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India Pale Ale - War Horse Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
War Horse Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LumpyGuitar on 08-15-2008)
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Labeled "lieutenant dan IPA" 6.6% ABV.

Pours out a slightly hazy sunset orange color with a nice looking slight off white head. OK retention, head is easily revived with a quick swirl. Spotty lacing.

Not the best aroma for IPA, but I've had much worse. Slightly vegetal with some hop resins, some pine sap, Nice malty backbone.

A nicely balanced IPA, not a whole lot of hop flavor, but some resin and bitterness is definatly apparent. A touch of grapefruit but mostly pine balanced by a nice malty flavor.

Solid body and feel for an IPA.

A pretty good offering, not really worth a second bottle but I'd be interested to try more from war horse.

dogfishandi, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

deapokid, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of thain709
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - The beer poured a darker shade of amber with a nice hazy to it...there was a two finger, white head that formed...it stuck around for a little and finally became a wispy head...nice lacing

S - Hops are very present in the nose...they are citrusy and piney...there is a nice malt backbone

T - The flavors are a half step down from the nose...again the hops are present on the palate...they are juicy and bitter but there's something to them that makes me get almost an Enligsh flavor from them...the caramel malts provide the backbone to cut the bitterness but it's not overpowering...the finish is long and bitter

M - Medium bodied...good carbonation makes it smooth...long lasting bitterness

D - This IPA was balanced in the middle and left you with a pleasant bitterness...it was easy to drink but those flashes of an English IPA kind of threw me off...I would like to try more from these guys

thain709, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of akorsak
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber purchased at the Three Brothers compound in Geneva, NY during a Finger Lakes brewery excursion.

A: The IPA is a darker amber color, still translucent but with more of a vernal glow. A head of nearly two fingers resulted in thin patches of lace all around the glass.

S: The nose is citrusy and concentrated, a resiny blast of hops sitting on top of caramel malts. I also smell a dash of cinnamon, an unusual element to waft out of an IPA.

T: Plenty of caramel malts set the stage for the IPA's strong hoppiness. That hoppiness is citrusy, grapefruit through and through. When I had this ale on tap at the brewery, I was blown away by the fresh hop aroma and taste. It's not as strong here but it still delivers a wallop. A syrupy, oily hop flavor lingers long after each sip is gone.

M: The mouthfeel is hoppy, bitter in an unconventional way. The bitterness is more syrupy, gradually bringing the bitterness to the forefront.

D: I've taken my time with the bomber and enjoyed its evolution. It's not nearly as impressive as when served on tap though, so a visit to Geneva is necessary to really appreciate the IPA.

akorsak, Aug 19, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler while visiting the Finger Lakes region last weekend. This is the last of the six growlers from various upstate NY breweries that I brought home with me.

A - Pours a nice copper red. A good 1 - 2 finger head dissipates to leave a nice lacing around the top of the glass.

S - Fresh Hops. Probably English, they are quite bitter.

T - The bitterness of the hops is a little off putting. I seem to remember it tasting a little differently when I tasted at the brewery but it was also at the end of a long day of brewery winery tours so you know how that goes.

D - Seems to get flat really quickly but this could be the product of the week old growler that I am drinking it out of.

M - A little thin. This is a decent representation of the style. I was surprised to find stuff like this during our trip so I guess I can't complain too loudly. I'd drink it again if I ever find myself in the Finger Lake region.

tdawgydog, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of SLeffler27
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice, rocky, off-white head pushes up over a gem-clear, copper-amber beer with clean carbonation. The head lingers, leaving a fine lace on the pint glass.

A strong sense of orange citrus with fragrant pine makes for a simple, yet elegant aroma.

The bitterness is considerably less prevalent than the sample flavors from the tap, but this offering still has the acid and typical IPA hops. Some notes of green tea linger in the finish.

CB offers a medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, dry IPA with some metallic notes and astringency.

While not quite a session beer, one can easily have a few to quench ones thirst with a group of friends or family.

SLeffler27, Feb 09, 2009
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India Pale Ale from War Horse Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.