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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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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 18.65%
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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mjstacker

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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

2/5  rDev -38.8%

07-30-2014 20:25:01 | More by bcoyle
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-27-2014 16:43:48 | More by Oidmoe
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.3%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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

Massachusetts

2.89/5  rDev -11.6%
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 -0.6%

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

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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 +16.5%
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 +7%

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

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New Hampshire

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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

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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

New Hampshire

3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +7%

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

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -0.6%

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

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.8%

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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +35.8%
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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Nepenthe Ales Hop-ful IPA from Candia Road Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.