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9th State Red IPA - 603 Brewery

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9th State Red IPA
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 04-18-2013

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by puboflyons:
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3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 6, 2014

It has a slightly hazy brown pour and decent tan head.

The malt character is indescribable. It is not sweet or nutty. It is sort of bready with a slight earthy hop note.

Medium body and fairly smooth.

The malts are forward in the taste too and the hop character for an IPA is quite muted. While this is easy to drink I do not see how it fits into either the IPA or the Red category. But maybe it does.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light khaki four-finger head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit and some caramel. Light bitter finish. Bottled 11/14/2013, not cheap at $9.75 for a 22oz bottle from Barb's Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

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3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bottled on 8-4-13, served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, hazy, opaque, ruby coloring with some slow carbonation action in the body, and what looks like sediment throughout. Thin, surface coat of off-white head retains while you drink. Aromas of rich, roasted caramel, with hints of smoke and a backbone highlight of resinous, piney hops with a tangy citrus note. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with some chocolate notes mixed in with the caramel and roast. Bitter and resinous hops build towards the tail end to bring some levity to all the richness, but is ultimately overpowered. You can glean some very subtle citrus notes, but not nearly as strong as in the nose. Robust, smooth, slightly creamy body, delivering a tangy, roasted, slightly bitter aftertaste. The finish has a tangy sweet linger left after the slick, smooth feel. Strong and solid, but a little cloying and oversweet.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish brown with a huge fluffy tan head that leaves much lace on the way down my glass. Smells of bread, caramel, and a hint of chocolate with enough citrus to provide some contrast. Slight sulfur and alcohol detracts but is faint enough that I can get over it. The flavor is pretty solid with a sweet caramel maltiness providing a nice base. Pine and citrus hops layered on top with a hint of chocolate and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice red ale with a hoppy edge.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle (handwritten bottled on date of 6-18-13; that's pretty cool) at Bert's in Hookesett. Figuring it's two months so the hops may have faded some.

Pours with a chunky head and modest lacing. Turbid caramel color. Nice looking beer and the smell is sweet and complex.

Sweet red malting as advertised and good hop bitterness balance, but it tastes more like an amber or an altbier than a full out IPA. The more I think about it, I would be very pleased with this as an altbier. I think about red IPA's and I think about G'Knight (aka Gordon) from Oskar Blues; not a fair comparison with this beer. Not as sticky a beer with the ABV aobve 7 but a very crisp and clean finish with good balance.

I would buy it again. Not the hop bomb of a lot of IPA's, but I'm not sure that I would call this an IPA. Haverhill Brewing used to make an altbier called Gestalt and I would rank this as more flavorful and pleasing.

Newer Review
Second bottle from March this time.
Much more hopped and still a rich red malty backbone. This was much better this time around. Still a nice deep red with fine head on top. Smooth with a pleasing bitterness on the finish. Tried their Cogway next to this one and liked this more.

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9th State Red IPA from 603 Brewery
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