ISA (India-Style Session Ale) - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: light golden-orange hue with a bit of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head poured three fingers of frothy ivory foam and has pretty good retention. I quite like it.
Smell: earthy, floral, citrusy and fruity hops atop a relatively sweet malt base. Good, but there's something else in there, like an overripe or sickly sweet fruity character which isn't strong but is present enough to be a distraction.
Taste: fruity and citrusy with a fair amount of acidity in the works, although it's not necessarily tart. Finishes off with a good, balanced bitterness. The overripe character from the aroma is thankfully absent, although the overall impression is a bit homebrew-ey. Not terrible, though.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good, rocky carbonation. Refreshing.
Overall: this is a decent and drinkable IPA, but I feel like the formula could use a little cleaning up.
07-24-2013 01:17:35 | More by flagmantho
3.61/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Copper ranging into orange. Good white head with nice retention. Even has some legs.
N: Heavy on the syrupy pineapple backed up by pine. Ample maltiness. Some good dry hopping. Not complex but pleasant.
T: Balanced with malt and bitterness, though it does tend towards the hoppy side. Again, not much complexity, but it’s clean and tasty.
M: Somewhat dry, slightly water, and moderately resinous.
O: An IPA for a game with friends. Won’t tax your taste buds, but it’s certainly enjoyable and goes down easy.
07-23-2013 15:53:42 | More by writerLJBerg
3.41/5 rDev -7.1%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look - dark tan/golden color, slightly murky, with about two fingers' worth of light khaki-colored foam that disspipates slowly.
Smell - understandably hoppy-smelling. The aroma seems to contain Cascade hops mixed with something else. The Cascades might even be dry hops.
Taste - normal bitterness of an IPA, but it does have a mellow feel that helps the bitter initial bite flow into a softer thirst-quenching middle. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste, but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, not too creamy, not too light.
Overall - not a bad brew at all, but doesn't seem intensely intriguing. Still, not bad for just being something good to drink.
06-21-2013 03:23:45 | More by Nerudamann
ISA (India-Style Session Ale) from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.