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Mound Builder IPA - People's Brewing Company

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Mound Builder IPAMound Builder IPA

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: alleykatking on 10-05-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of nhindian
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Billakowski for sending this as an extra.

A - Pours a cloudy amber with flecks of red and brown and even with a somewhat aggressive pour, a little less than a finger's worth of light tan head appears. Low retention with this head with only a few bubbles sticking around afterward. The lacing isn't bad either on this beer.

S - The nose is refreshing and crisp, at first delivering fresh grapefruit and citrus with some pine resin. A little bit of caramel malt comes through, but not a whole lot.

T - Unfortunately the flavor deviates from the promising nose and turns into a sweet, malty IPA that doesn't accentuate the great characteristics from the nose. The hops, rather than being juicy and full of citrus, are instead bitter and spicy while the malt backbone springs to life to take over. It's bitter, sweet, and much too malty for my liking.

M - Mouthfeel is medium- to heavy-bodied with lowish carbonation. Definitely feels a bit heavy especially given the sweetness and syrupy feel.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. I had some nice hopes for this beer after the aroma, but the taste just doesn't live up to those expectations after deviating from what made the nose so great. It actually almost comes across as a hopped-up barleywine in the taste.

Photo of chrismattlin
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Jishguy
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Relatives picked up this growler for me when I came to visit from out of town.

A- Poured a beautiful amber color with a hardly noticable head. Lacing was very minimal as well.

S- Smells of hops, pine, caramel, and a touch of citrus fill the nose. A tiny note of ethanol pokes through.

T- Slight citrus and bread. The pine and caramel were much more present in the aroma rather than the taste. The aftertaste consists of a harsh, bitter, rubbing alcohol.

M- Very wattery and under-carbonated for an IPA. It's very lacking in the body department.

D- Due to the lack of body and carbonation, this beer is very easy to put away. Could drink all day.

Photo of alleykatking
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap....

A- Poured a amber color with golden overtones. One finger white head shows good retention. Nice streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Bready malts with some light rye character dominates most of the aroma I think. Nice citrus hops used in this one to balance everything out.

T- Some light piney hops in the front of this gives good flavor. Middle of the beer is some caramel bready malts with some light rye to it. Nice bitter hops come about in the ending once again to give a good last uhmph to it.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little light I thought. Citrus hops are left on the palate with bitter hops in the aftertaste with a kiss of alcohol. Hop forward beer that doesn't really get balanced overall. Lots of drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This beer is once again a one and done for me. It was good but destroyed the palate if you wanted another beer. The ABV on this isn't hidden real well but I would want to drink other things first.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Photo of RunForYourBeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of mdcrouser
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Mound Builder IPA from People's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.