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Heroine India Pale Ale - 101 North Brewing Company

Heroine India Pale AleHeroine India Pale Ale

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.05%


Brewed by:
101 North Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Immodest hop additions throughout the brewing process characterize this distinctive, amber colored NorCal fashioned India Pale Ale. With an ABV of 7.2% galvanized by a total of 64 IBU’s, we were obliged to create an IPA that would distinguish itself as immortal amongst the common, and with an unforgettable name. We believe we have done just that. Heroine India Pale Ale. A pint of help is on her way.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 02-28-2013)
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travolta

California

2.3/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A clear pale ale color, foamy khaki head that is thick with decent lacing.

Nose: Not much going on, simple hops. Not impressive.

taste: Coppery, metallic, smooth hop oils, well balanced with a malty finish. Medicinal all of the way through and watery, but clean.

Notes: Malt too unbalanced to be good, or to stand out. Mouthfeel is weak and unoriginal.


Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 02:31:40 | More by travolta
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Suzanna

California

4.81/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer, it is not too hoppy.I am into lighter styles but enjoy a IPA that is drinkable and doesn't feel like its weighing me down, this is just that. It is easy to drink and has a light feel yet still has all the characteristics of a well rounded IPA. A break from the norm this brewery is one to keep an eye on.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 18:46:06 | More by Suzanna
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litheum94

California

3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body is a deep, ruddy-brown color. Not much of a head forms, just a trace of tan, bubbly foam. It does leave some pretty nice looking lacing on the sides of the glass.

The nose is very malty, with aromas of caramel, brown sugar, and some molasses. Piney hop notes, with some floral tones as well. A little touch of grapefruit sweetness is also there.

Malt forward again, with flavors of caramel and toasted bread. There is also some vague, apple fruit flavors. Light citrus hops, with a floral essence. Piney hops with some juicy grapefruit come up towards the end, and the finish has a dry and bitter finish, with a red ale essence.

The finish has some of the qualities of a red ale that I don't like (a weird mixture of malt sweetness and pine bitterness), but that is easily forgiven. An IPA to try out if you're looking for something different, as this is kind of a Red Ale/Amber/IPA hybrid. Pretty easy drinking, and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:41:48 | More by litheum94
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andyfrancis

California

3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper color, darker than most IPAs. Frothy cream colored head.

Smells bordering on a red/amber ale with hints of wet paper.

The hops are strong up front, but fairly easy drinking for a higher alcohol IPA.

Smooth enough, but pretty flat. Somewhat astringent. Giving me some lingering hop breath.

With an abundance of good IPAs these days, it's tough to be noticeable in a good way and this one doesn't really stand out from the pack for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 22:52:52 | More by andyfrancis
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Seanibus

California

4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty flagship from a worthy new brewery - combining the coppery-malty East Coast style of IPA with the hoppy character of the West Coast. This beer reminds me somewhat of Victory's Hop Devil, but with the creamier feel favored by West Coast brewers.

Pours a clear coppery with a moderate head that falls quickly, leaving decent lacing. The aroma is sticky hoppy with a citrusy edge over a somewhat milky character, like a creamcicle. The flavor is rick and hoppy - resiny and sticky, bitter like a blood orange, with a firm but not assertive malt backbone and an icecream feel on the tongue. The bitterness is confined mostly to the attack, with only a little prickle on the top of the throat on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 23:49:38 | More by Seanibus
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out amber with orange around the edges. The head is off white and smaller than expected, there is plenty of visible carbonation. Lace retention is nice, sticks around for a while.

Pale and caramel malts start the smell. Some spice and citrus follow with a hint of pine. Not really West Coast, or NorCal as described, but still smell like a pretty good IPA.

Interesting, almost roasted caramel start, quickly followed by citrus. It's more of an orange peel than a fruit citrus. Some grassy hops and pine aftertaste show up. There is a spicy note to this, the good gentleman at Healthy Spirits thought it might be Rye. I think he might be right. Whatever it is that adds that spicy kick, it's a nice addition. Carbonation is a little heavy for the thickness of the beer, but not terrible.

No real complaints. I may grab one again, wouldn't be bummed if I saw it on tap. But also not going to make the list of favorites. Sad I missed their brewery night during SF Beer Week. They got the time wrong online and I chose another meet the brewer night.

4/28/13. I actually got a reply on my Instagram post of the beer from the brewer. No rye, the spice comes from the hop blend. Love how many brewery's are on Instagram, beerporn everywhere!

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:28:15 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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elNopalero

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This pours a light tan straw color. Light hop aroma which just doesn’t excite me. Dial up the hops—or at least give me more of a hop presence. Curiously, I picked up a spiced curry note on the flavor. Turmeric in particular. It has a pleasing bitterness with a piney finish. Perfectly decent IPA but it’s going to get lost in a sea of excellent IPAs out here.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2013 06:56:45 | More by elNopalero
Heroine India Pale Ale from 101 North Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.