India Pale Ale - Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 84 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Pours a very pretty reddish orange. A bit of white head. One of the prettiest beers I've had in a while. Smells nicely hoppy with a touch of malty sweetness. Lots of citrus and pine and grapefruit on the nose and tongue. Very thick and complex. Something earthy as well. Subtle but very nice. Overall a really complex, thick, viscous ipa that is truly top notch
05-27-2011 01:05:29 | More by Urbancaver
4.88/5 rDev +12.7%
Appearance: Beautiful deep cloudy orange body with a one finger white creamy head.
Smell: WOW lots of fresh grapefruit,orange peel, fresh floral armona also with some spicy malt
Taste: It is the best IPA/DIPA in my 2cents and I had some pretty good IPA's such as blind pig,pliny,abner,sculpin etc. The citrus blast hits you first of bitter grapefruit,sweet peaches and mango and than some piney hops and also some spicey hops,but than it evens out with some sweet malts.
Mouthfeel:very creamy and smooth
Overall:This beer is a classic IPA/DIPA and will stand up to any IPA/DIPA out there!
05-26-2011 21:31:49 | More by eagles22
4.55/5 rDev +5.1%
A - Two fingers worth of off-white colored head this is so rich and creamy it appears to have been whipped... Decent retention gives way to a full lacing... A lightly bronzed golden color... Significant hazing... Minimal carbonation... Loads of lacing coats and encircles the entire glass after each and every sip...
S - Sweet citrus at the forefront... Pineapple... Tropical fruits... Some subtle floral notes... Deep down with in is a strong malt graham cracker like base...
T - The citrus subsides a bit on the palette though it's still dominate... It mixes with some piney hop resins... There even seems to be a bit of spice mixed in... A solid malty bread base lies beneath once you get past the hops...
M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Ultra smooth... Creamy and lush from start to finish... Minimal carbonation... Even and consistent...
D - Outstanding in all facets... Wham bam thank you mam, may I have another... One of the most well rounded American IPAs that I have ever encountered... So good, I brought a growler home and got through it in one evening and still wanted some more... Loaded with hops, but never bitter... Exceptional...
05-14-2011 23:31:54 | More by philbe311
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
I have had this beer lots of times now and it remains in my top 3 IPA's of all time. Served on-tap at the Selin's Grove Brewpub into a pint glass.
A - Pours hazy orange with a nice creamy one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of bright citric hops, pine resin, tropical fruits; most notably grapefruit; and sweet caramel malt. Good balance overall all things considered. An absolute hop bomb.
T - Tons of bright citric hops up front giving way slowly to a mix of tropical fruits and sweet caramel malt. The hops are strong but not to the point of being overpowering and the other flavors offer just enough contrast to keep it in balance. The finish has plenty of hop bitterness, lingering for some time. One of my all time favorites, grab some if you can.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with plenty of lingering hop bitterness in the finish. The alcohol creeps in a tiny bit toward the end but it isn't a big deal.
O - Very high. One of my all time favorite IPA's. When he started to tweak the recipe about a year or so ago it went down hill a tiny bit but ever since he went back to the original it is better than ever. One of the best for sure.
03-30-2011 19:29:38 | More by orangesol
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
Review from notes taken at the brewpub on 12/8/10.
Served in a sort of short weizen glass. This brew appears a very hazed orange color with a finger of creamy smooth yellowish stained head that slowly fades. An entire wall of lace sticks all along the glassware.
The aroma is a bold display of hop character with a sweetness of fresh flowers, pine, grass, citrus and herbs. This brew is a little dank with minor maltiness through the nose before some spicy alcohol becomes evident.
The taste is very hoppy with flavors of herbs, citrus rind, grass and indications of mint. Some toasted malt flavor is present mid palate before the finish provides a light sweetness. Resinous and bitey hops last inside the mouth long after each sip coupled with some warming alcohol tingle. The hop flavors really come across as a smooth rind flavor instead of just acute bitterness.
Medium to full bodied offering with a light level of carbonation. The lighter than expected carbonation is my only gripe but the quality of this brew really makes up for it. Well balanced and super enjoyable, this is worth having a couple of.
12-29-2010 14:25:23 | More by stakem
District of Columbia
4.39/5 rDev +1.4%
This beer is awesome, what a treat to taste this out of a growler, brought by Chaney (Brandon). Thanks man, awesome stuff.
A: Really hazy orange with pink highlights, good lacing, ring of head, beautiful beer.
S: Huge fresh ground up hops with all the colors you expect: Tropical citrus, pine, flowers, you name it. Just enough malt to be a pedestal for the hops. top 5% of IPa's (single or double) I've smelled.
