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Daily Crisis IPA - Red Brick Station

Daily Crisis IPADaily Crisis IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%


Brewed by:
Red Brick Station visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-04-2004)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by melitameister:
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melitameister

New York

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Traveling from the South, White Marsh is a fine, economical stopping point for food, drink and a night's sleep before continuing onward to the North.

Arriving on our way back to northern NY at 9pm on a Saturday night, nievely asked the concierge for the nearest supermarket to find a few brews. When I got there, they explained that Virginia does not allow beer sales froms groceries and that all the official ABC's were closed!!! Moping back to the hotel, I saw the sign for Red Brick Brewery in a huge shopping center.

Asked if they sold growlers. Yes!! Saved by a loophole in the sad Virginia legal system.

Appearance - Light amber with a creamy, longstanding head that suggested a well made brew.

Smell - Malt, cherries, mellon, pineapple and hoppy esthers.

Taste - Website says this beer has 55 IBU, and I just loved the way the bitterness played against a fresh malt base and loads of fruit to make a very appealing classic American IPA.

Mouthfeel - This is not my top element is beer tasting, but I would call this beer medium bodied with a nice creaminess on the tongue.

Overall, I was delighted to see that a another backwater southern town has an excellent understanding of brewing and is educating the locals (place was packed for delicious $2 pints).

Serving type: growler

04-18-2012 23:47:09 | More by melitameister
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-15-2013 19:03:36 | More by Boone757
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-11-2013 22:51:30 | More by Proclarush
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csurowiec

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-17-2013 15:40:05 | More by csurowiec
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

12-30-2012 23:18:30 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-13-2012 17:32:53 | More by mendvicdog
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jtd335

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-03-2012 18:54:39 | More by jtd335
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-10-2012 16:43:19 | More by StaindProject86
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nickthetick

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear toasted orange with a finger of light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a little lacing on the way down to the bottom of the glass.

S: a good amount of malt is noticeable but not to be outdone the hops show up quickly and start taking names. They come in the form of bitter oranges and grapefruits, pine, and a bit of lemon.

T: that backbone of sweet caramel malt is still there but sinks in as an afterthought of the bitter sweet citrus; blood oranges, dark grapefruits, and well ripened lemons.

MF: not heavy but by no means not light, great carbonation and a great astringent feel that's continuous after the first few sips.

O: a great example of an English IPA, its refreshing after so long of a time calling an IPA a west or an east coast IPA. It won't be taking over a spot in my top ten anytime soon but its a really good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2012 18:18:25 | More by nickthetick
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patreely12

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-10-2011 18:58:22 | More by patreely12
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer served on tap at a local beer bar and future brew pub, supposedly.

Beer is hazy and yellow to amber with a thin head of small and large bubbles, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is grainy with a mild bitterness.

Beer is medium in body and piny hoppy in the midpalate but the overall beer is more pale ale than IPA, not a lot in the way of bitterness. It is not a bad beer but it is a boring beer, unfortunately. I might have even mistaken this for an IPA in a blind taste test but there are far far better beers out there.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2011 03:01:03 | More by drabmuh
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DefenCorps

Oregon

2.2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at the Fire Station 1 "Brewery" in Silver Spring. Quite easily the worst IPA I've had in my life. I'm tempering my scores as it was made to sound like an American IPA, which it most clearly wasn't

Pouring a mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention and nice lacing, this is a pretty nice looking beer. The nose is nothing short of a disappointment. Hardly any hop character is present, bar a mild citrusy character, the nose is dominated by the malt, which strangely tasted mildly stale and caramel-like. There's possibly some herbal character as well, but it's too cold to tell, and I don't care to find out. The palate opens with a blend of a biscuit and caramel malt sweetness with a surprisingly low hop character. A faint bitterness is present, and the flavors are nondescript. Sweet on the finish, this medium-bodied beer is nicely carbonated and has a decent finish, mostly from the (probably) English base malt. I couldn't finish even a quarter of my pint, and I couldn't recommend it to anyone looking for a hop-forward beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2011 23:55:33 | More by DefenCorps
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The General Sutter Inn cask festival on 4/2/11.

