Mound Builder IPA - People's Brewing Company
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3.69/5 rDev +5.1%
I've had this IPA many times and keep going back for this award winner.
A - Copper color with reddish hue. Low head with light lacing. Clear beer.
S - Pungent hop aroma with notes of citrus prevailing.
T - Great hop flavor that shines through with a citrus character and hints of pine. Some orange and grapefruit have a grip on this brew. Smooth with a solid hop bitterness to finish crisp. Some malt in the middle of it with a nice sweetness to give balance.
M - Medium mouth-feel with the tones of sweetness. Lower carbonation.
Overall, one of my favorite IPAs. If you're a hop head this is your session beer. Perfect blend of citrus hops and malt for an IPA. If you haven't tried it you should. I'd drink it every day to give my hops thirst a quench. May want to try it with a slice of orange to give it a stronger citrus flavor.
06-13-2013 00:13:34 | More by dmgeng
3.55/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured into a Spaten tumbler. A cloudy dark or burnt orange color. A large amount of very small carbonation bubbles rise to leave a small one finger, off white, creamy head. Lace is around to the end in a nice ringed and patchy pattern.
Smell is quite a bit of citrus hop notes. There is just a slight bread smell and some alcohol is there too.
Taste is very odd. It almost tastes like an underaged Barleywine. Rich light malts, that are sweet. There is also some tartness going on here. As it warms it changes just a bit. The sweetness becomes more of a fruit, maybe a nectarine mixed with a the bitterness of a yellow grapefruit, as apposed to the malt (undefined) sweet from the start. It is quite bitter so I might be getting tongue buckled??
Mouth is very spot on for the style. Carbonated great and leaves nothing left to question. A bit of warm from the booziness late in the throat or belly.
Overall I enjoyed this one. I am told that this might be the first bottling of this so good luck to the new brewery. Like I said in the Taste, I might have been a little pallet whipped. Regardless, this is most defiantly worth a try. Thanks to HandsomeBrew for this extra.
06-26-2011 06:13:19 | More by azdback
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Pours a bright copper, orange color with very little head.
S: Lots of grapefruit and citrus hops here.
T: Much more balanced than the smell. Starts with Starts with some hops: grapefruit with some grass and pine. The finish has some bitterness with a bit of bready/caramel malt in the aftertaste.
M: Medium with a good amount of carbonation.
O: Decent IPA. First People's beer I've had. Nothing extraordinary but nothing I'd turn down.
12-14-2011 20:21:45 | More by RunForYourBeer
3.5/5 rDev -0.3%
Looks more like an amber than anything, clear orange and little head. Rather underwhelming, really.
Sweetly malted to the nose, some woodsiness in the hops - pine and cedar, mostly.
Deep hops - could nearly pass for a double IPA. Far more maltiness than I'd have guessed for an IPA. Candied sugar, alcohol and a hoppy burn from the beginning, lingering throughout.
The malts are too big for an IPA and there's too much burn from an overly-hopped and out of balance beer to be enjoyable. A dose of subtlety would do this beer good.
07-04-2012 19:52:52 | More by mdcrouser
Mound Builder IPA from People's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.