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Inukshuk IPA - O'Dempsey's

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Inukshuk IPAInukshuk IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2/5  rDev -41.5%

blacksheep3, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Zach136, Aug 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

lucasj82, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange amber hue with a small off white head. Aroma and Taste is of floral citrus hops, yeast, fruity notes with caramel malt. Palate is a medium body, nicely balanced malt and hops with good carbonation. Finish is caramel malt, yeast, fruity with floral pine hops for balance. Overall a good nicely balanced IPA.

Samp01, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into hort tumbler glasses; drnk at 45-55 degrees over 10-20 minutes.

Clear, deep amber with good retention of a cottony head.
Smells like a French Sauvignon Blanc more than a beer—grassy, minerally, and volatile nitrogenous bronze.
Malt is the foundation of the taste experience atop which sits metal, nutmeg, orange, and as it warms, toasted lentils and beans.
Not much impressive about the mouthfeel, but late in gulps, the rear-tongue burn is welcome. Salty pretzels give this beer more appeal.
Overall, it is not representative of the style. But there is a winey richness that keeps one quaffing. It is also more boozy than the 7% ABV would predict.

1sophrosyne1, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Birdmarg741, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

neckbracesub, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

MDDMD, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

rolltide8425, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

4Socialanxiety, Feb 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

akttr, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bacher468, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of chinchill
2.48/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

chinchill, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Mojo
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours up a light copper. There is a one finger head, with not much retention, but absolutely beautiful picture perfect lacing left on the glass. The smell is pretty weak, but what is there is very citrusy and floral. Tastewise, I'm feeling the love. It's not near as hoppy as some IPAs, but it does have a nice blend of sweet and the grapefruityness on the finish. I like the mouthfeel. It is good and carbonated. Overall pretty good. An easy drinking IPA.

Mojo, Nov 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Gatordaddy, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

TLA, Oct 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

durlta, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of TSJ4000
4.68/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Here is an iPa that is still pale. It's color is just a touch amber. The nose isn't terribly potent but what is there is good citrus piny hop love juice. The beer is crystal clear and has a perfectly balanced hop presence throughout the palate. This is a damn good IPA. The hops are great and fresh and refreshing in this beer. Not over the top orangey or grapefuity either. This beer is also still American IPA, imo. It is not English by any means. Balanced on the finish too with hints of the maltiness. This beer is not drying or too hoppy for the palate. Overall I think this is a great everyday 6pk of some kick ass IPA.

TSJ4000, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

weaselchew, Sep 10, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, malt, and a bit of citrus.

T: Tasted of grain (not a lot, but certainly there), malt, some citrus, and a moderate amount of hops. A pretty solid flavor, though not overly spectacular.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A generally well done (with some rough patches) beer that's definitely drinkable.

avalon07, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17%

DerekCarruth, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of oberon
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

oberon, Jul 25, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
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. 

ThickNStout, Jul 13, 2012
Inukshuk IPA from O'Dempsey's
79 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.