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Eastern Standard IPA - Peekskill Brewery

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Eastern Standard IPA
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BA SCORE
92
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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

sfr26, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

duceswild, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

gshackles, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

adkrogue, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

pknyc, May 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

jenray, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Shorty's, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger frothy white head cthere was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured balmy tropical hops with a slight pininess.

The taste was an upfront in your face hop assault consisting of a resinous tropical fruit hop element that was cleaned up by a touch of pine. Nice round malts supported the hefty hoppiness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very well made hop bomb.

plaid75, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

infi, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

chefduff2, May 03, 2013
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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
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Googs, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BushwyckCraft, Apr 20, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 04/15/13 notes.

a - Pours a hazy golden orange color with two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident,

s - Smells of tropical fruits, citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, floral hops, citra, fruity malts, and some earthy notes. Super hoppy and fresh nose; really an awesome mix of tropical fruits and hops. Loving it.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, tropical fruits, fruity malts, floral hops, lightly bitter hops, herbal notes. Not too bitter; not quite as great as the nose but still really good.

m - Medium body and low ot moderate carbonation. Light bitter bite but not much at all.

o - Overall a really great IPA; nose is great and full of fresh hops and tropical fruits. Easy to drink; one of the better east coast IPA's I've had (especially not from Vermont). Have heard good things about Peekskill and their first beer impressed me a lot. Looking forward to having more of their beers.

mdfb79, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

CTJman, Apr 14, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden-yellow in color, you don't expect this beer to be as aromatic at first pour, but it is. This beer's hops showcase more floral notes than than citrus, and that's a pleasant change from the ordinary. While I consider it a conservative IPA, the flavor has winks of greatness, depsite being mild by today's harsh IPA standards. The finish is clean, light, and memorable when so many other 'easy-going' IPAs aren't.

It's my first experience with Peekskill, and it was a great choice amoungst a sea of hipsters drinking PBRs.

Bauzen, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Chugger, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

sliverX, Apr 07, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks merc for sharing

The beer pours an orange golden color with a thin blanketing of a white head. Great grapefruit hop nose with a touch if grain and booze. The taste is considerably balanced and drinkable, hop forward, citrusy, touch of grain backbone - reminds me of daisy cutter. Great, drinkable, malty IPA with a mild, citrusy hop profile and appropriately lingering bitterness. Very tasty, very drinkable IPA that hits the spot.

ThePorterSorter, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

CHickman, Apr 06, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Man Peekskill Brewery really kicking it up! Great IPA that pours clear and golden - looks a lot thinner than it tastes/smells. Nose is full of floral hops right away. Taste really surprises - packed with hops from the first sip. Rides the line b/w bitterness and sweetness perfectly. Malt flavors throughout along with complex hops.

Great addition to the PB lineup - looks like they are trying for broad distribution which is great news for all us hopheads! Great addition to the burgeoning Hudson Valley beer scene

TheJerkstore, Mar 28, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Whew! This is an IPA! Strong pine and salty tones. Lots of resin. The hop bitterness just attacks your tongue. Intense, thorough, unrelenting. This is a hop head's wet dream. Carbonation is high and biting. Sip and savor this one. And FYI - the brewery doesn't wan't growlers being filled of any of their beers, apparently? At least, that is what I was told where I got this one.

RblWthACoz, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

dcguitar, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery

A light amber body with a fluffy two finger off-white cap. Good retention and clingy lace all over the glass. Borderline sheeting.

The nose is floral with tropical fruit. Grapefruit, fresh flowers, herbs, and pine needles with a sturdy malt backbone.

Some oily hops up front with floral and tropical fruit sweetness before a mix of pine bitterness and malt through the middle and into the finish. A mild lingering bitterness, but mainly a little oily residual sweetness.

Medium body with a bit of an oily/resiny feel.

A solid IPA on all fronts. Doesn't necessarily stand out in a crowded field but I would never turn it down if offered. Nice beer.

ColForbinBC, Mar 11, 2013
Eastern Standard IPA from Peekskill Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.