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Misty Mountain IPA - Back East Brewing Company

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Misty Mountain IPA
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

07-09-2013 23:36:11 | More by DonFrap
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

09-11-2012 17:29:53 | More by JAHMUR
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-27-2013 02:25:39 | More by ssoulf
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.8/5  rDev -25.3%

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.

01-13-2014 01:15:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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splufdaddy

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20%

01-20-2013 01:43:04 | More by splufdaddy
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Scottqc15

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20%

03-11-2014 06:26:30 | More by Scottqc15
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-01-2013 22:20:56 | More by Roguer
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Monty784


3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-22-2013 05:21:03 | More by JTomczak
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-15-2013 14:44:56 | More by bdoggboston
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-20-2014 01:23:32 | More by mltobin
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

09-17-2013 00:31:15 | More by rusty3335
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-11-2013 18:51:15 | More by swierczt
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.38/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with an earthy hops bitterness. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but does not provide much balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but considering how many better alternatives there are within the style, I probably wouldn’t drink this beer again unless my choices were quite limited.

07-25-2013 16:36:13 | More by TheManiacalOne
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.39/5  rDev -9.6%

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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alexgash

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

12 oz. can.

Mostly clear deep orange copper. Fat finger of dense, creamy, light khaki head. Very nice lacing. Nice mix of malt and hops on the nose. Treacle-y caramel and butterscotch malt and spicy, piny hops. Aroma almost seems maltier than hoppier.

Toasted malt and spicy hop bitterness up front. Caramel and gingerbread malt sweetness mid palate. Hints of tropical fruit. Herbal and citrus hop flavors and bitterness into the finish. Orange marmalade and toffee in the finish. Lingering malt sweetness. Moderate body with a slick feel. Not bad.

06-09-2013 01:37:32 | More by alexgash
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grahuba

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-01-2014 23:16:32 | More by grahuba
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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-08-2013 20:42:13 | More by ScottieD
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-03-2013 03:31:32 | More by nebula1999
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-14-2013 19:56:27 | More by RMoeNay
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-25-2013 02:52:09 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-13-2013 13:09:39 | More by smutty33
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Misty Mountain IPA from Back East Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.