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Eastern Standard IPA - Peekskill Brewery

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Eastern Standard IPA
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Another true classic, our IPA holds nothing back. It’s loaded with Simcoe and Citra hops, grown for us at Carpenter Ranches in Granger, WA.

(Beer added by: merc7186 on 07-11-2012)
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Reviews by LarryK:
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4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

EDITED 5-28-2013

Had to come back to this review as I don't know what happened with the Grumbler fill I'd had last month, but whatever it was -- old keg, dirty tap lines, dirty grumbler, improper grumbler filling procedure, low carbonation -- this beer was not what it was supposed to be.

As an aside, it's staggering how many things can happen to a beer that are out of the brewer's hands once it leaves the brewery.

Anyway, I had Eastern Standard on tap at both Beer Authority and Rattle N Hum this past weekend, and it was phenomenal -- substantially closer to the Citra bomb I had at the Brewpub last fall. -- and also nothing like the Alpha King-style beer I thought I was drinking last month. If the keg I'd gotten my grumbler fill from was indeed old, it's pretty crazy to think that Eastern Standard goes from basically tasting like Zombie Dust when fresh to Alpha King after the intense hop aroma and flavor has muted, but that seems to be what I experienced.

All in all, I would rank this beer up there with Barrier's Money as among the top IPAs being brewed in New York State right now.

Original Review, 3.8 out of 5
Originally had Eastern Standard last October at the old PB brewpub; bought a Grumbler fill yesterday, and so it was my second time having it. Both aroma and color were substantially different than I'd remembered.

Appearance: Deep amber, very dark for an IPA. Color is almost a dead ringer for Alpha King.

Smell: Surprised to see so many note citrus flavors; I got almost none. Again, nose reminded me of Alpha King.

Taste: Not to beat a dead horse here, but if you've never had Alpha King, Peekskill's Eastern Standard is your east coast version of it. Hop flavor fairly subdued for an IPA, drinks considerably more like a hopped-up amber -- think Nugget Nectar.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied for an IPA

Overall: Just as Three Floyds purposely mislabels Alpha King an APA when it is really an IPA, I'm not sure Eastern Standard is an IPA as much as an Amber or Imperial Amber. It's a very good beer, but I wouldn't come in expecting a classic citrusy hop bomb.

LarryK, May 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

csmartin6, Jan 13, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Freshie Growler filled at the brewery. Gotta love fresh and local high quality growler fills!

Pours medium apricot, lightly hazed, quality look to the retententive fluffy head, tiny bubble film and leaves ungodly amounts of fine sheeting and lace, from the collar to damn near the top of the glass. Nice looking brew.

Floral and tropical fruity hop nose. Yum

Nose carries through onto the palate with more tropical fruity goodness. Waves of satisfying hoppyness, but not at all bitter. Simply delicious IPA, with fresh hop notes that will tantilize the senses and put a smile on the face of good beer lovers.

Something real good is going on at Peekskill brewery as they settle into their new brew house and begin to put out more highly enjoyable brews like this one.

Glad I got an extra growler!

Billolick, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

r0nyn, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Griffith, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Sammy, Mar 07, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served on tap at the brewery.

A: A golden orange with an inch of head

S: Citrus, some floral, grapefruit orange. Hops, hops and hops. I can't believe this is brewed in NY.

T: The taste pretty much follows up the smell. A citrus delight.

M: Carbonation is moderate

O: An absolute hop bomb. Easily one of the best IPAs I have ever had. This is right up there with the best of them. It's such a hop monster it seems more like a double.

chrishiker1409, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Ralphs66, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Bieniek30, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

MarkJBurch, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Clear, shiny yellow pour. 1 inch head, visible carbonation.

Smells like it was brewed with Citra. Dank citrus fruits all up in my nose.

Tastes include orange, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, slight cattiness, flowers. The flavors could be slightly more pronounced, possibly. Low bitterness.

Medium all around for the mouthfeel- medium carbonation, body, and drinkability.

A very tasty hoppy beer, but Amazeballs and Higher Standard beat it out, IMO.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 25, 2013
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Eastern Standard IPA from Peekskill Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.