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Instigator India Pale Ale - Indie Ale House Brewing Company

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Instigator India Pale Ale
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indie Ale House Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A key beer in the craft beer revolution. IPAs were originally made in the 1800’s in England with extra hops and alcohol to survive the long sea voyage from England to India for the troops there and became so popular for the refreshing bitter taste that the rest of the world soon caught on. When home brewers started experimenting in the 1970’s and 80’s this style led the way and today it is the most popular style of craft beer. Ours is an ‘homage to those first craft brewers that went looking for trouble.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 12-18-2011)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

byronic, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

polloenfuego, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

yancot, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Luisc94
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Luisc94, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tbeckett, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Coronaeus
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Coronaeus, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of kjyost
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in CanBIF 2014, bottled "V". Poured cool, but not fridge cold into a tulip.

Pours with a frothy white was that has gooey, sticky lacing atop a slightly hazy golden body. Glorious fruity hop nose rich with melons, grapefruit, citrus and general deliciousness. Tastes quite similar though a hint of bitterness from hops plays through. Very good fruity hop body.

A stunningly we'll put together beer. Why the rating here is so low I know not. In all seriousness this bottle was in line with Heady & Furious.

kjyost, May 31, 2014
Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +6.4%

durlta, May 10, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

dipso123, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Yesdog
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Yesdog, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken yesterday afternoon during a fantastic lunch at the brewery and my first time trying this great new addition to OCB's APA offerings.

A hazy orange colour with a decent white head and impressive lacing. Excellent "west coast hop" aroma of tropical fruit. Nice balance in the hop-forward flavour. Sweet tropical fruit with a respectable malt backbone leading to a bracingly bitter finish. Really enjoyed!

A very drinkable beer and one I'll definitely try to find again.

hopsolutely, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of peensteen
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange, about a finger of white head, good lace as well. Smell is full of citrus, grapefruit and orange, moderate malt bill here as well, smells quite hoppy and big on bitterness. Taste is malty with a lot of dry earthy citrus hops, big bitterness as well, pine also, finishes with more earthy, almost dirt like flavours. Lightly carbonated, drying medium body. This was a decent IPA but with the amount of good IPA available locally this isn't at the top of the list.

peensteen, Nov 24, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler from the brewpub, day old at time of consumption.

Unfiltered orange, offwhite head. Moderate retention and light lace. Nose of piney, herbal and leafy, some tropical fruit notes. Mild sweet malt character. Bitterness strikes first on the palate, more leafy and lightly herbal hops, fruity flavours, tropical and some citrus rind. Some malt sweetness, but hops are pretty big. Medium feel, lower medium carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

liamt07, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

aka Hoppy IPA. A melange of Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade,Galaxy, and Northern Brewer. A good rich citrus. Average mouthfeel. Reflecting late, dry hopping for the most part. Very good drinkability. Hazy orange-grapefruit appearance. Spot on American IPA. Hoppy citrus aromas.

Sammy, Dec 18, 2011
Instigator India Pale Ale from Indie Ale House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.