The IPA - Community Beer Works
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.48/5 rDev +9%
Growler from the Elmwood farmer's market in Buffalo, NY. Poured into my Southern Tier tulip.
An IPA with copious amounts of Galaxy and Simcoe? Sign me the hell up! Pours a beautifully cloudy, hazy, pale orange-yellow. 1 inch of head, sticky lacing all the way down.
Smells dank, resinous, juicy, and wonderful. Tons of fruit- orange and pineapple primarily, with some pine sap.
The taste is similar. Juicy, fresh tropical fruit notes are kicked back by a genuinely big hop bitterness. Coats your mouth with sticky dank hoppy goodness. No malt character that I can detect. Just a hop explosion here, really. It helps that I am drinking this very fresh.
Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, well carbonated.
Possibly the best IPA brewed in Western NY. Three Heads The Kind and OT 20 duke it out with this for supremacy. The hop combination really leads to some great flavors.
08-11-2013 20:43:41 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a hazy yellow from a growler filled at the farmer's market. Nice 1\2 inch white head leaves nice lacing. Wonderful, citrusy and dank nose. Bitter up front with a slightly sweet finish that balances the hops very well. Perfect hop flavor. Carbonation is spot on for style.
Overall a delicious IPA and at 6%, easy to drink. It's hoppy but wont destroy your palate. Only flaw I see is the haziness which is really just nitpicking.
08-04-2013 22:18:13 | More by buffaloipa
3.75/5 rDev -8.8%
Multiple samples at the nano-brewery. Yellow bodied and some head. Very lacy. 50-60 IBU and felt higher. Fragrant. Galaxy and Simcoe lends a nice citrus orange. Would be a good cask, as overcarbonated. A tweak or two and can be really tasty and really drinkable.
08-04-2013 13:45:07 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -2.7%
32oz growler filled at the brewery, poured into a snifter.
Pours out a very cloudy pale yellow orange color with a big full white head that fades to a nice thin layer with lots of sticky lacing. Pale and cloudy.
Fairly dank, orange citrus, citrus of all kinds, slightly catty, a bit of graininess comes in as it warms.
Again, some nice citrus with a nice addition of pine. Bits of tropical fruit and catty hops come in every now and then with a bit of dankness. Some good even hop bitterness lingers in the finish. Mostly hop forward, but a bit of light doughy grain is noticeable.
Medium to light in body, nice smooth carbonation.
A solid iPa with lots of nice favors. Very fresh tasting. I could come back to this again and again, very drinkable.
01-05-2013 00:18:19 | More by dogfishandi
4.21/5 rDev +2.4%
On tap at Blue Monk:
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with bright orange edges. Eggshell white head sticks around and leaves good lacing. Aroma of slightly sweet malts, lots of citrus and floral hop notes. Great nose. Taste follows the nose superbly. Bitter with great hop flavor, balanced well with a sweet, dry finish. Dare I say the best IPA brewed in Buffalo? Absolutely! A well balanced IPA that is very drinkable, I will reach for this again.
01-03-2013 11:40:46 | More by spark3148857
The IPA from Community Beer Works
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.