Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
3.89/5 rDev -3.2%
Cloudy, pale straw (SRM 3-4). A big, rocky, off-white head lingers while carbonation clings to the Cisco fisheye pint glass.
Strong grapefruit beckons from the glass, then infuses with orange, only to come back out again as the beer warms. The aroma is overall fresh, but in the background one can lightly detect a struck match.
The grapefruit flavors are quite bitter and followed quickly by fresh orange rind. Some balance is retained before a moderate, bitter finish.
Dry, with a medium body and woolly texture. Ample prickly carbonation lifts the alcohol above a slight metallic note.
This is a good IPA, though more reserved than most. Flavors are equal parts with bitterness. Madaquet IPA would work well with lunch, say prosciutto. This one brings back memories of relaxing afternoons in ‘Sconset.
03-16-2014 22:27:21 | More by SLeffler27
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that hardly died down. Lots of yeast is noticeable near the bottom of the glass.
S: Light to moderate amount of grapefruit hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit hops and a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and a little chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the grapefruit aromas and flavors of this beer but was most impressed with the way it coated your mouth.
04-06-2013 21:15:21 | More by metter98
4.01/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from tap into pint at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours a cloudy golden hay with thick chewey head. Great strong hop aroma, sharp, grassy and piney. Taste is very piney but slightly fruity hop presence. A little grassy, but overall nice. Easy drinker - I think it said 7.5% abv on the chalkboard. Overall, nice floral IPA - reminds me of a nice spring time IPA.
02-11-2013 14:58:01 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.99/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from the bottle into a tasting goblet.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the pour. There is some yeast that got kicked up, lots of sediment in the bottle.
Smell: Sweet right off the bat with fruity citrus hops that are also a bit grassy.
Taste: Hoppy up front with plenty of malt to back it up. The hops taste green and grassy. There is an herbal undertone that compliments the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I thought this was a very interesting IPA. The hop profile was quite nice. I'd ahve more.
01-10-2013 22:13:48 | More by oline73
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
750ml bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Huge amounts of chunkage at bottom of bottle.
Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1" eggshell head over the cloudy golden brew. Head holds on nicely, with sporadic chunky lace. Aroma is earthy hops, maybe Saaz.
Taste begins with a peek of sweet, then quickly to earthy citrus in the middle, then closes with rounded pine bitterness. Mouthfeel is kind of prickly, and drinkability is pretty good. Has a rustic character to it, but doesn't quite all come together for me.
03-03-2013 20:09:10 | More by ppoitras
4.04/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Pours a hazy medium apricot in color with significant amounts of large white yeast chunks in suspension towards the bottom of the glass, moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Upfront the overall aroma is slightly sweet with some light to moderate notes of citrus/grapefruit hops and a very light hint of grainy malts. Extremely light hints of lemon.
T: Upfront there is a light amount of almost honey-like sweetness with some cereal grain malts. That is then overshadowed by the citrus flavors of moderate to strong grapefruit and light lemon hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: Overall this beer is pretty well balanced as it is neither overly sweet or bitter. I really enjoyed this beer and it has a very enjoyable citrus aroma and flavor. The alcohol is well hidden and this beer is easy to drink.
04-06-2013 21:15:17 | More by dbrauneis
3.69/5 rDev -8.2%
Three-finger starting head. Settles quickly, leaving little lace. The broth is straw to gold color with a lima bean green hue to it. Cloudy.
Clean, fresh smell to the beer. Little hop, mostly pale malt nose. Second smell features a bit of soured milk and a touch of grapefruit rind.
Good starting malt taste and (round) body. The hop comes on strong but not so that it makes you pucker up. Steady bitter aftertaste. Pretty easy to drink steadily. The mouthfeel is full with a steady level of carbonation.
05-24-2013 23:41:23 | More by smcolw
4.36/5 rDev +8.5%
Madaquet pours a cloudy honey yellow with little foam on top. Only a few spots of lace on the glass between sips.
The strong aroma is loaded with grapefruit citrus, pine and a little grass/hay.
Each sip of this full bodied beer is chewy, dry and mildly carbonated. The flavor is loaded with grapefruit citrus, pine, some lemon rind and enough sweet malt and cereal grain to hold it together. It finishes moderately bitter and dry with a some grass notes. Once gone the grapefruit citrus, grass and malt sweetness lingers on the palate.
The hops in this beer just don't fade. Tons of hop flavor and chewy body makes me want to brush my teeth after drinking a pint.
11-17-2013 02:57:45 | More by WanderingFool
Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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