Summer - Indigo Imp Brewery
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PDXHops:
1.63/5 rDev -45.8%
Thanks to Ryan011235 for this wax-dipped(?) 12 ounce bottle, poured into a LaChouffe tulip. The label advertises this both as bottle conditioned and open fermented "real ale". Confused, I hack into the wax and get down to business. Summer pours hazy gold with a thin off-white head and scant lacing.
Timid pale malt nose with lemony overtones and a curious vegetative background presence. Puzzingly, the flavor is much more in-your-face, and not in a good way. Overly carbed with mineral and aspirin harshness. Tart, tangy, gritty with a vague funkiness. A dry finish in my mouth, but a wet finish in the sink drain. How do you manage to screw up something like a simple pale ale to this degree? (I reckon open fermentation is a good start...)
09-30-2012 15:41:39 | More by PDXHops
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3.51/5 rDev +16.6%
A golden dark-yellow with a mild haze, this pale ale develops a big, fluffy near-white head with fairly good retention and good, sticky lace.
In the smell there's an English-style slightly metallic note with some earthy hoppiness balance drier malts, even as a note of wood sneaks out.
The taste is definitely brighter than the smell. There's still some dry, woody character along with a flash of white grape before grains sneak in underneath.
Light to medium in body, there's a creaminess to this beer that balances with a light crisp nip. It's semi-dry as hoppiness edges into the finish.
06-11-2013 21:33:07 | More by Brenden
1.93/5 rDev -35.9%
Poured into an Allagash flute on 7/18/12
A two finger off-white head rests atop a stale, cloudy, dulled pineapple juice, jaundiced-looking thing of a beer. Head retention is much thinner. No lace.
Notes of grass, herbs, orange peel and lemon juice make for a twitchy aroma. Tart apple overtones. Dusty yeast tones and hints of cracker. The aroma develops a touch of bready sweetness as it warms. The combination of musty citrus, grass and herbal notions are downright pesky when carried by such an over-carbonated body. The amount of carbonation is beyond distracting. The finish has some dry hop prickliness and a dusting of bread and cracker crumbs.
This is far from the worst Indigo Imp beer I've had. It's easily sub-par, but not wretched.
Overall impression - Time to swirl out that carbonation.
07-30-2012 05:18:48 | More by Ryan011235
3.9/5 rDev +29.6%
Served from the bottle into a becker glass
A- Bright clear golden color beer with a one head soapy head that dissipated quickly. A little ring of head remained for the whole glass and left some lace.
S- Very floral and lemon zest. Smells like a kolsch
T- Pretty big floral and lemon zest flavors, some herbal presence. Finishes pretty bitter and has a slight refreshing tartness in the middle of the tongue
M- Very crisp and clean, refreshing, with a dry bitter finish
O- Nice refreshing beer for this 80 degree day in October. Well crafted beer that tasted like a traditional Kolsch. I don't expect traditional from Indigo Imp, but this was a very traditional tasting beer with their own little twist.
10-07-2011 19:47:40 | More by Hoptometrist
3.38/5 rDev +12.3%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: One-finger lingering head on top of a hazy golden-wheat colored brew that has lots of carbonation and a little yeast floating throughout.
S: A bit sweet, with apricot notes along with just a hint of orange/citrus hops. Slightly muted.
T: Also muted, but I'm picking up stone fruits, citrus and grain.
M: Very smooth, fairly light.
O: Indigo Imp's brews can be hit or miss with their open fermentation, but this is one of the more pleasant beers I've had from them. The bottle notes say it's "brewed exclusively with Northern Brewer hops" and I personally feel more varieties would give it more depth, though I appreciate tasting what a single variety contributes. Overall makes a pleasant beer to sip on a warm day.
09-12-2011 04:09:03 | More by ONUMello
Summer from Indigo Imp Brewery
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