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Nepenthe Ales Hop-ful IPA - Candia Road Brewing Company

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Nepenthe Ales Hop-ful IPANepenthe Ales Hop-ful IPA

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31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 03-07-2012)
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Rick5150

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

09-09-2013 00:15:01 | More by Rick5150
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-06-2014 02:31:04 | More by Massbmx
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SimonPuggle

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-04-2014 11:45:49 | More by SimonPuggle
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -24%

06-12-2014 03:27:30 | More by mjstacker
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mklisz

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-19-2014 18:12:42 | More by mklisz
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diechipmunk

Massachusetts

2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

An OK IPA, aroma was mellow, not too much going on. The taste was OK, but nothing close to what I was expecting in an IPA, it was well balanced, but very little hope nose, bitterness was not remarkable. The malt was light and biscuity, a little "dusty" in the finish. Overall, pleasant, but nothing special.

It seemed more of a blonde ale that an IPA (or dbl IPA at the 9% ABV).

The most remarkable feature, to me, was the absolute lack of alcohol presence in a beer that strong. I'd drink it again, but it's not the first bottle I'd choose.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 16:33:20 | More by diechipmunk
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-09-2014 21:21:06 | More by SawDog505
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beergoot

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes dated October 13th, 2013. I remember drinking this in our suite at the Common Man Inn in Claremont, NH (although I picked up the bottle earlier in the morning in Portsmouth, NH).

Appearance: cloudy, soft yellow body; fluffy, billowy white head.

Smell: mellow grain with hints of pear; cereal; orange.

Taste: little malt character but plenty of hop bitterness; grassy.

Mouthfeel: soft & fizzy; dry.

A rather so-so IPA. Mostly a hop-forward beer as far as smell and taste go. Very little malt character. One-dimensional; unbalanced. If hops w/o malt is your thing, try this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 21:45:10 | More by beergoot
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy pale amber body with two fingers of white head. Retention and lacing were not very good.

S - Orange citrus and light malt

T - Strong citrus hops, orange, lime, and floral. Malts are very subtle, grassy and earthy. Alcohol is fairly pronounced and adds spiciness.

M - Medium body with very high carbonation due to the bottle conditioning.

O - This was good. It was slightly unbalanced, I think it could have had a stronger malt base to even things out. Also the carbonation could have been dialed back. But I like the hop flavors and spicy abv. I'll probably pick this up again from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:36:11 | More by JAFoley
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-13-2013 02:04:40 | More by Johncnh
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BeerTick

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +21.6%

10-11-2013 01:50:17 | More by BeerTick
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-30-2013 00:47:17 | More by bpowers315
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Willytee3

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-22-2013 04:54:42 | More by Willytee3
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2013 00:05:58 | More by JakerLou
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color, some floaties. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose and flavor is piney hops and some caramel. The 9.2% ABV is hidden. Given the high ABV expecting but not getting an Imperial IPA. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 22:17:47 | More by jdhilt
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guezarka

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-26-2013 21:14:14 | More by guezarka
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2013 03:30:09 | More by NHbeerfishing
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-medium amber color with a nice off-white head and some lacing

S-caramel malt, little tropical fruit, light pine

T-caramel malt, tropical fruit, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, little astringent

O-too much malt and sweetness, not enough hop character

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 23:01:39 | More by MDDMD
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-02-2013 01:58:33 | More by mattparsons
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Brewsed

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-08-2013 04:01:34 | More by Brewsed
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24%

03-22-2013 03:06:01 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy orange pour with a large, creamy head, almost like a wheat beer. Strong smell of pine, orange, tangerine. Sweet hop bite and a juicy citrus backbone. Huge ABV hidden very well. Strong taste yet still refreshing. Top flight stuff. I’m quite certain this would do real well in a blind taste test, but this unknown brewery has no hype or buzz yet.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 03:42:06 | More by VALIS666
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metapod

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -8.8%

12-16-2012 16:15:28 | More by metapod
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. No obvious dating on the bottle.

An off white, hinting at yellow head, quite large off the pour. Settles fairly good speed though, with lots of swiss cheese like appearances. Body is kind of murky dark brown amber, hints at red.

Nose is subtle airy herbal hops. Kind of minty. Caramel like malts and light sugar brown dark clove/nutmeg spices.

Palate hits with a good body. Full rich coating feel in the mouth, very solid, and minimal carbonation feeling considering how much the head just exploded almost it seemed. Light mix of tea and herbal hop action, still very downplayed and subtle. Light toasty quality but with a much thicker density.

Overall feels pretty good, not bad, not very drawn to it though, but could have it again if I had to choose.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 22:43:59 | More by smakawhat
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

08-29-2012 22:59:42 | More by splendidsplinter
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Nepenthe Ales Hop-ful IPA from Candia Road Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.