T: A little more sweet malt comes through and a little less hop than the smell but still great stuff, man i keep going back for more. bread, tangerines, pine, and other citrus notes.
M: Awesome. Pretty good carbo, could be a little smoother.
D: Insanely easy to drink. Loved it.
12-27-2010 22:34:52 | More by Dreadnaught33
District of Columbia
4.45/5 rDev +2.8%
I picked up a growler when I was up at the brewery on a little side adventure after Troegs Splinter Black day.
Straight from the tap, into a growler, into a cold car, and into my fridge. We enjoyed this at a tasting a little less than a week later.
A: Poured a very hazy off-brown, almost pink color, with about a one finger head that stayed mildly frothy throughout the session.
S: Tangerine upfront, followed by orange, grapefruit, and a little bit of ground up Flintstone vitamins. Simply fantastic!
T: Same as the nose, only even more intense. I found this one to be much more on the fruit side of the spectrum, as opposed to the extremely hoppy, bitter side (ala. West Coast style). It had a bit of an earthy, almost organic, homemade taste that one could tell instantly that it was handcrafted with the greatest of care.
M: Not too bitter.... however, this was definitely "Fruit Bombs R'Us!" As a matter of fact, the thick fruitiness and well-rounded carbonation buried the booze and then some.
D: I've tried several brews from Selin's Grove now and all have been among the top in their style class IMO. I could honestly drink a whole growler of this stuff.
12-22-2010 14:00:23 | More by Chaney
District of Columbia
4.8/5 rDev +10.9%
Growler shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
A: Hazy orange with a healthy, half inch of head that possesses good retention and leaves some decent lacing on the tulip glass.
S: Whoa! I can already tell this is going to be awesome. Citrus and hop aromas as fresh and alluring as can be.
T: I am truly floored. This beer blew my expectations out of the water. Delicious flavors of apricot, oranges, tangerines, nectarines, grapefruit, floral notes, and fresh hop flavor. Just wow.
M: Medium bodied with a beautifully bitter, slightly tart finish.
D: While I was drinking this beer, it was literally hard to focus on anything else. I could drink a growler of this by myself, and I know I'd be catching the drips at the end. I really, really like this beer...a lot!
12-22-2010 04:02:13 | More by Huhzubendah
4.58/5 rDev +5.8%
On nitro-tap at SGB on 11/24/10. This was apparently put on nitro by mistake, so only a few select people in the brewpub were able to sample this treat before Steve the brewer quickly pulled this off and put it back on a standard tap line. Lucky me!
A - Hazy orange liquid with a thick dollop of creamy froth on top that stood two fingers high and reduced to a thin patch but deposited a foamy web of lacing all around the glass.
S - Amazing hop nose with equal parts citrus, pine and resin. Mmmmm... just a really pungent, fresh hop nose with a hint of sweet malt and alcohol to round out the aroma. Usually I find that a nitro-dispensed IPA has a somewhat muted hop aroma, but not this guy!
T - The potent blend of citrusy and piney hops produces a resinous hop bite in the initial flavor, but is balanced effectively by a sweet malt backbone consisting of caramel and bready notes.
M - Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with a moderate hop bite that persists but doesn't linger for too long on the palate. Finish is mildly sweet with a wash of bitterness on the tastebuds.
D - This was one of those times when I was in the right place at the right time. This was so good that it needs to go back on nitro at some point. Delicious!
12-01-2010 02:08:58 | More by ffejherb
4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
This growler out of nowhere from ol' Thorpey. Thanks Mike!
Pours a burnt orange gold, not much head to it (it is a growler), but still some gobs of clinging white foam.
Smells like burnt grapefruit rind/resin, a whiff of the tropics ... pineapple? ... and a nice malt-y sweetness to the aroma. Smells balanced.
Tastes balanced, too. It's got a nice grapefruit husk/rind/resin backing that sticks to your teeth, some fresh cut grass and pineapple notes, a bit of caramel, almost barley-wine malt to it ... quite nice.
I enjoyed it. Damn near finished the growler.
11-18-2010 02:21:38 | More by Overlord
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Growler shared by Thorpe, thanks, long time want of mine.
Beer poured into a Bruery tulip. Beer is amber to red and mostly clear with a decent head and low carbonation. Spotty lacing.
Beer smells sweet but not malty, strong but not alcoholic, and very very hoppy, nice grapefruit and strong aromas, I like this beer already.
Beer is medium to light in body and creamy in the mouth. Minimal sweetness up front with some hoppiness on the back. The midpalate is a little fruity with the grapefruit and other mild citrus flavors, not as earthy as some of these IPAs but the hops are nice and its easy drinking. yeah, I would have this again.
11-15-2010 03:53:12 | More by drabmuh
4.28/5 rDev -1.2%
Growler filled at the brewery.
