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Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale AleIsland Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 12-08-2012)
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Reviews by metter98:
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Apr 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Lucky enough to have purchased a bottle a month ago and am enjoying every crisp, hoppy sip right now. What a delightful IPA. Sorry it's a one-time brew, but so lucky to have the privilege of tasting it. Cheers!

ThisLadyLovesBeer, Sunday at 06:57 PM
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -0.2%

socon67, May 14, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19%

GRG1313, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

WhitmansNiece, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.2%

DrBier, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -19%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oline73, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

RocketChimp, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MEGAawesomeLAUREN
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

MEGAawesomeLAUREN, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of JLT
4/5  rDev -0.2%

JLT, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of ppoitras
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

ppoitras, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Userme59
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Userme59, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

dbrauneis, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Thorpe429, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

klawburke, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MaseFace, Jun 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

KELPAK, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Greenplastic615, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 (a bit earthy). 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.

smcolw, May 25, 2013
Photo of WanderingFool
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

WanderingFool, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

MonkeyBread, Jun 22, 2014
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Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.