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India Pale Ale - Bellevue Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 39
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 32.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Bellevue Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: powdersoldier on 01-27-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 39
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A: Pours a translucent golden yellow with a frothy, two finger off white head. The head settles to a finger, but sticks around the whole time. This beer has serious legs. Minimal carbonation.

S: Piney, bitter citrus rind, sweet dried apricot and a hint of melon. Prominent bready malt profile. A touch of alcohol on the nose.

T: Relatively muted flavor profile. Some dried fruit sweetness of apricot and raisin. A
Hint of pine and citrus.

M: Minimal carbonation, almost none. Syrupy.

D: Not too drinkable. There's some citrus and pine at the beginning, but as I sit here and the beer approaches room temperature it seems to fall apart. Flat, bitter and flavorless. The body is relatively thick, almost syrupy. I would suggest drinking this one ice cold for the highest and best level of enjoyment, underwhelming at best with some unpleasant aspects.

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Attractive bright green label. Bomber poured into pint glass. Pours a lovely orange-copper with white head. The huge aroma is a delight. Flavors are citrus, pine, and floral. Not too bitter, and just hoppy enough. Drinks easy, feels balanced with a nice slightly dry finish. Overall, this IPA wont blow you away, but you really can't find a fault either, its darn good!

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Copper-tan in color, the brew appears medium-bodied with light carbonation, as a small wispy head quickly dissipates. Toffee-sweet grainy malts at the front of the nose, as a range of floral notes describe the hop profile. The sweet notes run to the front of the palate, unusually sweet for the style. Hop notes punch back a bit before the sweet aspects become overly cloying, but this is one sugary-sweet IPA. Finishes long and sweet.

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Craft IPAs seem to be a dime a dozen, but it has been my experience that most are not actually that good. This is definitely not the case with Bellevue Brewing's IPA! I loved this. It was hoppier than I had expected, but was not terribly overpowering. The aftertaste was citrus-y. Bellevue Brewing's description also stated that there were piney and floral flavors, but I didn't notice either of these. Overall, this was a smooth IPA that I really enjoyed.

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India Pale Ale from Bellevue Brewing Company
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