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Berwick IPA - Berwick Brewing Company

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Berwick IPA
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berwick Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 12-06-2008)
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TimoP, Jul 31, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Berwick Brewing Company's 2nd Anniversary celebration on 1/23/10. Served in a stange.

Pours a hazy orange copper, with about a finger of brite-white creamy froth. This stays quite robust, leaving thick swathes of lace back. Just a real robust look to this. The aroma is overall earthy and herbal in the nose with undertones of spice and bitter smelling citrus. A layer of bready malts in the back give this some sweetness.

Hops are sharp and gritty up front in the taste, with a good bit of the bitterness coming from spice and citric hops. Some sweeter fruity citrus and caramel malts give this a well done balancing tanginess. Even mix of sweetness and hops linger for a good bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a VERY creamy and slick feel to the carbonation, which is probably my favorite hightlight of this beer. Just no sense of the alcohol at all.

Totally servicable IPA here with a well balanced hop profile and the type of creamy slickness to the feel that I love. I understand this beer changes from time to time and I'm very glad that I caught it on a good day. Tasty stuff!

Kegatron, Jan 27, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Nice golden yellow in color.

S-Hoppy Fruity notes.

T-Taste of Hops and citrus notes.

M-Semi-dry. Very smooth texture on the pallet.

D-Trying this beer from my local brewery this is one of the best on the menu. Between aroma and taste. This beer is so drinkable. I'm going back for more me excuse me.

SamuelJackson45, Sep 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a bright tangerine orange with a slight haze. The head was smooth and firm, paperwhite in color, and maintained very well, lapsing to a whispy covering while leaving a slight spotty lacing. Visible carbonation was light-medium.

S: sweet and sugary pink grapefruit with fresh pineapple fruity notes. Very smooth and refined in nature, and citrusy sweet.

T: The flavor started off sweet, with pink grapefruit pulp and tangy citrus before proceeding to a floral hopping of pine and wet citrusy hops. The bitterness was moderatly strong, well suited per style, and lingers for a quite a bit. The overall flow and transition of flavor was nice, starting with some sweet sugary grapefruit and finishing with a well bittering finish that lets you know this ipa is packing the hops. There is some grassy notes as well with the overall hopping being very smooth, and refined, never harsh and bitter, rather well rounded, but packs a nice linger punch on the finish and fade.

M: a good carbonation bite with an assertive tingle on the tongue. The body is medium full, edgy from the carbonation while leaving a bittering finish of floral citrus.

D: Good drinkability, one certainly worthy of multiples and suitable as a very good summer ipa with just the right amount of hops and body making this a smooth drinker. I did however detect the alcohol after 3 servings. Im glad I picked up a growler of this. Chalk one up for the little guy in Berwick, a well brewed and clean example.

beerthulhu, Jun 19, 2009
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IPAchris, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Listed as 7%ABV upon my visit.

A golden colored liquid, slightly hazy, with a creamy white head that retained well and displayed great lacing. Citrus zest and pith in the nose, grassy, with a bready malt base. Aroma is reflected in the taste, citrus and pine hops, adequately bitter, bready/biscuity malts and toasted grains for a sense of balance. Nothing surprising here, just a good all-around IPA. Medium body, drying finish, moderate carbonation.

Rifugium, Aug 28, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew changes slightly from batch to batch due to what hops are used. This one was imbibed on 1/23/10 during the BBC 2nd anniversary celebration.

A-Hazy orange tinted copper with a thick, off-white head that reduced to a thin cap and left decent lace.

S-Bitter orange rind citrus pop with subtle notes of fresh hay and pine. Caramel malt sweetness present but more supportive and does not overwhelm.

T-Hops up front with spicy citrus and pine. Well balanced by sweet biscuit malt and a touch of caramel sweetness.

M-Medium body with a nice long lasting bitterness. Dry finish.

D-Well done and this one seems to improve with each successive batch. Becoming quite the refreshing and totally poundable IPA offering. I am never disappointed to see this one one tap.

Deuane, Jan 26, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light tangerine/golden color with a creamy two plus inches of off white head. Keeps a good, solid lace and leaves a nice amount of webbing on the sides.

Smell is full of very herbal hops, with a bit of grass and pine too. Just a whiff of citrus in this nose. Light sweetness as well.

