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Organic IPA - Napa Smith Brewery

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Organic IPAOrganic IPA

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DousedInStout on 03-09-2010

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Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 115
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3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.45/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium reddish amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a tiny center patch of sheer surface foam. Sudsy, semi-resilient lacing.

S- Soapy aroma with a light hop presence and bready malt.

T- More of that soapy quality and then this really unpleasant bitterness starts to sink its teeth in and won't let go. More bready malt presence with minimal sweetness. All the flavors are so separated and clash with each other.

M- Very bitey and a bit oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Crap. Just total crap. Whoever tasted this after it was brewed and said "Hey, this stuff is great! Let's put it in a bottle and try to sell it!" Doesn't know a good beer from a hole in the ground. Sorry to be so harsh, but this just is not good. So glad I got it for free so I can put the rest of it where it belongs: down the drain.

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2.84/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beer_Loving_Brandon
4.47/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I accidentally got this beer as a rogue member of a 4pk of Hopageddon. not sure how it got mixed in... Normally I intentionally avoid anything with an "organic" moniker due to the associations with social groups/political factions that I don't really like.

Let me begin the actual review by saying that I really like Hopageddon. It is easily one of the best tasting beers I drink. It is just a little more expensive than I like. Normally a 4pk of Hopageddon is around $12 where I can find it. Is it worth it? Yes.

So the Organic IPA is great. It is smooth, it tastes good, and it smells terrific. If you like hop-forward IPAs I would venture to say that you would like this beer. It is not as hop-forward as Hopageddon...almost seems like a smoother or "light" version. The taste does a great job of masking the alcohol content, which frankly is not that high anyways.

I recommend it to anyone that likes IPAs. You won't be disappointed.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one just tastes great. If you are looking for a California west coast bitterness weaponized IPA, look elsewhere. This is just a good, solid, delicious IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

Hands down one of the best IPAs I've had. The floral and citrus notes explode! I was surprised how clean the taste was with such a cloudy pour. Wonderful flavor! Sweet, hoppy, & a bit of a floral note. Clean finish.

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3.44/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.02/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow, what an IPA! Not perfect, but very, very nice. Flavorful with a wonderful aroma.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of KajII
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium apricot orange brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, diminishing down to a thin film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, spruce and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), and a slight fruity ester (peaches and pears).

Taste was mildly malty sweet with a touch of caramel in the beginning, progressing with a mild fruitiness along with a nice hoppy bitterness and a citrus peel bite right at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with a somewhat pronounced bitter citrusy taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a lightly dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a very tasty and well balanced IPA. It possessed a very nice sweet fruity flavor and a somewhat bold citrusy bitterness which balanced each other out superbly, thus concealing the slightly high ABV completely...


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Organic IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
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