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Municipal India Pale Ale - Ale Syndicate

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Municipal India Pale AleMunicipal India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 133
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Syndicate visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-26-2013

Municipal IPA is is an all-Cascade ale, giving it a tangy aroma and citrusy flavor. Resiny, yet refreshing.

50 IBU
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 133
Reviews by Hammer35:
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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Nice amber color. White head with decent head retention and good lacing. An appealing looking IPA.

Smell: Huge grapefruit aroma from the Cascade hops dominates everything. Not unpleasant though.

Taste: Grapefruit, not surprisingly. Bitter finish but not exceedingly so.

Mouthfeel: Very light. Refreshing but highly carbonated. Almost over carbonated...

Overall: Good grapefruity IPA. Slight sweetness and lightly bitter at the finish. A little light on the flavor and definitely one-dimensional due to the use of Cascade exclusively. Still, you could do worse. (579 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickG
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Municipal IPA from Ale Syndicate. The beer poured a hazy yellow with thin white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent carries a fresh slightly floral leaning hop. The taste is very well balanced...enough hop to be bitter, but finishes very smooth. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is definitely sessionable and worth the try. (388 characters)

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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Westyn
2.79/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Doesn't really stand out much from anything I've had to drink IPA wise. (71 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tommy5
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second beer from Ale Syndicate, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store. My bottle lists a 6.20% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright juicy caramel orange colored body, typical of an IPA. Little over a finger of fluffy creamy off-white head. Nice sheets of sticky lacing.

S - Smell is light, but nice. Floral, grassy, and earthy hops, but not what I would call citric. Perhaps just a hint of orange. Soapiness / creaminess. Layer of honeyed biscuit malts in the background.

T - Taste is pleasant, but much more malt forward than I've come to expect from many IPA's. Bready honeyed biscuit malts, and grassy, piney, grapefruit hop presence. Bitterness is light at only 50 IBU. Nicely balanced.

M - Feel is very nice. Light piney / fruity bitterness, and some sticky bready malt lingering on the palate. Light-bodied, easy drinking, and with excellent carbonation.

Overall, I definitely enjoyed it, but it seems like more of a pale ale than an IPA to me. This doesn't mean that the quality isn't there, I'm just saying. Extremely drinkable and well-balanced. I would have it again, and I continue to look forward to more from these guys.

Ale Syndicate Municipal India Pale Ale ---3.5/5 (1,300 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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Municipal India Pale Ale from Ale Syndicate
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.