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Southpaw IPA - Original Gravity Brewing Company

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Southpaw IPA
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82
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Original Gravity Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 07-13-2009)
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Reviews by HarrySTruman:
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HarrySTruman

Michigan

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Minimal head, virtually no lacing, amber and cloudy appearance.

Smells of hops and tropical fruits. Orange and floral nodes, though bitter hops takes over the smell for the most part. Typical IPA smell, but quite inviting.

Tastes of a typical AIPA. Hops for bitterness, sweetness from citrus fruit. Not quite as bold as some AIPA's, pretty average overall flavor.

Mouthfeel was kind of syruppy and it wasn't well balanced. A bit more bitter than it needed to be for such a low ABV.

Overall this is pretty much an average IPA. Nothing I would seek out again, but nothing I would turn down on tap. It seemed like it was trying to be a big bold hopmonster, but it failed at that, instead it was a slightly unbalanced beer that felt a bit thick on the tongue, but the flavor was light. It just didn't have a direction.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 08:04:08 | More by HarrySTruman
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Southpaw IPA from Original Gravity Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.