After finishing the sampler, this was clearly my favorite. So, naturally, I had to take some home with me. Poured into a pint glass, the brew produced only a small amount of soapy head. Pale copper in color with low clarity. Smell is loaded with citrus hops and quite enticing. Palate is potent and wonderful. Hop oils are oozing with grapefruit and passion fruit flavor. Bitterness is pretty low for such a hoppy IPA. Mouthfeel is pretty fluid and dryness is very mild. Carbonation is very low. Reminds me of a cask IPA. Very drinkable and delicious. One of these is not enough.
09-21-2010 02:11:37 | More by JunkYardJake
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color and a one inch head that leaves a sheet of lacing
Smell: Fruity aroma, with citrus and tropical fruit elements
Taste: Biscuity malt backdrop with pineapple and grapefruit hop elements that burgeon by mid-palate; after the swallow, tropical fruit comes into the mix, adding a sweeter aspect to the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation, almost as if the beer were naturally carbonated
Drinkability: A fruit salad of bitter and sweet flavors; distinctively different and really good
09-06-2010 00:47:47 | More by brentk56
3.98/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
09-05-2010 20:05:13 | More by Sean9689
4.15/5 rDev -4.2%
Big thanks to Mike Thorpe for this.
Growler into my Rochefort glass. A medium copper with a little orange, only a little carbonation...Nice but sweet aroma, pineapple, banana dominate but there is a little caramel and brown sugar...The taste is super malty, caramel, brown sugar, pinepple to start then in the middle there is a big hit of pine which is really nice and breaks up the sweetness. Very similar to a dipa just not enough hops but similar characteristics.
This is a very drinkable ipa, a little short on carbonation, so pretty decent in the growler, I'd love to have this on tap.
09-05-2010 20:01:35 | More by jrallen34
3.05/5 rDev -29.6%
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.
08-23-2010 23:07:16 | More by beerthulhu
4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
Big Thanks to beerisheaven for sending this gem my way.
A: Pours a nice copper hue with very little head. The growler was initally a bit flat but a carbonation cap brought it right back to life.
S: Nice bold citric aromas. Strong caramel notes with hints of grass. Bold and hoppy for sure.
T: Nice malt sweetness up front. Mostly caramel with notes of roasty brown sugar. The hops are mostly citrus with mild tones of sweet pine. The finish is bitter grapefruit rind with hints of fresh cut grass.
M: As I said a bit flat from the growler, I was able to bring it back to life so I will not hold that against them as I am sure they did not intend for the beer to be sent to Florida via Fed Ex.
D: Good, tasty as hell. I really wanna plunk my ass down at the bar at Selin's Grove someday.
08-17-2010 20:07:48 | More by tpd975
3.98/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
07-26-2010 22:38:06 | More by Hojaminbag
4.35/5 rDev +0.5%
Pint consumed at the pub last week.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy rusty copper with a small white crown that displays little retention or lace.
Smell: Orange, a hint of grapefruit, and underlying alcohol warmth. Nice fresh cut grass over lemon note.
Taste: Orange, lemon, and grapefruit converge over a touch of pine, and some light caramel malt. Definitely a bit of alcohol in the flavor profile which isn't astringent but isn't exactly necessary either. A touch of lemon and grass add complexity.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Despite the alcohol presence this is a fairly drinkable brew.
07-11-2010 19:34:27 | More by koopa
4.47/5 rDev +3.2%
A: Deep orange-amber body. Creamy, two-finger off-white head. Good retention and solid sheet-like lacing.
S: Aggressive citrus notes. Orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Floral/pine undercurrent. Caramel base is detectable throughout.
T: Similar to the nose, there is a fair bit of citrus here. Getting more grapefruit here than in the nose. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but pushing the bounds of IPA into dIPA territory. The herbal/floral/pine hop notes contribute a tea-like character.
M: Smooth. Creamy. Medium bodied. Fantastic, moderate bitterness finish that fully engulfs the mouth.
D: Top notch. Selin's Grove is a three hour drive for me, making sure this is on tap is a must for me before I make the trek out there. I always get a growler fill to go.
05-09-2010 00:45:19 | More by callmemickey
4.47/5 rDev +3.2%
Boy and I happy to have the chance to try this one courtesy of Bmoyer0301, thanks Brad!
A: Rich amber color and slightly cloudy, pours a mild head but it does not retain at all and hence no lace, but it is from a growler so that is too be expected.
