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Industrial IPA - Cortland Beer Company

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Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lovindahops on 04-01-2011

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by tempest:
Photo of tempest
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a bomber from Wegman's in Dewitt, NY. Nice to see another CNY brewer on the shelves. This is a good, but not amazing IPA. There's a fruity, juicy knock up front and a spicy—like spice cake—finish with a long, smooth bitter finish. There's a mild bready, doughy backbone. And more importantly for a newer brewer, it's a clean beer. Give it a shot.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light reddish copper with a warm glowing haze. The off white head head is long lasting. An absolutely gorgeous looking beer.

Moderately strong hop aromas of pineapple, citrus and pine. There is light malt sweetness in there with a light alcohol aroma in there as well. Clean fermentation showing no esters nor diacetyl.

The initial flavor is of citrus and pineapple hops with a well balanced hop bitterness and malt sweetness. The bitterness lingers into a long medium dry finish. There are also light hop flavors of resinous pine and mango. The alcohol has a soft perfume quality in very low levels.

This beer has a medium body with moderate carbonation. there is a slight alcohol warmth. No astringency

This is an enjoyably bitter but balanced IPA that I could enjoy a few pints of in a sitting. The hops aroma and flavor are moderately strong and I like just a touch more of both but it's defiantly to style want.

Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head, good deal of carbonation and nice lacing.

S-Citrus and grassy hops with caramel balancing it out.

T-Starts with caramel malt and is rounded out by citrus hops. mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, carbonated and velvety.

O-A good IPA, most likely Cortland's best beer.

Photo of jeffstinson
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of plaid75
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured It hazy amber here with the one finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured an earthy sweetness and seemingly tired grassy hop.

The taste was likewise earthy in its sweetness with a slight citrus hop and the same dull grassiness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a strange lingering bitterness.

Overall and unimpressive malt forward IPA.

Photo of Fahz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of 1BadblueSS
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of scootsmal
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy dark amber/orange color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and caramel malt scent along with a wonderful piney hop aroma. It's an IPA with a good malt base. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth, malty flavor that sets the stage for a killer piney hop bitterness. It hits you up front and resinates in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a well brewed East Coast IPA. The malt bill provides adequate balance for the bold hop character.

Photo of rxthree
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of suspect
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Hazy orange in color. It appears to be really cloudy but upon checking the clear CBC growler, there is nothing at the bottom. It appears to be sediment free. Aggressive pour leads to a 1.5 finger head that sticks around and leaves nice, consistent lacing throughout.

S: Nice citrus and piney hop smell along with some definite malt backbone. Smells like a really well done IPA.

T: Nice bitter bite from the hops followed along by some nice malt presence.

M: Bitter finish, perfectly carbonated, excellent aftertaste lingers a long time.

O: A solid IPA and one that I really enjoy. I enjoy it way more knowing that it's local and the guys at CBC are solid and know their stuff.

Photo of greyghost86
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cashmier
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cortland's Industrial IPA has a hazy, dark-golden body and an off-white head that is about a finger tall, has good retention, and leaves some scraps of lacing behind.

The aroma mixes pine and grapefruit with about equal parts malt.

I can't decide whether Industrial IPA is a balanced IPA or the hops have a slight nose between the two main ingredients, but either way, it manages to be a solid IPA without mouth-bending, tongue-twisting amounts of uneven hops in it. Leads off with a good, piney flavor and a good bit of bitterness; hints of grass are in there also. Next comes a blend of pale and caramel malts, with enough pale that it doesn't get to sweet or overpowering.

The beer overall stays fairly dry, with a medium body and carbonation that makes it feel a little heavier.

It's nice to come across a balanced IPA that I actually dig, because that doesn't happen often anymore. Good beer.

Photo of Edward19
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased on tap at the Syracuse Univeristy Football game. Solid IPA - hoppy, bitter and dry. I enjoyed this beer very much and will definitley purchase this in the future. I did drink this out of a plastic cup so I am sure I did not get the full flavor. Either way it was still very enjoyable.

Photo of DannSchuler
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first ever cortland brew! On tap at JRyans

A- pours a hazy amber orange with a good off white head of foam. Goos lacing along the sides of the brew. Almost glows

S- good malty notes combine with a citrus orange hop scent. The maltyness finishes with some caramel scents. A very inviting scent as the ipa style goes

T- delicious! Pine and citrus are very strong with a great bitter taste as well. The malt is very forward with the brew just as the bitterness really lingers with the brew. Great sweet flavors as well

M- medium bodied with good lingering flavor of bitterness. Definitely a treat

D- industrial ipa presents a great display of bitterness. Good flavor is displayed throughout. I will be coming back to this brew fron the cortland brewing company

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Industrial IPA from Cortland Beer Company
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