Offshore India Pale Ale - Offshore Ale Company
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Reviews by soultrain:
3.53/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured into an Ommegang chalice.
A-Clear orange/amber. 1/2" beige head settles to 1/16" foam sheet in a minute. Semi-decent lacing.
S-Piney hops, with a lot woodsiness. Citrus hop aromas are there, but way in the background; I mean microscopic....
T-Piney hops. This is dryhopped, but it's not bitter enough, IMHO. Yep, woodchip hop burps confirm this. Mild astringency, yes; bitter: not really. Um, sorta tasty, though...malts seem kinda decent, too, there is a very faint, and I mean faint:" but what's with the butter/dactyl....etc....strangeness...." Nothing to worry about though, that kinda dirt is so faint, it's almost unnoticeable...
M-Very good mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Medium chewey.
D-Good drinker and an astringent refresher.
CRUX: NOTABADIPA : Wish it was hoppier, but then I say that about a lot of beers....
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2006 22:05:10 | More by soultrain
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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
84 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.