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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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very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

TMoney2591, Jul 18, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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!

Maninthearena, Mar 23, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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

mfnmbvp, Mar 20, 2014
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Municipal India Pale Ale from Ale Syndicate
85 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.