Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Reviews by smcolw:
3.69/5 rDev -8.9%
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. 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.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2013 23:41:23 | More by smcolw
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3.89/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: growler
03-16-2014 22:27:21 | More by SLeffler27
4.36/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 02:57:45 | More by WanderingFool
Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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