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Inukshuk IPA - O'Dempsey's

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Inukshuk IPAInukshuk IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Dempsey's visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allthatAles on 09-14-2010)
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jophish17

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

12-06-2011 07:02:16 | More by jophish17
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blacksheep3

Georgia

2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-01-2013 01:28:26 | More by blacksheep3
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

2/5  rDev -41.9%

10-25-2012 04:44:06 | More by Gatordaddy
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atlanta

Georgia

2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Had a six pack in my fridge for a month. I just couldn't get thru an entire bottle. (thus the bad drinkability rating) Gave my brother one and he finished it but didnt want another. The appearance is shocking. (thus the bad appearance rating) I would return this to the bartender if I ever got served a beer this thick and murky. Where is the brewing skill that went into this?
While there are glimmers of a good tasting beer in the taste, its overpowered by the yeast, which is not delicious by any means. Clearly been dry hopped, but so badly that there are bits floating around in it. This is a beer that needed to be filtered.
I have had alot of unfiltered beers and I know it doesnt need to look like this!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 12:55:25 | More by atlanta
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle.
Looks fine, but has an odd sour/sweet aroma that's a bit musty and funky. {No other signs this bottle was bad]. The flavor is better but lacks any semblance of fresh hops and is insufficiently hoppy for style. The flavor is only very slightly bitter and is quite earthy. Medium body and proper carbonation.

O: Avoid; PLENTY of better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 00:58:44 | More by chinchill
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-27-2013 08:11:44 | More by akttr
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oberon

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard pint a clear medium golden with a thin wispy white head atop.Faint leafy hops and sweetish biscuit malt in the nose,both are light and unassuming.Dryinsh with only muld caramel/biscuit sweetness on the palate but where are the hops?Just faint leafy hops wich really play a small role on the palate.A very average to even below average ipa in my mind,it would be hop-light even for an English ipa,I wouldn't recommend this sad to say.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 22:16:18 | More by oberon
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

12-09-2012 19:12:04 | More by sendbeer
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

11-17-2013 03:01:24 | More by Madfish85
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lucasj82

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-21-2013 21:41:05 | More by lucasj82
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ectomorph

Tennessee

2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle with what I'm guessing is the Best By date of 12-27-10 into a DFH glass.

A - Murky and dark orange body shows a small off white head that recedes quickly leaving little in the way of lacing.

S - Faint hops citrus and floral notes with a hint of fruit esters from the yeast.

T - medium up front bitterness with a less than stellar hops flavor in the finish. Some pineapple and grapefruit notes. This brew has a mild solvency to it which seems out of place for the ABV. The hops flavor seems muddled and confusing. Low malt sweetness or caramel which is OK, but this comes off as biting and a bit harsh.

M - Medium bodied and dry this one does have a crisp finish, but there is a tinge of hot/solvent booze here.

D - Low. This one has lower bitterness and the flavor and bite of it are off putting to me.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 19:40:25 | More by ectomorph
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HerrBob

Alabama

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

It pours a very cloudy pour and when the empty bottle is viewed through the opening, like a telescope, the bottom of the bottle is opaque. This really doesn't bother me like it appears to bother some. What really will keep me from buying this again is it's absolute average in every way taste. It claims to be balanced. When I think of balance a simple example is salt & sweet, like beer nuts where both tastes are noted but balanced. This brew is balanced like water - not salty, not sweet as in not there. In beer terms it is not balance by hops or malt - you just do not notice either. To be fair it has a very pleasant taste but not what you expect in an IPA at all. So well balanced maybe that nothing is noted enough to object to but neither enough to be enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 04:49:30 | More by HerrBob
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dsshuck

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-22-2013 22:20:13 | More by dsshuck
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-01-2014 23:10:18 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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Brinks

Alabama

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-28-2014 00:19:35 | More by Brinks
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Inukshuk IPA is another beer I bought at Vulcan Beverage here in Birmingham, AL. The appearance is good. Light copper color that was cloudy that has small floaties. There is a thin white head that seems to be lacing nicely. The smell includes fresh hop, spice and pine. The taste is very bitter from start to finish. The bitterness is in teh form of grapefruit/apricot. The mouthfeel is ok, a little too much for me...one is enough.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 22:00:11 | More by WoodBrew
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown glass bottle poured into a flared pint glass.

