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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

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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ystazi

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

05-11-2013 17:46:52 | More by ystazi
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beinerso

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

03-10-2014 20:27:14 | More by beinerso
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-18-2014 13:37:01 | More by Kubrickx
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OrestesMethuon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-26-2013 22:46:55 | More by OrestesMethuon
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1jstafan

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-08-2014 14:39:41 | More by 1jstafan
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CreedeSon

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-20-2014 02:15:56 | More by CreedeSon
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phredbull

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-14-2014 04:47:37 | More by phredbull
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-11-2014 14:21:11 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Kylito87

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

08-15-2014 00:59:17 | More by Kylito87
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-15-2013 00:23:32 | More by Gonzoillini
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-13-2014 05:26:57 | More by oso
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-30-2013 05:49:20 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-24-2014 02:41:02 | More by brandoman63
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chgobear

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-09-2014 00:53:39 | More by chgobear
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-10-2014 18:47:08 | More by Whiskeydeez
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-06-2014 14:15:21 | More by scruffwhor
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orion320

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-18-2013 00:11:27 | More by orion320
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

Served in a tumbler.

After narrowly missing this stuff at a few nearby venues, I'm finally getting a chance thanks to the bottles. It pours a partly-hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, mild pine resin, light mixed greens, lightly-toasted biscuit, and a hint of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, the flowers coming through stronger, along with a bit of lemon peel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. 'Nuff said.

07-18-2014 18:29:30 | More by TMoney2591
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Maninthearena

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -6%

Appearance- Poured a burnt brown orange, seemed like a nice citrusy IPA solely based on color. A orange laden tan froth sat atop.

Nose- After pouring, an intense rush of hop oils with some sweet grass. Some sour grapefruit notes linger as well. A backbone of malt rounded out the smell. Nose slightly diminished with intensity after initial pour.

Taste- More grapefruit, with some herbal hop elements, a very nice hop expression indeed. Fairly sweet and malty compared to other IPAs, a welcome change. I wonder if this might detract for the “hop-heads” out there though. Faint dried fruits and esters on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Fairly heavy and chewy for a pale ale but a tad bit watery beyond the resin-like thickness, I like a little more density of carbonation usually. Syrupy stickiness at the finish made me hankering for another sip. Slightly puckering.

Overall- A tasty take on a well-versed style. Perhaps a little untraditional compared to your typical IPA but in a good way, I enjoyed every drop. Ale Syndicate will be a staple for years to come!

03-23-2014 01:13:00 | More by Maninthearena
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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
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

A: cloudy, shimmering orange body, finger white head
fantastic lacing in glass

S: lemon peel, hint of pine and grass, sweet malt

T: mild grapefruit, lemon peel, firm malt
solid pine bitter finish

M: med/light body, mild oily/sticky mouth

O: New to this brewery, rather enjoyed it.
Would buy again and share. Between session
and stand alone IPA. Love supporting local/regional
breweries.

QUITE GOOD; NOT MUST HAVE!

06-01-2014 20:49:20 | More by BeerLover99
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-20-2014 18:31:16 | More by GRG1313
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jsh420

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-28-2014 03:38:52 | More by jsh420
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-07-2014 23:42:18 | More by enelson
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-05-2014 01:45:23 | More by SCZ
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Municipal India Pale Ale from Ale Syndicate
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.