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Coulter IPA - Cismontane Brewing Company

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Coulter IPACoulter IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 05-01-2010)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade and poured in to my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a slightly hazy coppery orange hue with a one finger of white head that is somehow both fizzy and creamy. No real lacing and left a soapy mess of retention.

S - Unsure of the freshness here, probably not super fresh just as the main aroma here is light caramel and sweet malts. Getting super faint hops, mostly pine. No real citrus or tropics like someone else mentioned.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with just a bit more hops coming out. Almost bubblegum and faint older tropics. Still, mostly just sweet malts here. Unfortunate.

M - Mouthfeel is good for an IPA, nice bright carbonation here.

O - Overall, this is a fairly mediocre beer here. Perhaps fresh it would be something but as it stands this is yah...a few steps above "average".

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 04:23:42 | More by rudzud
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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Found it at local Bevmo and noticed it was from a brewery in Southern California so I figured to give it at try, especially for the good price.

The appearance was more foggy than expected, was actually somewhat surprised. Very good carbonation and great head retention.

Smell was of high citrus and decent hop aromas. Sweet, smells of grapefruit and pine took over the aromas. Taste was a good IPA that definitely had a light California feel to it. Mouthfeel was light yet became malty near the end. Extremely smooth going down with perfectly balanced carbonation.

Overall it's a good IPA for the price. It has a good taste but could use more hop and earthy tones to it, citrus was fairly overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 03:23:12 | More by Caseywa
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

FACTION 1913: BEER OF THE WEEK

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This weeks brew is straight out of sunny suburban South Orange County's Cismontane Brewing. Coulter is a Rye IPA, which according to the internet means malted rye was substituted for some of the barley malt and the rest is hop forward like a standard American IPA.

My pint glasses were all dirty so I drank it out of a tiki mug because it was easier than doing dishes right now, but in order to make sure i did a thorough review I poured some of the bottle into a clear Mickey Mouse souvenir cup so I can see the color and head and shit. It poured a nice looking clear orangish-amber color and had pretty dense head.

First sip was intense. The rye really came through for me, which is good because who doesn't like pastrami on rye... but then the rest of it really started to develop. I started to notice citrus flavors like grapefruit and a decent amount of pine too. The malty flavor were nice and just kinda hung around in the background until they got a little more noticeable on the finish.

It felt smooth and a little thicker than I expected (that's what she said) and I didn't get a lot of sediment so t seemed really clean.

I smelled it, and felt like a complete douchebag while doing so. It smells like it taste, which is pretty good.

I think on a 1 to 5 scale I'd probably give this a 3. When the 7-11 has 100 beer options now this one doesn't seem to exciting.

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04-11-2014 06:55:33 | More by Faction1913
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JoshuaMason

California

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Translucent, Gold-Copper; Huge, Foamy Head; Vigorous Carbonation; Great Lace
Smell: Lemon Rind; Sweet Orange; Tangerine; Floral Hops
Taste: Tangerine; Lime; Lemon Rind; Bisquit Malts; Rye Spice
Mouth-feel: BIG carbonation, almost Champagne; Medium Body; Dry Finish
Overall: Good Rye IPA;
Comments: I would like more hop bitterness and rye spice to match the heavy fruitiness. Seems stylistically confused… is it an IPA or a Rye-IPA?

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 05:13:56 | More by JoshuaMason
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Coulter IPA from Cismontane Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.