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Industrial IPA - Cortland Beer Company

Not Rated.
Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA

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14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 51
Avg: 3.76
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: lovindahops on 04-01-2011

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 51
Reviews by tempest:
Photo of tempest
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.06/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of billmckibben
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of jeffstinson
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of plaid75
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.82/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz tallboy can.

3.25 A: Murky copper amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Hops are primarily grassy and earthy, but there's some piney and citrus in there as well. Overall though, the hops are underwhelming. Yeasty breadiness with some toastiness and a touch of caramel. Pretty average.

2.75 T: Hops are again underwhelming. Very mild bitterness and not a lot of flavor as well. What is there spans across grassy, earthy, piney, and nondescript citrus with no real focus. Lots of yeasty breadiness, but clean for the most part. Toastiness accompanies a light fruitiness with some peach and pear. The taste isn't bad. It's more an issue of comparing this to competing IPAs. This one doesn't measure up.

3.0 M: Medium body than comes off a bit watery. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess but overall good enough.

2.5 D: Again, it's a decent beer, but well below average, especially in the IPA world.

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Photo of Fahz
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of 1BadblueSS
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DuffMan23
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of scootsmal
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ER527
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of rxthree
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of suspect
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy, light brown with a one-finger head
S: Grassy with subtle citrus, pine and malt
T: As others have said, mostly grassy and sweet with a hint of citrus/pine but completely opposite of the order I typically enjoy in an IPA
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet, herbal
O: I did finish the glass as it is different and unique but not a beer I would seek out again. IMO would be better with more hop bitterness and less sweetness

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Industrial IPA from Cortland Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.