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Eastside I.P.A. - Excel Brewing Company

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very good

25 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Respect_the_Saaz on 07-28-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

30helens, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%

Stephen_Woods, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Esmitab
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Very enjoyable West Coast style IPA. Nice clear golden color. Good white head retention. Aroma is very fruity grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple.

Esmitab, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of MadCoBeerMan14
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

MadCoBeerMan14, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +3.9%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip, no dating on bottle or label. Clear light amber body with a one finger off-white head. A little lacing.

Nice hop aroma. Mostly fruity citrus and light pine hops with a bit of sweet malt.

The flavor follows the aroma and represents a solid IPA mix of citrus, floral, and light pine hops. The malt sweetness blends nicely.

Overall, this is a very solid IPA. Not knowing the age, I expect a fresh version would be even more tasty and desirable. I could see this being a regular in my rotation if I could get it when fresh.

FanofHefe, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Zachberg, Aug 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

IpeeA, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, slight sweet malt, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. The bitterness is quite strong. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, slight sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of spice. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, and decent body, but nothing extraordinary.

Tone, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Biff_Tannen, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

EvanWilliams, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Drknight, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Eaglefan344, Dec 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

zeff80, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ToddHolder, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BrewSTL, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Mississippi
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Mississippi, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Bsetz
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Bsetz, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

jaminjohnson, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dt_gbpackersfan, Sep 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

kinmundy77, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a nice translucent golden color with some mild orange hues. There is a thin white head that forms. The head is dense but pretty thin.

Aroma of pungent citrusy hops. Notes of tropical fruit as well. Mango and peach and some nice pineapple notes. There is a nice grassy and herbal character to the note with a resinous pine y finish in the nose. Definitely a hop heavy single IPA.

Flavor starts off with intense grapefruit rind and orange. A citrusy bomb. Notes of some pineapple are also present. Bready malt leaves a hint of balance but the body and flavor is resinous and dank. Quite hoppy and yummy. Finish of the brew is dry and bitter.

Overall. Very surprised. This nice little bottling company in Clinton Co. Illinois is making this dank and resinous hop bomb. Well done.

JoEBoBpr, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

cmdmzmjm, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of SnaxStL
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very impressive in all categories. Fits the mold of West Coast IPA with Aroma and Taste. Citrusy and grassy one the nose, similar on the palate. Malt sweetness is minimal. Balanced and nicely carbonated. A beer that I'll be enjoying again and again.

SnaxStL, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

moarmare, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Respect_the_Saaz
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic well-hopped West-Coast style I.P.A. with notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, and pine with a very dry, bitter finish. Hop aroma comes gushing out of the bottle upon opening. A fantastic offering from a new brewery to the St. Louis area. Look out for these guys as they are legit

Respect_the_Saaz, Jul 28, 2013
Eastside I.P.A. from Excel Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.