A - Clear orange/amber liquid with a diminutive off-white head that reduced to nothing.

S - Malt-forward aroma with lots of caramel notes. Hop presence is quite subdued and only hints at mild herbs and tea leaves.

T - Flavor is quite malty with a mild herbal hop bite akin to tea leaves. As the aroma suggested, there is plenty of caramel and toffee malt character here.

M - Light bodied with a thin and syrupy, yet smooth, texture. Finishes with scant bitterness and plenty of sweetness on the palate.

D - Not much of an IPA, but I guess this is a British style IPA, so there you go. To me, this drank more like an ESB for pale ale. Drinkable, yes, but not very IPA-like.

Serving type: cask

04-05-2011 13:03:52 | More by ffejherb
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap with dinner.
A fairly straightforward IPA lacking a big hop bite but with just enough hops to let you know what it's supposed to be. Looks and smells like it tastes - average. A decent enough dinner drink or a bar buster but not something I would take home.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2011 23:34:03 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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beerNdarts

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the most drinkable IPA I've ever tried. Normally I like an IPA to have a more "hoppy" taste, but this is a very mild, drinkable IPA that anyone can enjoy. Even my GF likes it!

A- Golden color with very little head once poured, because it's in the growler is loses some carbonation but overall not horrible.

S- Smells like a typical IPA, very hoppy with a light sweetness at the end.

T- Again, definitely taste the hops but not with a bitter taste of most IPAs, mild and well balanced with a slight sweetness and malt.

M- Like any amber or red ale. Medium-light body.

D- For the style, non more drinkable IMHO.

Disclaimer: I'm a RBS regular, feel like thats necessary for some reason.

Serving type: growler

02-17-2011 02:45:02 | More by beerNdarts
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Nonic glass on 09/20/10

Appearance: Orange-yellow slightly hazy beer with sadly, very little of a head remaining after pouring. Some thin strands of lacing here and there, but not much else.

Smell: Faint citrus/grapefruit smells with some malt backbone. Some cut grass smells when the beer is fully warmed up.

Taste: Well balanced citrus/grapefruit hops with solid malt at the end. There is a slight English-type bitterness at the end which is why I can see this beer is classified as a English IPA - but - the smell (while faint) is classic American IPA. So I don't know if I'd classify this an English IPA or not. It's a hybrid of the two styles, but not really strong in either flavor camp. It's okay.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation on the tongue (fleeting spiciness) and medium body. Above average.

Drinkability: Okay - it's passable and went well with a seafood dish (crab cake appetizer). I could have had another - it's not very hoppy, but then again, maybe you don't always need a hop bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2010 01:15:58 | More by damndirtyape
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JDH2000

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the new Fire Station 1 bar/restaurant in Silver Spring, MD.

A- Poured a copper/amber with not too much head, but some lacing on the glass.

S- Light smell of citrus hops gives way to caramel malts.

T- Great hoppy flavor. More of the citrus, some also fresh, grass-like flavors. Mellows out with a nice malty finish.

M- Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- I found this to be a very drinkable beer and will definitely choose it again when I have the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2010 17:51:51 | More by JDH2000
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scottyb88

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-poured a clear light copper color with one finger head that retained

S-the aroma was a little hard to pick up but slight citrus

T-more on the hoppy pale ale side of things; def not as bitter as the typical IPA; more of a balanced IPA than anything

M-nice and smooth but fairly typical for the style, nothing special

D-it's very smooth and clean; not as hoppy as some other IPAs, but very drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2010 22:48:29 | More by scottyb88
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the General Sutter's Monthly Cask Night offerings on Friday, 30 October 2009.

The hand-pulled beers definitely made a better showing on this night.

This was presented with a finger of eggnog-colored head with good retention. Color was an amber with NE-quality clarity of which BUPGOO would have been proud. Nose was decently hoppy, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel was full, slightly creamy, pleasantly hoppy on the tongue. One of the regulars put his finger on it - this was an English IPA, no doubt. I wonder if it were intended as such or if the site has it mistaken. I like the way that it was much more balanced than the red, which was supposed to be the more balanced of the lot. I dig American IPAs, but the difference can be a welcome change for me. Finish had a definite hop bite, but not so much as to tip the scale out of English range. This was the most drinkable of the three on this evening.

