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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

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-20-2014 18:31:16 | More by GRG1313
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:13:50 | More by WoodBrew
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, stamped on neck: 064 2014
Crystal hopped
6.2% ABV
50ibu
This seems to be a new recipe for the same beer that made its debut not that long ago using Cascade hops. Not sure why the change; maybe a continuously changing hop variety? Change of heart? Nothing noted on the website, other than that this is Municipal IPA. No word of its previous form.

L - hazed amber color with a creamy off-white head that slowly fades leaving some lacing
S - fresh floral, citric, earthy, piny hops - smells delicious. Caramel malt, bread, and toasted grain in there as well
T - bold flavors of pine, grapefruit pith, earth, caramel, bread crust, toasted grain
F - fuller bodied and creamy, finishes semi-dry with lingering pine; alcohol is hot at times, even though it's only 6.2% ABV
O - I really like this version, but will it be available indefinitely? Will the recipe change again? At least they do have parameters and a description on the bottle of what it is for future considerations. I would get this particular recipe again, but probably wouldn't venture out if the recipe changes a second time (at least without an explanation).

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 03:47:47 | More by barnzy78
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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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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-27-2013 02:03:33 | More by Holland
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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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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 20:49:20 | More by BeerLover99
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-04-2014 03:23:00 | More by hilgart1
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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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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2014 22:22:53 | More by ssimpson89
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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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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-30-2014 01:25:57 | More by thinwhiteduke
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-25-2013 00:43:38 | More by BeerOps
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2014 23:50:33 | More by bcm75
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jschott75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-25-2014 02:18:28 | More by jschott75
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 23:26:57 | More by mfnmbvp
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

04-27-2014 03:41:01 | More by Drucifer
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-14-2013 03:49:18 | More by PopnLoads
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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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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a 4 ounce pour at Beer Under Glass. I had no expectations as I don't know much about these folks yet. The beer was a bright orange/yellow with the requisitie white head. The smell was citrusy and grassy. This beer was impressive. This is a sessionable IPA with full flavor that I would seek out on draft next time I'm downtown Chicago. Impressed with Ale Syndicate in an environment with many great beers. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2013 17:17:19 | More by PHBoiler
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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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Municipal India Pale Ale from Ale Syndicate
86 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.