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Berkley IPA - Berkley Beer Company

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Berkley IPA
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BA SCORE
82
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of greenengineer
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.

Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of portia99
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of smcolw
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.

Photo of Omnium
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

Photo of HCGS89
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Berkley IPA from Berkley Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.