Offshore India Pale Ale - Offshore Ale Company
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Reviews by HogHill:
3.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased as a cold single from Colonial in Acton. A brown 12oz. bottle with a "hop green" background with the Offshore logo.
Bonus points for Matthew's musings on the label... he notes the history of the hopped up India Pale ale so it could survive the India to England journey to that of his own, "copious amounts of Chinook and Amarillo hops since it must hold up under the harsh conditions during the twelve-mile ferry ride from Martha's Vineyard to mainland America".
Appearance: Poured into my Stone IPA glass, it had a well reprsented pearly white head. Below was an amber ale with good clarity.
Aroma: A bounty of fresh hops in the nose, you know this one is an IPA with one whiff!
Taste: first flavor I get is from the malts, they are sweet, but the citrus heavy chinooks quickly make their presence known, it all finishes with a big bitter (but happy) ending.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bit less carbonated than I would expect .
Drinkability: A very tasty brew to be enjoyed in succession, but it does have a little bit of a punch to it at 6.2%
Overall: This reminds me a little bit of Victory Hop Devil in appearance and taste. I am really looking forward to trying this one straight form the island, aka Stonewall IPA, someday.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2005 23:06:34 | More by HogHill
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thin head, barely half a finger of orange tinted eggshell tan color, the lacing has decent thickness but close to no stickiness. Cloudy yellow-orange liquid, opaque and holds light easily, hard to see any bubbles floating inside. The nose full of grains, wheat and sourdough, pepper, earth and grass, spoonful of molasses yet not a lot of pine, citrus or pit fruit, small dose of cocoa, kind of tough and gritty and without a sustained sweet component. Medium-bodied, the carbonation grinds things in place, not much spreading out. Cocoa, mocha, orange peel, pine and nectarine to pineapple fruit give it a nicely typical IPA profile, at the same time it stays within itself, no distracting burn. Credible malt presence, brings more sweetness than any citrus or flowers. Compact ending without seeming short. Lack of flash might tempt you to underrate it.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2012 19:27:57 | More by farrago
Offshore India Pale Ale from Offshore Ale Company
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