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Baldwin FishEYE PA - Kensington Brewing Company

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Baldwin FishEYE PABaldwin FishEYE PA

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82
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20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 76
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kensington Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 10-30-2012

Getting up early and dragging dead fish around all day is a tough gig. That’s why we want to pay homage to the hard working fish mongers down on Baldwin Street. This IPA is big, assertive and full of attitude…not too unlike the surly characters slicing and dicing today’s catch. A wonderfully floral, piney and mildly citrus nose comes by way of an excessive dose of American hops and British ale yeast. The big malt bill achieves a chewy body with a sweet finish. Meant to be enjoyed in moderation, this beer is perfect…anytime.

65 IBU
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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 76
Reviews by NedShakeshaft:
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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can. Left a fluffy eggshell-white head with excellent retention. As it faded, it left splotchy, white residue as if it were marshmallow melting over hot chocolate. The beer itself is an appropriate goldfish orange.

Smells like a creamsicle! Some note of pine and earth as well but the sweetness dominates the nose.

I'll get to the taste but I'm going to start with the mouthfeel as it made the first and longest-lasting impression on me. It's cream and velvety. A bit thin for an IPA, but so smooth.

A lot of malt upfront. Bready caramel. Dry and bitter finish, some lingering orange peel. It's mildly hopped for an IPA. Some pine notes, a bit earthy and citrusy.

Overall, a delicious IPA but its only exceptional trait is its drinkability. I'd happily a bunch of these for a night of watching sports and eating pizza and wings with friends. (865 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of talbotjf99
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewdanks
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cask Days 2012. Latest Kensington offering of higher IBU product. Bubbly head on orange body. Some orange citrus taste, not bad a beer, maybe better on tap. Medium mouthfeel, a bit of astringency. Decent drinkability for hopheads. 70 ibu. Some caramel, but the hops are the show. (279 characters)

Photo of JahTurbo
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of randallpink
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of WeizenMike
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DaveBar
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO $2.95 for a 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass.

A- Nice unfiltered IPA. Not much head at all. Cloudy good!

S- Pretty good. Rather subdued.

T- Not bad. Not great but not bad. Expected a lot more out of this one. Tried it in the past and it hasn't changed much. Pretty thin for an IPA even for a Canadian offering.

M- Pretty good.

O- Not that great but pretty good. Not something I would go out of my way for but that big 'ol fish eye reeled me in for a couple.

Food Pairing

This so so IPA pairs well with... Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Nice whole wheat bread buttered on one side, hot pan, one slice butter side on the pan, Kraft slice, tomato slice, onion slice and the other slice of bread butter side up. Grill away!

Enjoy (770 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a clear copper color ale with a rather large foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of dry caramel malt with light bitter hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by some dry caramel malt with some hoppy bitter notes that are not as powerful as I would have expected. Body is light with good carbonation. Too much dry caramel malts for its own good with hops that fell way short considering the style. (442 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Bar Hop.

A - Pours a medium amber with a thin film of off-white head.

S - Good bitter hop punch with citrus and pine. A fairly substantial malt bill adds notes of caramel and a good amount of sweetness.

T - Very balanced, as the nose indicated. Lots of sweet, caramel malts and a moderate bitterness with grapefruit, pine and some earthy flavours.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation. (398 characters)

Photo of Adamthornton13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of russwilliam
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of tabhill
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of patre_tim
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Copper orange filtered with no carbonation, 4 fingers of amber tinged head, some chunky continents-on-the-map-like lacing. The head unfolds like an inverted waterfall and is beautiful, in some ways resembles a nitro can though its not.

S: Orange, fruity, light pine, some red chili peppers, cough syrup.

T: Light fruity, melon, orange, pine, alcohol, cough syrup

M: Medium thick syrupy body, somewhat resinous. Low carbonation.

O: Quite good that would be better if chilled a little more, I’m having it at room temperature. (532 characters)

Photo of MaltyClarkey
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.75

Appearance - Clear amber colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and hops. There is also some grains and just a hint of a grapefruit flavour. It ends with a malty sweet mildly hopped aftertaste.

Overall - While not exciting, this is a pretty decent beer. Don't expect anything American tasting as far as IPAs go.. more of a English style if anything, Not something I'd buy again, but worth trying once. (730 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Baldwin FishEYE PA from Kensington Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.