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St. Florian's IPA - St. Florian's Brewery

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St. Florian's IPA
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Florian's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: olfolxholme on 04-27-2013)
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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BucannonXC5

California

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 16-oz. pint glass
Glass: Pint glass
From: Diavola Pizzeria in Geyserville, Calif.
Price: $6.50
Purchased: July 18, 2013
Consumed: July 18, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel orange color with two fingers of off-white head when I got it. Great lacing on the sides and great retention all the way down.

Smelled red notes with some alcohol, but was hard to track down. Some caramel/toffee heavy notes.

Tasted earthy and malty, like what I think a reddish IPA would taste like. Caramel, toffee, honey, rye hops, iced tea and some skunky resin hops.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Not a bad beer overall. Worth a try of something new.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 08:07:30 | More by BucannonXC5
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magictacosinus

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2.31/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was one of the many beers poured at the December Albany Taproom bottle share. I brought this to cover a friend. Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Amber reddish in color, with a very small half finger of head that fizzles out almost completely by the time I started taking sips. Contains some small bubbles rising upwards, as well as some noticeable sediment, but it looks more like an English bitter or something, compared to anything else. Definitely not your typical looking IPA coming out of Sonoma County, anyways!

Smells pretty piney and earthy, with a minimal hop presence that would make even the most experienced blind taster consider this to be a West Coast IPA. This isn't a problem, mind you, but this may only be a branding issue. Regardless, let's focus what this beer offers on its own, and mister, it ain't much: light orange rinds, pine, pepper, as well as a biscuit-like aroma stemmed from the malt base. Very mild and earthy, with an underlying soapy issue. Not my favorite to date - mild and anemic.

The flavor is equally mild, and while not bad by any means, this is pretty mediocre, even if this were to be re-branded as an English IPA. Because, unlike your typical West Coast offering, and far more like your English offering, this is very much on the malty side, with big biscuit and earthy caramel notes squandered about light citrus zest and pine-like astringency overall. Maybe some white pepper, and maybe some other spices (such as ginger), but there's nothing wholly recognizable here. Feels astringent and dry, with a light crisp character that's nice yet turns soapy over time, to the beer's detriment. Really acrid and grainy, with nothing to stand on. Sort of disappointing.

Nothing to really write home about, and definitely a simple yet relatively unexciting amber IPA. Everything feels pretty dull and astringent, and far too grainy. This reminds me of a failed home brew I made myself back in the early days when I had started. Hopefully these guys will take any advice to heart on how to improve it.

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A-Pours a crystal clear golden straw with a big frothy off white head. Nice lacing.

S-Kinda bland on the nose. Malt some earthy hops. Certainly not what I expected from a West Coast golden IPA.

T-Malty with a lot of bitterness. Bitterness lingers quite a bit and is not balanced by other flavors. rather one note.

M-Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O-Always fun to try a new local brewery when traveling. A bit disappointed though. So many good IPAs to use as a model out here.

HV

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St. Florian's IPA from St. Florian's Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.