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Misty Mountain IPA - Back East Brewing Company

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Misty Mountain IPA
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Misty Mountain is a great example of the American-style India Pale Ale synonymous with Craft Beer. Originally brewed for sailors on shipping routes between England and India, British IPAs are known for their strong hop bitterness, which were added as a preservative for the long voyage. The American adaptation is decidedly stronger and offers a more robust hop bite. Back East IPA is no exception. This assertively hopped beer has a great hoppy aroma, crisp hop bite, and smooth medium body.

(Beer added by: strengthdoc on 08-18-2012)
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-27-2014 01:08:03 | More by woodchipper
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-22-2014 21:22:38 | More by billab914
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ordinarymatt

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-22-2014 16:28:38 | More by ordinarymatt
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rodmanfor3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-15-2014 03:37:32 | More by rodmanfor3
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Boondada

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

08-10-2014 22:25:38 | More by Boondada
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Duncian

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-04-2014 12:31:56 | More by Duncian
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.39/5  rDev -9.4%

A: Dark orange. Very murky. Loosely packed large off white head. Attractive lacing.

S: A tinny pine character. Weak hop aroma overall, nothing assertive. Weak caramel malt.

M: Wouldn't quite call this creamy as the brewers do. Seems a little thin with moderate carbonation. Doughy malts and a little sticky.

T/O: Dirty, woodsy, earthy and grassy, light orange hop bite. Some medicinal and edelweiss herbal character leads into a moderately high bitterness.Pithy lemon and clean finish that rest for about a minute on the palate. This beer has some nice bones just needs to fill out a bit more. I don't find it as well balanced as others, the brewers say the hops are assertive, which they are. However, hops are fickle, and just because hops are abundant in a beer doesn't make it a great IPA unfortunately.
Pros: Nice price point, local, good bitterness for spicy food
Cons: Body doesn't match flavor, hops don't necessarily dominate in the 'best' way

07-30-2014 23:17:58 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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Monty784


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-27-2014 03:12:07 | More by Monty784
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

07-27-2014 01:08:03 | More by GuitarIPA
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-24-2014 01:39:32 | More by ttylicki
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jcbrand21


4/5  rDev +7%

07-20-2014 22:03:03 | More by jcbrand21
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datalager

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

07-20-2014 13:17:22 | More by datalager
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Wowcoolman

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-19-2014 22:52:41 | More by Wowcoolman
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-10-2014 01:42:32 | More by ssimpson89
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R1b4z01d

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

07-05-2014 22:55:29 | More by R1b4z01d
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amorgan416

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-25-2014 19:09:19 | More by amorgan416
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

06-17-2014 10:58:57 | More by tectactoe
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

First time having this. In a can, poured in a glass. To me it smells like a lager. No potent or distinct smells. Taste is very smooth. At 7% it is just as easy to drink as a yuengling. Very refreshing. Very faint hop taste, smooth finish. I wouldn't say this is for hop heads, but overall a very good beer that could be refreshingly drank one after another.

06-14-2014 02:33:49 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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DPB2262

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 21:17:45 | More by DPB2262
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-31-2014 02:02:17 | More by NJBeer265
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-11-2014 13:47:23 | More by ubufan2112
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-30-2014 14:35:39 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-23-2014 10:55:41 | More by Burkbom23
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-20-2014 01:23:32 | More by mltobin
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Billolick

New York

3.89/5  rDev +4%

12 ounce can.

w/o any freshness/canning date info

Pours hazed medium amber. Loose off white head and leaving decent looking rings and strands of lace.

On the nose its pine hops.

Respectable IPA, I get mostly pine and resin in the decent but not outstanding brew.

04-17-2014 05:43:58 | More by Billolick
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Misty Mountain IPA from Back East Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.