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Starkers IPA - Naked Dove Brewing Company

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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 11-10-2010

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 8
Photo of Arch578
2.17/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Possibly bad lines, but I thought this beer was just terrible. Tasted like a bad attempt at a red ale or something along those lines.

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3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russwilliam
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of hopflyer
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

Photo of Johnkoz27
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Shazam
4.7/5  rDev +29.1%
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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Starkers IPA from Naked Dove Brewing Company
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