Pours a cloudy deep orange-gold; quite obviously unfiltered. The pour produces a solid finger of creamy off-white foam that shows wonderful retention, lingering forever and leaving behind some long legs of lacing on the walls of the glass.

Nothing profound going on in the nose, with faint notes of orange, grapefruit, pineapple and papaya.

Medium-bodied with a pleasantly prickly carbonation. A touch sweet at the open, with a touch of bread and caramel; a moderate hop bitterness follows, carrying with it citrusy notes of grapefruit, lemon and pineapple. The bitterness and hop character fade away again going into the finish, where bready, somewhat grainy malt notes reappear, lasting a while afterward with a slight alcohol warmth creeping up in the chest as the beer warms.

Overall, nothing mind-blowing, but a very solid IPA that's a bit of a departure from a great many of the other IPAs on the market. Somewhat reminiscent of fellow Atlanta brewery Sweetwater's take on the style with the sort of East-meets-West mix, though it doesn't quite pull it off in a way that Sweetwater's example does. Could use some polishing, but this is certainly an interesting start.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 03:13:55 | More by superdedooperboy
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-25-2014 12:45:06 | More by jaswilson2
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-06-2014 03:07:54 | More by kmos27
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Florida9

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing. Aroma is a mixture of pale and light caramel malts along with some lighter citrus hops. May be a touch of citrus zest. Taste is more of the same. Light sweetness with an appreciable, but not overbearing malty backbone. Sweet citrus and sweet orange hops. There is a mild green apple jolly-rancher quality to the beer as well. On the lighter side of medium in body. Lighter bitterness. Moderate carbonation. A fairly average, run-of-the-mill IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 13:44:21 | More by Florida9
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy dark orange/amber color with a thick white head that leaves decent lacing. This beer is opaque.

T - This isn't a very hoppy tasting IPA, there is a malty sweetness to it. There are some citrus notes reminiscent of grapefruit. Very mild bitterness, nothing to write home about. Overall, this is a really average beer. It's not as bad as some are making it out to be, but I'd purchase other IPAs before this one.

EDIT: The more I drink the more bland it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 03:39:05 | More by slatetupelo
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz pour. On tap at Taco Mac (Alpharetta, GA). 5.25. Served in a pint glass. 

Clear deep gold with a quarter finger off white head. Consistent lacing. 

Orangey citrus, fresh cut grass, mild spice and sweet bread. Pretty standard. 

Crisp citrusy hops lead. Other usual suspects follow: grass, spice and biscuits. Like the nose, pretty standard. 

Feel is medium to light with moserate carbonation. Long dry bitter herbal hoppy aftertaste (not at all bad, though). 

I'd remembered liking this more when I had a six pack about a year ago. Perhaps there was a recipe change when they started contract brewing with Thomas Creek instead of Atlanta Brewing. There's absolutely nothing wrong going on, but there's nothing to make it stand out in a world saturated with great IPAs. I'll most likely have it again (& even enjoy it) but will not go out of my way to find it or request it over multiple other, better Atlanta IPAs. 

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 19:49:53 | More by ThickNStout
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turnerk3

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very nice orange color with fairly white head. The half inch head lightly holds on to the side of the glass. Fairly clear, but there is a very slight haze.

S: Of course, the malts are not too prevelant. The hops come across as being more floral and herbal. Not the typical grapefruit or piney that most IPAs have.

T: The taste is much like the smell. It is much more herbal in taste, but the flavors are still well balanced. It comes off as a good IPA that just missed something to be a great IPA.

M: Great carbonation (even out of a bottle) that allows it to lightly cover the palate. There is a touch of hoppy bite that lingers as expected. However, relatively smooth for the style.

O: Basically what I took away from this brew was a slightly different, but typical, version of the style. It definitely has a different taste than most other IPAs, but, as was previously stated, it just missed something to make it an exceptional IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 00:51:43 | More by turnerk3
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is strongly hoppy with an undertone of grapefruit, typical of a high-quality IPA. It pours a hazy, barely translucent dark honey golden with a fair off-white head that doesn't stick around too long but leaves a little lacing. Flavor is nicely hoppy, barely bitter, with hints of sour citrus, honey and malt. Texture is quite smooth and not too fizzy but still pleasing. Overall, a decent IPA worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 03:47:14 | More by Cyberkedi
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-15-2014 17:11:52 | More by TTripp725
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Inukshuk IPA from O'Dempsey's
79 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.