Misty Mountain IPA - Back East Brewing Company
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.9/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on-tap in a fluted pilsener glass at Republic in Bloomfield, Conn.
A: Poured a dark, copper-amber color with a two-finger head of dense, white carbonation bubbles. Clarity is good and carbonation consistent throughout, leaving a bit of lacing.
S: Dry, spicy and mild herbal hop aroma rises with baked bread and hints of fruity malts. Flecks of mint kick up with the milled grain and musty, floral esters.
T: Well-balanced approach to this IPA; a bready, medium-bodied caramel malt flavor up front with hints of sweet, smoky roast intertwine with herbal, bitter hops that don't raise too much acidity on the palate. Mild bready, fruity and chocolate flavors mesh seamlessly with faint, herbal bitterness before washing back with a hint of dry, musty bittersweet spiciness.
M: Medium bodied with good carbonation and a smooth malt mouthfeel to back up the very mild hop bitterness.
O: A nice, middle-of-the-road IPA with lots of upside given the study malt backbone to support pleasing, herbal and slightly grassy hop bitterness. Reminds me of the NEBCo Sea Hag of old, to a degree. It's not the best American IPA that's likely to be on tap, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to the amber ale fan looking for a boost in bitterness.
Serving type: on-tap
09-28-2012 02:23:32 | More by Gambrinus1184
More User Reviews:
2.8/5 rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
12 oz. can poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Surprisingly dark amber body. Nice white head. Small collar and a wispy surface.
Smell - Estery and a little yeasty. Sweet doughy malts. A little bit of citrus hop. Doesn't smell like an IPA.
Taste - Quite sweet. Resiny pine hop. Again with the doughy malts. A touch of grain. Fruity estery finish.
Mouthfeel - Too sweet. Medium body. High carbonation.
Overall - This is an IPA? What? This was so boss...like boss hog, lol.
Serving type: can
01-13-2014 01:15:00 | More by Alieniloquium
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. I try to buy CT beer when possible and decided to give this one a go. The head on this is intense. Even a gentle pour into the glass yielded about a 2" head that stuck around. This made for a great first sip that packed a lot more hop than I was expecting. Smooth and malty without the overbearing malt that some bigger East Coast IPAs bring. I usually lean towards more citrusy style IPAs but this one was great. It's a nicely balanced beer in my book with equal parts hop punch and a smooth/dry finish. Great work Back East!
Serving type: can
09-15-2013 00:50:19 | More by EvanJohnson
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. Can
A: Pours dark orange with a large off white fluffy head. Excellent retention and
thick sticky lacing.
S: Sweet malts. Mild dry hops with a hint of citrus. Just average here,
T/M: Smooth hoppy taste. Well balanced with a solid malt presence. Light floral
citrus. Sweet. The finish is mostly clean with only a light lingering of bitter dry hops.
O: This is a solid near outstanding IPA. Smooth with a great hop taste. Could use
more citrus flavors to juice it up. Still well worth a try.
Serving type: can
09-14-2013 21:29:51 | More by mnrider
Misty Mountain IPA from Back East Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.