity) hop flavor that was very smooth and clean with the malt perfectly balanced in the background. This hop flavor gradually disappeared so that there was not the harsh lingering aftertaste which I have experienced with far too many attempts by other brewers in an IPA. Medium-dry finish.

mouthfeel: medium-light bodied teetering on a razor-sharp edge of a possible slight astingency from all the hops. Carbonation right on. Medium amount of alcohol warming, not at all overdone.

drinkability: highly recommended for the refreshing quality, the up front floral hop aroma, and the continuing pleasurable balance and finish in the taste.


This is cleary one of the best IPA's i've had in the eastern U.S. and probably equals the two best IPA's that I have tried in the northwest U.S. Highly recommended. Wish I had an endless stream of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2006 02:18:33 | More by Beerquester
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the SGB on a recent visit. The beer poured a solid amber color with a thin white head that lasted for a bit of time. The nose of this beer is a very preasant, a floral hop character that is strong and fresh with some citrus notes as well. The taste does not dissapoint with a piney hop lick that is tamed a bit with the grapefruit and lemon character of this one. There is also a good balance with a pleasant malt backbone to round things out. The mouthfeel is perfect for a hop head as this IPA does not disappoint and provides a fine drinking experience.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2006 16:01:05 | More by ggaughan
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lpayette

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Medium amber in color. minimal head (at least on this pour) with little or no lacing activity.

Smell- Strong hop smell as it should have. Hope oils are particularly noticeable. Decent amount of grapefruit-like flavors that I expect in a good IPA.

Taste- Again, hops are most prevalent. Grapefruit/hop-oily flavors come through fairly strong. Hints of citrus.

Mouthfeel- slightly under carbonation on this one, but other than that it's good.

Drinkability- Excellent. A very quaffable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2006 04:29:16 | More by lpayette
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Available On-Tap and Cask at the Selin’s Grove Brewery during a quiet Saturday afternoon visit. I sampled it from the Beer Engine on Cask.

Appearance: A very pale copper body with some hesperidia orange when backlit. Smooth white creamy head at first, but it relaxes to a thin bubbled covering that never quite gives in. Nice levels of conditioning, a tip of the glass shows that there is enough life in this Cask offering to reveal that it is fresh.

Nose: Gorgeous nose, citrus, grapefruit and a light lemon hint. Mellow in strength but deep inhalations are enticing.

Taste: Sharp bitterness on the tongue with some juicy citric and grapefruit on the cheeks. Sharp twists of flavor here and there, they are high in strength but they rise and fall smoothly. The merest hint of the 7% is detectable in the finish, but the grapefruit bitterness soon has me forgetting about that.

Mouthfeel: Powder soft carbonation on the palate with rising peaks of hops, bitterness, grapefruit and lemon but it is never spikey in nature. Alcohol lends a hand.

Drinkability: A fantastic libation – this one is perfectly balanced and a real pleasure to drink.

Overall: The longer I live on the West Coast the more appreciative I become of the session-like IPA’s which have poise, balance and balls. If you get of anything at Selin’s Grove – make it the IPA, either that or have fun and try to kick a keg/cask of this one, shouldn’t be too hard.

Serving type: cask

09-05-2005 18:57:05 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub.

Taps a slightly hazy (chill haze?) light amber/orange with a orange-tinted, creamy head of small bubbles. The head drops off to coating and a ring after @ 2-3 minutes.Not much in the way of lacing. Slight carbonation evident.

Aroma is citrusy/piney hops, faint pale malt, maybe a little alcohol. Not alot of aroma, but what was there was inviting.

The first flavor is bitterness, but not like overwhelming or anything. Appropriate for style. Then you taste lemony, orangey hops, with maybe a little pine in the back, followed by smooth pale malt, slight toffee, maybe pineapple. Very pleasant. Warmth from alcohol finishes off this well balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is of great balance, if that's possible. Nothing really stands out. Soft carbonation, bitterness in the back of your throat, creamy malt sweetness, and a nice long warm finish.

This beer is a pounder, if you like IPA's. It would be a perfect "session beer" for the more ABV tolerant people, if you know what I mean.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2005 20:16:01 | More by jakester
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is just an exceptional IPA that I would love to try on cask sometime. The appearance is perfect. Hazy orange amber with a nice cap of thick white foam. The aromas are of spicy hops. They seem to be Cascades and Centennials, but i've been wrong before when guessing hops. The taste is all about spicy fresh hops. There are some good citrus flavors, and a bit of a piney taste in the mix as well. The malts are their as well. Bready and lovely in the background. The finish is dry and hop=ubrup inducing with all the resiny goodness that this brew pumps out at you. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and drinkability is exceptional. The carbonation levels of this one are just perfect, making it the ultimate session IPA. I want more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2005 16:32:33 | More by francisweizen
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Edwin

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on draft at the AWESOME Selinsgrove Brewing Co. and in a take-home growler.

Appearance - Pours a nice amber-ish color with an off-white head. Excellent head life and lacing throughout the glass. An excellent looking brew.

Smell - Smells of a beautiful array of hops and citrus-like notes. A boquet, almost flowery smell to it that really got me excited to dive into this beer. One of the best smelling IPAs I have sampled.

Taste - Wow. I can't even begin to explain how good this is. A very nice collection of hoppy flavors mixed with a sweetness that is not over-bearing. Gives you a hop punch, but also lets you down easy with a sweeter, smooth finish. A testament to IPAs!! (Note: I think the brewer said it contained Amarillo, Crystal, Tettnanger, and another hop).

Mouthfeel - This one is bitter and sweet, not very offensive to the tongue. Just a smooth ride all the way through.

Drinkability - I had 3 half-pints and a Growler of this to go. The alcohol isn't terribly high and the flavor of this beer is so good, you'll have to go back to this well very often. Just an excellent beer.

Interesting side note: I drank what was left in my growler last night. Came to work today and was using the rest room (deuce)...the entire bathroom smelled like the hops in this IPA. It was totally awesome. Go and drink this beer!!

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2004 15:28:26 | More by Edwin
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rdrummer

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I rarely find anything that I don't like at this local brewpub, but the IPA is an exceptional example of the style. It pours a rich, golden color with the huge, white head that would be expected of an IPA. The lacing was heavy and long lasting.

The aroma is one of the hops with the citrusy undertones that is expected. It has a slighly spicy aroma that is hard to place.

The taste is predominantly hoppiness with the bitterness that can be expected but with a balancing fruitiness. The lingering affect, hower, is one of hoppiness. I'm a hops nut so this beer was perfect for me. It is crisp and clean in the mouth with a very rich finish that is normally present in higher ABV beers. I could drink this for hours, and I brought home a growler of it that I will hitting in a day or two.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2004 15:48:32 | More by rdrummer
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India Pale Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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