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Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale Ale - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ypsifly on 01-17-2006

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Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 82
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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Old school skunk taste BAD

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3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, unknown date:
The beer pours a burnt orange to faded brown, and fairly cloudy. For an IPA, this seems a bit mis-colored, as it's far from pale. The white head builds up nice in an average strength pour, and does stick around in a film on the surface and medium thick on the edges. The foamy edges lace the glass, saving the look rating from being sub-avg.

The nose is honey and biscuit like in nature, a little on the sweet side. The nose is a bit malty for an IPA, but nice. I do get a bit of caramel also, and that does fit in a bit with the English style IPAs I have had. I also get some hints of dark fruit.

As expected, this beer is a bit on the malty side, with a dark-bread sweetness. The English IPA features or caramel and noble hops are evident and balance quite well. If the hops came out a little more, I think I'd rate it a bit higher. There is a raisin taste in the background, as well. This is a medium body, low carbonation feel beer.

Actually, this beer was quite enjoyable. I do prefer American IPAs to English IPAs in general, but as stated, this doesn't seem to quite fit into either. This beer seems a little bit like a Dopplebock or Dubbel in its sweetness. Perhaps I just haven't had many maltier English IPAs. Ignoring styles, this was a very enjoyable beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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A- Dark amber- copper color, little to no head, minimal lacing if any.

S- Strange metallic like sent. Almost a sour malt overtone. Not great.

T- Mild malt flavor comes through first. A nice hop bitterness prevails next. Not overpowering in any respect. Not overwhelming either I'm afraid. Fortunately every sip is better than the last.

M- This IPA kind of coats the mouth. Goes down ok, can't complain too much, after all I am enjoying a cold beer. But I have had better.

O- Maybe should of tried this before I enjoyed a 90 minute. You can't do much better than Dogfish heads masterpiece. But I don't hate it at all.

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Dragonmead Crown Jewels India Pale Ale from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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