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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 12-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a very hazy golden with a touch of orange.... Tons of sediment floating around in the glass, which is my own fault for not letting this bottle settle, drove home with it cracked it open and dove right in.... There is quite a bit of sediment, doni reccomend letting it settle and leaving the sediment in the bottom of the bottle.... Almost two finger of white head, dissaptes nicley, nice lacing.

S: citrus hop notes dominate the nose here, I get mostly citrusy grapefruit... Decent nose, smells tasty, A light touch of grain in there as well. Nice bit not a whole lot going on.

T: yummy, just like the nose this brew is loaded with citrusy hop notes. Again I mainly get grapefruit, a touch of citrus rind, and some light grain notes in the background. There is also a touch of bitter pine that I did not get in the nose. Tasty and well rounded.

M: medium body with medium almost creamy carbonation... Nice and lush, with just enough piney hops on the end to give it a dry finish with slightly mouth coating bitter aftertaste.

O: this is a pretty good ipa, very tasty well rounded and drinkable. A very good amounts of hops here, i would reccomend giving this one a whirl to any hop head. Deffiantly a step up from their indie pale ale, which I also enjoy.

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3.9/5  rDev -3%
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.

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sierra Nevada goblet.

The beer had a bright white 1" head which faded relatively quickly leaving behind a moderate lacing. The color is a light hazy gold.

The aroma has spicy peppery notes, a woodsy aspect slightly similar to cedar as well as a bouquet of tangerines, grapefruit and pine.

The beer is pretty dry with a carbonation just above average resulting in a refreshing prickly mouthfeel. As this sensation leaves almost instantaneously, the aroma notes especially the citrusy and piney aspects coat the palate and await another sip. The alcohol is only present in the aftertaste as the hop flavors dissipate.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. It met all I was looking for in an ipa and the woody aspect which I differentiate from piney hops was a interesting stand out. This isn't a woody beer, still totally an ipa just comes across to me a bit differently. While a totally different style, I can find some similarities to the farmhouse ale in ciscos island reserve series. Totally worth picking up if you come across it, only disclaimer is that this should be poured slowly, there is quite a bit of loose sediment at the bottom.

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Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale from Cisco Brewers Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.