Flavor wise the hops are also quite herbally, with a grassy quality to them too. There is a spiciness to these hops as well, plus some pine. Really not much citrus, as with the nose. Not sure what the hop bill is here but it's interesting and certainly differnet. There's a light, biscuit like sweetness to provide some balance, and in the finish there is a good smack of herbal hop bitterness and some lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and crisp. Dry in the finish.

This is a very solid and tasty IPA from One Guy/Berwick. I'd grab a growler on my next visit too.

number1bum, Jan 06, 2010
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to get up to One Guy's place for some beer and pizza and I was delighted to see he would be coming near me to Earth Bread & Brewery for an event, Score!!!

Atomic punk came to me in a Berwick Brewing(there's now two guy's) pint glass looking like an IPA should. Hazy sunset yellow with some trace orange tints filtered throughout the beer. There was a head of an inch, white in color, and like that, it was gone. I'll say it came back with swirls. Loose lacing.

Drinking citrus laden IPA's all day, i was glad this had some pine up in the nose. There is alot of citrus too with the usual grapefruit and a splash of squeezed orange. Bready biscuit malts too. Atomic punk smells like an IPA should and this is fresh from the source.

Grapefruit, oranges, pine and some sweet malts take up the taste and pretty much in that order as listed above. Im guessing there is more than one hop variety used from the citrus plus pine and at least one of the 3C's. This tastes clean as hell, Im not getting any raw vegetal taste which is A ok by me. The breadyness is light towards the end but noted.

Pretty smooth with a hop bite towards the beginning and middle, followed by some bread, and than some bitterness lingers on the mouth at the end minimally. Between light and medium in feel, and a spruced up amount of carb make for a lively and tasty beer.

Let's just say that this is very easy drinking beer. I would drink a growler of this with no problem and no help from friends although I love sharing. The only problem is EBB was not filling growlers of this special elixer, Kicks Rocks...

One Guy, thanks 4 making it down to philly and for bringing the awesome brews and that flatbread recipe of yours, it was great. I'll get up there one day.

BARFLYB, Apr 09, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Robjvoorhees, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the tasting room.

Pours a hazy orange amber with a fluffy white head and a very nice amount of lacing.

The nose is very hoppy, backed by a moderate amount of malty sweetness.

Taste is really well balanced. Lots of citrus and earthy hops with a very solid malt backbone that makes this one a real pleasure to drink.

Crisp and medium bodied, this is a very tasty beer.


sholland119, Jan 26, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my nonic pint glass a mildly cloudy golden yellow color with a good two fingers of off white foam. A layer of lacing stays with the glass after each sip. Really nice looking in the glass. Smells and tastes of pine, citrus such as grapefruit, and orange with a decent amount of malt to support the hops. Smooth drinking with a pleasant bitterness following into the finish. Great medium body and carbonation. Very tasty, well balanced and drinkable. The alcohol is hidden well.

ClockworkOrange, Dec 06, 2008
Photo of Florida9
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CaptinRedBeard for this one...

A: Poured into a shaker pint. Very cloudy orange yellow in color. Forms a 1/4" of sticky, rocky and stable off-white head on an aggressive pour. Good retention and lacing.

S: First whiff is wonderful. Pine and citrus with some biscuit malt. But once the head fades so does the aroma.

T: Light grainy malt followed by a moderate grapefruit bitterness. Some pine and resin with the bitterness really sticking to the tongue. A light sweetness offers some balance, but this one is definitely about the hops. Very nice.

M: Medium in body with a lower carbonation level. An appreciable, astringent bitterness that hangs on the tongue.

D: This in my kind of IPA. A nice light maltiness with a good dose of hoppy bitterness. The wife and I found it quite easy to drink with the growler not lasting much more than a couple of hours.

Florida9, Sep 24, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ridgeline23, May 19, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap today at the brewery.

Appearance: Pours goldfish orange with a 2 finger slightly buttery crown that displays some retention and lace.

Smell: Grapefruit, wet grass, herbal notes, and a touch of bready malt.

Taste: Same as nose but with a tiny hint of astringency.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a small bit of chewiness.

Drinkability: Pretty sessionable but a better mouthfeel and taste would improve the drinkability.

One of my favorite offerings from Berwick.

koopa, Oct 09, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

deonreds, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ceetee26, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

smokejr, Mar 27, 2012
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Berwick IPA from Berwick Brewing Company
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