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India Pale Ale - Alcatraz Brewing Co.

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India Pale Ale
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4 Ratings
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alcatraz Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thekevlarkid on 08-21-2008)
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SwillinBrew

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There wasnt a name for this IPA and the brewer said he just called it their IPA. It's released pretty much when the brewer brews it and he does use chinook.

My pint glass was filled with a rich solid amber/apricot color with a good finger of ivory colored head that left a nice lace. The aroma was a citrusy orange blossom, quite fragrant with a prominent up front boquet.
Flavors of tangerine, citrus blossoms with a good hoppy floral taste. Deep and penetrating and aggressive as expected of a west coast IPA.
Good carbonation on the tongue, medium body and just plain tasty and thirst quenching.

I rather expected not to like this place much nor their beers. Well, i was quite wrong. (i didnt try any other beers and stayed with 3 pints of the IPA)

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2006 05:19:00 | More by SwillinBrew
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-10-2012 15:46:07 | More by TrojanWheels
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Beefytits4

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-25-2011 06:54:01 | More by Beefytits4
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured off the tap when visiting the brewery in July of 2008. Nice and clear true amber color with an eggshell white head. Didn't lace well and little retention. Aromas were of floral hops and orange peel. Flavors were quickly tart, citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel but not sweet enough to be called orange. Hoppy bitterness is there but misbalanced, needs more malt for backbone. The medium body and creamy mouthfeel were quite enjoyable. Bitter hop finish. Some elements of this beer are right on and with a little work it could be great but the flavors are just not quite right.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Alcatraz Brewing Co., 49 W. Maryland St. Suite 104, Indianapolis

08-21-2008 13:52:28 | More by thekevlarkid
India Pale Ale from Alcatraz Brewing Co.
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