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India Wharf Pale Ale - Mystic Brewery

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India Wharf Pale Ale
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 75
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 30.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, hazy, gold in color

Smell: citrus hops with wheaty bread

Taste: orange, lemon zest, light grapefruit, and light toasted malt

Mouthfeel: sweet with bry bitter backbone and dry end, light body, high carbonation

Overall: A very juicy and tasty English IPA. Bitter but not overly so. A nice beer to sit with. I like others from Mystic better, but this is solid.

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Another English IPA, a style I still want to get into but find it hard, as I usually don't like the hop profile. I once smashed Pretty Things for doing a big IPA although it was an English IPA, but now I miss the times when they were making styles of things I normally wouldn't buy or try otherwise. So cheers to Mystic and Pretty Things for producing styles like this.

Pours a fizzy bubbly 1 finger frothy head that fades at a med pace but reinforced by lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom, slight hazy golden honey orange yellow color.

Nose seems to bring a more American hop profile, fruity and a little citrus tropical fruit but not much, a mild grapefruit and tangerine like, before turning into a mild floral hop and grassy like, touch earthy, as the grapefruit really starts to get juicy and like a fresh spray of grapefruit, just a touch of sweet malt under all that. There is a hint of a lemony character, almost saison like lemon too.

Taste starts with more hops, not a ton of bitterness but lots of hop character, juicy hops with a lot of fruit again, with some citrus and tropical fruit like, little tangerine and some grapefruit again, little pith and rind, etc. Then hops turn a little floral and grassy, just a touch of earthiness. Malts are mild, little grainy toasty character, mild sweet malt like flavor but just enough to let the hops come through. Yeast seems to bring a hint of that fruity quality itself, and light cracker note. Hope turn slightly lemony as well. Finish dies off a lot, and as it does so the bitterness from the hops really take off, a rind like bitterness with more grapefruit pith, little tangerine, and touch earthy.

Mouth is med bod, little fluffy feeling, nice carb.

Overall mixed feelings, yes it's a pretty tasty beer, nice hop flavors, good malt character that really lets the hops shine but balances them nicely and keeps them in check, and finish brings a nice drying feel and long lingering bitterness. However, this isn't really an English IPA, much more American style hop profile and even malt profile, so I really don't know how to rate it, since I usually rate towards style I have to take off a couple points overall, but still a pretty tasty beer.

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India Wharf Pale Ale from Mystic Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.