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Starkers IPA - Naked Dove Brewing Company

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Naked Dove Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John on 11-10-2010

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 8
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Naked Dove has become a favorite. This beer has a nice dark color, and the head lingers for nearly the entire glass. The taste is great as well. The only let down (for you super hoppy IPA lovers) is that it's a tad, just a tad, on the less-hoppy IPA specturm. I always pick up a Starkers IPA growler when I go to Naked Dove, along with something else to mix it up.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a resident, Main St. Canandaiguan, it was amazing to hear of the opening of a local brewery just 5 minutes away. Not only that, but this is brewery that offered an IPA that brought my wife into the realm of hops when before she was entrenched in the Belgian witte and German weissen. So, I owe a lot to Naked Dove's Starkers IPA.

I've had many growlers of this IPA since day 1 one of the brewery's opening. The ale's look is good, the smell is great, and the taste is wonderful (They have a really nice balanced selection of hops that makes a really nice flavor: cascade, simcoe, and amarillo if I remember correctly). It's not an overly hoppy IPA; I'd call it a session IPA. On that note, the mouthfeel is excellent, it's easy for me to go through a few pints of these and feel really great.

Naked Dove is doing a great job and this is a fantastic session IPA.

P.S.Try getting a growler mix if you're in town: IPA and porter. It's VERY good!

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This brew was served from the tap at Eddie O'Brien's Grille and Bar in Geneva, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass, glowing a toasted amber color. It held no head, but had a creamy film of white bubbles across the top. This left creamy lacing along the sides of the glass as we sipped. Carbonation appeared average, and there was a thick haze without sediment. The aroma was light, with metallics, lightly toasted malts, and fresh citric hops. Lemon rind became apparent as the beer warmed. Our first impression was that the flavoring was decent, with an interesting finish. As we sipped, wet pale malts and big grassy hops hit first. These were bittering but well balanced. The middle peaked with thicker grain showing more caramel sweetness. The hops continued too, but took on more of a soapy vibe here. Soap, sour citrus, and yeasty metallics persisted through the finish. Things bittered further with wet, sweaty grain, biting clove, and plastic phenols. The aftertaste breathed of sweeter pale malts, soapy hops, grass, light toast, and yeast. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Each sip afforded nice cream and froth, especially when swirling around the mouth. The mouth was lightly coated with slick, hoppy astringency, but cooled otherwise. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The hops were fresh and bittering, while showing good variability throughout. The aroma was comparatively mild, although it did get better with warmth. We're always happy to drink local, and this one certainly went nicely with our fresh roasted vegetables and grilled chicken Caesar salad.

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The beer pours a beautiful dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a bitter citrus hop bite with a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and Carapils malts. The taste is good as well. It has excellent hop character laid over a solid pale malt base. It's nothing too crazy, just a solid IPA that's true to style. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking IPA. Again, it's pretty standard, but definitely not average.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tapping into my second naked dove brew of this fine 58 degree february day in syracuse. So far so good with this new brewery that is well on its way

A- pours a light amber look with a hearty head of foam. Great retention and reputable lacing plaster all over the glass. An almost foreshadow of a malty ipa to come

S- a great combination of malt and citrus flavor coexist together in starkers. There is some caramel and grapefruit themes being more specific. Definitely an east coast ipa that thrives on the malt profile to get the job done. A great exit with bitterness too

T- sweet earthy malt flavors that mingle with grapefruit mess around to reach a bitter and dry finish. This is a very tasty presentation of an ipa that relies on the malt to get the message across

M- good carbonation with a flavorful experience on the mouth

D- naked dove has crafted a great east coast interpretation of the ipa style. Bitter and smooth, no doubt about it. I think this is a very good ipa that can really be appreciated for its balance and many good properties. Starkers will keep me coming back for more

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber. One finger head.

Not much in the nose. Faint hops, earthy, malty

Taste is balanced all the way. Caramel malt and earthy floral hops. Decent.

Medium body, medium carb. Nothing special

More on the lines of an APA. average brew. Glad I found this on a vacation wedding amongst a world of AAL's

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this is the normal ipa from naked dove, and it pales in comparison to the wet hop harvest. its well made and well hopped and all, it just comes across real generic after their other ipa type. golden in color suggests a lighter grain bill, and the flavor agrees, pale malt just short of pilsener properties is the base. the hops don't do anything until the back end, where they grow up and bitter the beer, with just a touch of sweeter citrus, maybe oranges. cleanish finish, familiarly well carbonated and light mouthfeel, this is a session ipa, more approachable than it could (or maybe even should) be. seems a little dumbed down from their other beers, which are all so distinct and robust. still, a nice refreshing hop forward beer that's pretty cheap around town, cant complain.

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