St. Peter's India Pale Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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Reviews by ojiikun:
3.83/5 rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up this bottle of IPA because, frankly, it's rather weird looking. I've enjoyed St. Pete's brews in the past, though in the recent years of extreme beers, I'd not visited their offerings. Since IPAs are a now more well-versed topic for me, I'm excited to try one by an old favourite brewery.
Bottle is the pictured odd-stubby flask sort with a simple cap that had the tiniest bit of rusting. No freshness date. Poped with a fairly hard hiss. Poured into my goblet a very clear light-orange with a very white head that fell fast to a ring of lace and some paisley islands.
Smelll is caramelized pears and unexpectedly malty for an IPA. Minerals under vaguely citrusy hopping; much less of the latter than this Northwesterner expected.
Taste is salty and bitter, like hops without any of the floral notes to which I've become accustomed. Maybe like pilsner hops were used to brew an ale? White pepper and darkly toasted white bread. Strongly reminicient of vanilla cream soda. Very light.
Mouthfeel is a bit oiley and viscous without being too sticky. Quite drinkable but oddly filling. Head and lace get beautifully chaotic by the end of the glass.
All in all, an odd beast. Very tame and totally offset from my expectations for an IPA, but good nonetheless. Very true to the brewery's style, from what I can tell. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2008 03:44:20 | More by ojiikun
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of my Up Rising at Novare Res.
Pour into a britis stine.
the beer is pale golded and hinter of amber. The head is frothy and sticky white.
the nose is sweet and earthy, classic EIPA. There are hints of orange marmalade genaric floral hops.
The Taste is great maly sweet to start but the orange and earth hops punch thorugh an make a wonderfull flavor. I'm not sur why this beer is rated a 70. After looking at the top EIPAs I dont see a 4 aside from Three Floyds( hyped no doubt).
Overall a great beer
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 20:19:28 | More by bishopdc0
St. Peter's India Pale Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.