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Inukshuk IPA - O'Dempsey's

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Inukshuk IPAInukshuk IPA

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79
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of tdm168
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - translucent copper amber with a thin lacing of white head

S - bread, fruit, faint alcohol

T - bread, faint citrus, herbal, alcohol, faint fruit

M - medium bodied, a bit of alcohol warmth, smooth, well carbonated

This is a very malt forward, bready version of an IPA. The hops are present but in no way overpowering. There's nice balance with just a little alcohol in the finish. Overall, a decent IPA if you want more malt than hops.

tdm168, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of turnerk3
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.

turnerk3, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev +17%

mweso2000, May 11, 2012
Photo of raszputini
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous golden, with a light head that dissipates pretty quickly. No sediment whatsoever. The nose is pretty complex, with a variety of citrus fruit notes, as well as citrusy hops. The taste was somewhat surprising, as I was expecting a BIG IPA hop monster, but the hops are actually pretty understated for an IPA. There's a solid malt backbone that is more pronounced than most. Notes of orange, grapefruit and tangerine. The ABV will surprise you as the drinkability and absence of big hops would make you think it was a little more sedate. I really enjoyed it and will drink again.

raszputini, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of greid
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

greid, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

buckyp, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - An absolutely clear golden. No floating sediment. 1/2 a finger of head, a little bit of sticky lace left on the glass

S - Dried fruits, peaches, tangerine. Definitely has some citrusy hops in this brew. But smell is fairly faint. Maybe I have had too many dry hopped brews lately

T - Citrus hops up front, nice malt backbone. Pretty tasty.

M - Medium bodied, decent carbonation level.

O - An average IPA. The 7% ABV is well hidden, which makes it pretty drinkable. But definitely would have no problem drinking this one again

BeerDawgs, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ltdantheman, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of SkinnyPigeon
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

SkinnyPigeon, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of FATC1TY
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass, from a bottle.

A: Copper/Orange, slighly cloudy, 1 finger head that laces the glass pretty well, looks good, very attractive beer.

S: Citrus right up front, floral, piney. Grapefruit sticks out pretty well.

T: Pretty close to what it smells like. Citrus and pine, bitter all the way through it, but balanced enough to hold it together with a slightly sweet finish. Not ultra balanced, but it's enough to keep it together.

M: Medium body, kinda of chewy. Decent amount of carbonation which helps with the bite.

Overall: Pretty decent beer. Looks great in the glass, has some sediment, but I don't mind it. Easy to drink, no hint of the 7% ABV to it at all. I'd have a few of these if someone offered.

FATC1TY, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of dowen44
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

dowen44, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of jophish17
1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

jophish17, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Brent
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For me this beer failed to cross the bar into American IPA territory - landing firmly in pale ale qualities. Moderate hopping, with some vague grapefruit notes. A touch too sharp at the finish and somewhat lacking in malt support. I'm surprised to see this logging in at 7% abv, as it did not strike me as being quite that high. A bit more sediment than customary for the style.

Brent, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

WoodBrew, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of Paincane
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes:
A: Orange gold color with mild lacing when poured into pint glass. Floaties galore in this beer. Sediment everywhere.
S: Citrus, floral hops aroma.
T: Tastes like its nose. Very pleasant hops bitter finish.
M: Crisp with a kind of chewiness that I can only attribute to the sediment floating around the glass. Moderate carbonation.
O: Extremely drinkable. If you freak out about floaties, then don't bother with it. I enjoyed it and will look for more.

Paincane, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of sendsilk
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in recent trip to northern GA. 12 oz bottle, part of a mix 6 pack. I have never heard anything about this beer, figured since it was local I had to try it. Poured into a glass tumbler from the cabin I am renting.

A- Not too good. Nice color, but there is seriously A TON of shit floating around in this glass and pretty cloudy. Kinda worried about the flotsam and jetsam in here.

S- Smells pretty good, nice citrus and floral hoppy notes.

T- Well, the flavor somewhat redeems the dirty appearance. Nice citrus notes and a solid hop character. I actually like the flavor of this very much, glad I picked it up.

M- Very nice, very crisp and clean and no stinging aftertaste.

O- Nice, I'd definitely have a few of these.

sendsilk, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of suspect
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Big thanks to my buddy Audi for bringing this up from Atlanta.

A: Mostly clear (some haze) mostly gold color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1.5 finger head. Lacing is good and steady throughout the drink. Little floaties hanging out in the glass.

S: Fruity hops are faint along with the bitter floral hops. Some sweet malt on the backend as well but nothing too over powering. Not poor smelling either, a very nice, overall smell.

T: Flavor here is really nice. Wonderful hop presence with nice sweet malt balance. Slight yeast flavor here as well but not throwing off the balance. Nice hop-bitterness and fruit-malt sweetness adds up to a nice and full IPA flavor. Really nicely done.

M: Exactly what you'd expect from an IPA in the mouthfeel. Hop-oil coating the cheeks and a slight pucker from the bitter. Medium body and well carbonated. Aftertaste leaves my mouth begging for more.

O: I was skeptical going in here but I came out a believer. This is a really nice IPA and one that I'll be happy to drink more of. Too bad it's not readily available here, I'd be all over it. Atlanta - consider yourselves lucky.

suspect, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a medium head that fades to a swirl and ring. Smells slightly sweet and grainy with a modicum of citrusy hops. The taste is also a bit on the sweet side with slightly subdued citrusy hops as well. A little thick and grainy in the mouth, this could use a bit more work- needs to be cleaner, smoother, and hoppier.

Georgiabeer, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of Metalmonk
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed-over peach-orange color, with a thin head of small, dense bubbles. Pretty standard looking IPA, maybe cloudier than the norm, but that's cool by me.

Lots of tropical fruit in the nose, things like pineapple and mango come to mind. Some peach too, even a very mild salty/mineral flair, although you're hard-pressed to find any real malt presence. But I'm okay with that. You're not gonna find much hop presence in an Irish Dry Stout are you? Time and place for everything and all that...

Flavor continues on the bright and fruity path, peach, orange and mango being the most dominant, with an almost-acrid citrus rind bitterness all the way into the (fairly dry) finish. Saltiness remains a trait, but does not overwhelm in the manner of a west coast tongue ripper. As with the aroma, malt is once again distant, so this is clearly for fans of very hop-forward IPAs who don't mind missing out on the malt. Crispy on the tongue, though round enough to keep from feeling too prickly.

I like this, found it refreshing if a bit unbalanced, in terms of hops-to-malt ratio. Definitely one to try once, although it's not gonna set the beer trading network on fire probably...

Metalmonk, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Cyberkedi, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of slatetupelo
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

slatetupelo, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of HerrBob
3/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

HerrBob, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of mikereaser
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured 10-23-10

Bottle poured a soupy murky orangish brown with a bit of foam that quickly faded to a ring of bubbles around the surface of the glass. The aroma isn't very overwhelming, hints of various fruit, grapefruit, mango, orange, lemon, nothing really stands out though. Flavor wise, its a whole different story, lots of citrusy flavors come through, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, along with a rindy sort of taste. Its medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. This is a very interesting bottle, from the looks of it, its not very appealing, but taste wise, its pretty enjoyable. The citrus rind taste prevents me from rating it higher, but overall not a bad beer.

mikereaser, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of atlanta
2.4/5  rDev -29.8%
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!

atlanta, Oct 11, 2010
Inukshuk IPA from O'Dempsey's
79 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.