S: Very nice citrus lemon and pineapple smell to start, it also reaks of resinous pine and flowers, as soon as i opened the growler I could smell this one! Some caramel is present as well in the nose
T: Oh yeah, thats the good stuff. It is not the citrusy west coast hop bomb, but rather just resiny pine that is oozing. There is also plenty of grapefruit flavor in there that is bitter and deliciousThere is also some vanilla notes which makes me wonder if it was oak aged, very well balanced between the bitterness and sweetness, similar to Super Kitty or Burton Baton
M: Big creamy mouthfeel with not heat whatsoever and a very nice lingering bitter grapefruit note.
D: Wow well that first glass went down way to fast and I am glad to have someone share this growler with me, but this would be a nice casual beer to enjoy throughout an afternoon
03-03-2010 23:45:40 | More by mikey711
4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
On tap at Selin's Grove - 02.19.2010.
A: Pours a somewhat-darkened orange with a nice white head.
S: Very nice citrus notes with a little bit of herbal hop notes in there as well. Some slightly sweet malt hiding in the background.
T: Very nice hop domination--a beautiful combination of bitterness and hoppy citrus and tropical flavors. Slightly sweet, yet definitely not balanced. A bit of herbal and resiny hops.
M: Good carbonation. Medium body. Fairly dry.
D: Exceptionally drinkable--definitely would not know that it was 7% without being told so.
02-21-2010 05:34:49 | More by Thorpe429
4.47/5 rDev +3.2%
Big thanks to ffejherb for the growler!
Poured into a pint glass. Figured it would be a nice opportunity to share this with some friends while watching a little football during the holidays.
Somewhat milky, cloudy orange pour. Careful pour from the growler doesn't produce much foam, but there is some really nice lacing on the glass.
Aroma is mostly pine, with some citric undertones. Sweet up front, with a quick burst of citrus bitterness, then a long piney finish. The transition from sweet to bitter is quite smooth. This is a really, really easy drinking beer. Caramel malt backbone keeps this beer from being too bitter.
Really nice bitter dry finish. Delicious hop flavor, with no hint of alcohol. One of the easiest drinking IPA's, and beers in general, that I have ever tasted. Medium bodied, with just perfect carbonation. Just an outstanding IPA. Many thanks to ffejherb for the growler.
11-28-2009 03:37:53 | More by Gyle41386
4/5 rDev -7.6%
Serving type- I recieved a growler of this from Tanger in the Growling at the Moon Thanksgrowling edition(2nd stage). Poured into a Selin's Grove pint glass that was included in the package.
A- Pours a hazy deep straw yellow color. There are also hints of amber colors in the pint glass as well. There is a little carbonation activity but not very much, there is also a one finger white lace that quickly disipates into a little lacing.
S- I am getting strong grapefruit/citrus notes in the nose. There is also little underpining of alcohol notes as well, they are subtle but constant. I am not picking up much more than that, a real subtle smell to this beer.
T- The citrus, especially grapefruit, that was present in the nose of the beer comes out in the tastes as well. The combination of the citrus and piney flavored hops does not overpower the taste, it stays smooth and consistent from start to finish making for a nice tasting and pleasant IPA. I am getting a little bitterness near the end of the taste but that is to be expected for an India Pale Ale.
Like I mentioned above this growler was sent to me for the second leg of Growling at the Moon from Jon(Tanger). Before getting this I had never heard of this particular brewery btu after doing a little research I was very curious to pop the top on this beer and give it a shot. This is a solid east coast IPA that could easily by the type of beer you buy in growler form and drink while kicking back and watching football(which I am doing now). A very easy and very drinkable IPA. Thanks again Jon.
11-21-2009 22:28:33 | More by cbros
4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
I was happy to share this growler brought by tenderbranson69 to HombreWing's w/ mughugger, abru17 and BitterBeerFace. I poured the ale from the swingtop growler into a goblet.
A - On the dark end of the spectrum, a burnished copper w/ thin white cap. Speckles of lace form in a band as the head drops. The clarity is good and there is visible carbonation, the cap has a tight bead.
S - Resiny odors that indicate citrusy hops, a very "C" hop aroma IMO w/ grapefruity and orange blend of fruity aromas, very mild malt scent
M - A brilliant crisp taste w/ juicy feel, resinous with plenty of hops adding a bitter tinge with a moderate amount of acidity, the malt feel is mild as any good IPA should be - about the hops
T - Centennial taste w/ orangey hop flavor, clean malt and mild sweet caramel tinges accent the American hop taste that is citrus without being bitingly bitter, more about the flavor of the hops, mild sweetness adds dimension w/ a rind/herbal hint as it finishes. The spice and citrus combo is tasty it finishes slightly sweet.
D - A great American IPA, very good representative of the style, well brewed and kind of reminded me of the SN Harvest, so not over the top by any means, solid.
08-06-2009 14:05:49 | More by Slatetank
India Pale Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
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