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Coney Island Sword Swallower - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-10-2008

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A clean, hop forward, malt restrained IPA. The bre is a moderate golden color with a thick, lasting, beautiful white head. The smel is soft, rounded, and a bit hoppy. Some distant malt and grain, but it is a lot less interesting than I expected. The brew makes yo for it in the taste, however, which is huge with hop flavor and bitterness....herbal, leafy, fresh, biter, and spicy. Nice. Full, satisfying mouthfeel. Highly drinkable.

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3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dusty yellow approaching orange beer that has a mild fog to it. The cap is strong,firm and the color of playsand. A solid but not out of this world start.

The nose is plain Jane but not in a bad way. Clean malts and a sharp handful of hops give this beer a simple but delicious ale bouquet.

The taste is vy much like the nose with the malts being crisp, clean and the flavor of lightly toasted white bread. The hops are present but don't over power the malts which is slightly disappointing given the claim of "IPA style" on the bottle. I was expecting a little more punch from these guys. Even if this is a lager beer there are others out there that have a more pronounced hop profile.

Mouthfeel is again very clean and crisp from the lagering. The hops do have a slight pinch of astringency by my molars and there is a lovely dryness to this beverage. I like the simple and direct flavors but wish this beer had more of a hop punch. Still a fine brew and worth drinking if you come across it.

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Coney Island Sword Swallower from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.