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Knuckle-Buster IPA - Public Works Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Public Works Ale visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ckollias on 05-11-2013)
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Photo of jlindros
3.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a fizzy bubbly almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, plenty of spotty lacing, nice reddish amber brown semi clear colored beer.

Nose brings some lame style hops, a bit earthy and grassy, little leafy, light pine, chewy stale hops, sweet reddish toasty amber candy like malts as well.

Taste comes with some mild sweetness, more toasty reddish amber malts, a little candy and caramel malt flavors. Then bitterness, some bitterness but not a lot, earthy grassy chewy slight piney almost stale like hops, despite the bitter hops and sweet malts, they don't seem to blend well or balance each other, just a poor job it seems. Finish is semi sweet semi dry, little sticky, lingering toasty amber slight candy caramel malts, more piney earthy again stale hope flavor, and bitterness that starts to rip like an ESB that is too much chewy grassy slight herbal hop.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall meh, nothing really well done, more like a amber ESB than anything, hops are not the right kind for an American IPA, and taste kinda stale, and the malt and hops don't balance somehow. Not a very well done beer IMO.

jlindros, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

mendvicdog, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

oriolesfan4, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Rhettroactive, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Boone757, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

ROGUE16, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

ZEB89, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

AngusOg, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of mltobin
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

mltobin, May 25, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.04/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark copper color - it's even a bit darker than I expect from most IPAs. The head forms a two-finger offwhite shade, and features a soft creaminess. Retention isn't great, though, but there's some nice lacing left down the glass.

S: I really don't get much hops here. The hoppiness I do detect, however, is quite pleasant, with notes of mango and grapefruit. This really strikes me as malty - and not the good kind either, more of the "way too much crystal malt" kind. As such, caramel and toffee abound.

T: Slight citrusy hops flash themselves on the palate at first. However, it's quickly washed away by tons of caramel, toffee, marzipan, and nutty flavors. Spicy, herbal hops return on the back end. I'm never a huge fan of these "pine-and-crystal-malt" IPAs, and this one in particular is too sweet.

M: This feels bigger than it really is, and that's not quite a compliment. It's heavy-feeling on the palate and goes down (relatively) slowly due to lazy carbonation. It's a bit softer/less coarse than I expected from this kind of IPA, however.

O: It's just too malty for me. A very average beer: it's reasonably well made yet forgettable, with a definite 'please the masses' vibe to it. I wouldn't buy it again with so many great IPAs on the market.

ThisWangsChung, May 15, 2013
Photo of bubseymour
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

bubseymour, May 27, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4.05/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a copper golden straw with a 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and ending in a sold lace.

S: Strong hoppy aroma with a mild citrus and pine scent.

T: Bitter hops up front followed by a faint sweet malt.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a well balanced IPA – good flavors and aromas.

ckollias, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

CreightonSM, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

sneth019, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

ConradKenney, Mar 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

jjboesen, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Swift989, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

earlholman, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

RichardMNixon, Jan 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Knuckle-Buster IPA from Public Works Ale
77 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.