Serving type: cask

01-02-2010 14:02:06 | More by woodychandler
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber color with 2 fingers of white head into a nonic glass. Good retention leaves pretty nice lacing down the glass. Smells of grassy hops, sweet grains, honey, and light citrus. Tastes of tangerine up front before some honey and sugared cereal malts and grain. Finishes with some grassy and earthy hops that linger. Medium to medium light in body with good carbonation. Mild with a bit of a metallic feel as well as earthy bitterness in the finish. Drinkable, but just average for an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2009 18:11:08 | More by HopDerek
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1/2" head that quickly falls to a surface foam.

Smell: mild grapefruits and some faint floral bitterness are barely detectable.

Taste: caramel, soft grapefruit tones, hints of lemon zest, green grapes, and some mild bitterness make up a mild flavored but nicely drinkable IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp at the start, crisp and lightly dry at the finish. Brief aftertaste with this one.

Drinkability: nice sessionable IPA and not a beer that burns out your tastebuds, but some may consider this one a bit mild in flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2009 20:35:09 | More by Gavage
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DeepSix

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice dark copper/amber cooler. The head is fairly thick, and a slight bit of lace around the glass.

Nothing overwhelming about the smell, a bit hoppy, but then again its an IPA.

Its a great IPA in my opinion, not much of a mouthfeel to it, but its quite tasty one of the better local brews in maryland.

I could drink a bunch of these in one go, the go down is so smooth. These are unbeatable on $1 beer tuesdays and a great choice on regular price.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2008 00:27:20 | More by DeepSix
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not a hop head. I don't always run for the IPA. This one surprised me. Great, smooth malty flavor that was accented beautifully by a nice hop bite--not the other way around. Very balanced flavor. The hops were not fruity or spicy, but rather more subtle. Really enjoyable. Pleasant surprise!

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 23:23:44 | More by tugdriver7
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weiserr

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go. The IPA hunt continues with this product of Baltimore, Maryland landing safely in its rightful location. Many thanks to Anthony P aka "Dos" for this latest find.

The pour resembles the amberesque light emitted from some automobile turn signals i.e., 75% yellow, 25% red. My first reaction was gamboge, but it's not transparent enough. A mix of bubbles ascend somewhat lethargically through murky waters, attempting to break free, yet eventually disappearing in a 2-finger crown of clouds. The retention is simply OK, while the lacing is mostly spotty, but unique. The uniqueness is revealed in shapes with a striking similarity to emoticons.

Grass-like hop aromas fill the nose. The hop character builds to a semi-sweet, nutty malt profile. Despite the relatively low ABV, my senses detect the warming effect which will eventually result from alcohol.

This is a decent tasting IPA. While it does everything fairly well, it doesn't have one dominating characteristic to stand above the rest. This isn't a knock; in fact, it reminds me of what made Sara eventually "smile". She realized she could "break out" whenever, but the romantic partnership she formed with a "similar" ingredient was not worth tampering with. My expectations for this genre are exceedingly unreasonable, to a fault. Sometimes, it's better to be thankful for what we have. Bitter-to-buttery mouthfeel, in other words smooth. Not lingering, but not weak either. Very drinkable.

It's great to know that cloudy solutions also find themselves in pint glasses, as opposed to just outdoor fountains in Baltimore, Maryland. Although I wouldn't drink this IPA to overcome a crisis, I may consider its refreshment to avoid one.

Now that's something worth smiling for.

Serving type: growler

05-13-2008 23:47:56 | More by weiserr
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boothy443

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(a) amber almost a copper tone color, thick head with a yellowish tint that lingered for a while but dissipated quickly, could not see much to any hint of effervesce in the liquid.

(s)very light smell of hops

(t) picked up a bold hop taste that not to overpowering and mellows out nicely, the taste however lingers on the pallet for a good amount of time

(m)bold but not overpowering, leaves the moth with a crisp feeling

(d) found it to be a very bold a powerful drink, but surprising easy to drink, my only thing with the lingering of the bitterness which mad e it not come of as clean to me as i would have hoped.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2007 19:32:09 | More by boothy443
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