Ontario Coast IPA - Three Heads Brewing
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3.15/5 rDev -15.8%
Uninteresting IPA. Some bitterness, not bad, but nothing special as an IPA. Yellow coloured body, a little lace. Slightly odd aroma. Not that drinkable. Average mouthfeel, suitable carbonation. Booze was hidden but does it have to be so high alcohol. Mediocre for style.
07-06-2011 18:04:52 | More by Sammy
3.2/5 rDev -14.4%
Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Served in a Cigar City tulip.
A - A finger of white foam settles to a very thin cap, thick collar, and minimal spotty lace. Hazy peach body.
S - Doughy Belgian yeast, phenolic, slightly peppery, some orange zest and vanilla creamsicle flavor, and some fruity esters.
T - Taste is spicy yeast and toasted bread. Much less sweetness and depth than the aroma implies. Somewhat bland and flaccid, and was obliterated by the spicy tofu salad I was eating.
M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, gritty texture, and a super dry finish. No obvious alcohol.
D - It's mediocre, but not entirely palatable. Just kind of boring, but with some fatiguing flavors that turned me off after a while. Reminds me of some decent homebrews I've had.
10-28-2011 15:35:01 | More by MasterSki
3.25/5 rDev -13.1%
Poured from bomber into tulip glass...
A- Pours pale orange with hints of yellow. Large foamy head. Dies slowly with vertically lined lacing.
S- Strong belgian yeast phenols- peppery and spicy. Hop aroma is predominantly citrus and grassy and just a tit of funk.
T/M- Bitterness forward. Almost too bitter, way too unbalanced. Has a belgian feel, but taste is pushed aside by invasive bitterness. What taste does come through is spicy and grapefruit hops. Light body, with a pretty hefty dosing of carbonation.
O- Could be great, but just too one dimensional. I love extremely bitter beers but this was overboard and didn't coherently flow with rest of the profile...
09-26-2011 16:23:33 | More by TheGordianKnot
3.25/5 rDev -13.1%
Three Heads Ontario Coast IPA is a very sparkling, hazy, golden ale topped with a huge, fluffy, yellow-white foam. The retention is incredible and the lacing is great. Wow, this head looks like... well, kind of like Lake Ontario. The aroma is spicy and fruity, estery and a touch sweet. This doesn't really smell like an IPA to me. It smells Belgian. There are notes of grass and phenol. It's pretty big bodied, foamy and smooth. It's pretty lively and the finish is clean. This is not what I was expecting, but it tastes good. This is what I'd call a Belgian IPA, like La Chouffe Houblon or Raging Bitch. Yeah, it's quite phenolic, past bacon and stopping just short of band-aids. It tastes fruity, grassy, funky and bitter. The long, bitter aftertaste kind of burns the tongue and tastes a little like juniper. There is orange, apple and some kind of tropical fruit in the taste, but it's hard to tell because the phenol flavor kind of dominates everything. I must admit that this beer is a little disappointing. The rest of the 3HB offerings have been excellent, but this is a beer I wouldn't drink again on purpose.
09-07-2011 14:34:24 | More by yesyouam
3.5/5 rDev -6.4%
Ontario Coast IPA has a light orange body with a creamy, off-white head. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.
The aroma has a good mix of yeast and hop offerings, with a malt backbone to it. Very herbal and spicy.
Spicy is the best way to describe this beer. Clove and peppery flavors mix with a lot of bitterness and herbal flavors from the hops. Good bitterness, a little bit of grainy doughy malt. A little bit of fruit and a warm finish.
Pretty high carbonation, its almost spritzy.
Ontario Coast IPA is a pretty standard Belgian IPA as far as I'm concerned. Fairly good brew.
11-05-2011 14:16:57 | More by Hojaminbag
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
Bottle purchased at CB Craft Brewers in Honeoye Falls, NY.
Pours a slightly hazy peach color, with a short-lived half inch head. There's some visible carbonation.
Smells like grassy hops, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast.
The taste is similar. Aspirin-like bitterness, grassy/earthy hops, fruity Belgian yeast esters. A little bland tasting and slightly watery tasting.
Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel.
This wasn't entirely good. Drinkable enough and not offensive, but just a little boring. The flavors could be brighter and come together better.
09-13-2013 15:17:18 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a two fingers width head with staying power. Tons of lacing. First whiff declares this is a Belgian beer...smelling the exact same way every beer with this strain of yeast insists like smelling. If I was blindfolded, probably would have guessed it was a saison. Nice hoppy profile with a heavy Belgian yeast influence. Pretty smooth mouthfeel. Nothing acidic or otherwise lingering goin' on. It's in, it's out, hello, goodbye. Decent beer, but not something I'll go after again. Just not a fan of Belgian yeast.
08-30-2011 00:06:16 | More by Retail1LO
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
Appearance: pours a clear dark golden yellow color with a 3" head that slowly falls. Thick lacing develops.
Smell: yeast, spiciness, and loads of citrus are nice on the nose.
Taste: lemon zest, orange, yeast, pepper, and a mild earthy quality creates a nicely flavored beer. Bitterness is a bit floral and not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish with some dryness late.
Overall: not a bad drinking Belgian IPA, but there is a bit of citrus overload as the bottle empties.
02-24-2012 23:07:40 | More by Gavage
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
22 oz bottle, no date.
appears a hazy orange straw color. 1" thick rocky white head. good retention and lacing. juicey citrus aroma- grapefruit & orange. the same hop flavors dominate the taste. slightly sweet, but balanced enough. thin to medium body, medium to high carbonation.
overall - a good IPA, kind of a cross between and "east coast" and "west coast" IPA.
03-15-2012 01:39:15 | More by jmdrpi
Ontario Coast IPA from Three Heads Brewing
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