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Mound Builder IPA - People's Brewing Company

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Mound Builder IPAMound Builder IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 10-05-2010)
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-31-2014 13:49:46 | More by Kyrojack
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azdback

Arizona

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 06:13:19 | More by azdback
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-21-2013 22:37:24 | More by Envelopes
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-13-2013 05:58:01 | More by rxthree
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kirkse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

12-28-2012 02:33:52 | More by kirkse
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Lukafer

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14%

12-11-2011 20:33:10 | More by Lukafer
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 00:27:56 | More by nhindian
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target88

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

01-19-2014 03:18:18 | More by target88
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14%

01-09-2012 04:47:52 | More by Skye1024
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-21-2012 20:24:29 | More by atoulouk
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mecmd

Georgia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-20-2014 04:04:20 | More by mecmd
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instinct2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-26-2013 14:08:09 | More by instinct2
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-28-2013 18:54:36 | More by ToddGingerich
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Theniz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-08-2013 17:08:12 | More by Theniz
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Hopmarc

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-18-2013 17:19:33 | More by Hopmarc
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Listers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

10-29-2013 17:22:25 | More by Listers
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rmehughes

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-26-2013 18:49:16 | More by rmehughes
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BSuter

Indiana

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-25-2014 16:22:18 | More by BSuter
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mdvatab

Indiana

2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received as an extra in a recent trade. Visited this Indiana brewery last month, and was looking forward to trying this one.
Poured from 12oz bottle into imperial pint glass.

Aroma: Pine needles, pineapple, green peas (oddly enough), and some sweet honey.

Appearance: When I popped the cap, there was hardly any hiss whatsoever, and upon pouring this one into the glass, my fears were confirmed. A hard pour yields hardly any head, with no retention either. Body is hazy copper-amber.

Flavor: Again, the canned green peas are there again. I believe this is a combo between hop flavor and a possible DMS issue. The beer has very strong bitterness for an IPA. Not sure whether this is a batch issue or a brewer issue. Based on the beers that I tried during my recent visit, I'm definitely leaning toward a batch issue.

Mouthfeel: Very low carbonation, as mentioned above. Almost completely flat. Medium body. Hops are drying to the tongue.

Overall: Definitely a disappointment. I'll give this one another shot at some point, because I'd heard some great things about it from some BA friends. I had a great experience at People's, and want them to be better than this.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 19:10:41 | More by mdvatab
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-24-2014 02:15:56 | More by Viperman1316
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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 19:52:52 | More by mdcrouser
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Yesdog

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-09-2014 20:29:33 | More by Yesdog
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BTFU

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

04-28-2013 05:35:59 | More by BTFU
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maxwelldeux

Washington

2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is a little grassy, but does not have a lot of hop character to it. Taste is a little bit bitter, but not overly so, and has a strong malt backbone to it. Not a huge fan of this...

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 02:49:39 | More by maxwelldeux
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awdturboiv

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-07-2012 20:56:55 | More by awdturboiv
Mound Builder IPA from People's Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.