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Cruiser IPA - East Coast Beer Company

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Cruiser IPA
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East Coast Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jtierney89 on 05-06-2013

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Mix a six pick up at Wegmans. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours bright copper, 1/4 inch white foam. Active cascading bubbles.Malty nose, light toffee note. Baked bread. Taste is a caramel/toffee bread, which flows into a mild hop. Sweet. Tangy bitter in the back. Milder/sweeter than a typical IPA. But good.

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This beer seems confused between an American IPA and English IPA -- the malts are way too dominant to let any hop character shine through (and I had it fresh on tap). East Coast Beer Co should consider rebranding this as an English IPA, and brewing another more hop-forward beer to satiate hopheads -- of which there are many in NJ.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with at their new brewery in Belmar, but this wasn't the most promising start, especially considering Kane's IPAs are a ten minute drive away.

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A- Bright golden-orange color. Crsytal clear, minimal bubbles. One-finger off-white colored head, that makes a fast fade to a film and leaves a little lacing.

M- Very mild pale ale type aroma. Malty without hop aroma. Sweet caramel smell for an IPA.

T- Caramel and pale malts No hop flavor at all.

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O- There's nothing IPA about this. It could go as a Summer red ale or alike, but it's NOT an IPA!

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Cruiser IPA from East Coast Beer Company
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