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Coulter IPA - Cismontane Brewing Company

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Coulter IPACoulter IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

OB1, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

DRTBrewster, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ste5venla, Nov 27, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought at a local liquor store in Mission Viejo, CA. Served in a stemless wine glass from Urge Gastropub in San Diego.

Wow, pretty looking beer with a bright orange hue and a nice fluffy head that leaves excellent lacing.

Smell is almost cider like. Apple and champagne like fragrances dominate the bouquet.

Taste is very sweet for this style, lots of caramel and apple shines through a very spice heavy base from the rye. Hops are there in the finish, but it takes a while after gulping it down to realize their existence. Not complex in itself, but more so in the sense that this is titled an IPA. Not much citrus which is prevalent in beers this style.

Mouthfeel is where this one is truly appreciated as the carbonation lends to the spice of the rye very nicely. Resinous leftover feel is parted from the bubbles that break away the oil slick feeling most IPA'S leave behind.

Overall, this is a great beer, but don't expect a hop bomb effect that dominates the west coast IPA market. Not that I'm talking crap on that style as it's probably my favorite, but it's nice to have a brewer break away from the stereotype that all west coast brewers are bitter obsessed.

Grugular, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jonbonfon, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

StrongAleSkeptic, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

halfbarrelbrew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

crewfan1952, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

pkalix, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jakecattleco, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Lucnifter, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of lsummers
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber orange with a nice slightly cream colored two dinger head.

Smells balanced and fresh. Crisp and clean lemon, orange and slight pine. Slight rye bread notes.

Taste is what really hits the mark. Balanced yet bitter. Orange, Lemon, grapefruit with some pine at fist. Then the awesome caramel, Bready, slightly spices rye notes come in. Buttery and biscuity. Aftertaste follows through with these flavors and adds a slight touch of burnt brown sugar. This ipa distinguishes itself from the pack for sure.

Mouthfeel is crisp and moderately carbonated. Has a creaminess that suits the favors nicely. Leaves me wanting another sip. Overall, this is one any fan of rye ipa's should try. Looks great, smells great, tastes amazing, and leaves some great lacing to boot.

lsummers, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ebrifan, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Topher78, Jul 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

quetzal013, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Cadusk, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jmick28, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

brycevolk, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tzieser, Jun 12, 2013
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2.1/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, in the world of IPA's, this one just doesn't pack enough punch or consistency for that matter. Beer pours a very cloudy, swamp waterish amber. Mild aroma of candied fruits, hop resin, with some pleasant floral aromas. Flavor is heavily one-sided towards
malt with some bitterness just breaking through. This beer is just way too malt heavy.

nige4958, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

thampel09, May 20, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(had a bottle of this at City Beer Store, mid April - out of the umpteen tons of IPAs and other hop-forward beers they stock there, the gentleman behind the counter suggested this as one that stood out - perhaps he was right)

A: light, bright orange and cloudy as hell (hop and yeast sediment, I presume) - this could easily account for the messy, cottony head and its poor retention, forget the lace.... looks more like some sort of unfiltered fruit nectar

S: weak overall nose - wet cookie, bread-roll crust (rye?), grapefruit and orange, yeast dregs in modicum - nothing off-putting, just messy altogether

T: real juicy, grapefruit pulp and orange.... some malt pokes through, noticeably rye.... I suppose I'm getting pine sap, too (could be the label playing with my mind).... floral-flavored bitterness in the finish.... the alcohol is hidden real well - it's in that "magic" range of 6.5-7.5%

M: nearly thick but also somehow a tad watery, pulpy-nectar-juicy (sediment in effect)

O: this comes across like homebrew - "rustic"? - notable, but I wouldn't recommend it

Bouleboubier, May 09, 2013
Coulter IPA from Cismontane Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.