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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%

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.

07-24-2012 08:04:08 | More by HarrySTruman
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warnerry

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-25-2013 16:45:24 | More by warnerry
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cynical1027

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-20-2012 16:26:44 | More by cynical1027
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-23-2013 20:09:14 | More by mc4z
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +18.9%

A growler filled on 11-Jun-10. It was opened yesterday for a few pints. My review is based on day two.

A: The growler opened with a vicious psssst. Unfortunately that seems to be all of the CO2 escaping. Poured into my glass, the ale is a dark tea color, brown and opaque. No head arose on the pour although, in fairness, an eggshell white head was plentiful yesterday.

S: The IPA is well-balanced, offering up citrusy hops alongside a strong caramel base. The hoppiness is deceptive, strong but never jumping out at you like some IPAs are prone to do.

T: I appreciate the balance in the ale, the mingling of caramel and biscuit with sharp citrus hops. The caramel, as suspected, is rich and bready, a relatively sweet foundation for the hops. The hops, strong as they are, aren't in your face. Instead the bitterness slowly blooms into an all-out citrus assault. The peppery grapefruit flavors are quite strong by the last sip of my glass, leaving a long bitterness behind.

M: The gradual crescendo of hops is enjoyable, really bringing out the strength of the IPA. I don't mind the lack of carbonation during this second outing.

D: Yesterday, I was too burned out to review the ale. Today, I'm digging it. Well done, Original Gravity. I didn't appreciate Southpaw the first time around, my bad.

06-13-2010 00:29:14 | More by akorsak
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-15-2013 23:09:42 | More by buschbeer
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gopens44

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2012 22:29:15 | More by gopens44
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rickjane

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-27-2014 16:42:53 | More by rickjane
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 18:54:43 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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smb4087

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-14-2013 03:42:39 | More by smb4087
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rjcoy06

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-10-2013 21:50:37 | More by rjcoy06
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Geo75

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-22-2014 01:01:21 | More by Geo75
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

A-Golden hued copper with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.

S-Lemon citrus hop aroma with a healthy underlying sweet caramel base.

T-Sharp, citrus hop forward pop. Nice backing caramel malt without being overly sweet. A well balanced taste profile.

M-Medium-light body quite sharp and crisp with good lingering bitterness.

D-A solid, easy to drink go to IPA. A nicely done beer that won't blow your doors off but it doesn't leave you hanging either.

07-13-2009 11:08:52 | More by Deuane
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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-15-2011 18:38:25 | More by brycevolk
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MButkus


2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

08-27-2012 20:56:26 | More by MButkus
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thomseye

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-26-2013 04:37:21 | More by thomseye
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-28-2012 23:52:38 | More by JVoyager
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thebends1

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2012 20:03:35 | More by thebends1
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-14-2013 23:08:15 | More by HarmonMW
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-13-2013 00:06:56 | More by linnymtu
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Hoppyman49


4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-16-2012 02:38:08 | More by Hoppyman49
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Fanhitter


3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Served on tap at the OG Pub on 9-30-2012 during a dismal offering by the Lions.

Pour is solid. 1/4 inch of head, pours an autumnal amber, with a yellowish hue around the bottom of the pint glass. What I expect from a fresh brewed IPA.

Smells a tad malty, but moreso a floral hoppiness, with a nice citrusy overtone. More of grapefruit peel than anything else.

Taste is mellow and very dry, not very characteristic of many modern IPAs. This beer stays smooth, easy drinking and flavorful, despite being void of much of the sometimes offensive hop amounts seen in other flagship IPAs.

Upon the initial draw, the consistency is light and mildly syrupy, almost Guinness-like in its pull, but offers a very balanced amount of carbonation when swallowed; a pleasant gulp.

Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable beer. Really liked it the first time I tried it a few months ago, and feel the same about it this time around. If I see this beer on tap it will always be in contention for one I'd order as far as IPAs go. This is the beer that brought me to the brewery, and for an easy-drinking draft IPA, is one of my favorites. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a smooth pint with some gusto.

09-30-2012 19:35:25 | More by Fanhitter
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schwee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-19-2012 15:44:35 | More by schwee
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours very hazy golden orange with creamy head very hazy and cloudy. Aroma of strong hops and pine cones, huge bitter pine and raw hops wow. Flavor follows with the most bitter I have experienced, big pine on the tongue all the way through, some grassiness and very little malt influence here. Wow what a palate wrecker. Finishes rough, and gets a high rating since I was looking for a new level of crushing bitterness. Pretty good beer.

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Michigan

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Southpaw IPA from Original Gravity Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.