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Pied Piper IPA - The People's Pint

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Pied Piper IPAPied Piper IPA

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BA SCORE
78
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103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2002)
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Photo of chinacat
4/5  rDev +17.3%

As far as British Style IPA goes this is a pretty damn good beer. Nice hop / malt balance with hints of fruitiness and biscuit balanced by a deceptively present hop finish. copper color, medium body. Very enjoyable on tap at the brew pub. (Pretty friendly bar to hang out at helped too)
If you are expecting big hop forward American Style IPA this is not that nor should it be considering they state it is brewed with English Ale yeast and English malts. Try their Double IPA instead.
Reviewers would do well to read the actual beer descriptions that most brewers post at their pubs since several posters here have called this an American IPA.

chinacat, Tuesday at 03:16 AM
Photo of mlefebvre7
3/5  rDev -12%

mlefebvre7, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Trashcat
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Trashcat, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: slightly hazy; bronze colored; with a fairly aggressive pour, a minimal head that receded in seconds to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: grassy, floral hops;

T: restrained; what was there was earthy and woody; no bitterness;

M: a little thin; light carbonation;

O: very little hop presence; almost flat; this is my first experience with this highly rated brewery; a major disappointment, but I'll try a different beer and hopefully get a better measure of what they're about;

HamdenHector, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

bfitzge2, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Resuin
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%

Resuin, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Hallitaway
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Hallitaway, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of jaywes754
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%

jaywes754, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of smk1363
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

smk1363, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of CHADMC3
2.63/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark copper in body with a deep tan head which hangs around for a while leaving a sticky lacing clinging to the glass that hangs out for the duration. Quite dark for an American IPA.

The hops on the aroma are secondary to tea leaves and biscuit malt. The hops that are present are parts floral, pine, or woody. It's kind of hard to tell for sure since they are so subdued.

Flavor similarly leaves a bit to be desired. I guess there are some woody and pine hops. Again there are some tea leaves and copious malt, which really isn't even totally identifiable but I guess biscuit. A bit watered down and lacking the tasty hop punch of its more representative counterparts.

Heavy in body for the style with generous carbonation.

For reasons listed above this was primarily a disappointment. I expected more as I understand they make some decent brews. Would still try a different style from the People's Pint.

CHADMC3, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Noyes
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Noyes, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of RichKent
2.28/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank on tap at the People's Pint in Greenfield, MA.

Appearance: Clear filtered and a bit dark for an IPA. Minimal head that left some lacing on the glass.

Smell: More malty than hoppy, but also floral and a bit like tea.

Taste: Much like it smells. It's too floral for me. I don't mind a bit floral, but this tastes like it had flowers and/or tea soaking in the beer before it was served. After that, there's malt and it finishes bitter like an IPA should. There's very little citrus - maybe a hint of pine, but I couldn't get past how floral it tasted. It's also not the best balanced IPA, as I could taste the alcohol even though it's a low ABV IPA.

Mouthfeel: Fine. Not too syrupy, the carbonation is good, but it was hard for me to get past the taste.

The Pint has some great food, and I do like a couple of their beers, but their IPA could use reworking in my opinion.

RichKent, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

jwps214, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +17.3%

ChipChaight, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Enriquehopnog, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

80x2HopHead, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Desmondloki
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Desmondloki, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of scotorum
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Appealing clear copper with orange highlights when seen through light, a finger thick white head rose belatedly and receded quickly to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Mild indeterminate fruit, and some pine.

t: Considerable hop bite over an unusual fruit and grassy vegetal combination. Bitterness lingers at the sides of the tongue. The grassy notes become more prominent as it warms. May be from bottle conditioning, but it sure tastes like an unusually strong wet hop IPA. Big hop bite tends to mislead that it has a higher ABV than it does.

m: Medium,

o: A uniquely flavored IPA in my experience. Surprisingly enjoyable. Blindfolded I might even believe this was a double IPA, the hops are that strong. And while "grassy" and "vegetal" may not sound that appealing, they dominate this beer's flavor in a good way that makes you want to keep sipping, and be sad when it's all gone.

scotorum, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hippy pale ale with condescending quips about being environmentally friendly on the 22 ounce bottle. I can support the cause but don't be a dick about it. Drank this brew out of a frosted 16 oz pint glass, poured limp and lacking in effervescents to a cloudy, amber color. Terrific notes of burnt caramel, resin and mild grapefruit . Taste is a pleasant and uncommon blend of tangy grapefruit, caramel and a hint of dark tea. The 5.5% abv is weak for an IPA and I could probably down a few of these. Not a solid beer for a chilly late fall day but ideal for porch drinking outside in the waning days of august summer. As a standard IPA you'd be disappointed , as a quality session style beer it's incredibly drinkable and rewarding.

MikeyBadnews, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of spicyvelveetas
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

spicyvelveetas, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours an amber color 1 finger of white sudsy head, little lacing.
S - Grapefruit juice, some pine, hop resin, caramel malts.
T - Follows the aroma pretty close, but its more malty on the end, in front you get some citrus hop traits.
M - Fades fast and somewhat watery.
O - Just an average IPA, nothing outstanding.

Omnium, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

WanderingFool, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

sirsteve42, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

MLaVioletteJr, Aug 04, 2013
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Pied Piper IPA from The People's Pint
78 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.