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Instigator India Pale Ale - Indie Ale House Brewing Company

Instigator India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 5.96%

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 IPAs were originally made in the 1800’s in England with extra hops and alcohol to survive the long sea voyage from England to India for the troops there and became so popular for the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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Reviews by peensteen:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 12:57:40 | More by peensteen
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-01-2014 02:12:32 | More by dipso123
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-21-2013 22:07:21 | More by Yesdog
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2013 17:52:11 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-13-2013 12:30:41 | More by DaPan
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-19-2012 20:15:35 | More by liamt07
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 20:47:13 | More by Sammy
Instigator India Pale Ale from Indie Ale House Brewing Company
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