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Berkley IPA - Berkley Beer Company

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Berkley IPA
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BA SCORE
81
good

27 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkley Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012)
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Reviews by greenengineer:
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

2.1/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bomber into my Notch 0.5L pint shaker
A - nice clear bronze, decent head, lacings persist
S - sour milk, a little fruity, not what I was expecting. A little off-putting
T - IPA? Where are the hops? I'm getting a weird fruity taste. Spicyness. Almost as if this is some kind of a winter warmer. I'm drinking it, but I'm not enjoying it.
M - Crisp.
O - Is something going on - this is two bottles I've opened tonight, neither of which tastes very good. This at least is not going down the sink. The label is lovely - I wish I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 01:41:18 | More by greenengineer
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drink from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

The brilliantly clear, medium amber liquid was ever-so-slightly clouded by a bit of the conditioning yeast late in the pour. A fluffy, bright white, three-finger tall crown topped the beer. Minimal lacing. A few small streaks stuck along the glass.

The aroma was hoppy and really pleasant. Sweet, fruity hops dominated. Juicy and citrusy. Lots of candied orange peel. Some tropical fruit notes came through as well. Hints of mango and pineapple were detectible.

The flavor profile was also very hop forward. Tangerine and orange peel notes were quite apparent. Fruity and juicy. Grapefruit was noticeable. Hint of peach as well. The hops were balanced by a subtle, pale malt backbone. The beer finished crisp and dry. Moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit pith.

The mouthfeel was perhaps the least impressive aspect of this beer. It was lighter bodied and contained a spritzy effervescence. Nevertheless, the beer was still surprisingly creamy and smooth.

There are scores of new craft breweries popping up in my area, and most unfortunately put out some pretty mediocre products. Berkley IPA, however, is an immensely flavorful version of the style that drinks incredibly well, despite its formidable ABV. This could be a dangerously sessionable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 03:35:20 | More by Damian
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-09-2014 21:25:38 | More by IAmHollywood13
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

05-30-2014 15:05:47 | More by beerFool28607
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-17-2014 19:45:49 | More by WhitmansNiece
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's been a long time since I've had a beer foam out of the bottle. This one was explosive. It stands to reason that there is a solid head that settles in a lumpy way. Plenty of spots on the glass as the beer goes down. Light gold color with a definitive haze bringing a bit of white to it.

Floral hop up front with yeast in the background.

Pale, grainy malt start but the hop kicks in during the swallow--darkly bitter with a heavy yeasty finish. Relatively thin for the style. The high carbonation doesn't help here. Surprisingly short aftertaste. Think overhopped homebrew.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:21:59 | More by smcolw
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-30-2014 03:29:32 | More by Hoggo
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-16-2014 01:45:11 | More by Fettpopps
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

02-02-2014 15:54:00 | More by HawkIPA
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice clear gold color with two fingers of thick fluffy white head, some good lacing on the side.
S - This gets better as it warms up, some bready and biscuit malt, some orange and lemon, floral hops, a hint of alcohol.
T - And this is where it goes down hill, you get some decent fruity sweetness, then it just goes to this assault of bready malt, very floury, the hops get lost in the mix and you barely pick up on their floral quality.
M - Very very dry but still a little chewy.
O - Its unbalanced with malt, there's a few nice traits to it, but correcting the malt would be a good move.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:06:13 | More by Omnium
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-07-2013 23:50:52 | More by dubdrop
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glib

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-02-2013 18:34:37 | More by glib
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-24-2013 21:59:56 | More by Dizzy242
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

07-16-2013 01:59:50 | More by DonFrap
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-27-2013 23:53:41 | More by DrinkingDrake
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BarstoolBB

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-26-2013 12:08:06 | More by BarstoolBB
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-09-2013 22:40:30 | More by kaelingirl
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Todd

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-01-2013 18:16:04 | More by Todd
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Greenlabel

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-06-2013 22:05:27 | More by Greenlabel
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-05-2013 01:43:50 | More by rab53
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big creamy head 1+ finger fades slowly with nice lacing, crystal clear lighter nectar orange color.

Nose fresh grassy hops, little spicy chewy, light sweet malts, little leafy earthy and slight herbal.

Taste similar, herbal earthy leafy grassy hops, some bitterness, light grassy floral flavor. Light sweet malts, very little malty flavor but sweet malts like. Finish is slightly sticky and sweet, lingering mild bitterness, earthy grassy slightly herbal hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice carb.

Overall a decent IPA, a bit light overall on bitterness, and more on the earthy grassy leafy herbal side of the hops, not my fav kind as well as the palate of most Americans these days. Decent beer but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 12:49:24 | More by jlindros
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masshlx

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +40.8%

02-21-2013 02:58:36 | More by masshlx
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a mild hops presence for the style comes in. The malt character is also on the thin side for the style but it provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style despite having a toned-down hops presence, it’s a solid beer even though it isn’t your typical hop-bomb IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 03:26:03 | More by TheManiacalOne
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-04-2012 21:08:37 | More by jbertsch
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portia99

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth 20th Anniversay stemmed glass.

A - Pours a deep golden color with hints of amber, very good clarity, three fingers of dense white foam with excellent staying power. Head falls slowly leaving lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - This has a fresh and extemely green hop aroma. Hops also show some spice and some juicy citrus. Sweet malt, grainy, doughy...doesn't quite have the typical hop character of IPA's...missing the grapefruity and piney aspects, more malt character than typical also.

T - Hop bitterness up front which is rather hard and medicinal and lingering from beginning til well after the swallow. Missing most of the hop flavors I expected to get from the aroma. Under the bitterness is a heavy malty base full of bread dough and maltose.

M - The body is medium and has an assertive carbonation to it. Medicinal bitterness is a bit distracting and covers up most of whatever else is in the beer. All that comes thru is a thick maltose/wort'y/unfermented flavor and some green and grassy hop flavor, but these don't add much to it overall.

O - I really wanted to like this beer being from a new local brewery only a couple towns away from me. Unfortunately, this one largely misses the mark for me. The hop flavors are almost totally missing - only medicinal bitterness makes it thru. The malty flavors seem to be a bit off and out of character for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 18:52:43 | More by portia99
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Berkley IPA from Berkley Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.