1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Municipal India Pale Ale - Ale Syndicate

Not Rated.
Municipal India Pale AleMunicipal India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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:
Municipal IPA is is an all-Cascade ale, giving it a tangy aroma and citrusy flavor. Resiny, yet refreshing.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-26-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hammer35:
Photo of Hammer35
Hammer35

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

11-29-2013 23:46:57 | More by Hammer35
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
WoodBrew

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

03-29-2014 22:13:50 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-15-2013 00:23:32 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of MikeThumel
MikeThumel

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2014 23:10:09 | More by MikeThumel
Photo of JohnnyNicks
JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-10-2014 02:26:16 | More by JohnnyNicks
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-20-2014 18:31:16 | More by GRG1313
Photo of oso
oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-13-2014 05:26:57 | More by oso
Photo of beersdmf17
beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2014 01:14:55 | More by beersdmf17
Photo of jsh420
jsh420

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 03:38:52 | More by jsh420
Photo of CaptainNomihodai
CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-30-2013 05:49:20 | More by CaptainNomihodai
Photo of enelson
enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-07-2014 23:42:18 | More by enelson
Photo of Bpierso1
Bpierso1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-03-2014 02:46:27 | More by Bpierso1
Photo of mfnmbvp
mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%

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

03-20-2014 23:26:57 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of Fusebuddy
Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2014 00:22:52 | More by Fusebuddy
Photo of Kubrickx
Kubrickx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-18-2014 13:37:01 | More by Kubrickx
Photo of MidwestBA
MidwestBA

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-03-2014 02:16:04 | More by MidwestBA
Photo of smorris291
smorris291

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

Had this on tap at Monk's. Hazy orange-gold appearance with a pretty frothy head. On the slightly lighter side for IPAs. Very drinkable, with citrusy hops and a resiny mouthfeel and a good amount of carbonation. Hoppier than the stated 40 IBUs would infer. Really enjoyed this--will seek it out again.

11-18-2013 20:55:23 | More by smorris291
Photo of ystazi
ystazi

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

05-11-2013 17:46:52 | More by ystazi
Photo of MostlyNorwegian
MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-04-2014 02:02:14 | More by MostlyNorwegian
Photo of Drucifer
Drucifer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-27-2014 03:41:01 | More by Drucifer
Photo of Atherien
Atherien


4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2014 00:16:05 | More by Atherien
Photo of OrestesMethuon
OrestesMethuon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-26-2013 22:46:55 | More by OrestesMethuon
Photo of Kylito87
Kylito87

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

08-15-2014 00:59:17 | More by Kylito87
Photo of IronTom
IronTom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-18-2014 00:54:59 | More by IronTom
Photo of ssimpson89
ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2014 22:22:53 | More by ssimpson89
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Municipal India Pale Ale from Ale Syndicate
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.