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Cutaway IPA - Tennessee Brew Works

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Tennessee Brew Works visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BEERchitect on 12-05-2013

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 5
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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Giving Nashville a fresh palate and a bright future, Tennessee Brew Works unleashes a classic IPA with un-classic nuances that keep the taste buds both captivated and comforted.

Cutaway IPA kicks off with a bright and glowing golden-amber color. Its mild haze showcases its unadulterated, dry-hop character. Upon the beer builds a frothy off-white head that shows persistent staying power and sturdy lace that highlights each drink from the glass.

Its bright aromas of hops give a distinctive grapefruit scent- its citrus peel, pleasant grassy and woodish tone allows the beer to sing praises of both American hops and noble British variety even though there seem to be none of those English ones present. Its backbone of malt is also lightly biscuity-sweet with shortbread, caramel and mild honey. Light esters highlight its fruity tone for a culmination that's mildly of marmalade.

Its malty taste is firm, bready and caramel-sweet. Though the beer will finish dry, its lightly toasted, nutty and crusty sweetness keeps the beer semi-balanced even though the middle. As the citrusy, grassy and herbal hops gain intensity, they eventually overshadow the malts and take the hoppy bull by its horns. Its dry-malt finish allows the hops to finish decidedly bitter, yet smooth.

Its medium body is modestly "Amber-like" until the malts trail off and its hops garner dominance. Once this happens, the ale is dry, crisp, clean and highly refreshing. Finishing with mild warmth, a minty and lemony note persists and keeps its uniqueness flaring about.

Cutaway IPA is interesting enough to keep the "Hop-Heads" engaged, yet balanced and smooth enough to talk swill-drinking buddies off the fence. Its a very forgiving ale that would certainly pair well with a vast array of American cuisine as well as a formidable stand-alone ale in succession.

Photo of Jstuart5487
2.67/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Decent ipa. Not bitter enough.

Photo of denver10
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden caramel with an off white head. Aroma offers some spicy rye, bread, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor is skewed a touch towards the rye and pine side of things, giving off spicy bitterness. The bread and grapefruit is there but not as pronounced or balanced as in the aroma. An active, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, solid rye IPA here. Would (and have) drink again.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.08/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

i really did not care for this one very much, despite the fairly solid ratings on here, i think the beer is average at best. first of all, its a malty mess, super sweet and seemingly unfinished in terms of fermentation. there is also a strange lemon cleaner character, and i dont mean sorachi ace hops, i mean chemicals, and its there in the nose and the taste. distracting and artificial. i suppose i can pull honey and lemons out of it, but it seems sloppy and uninformed to me. this level of residual sugar in an ipa is over the line for me, and its fuller body, lack of carbonation, and overall disjointedness is unappealing. its a shame this was the first and only beer i had from these guys during my time in tennessee, because it looks like they go alright with some of their other stuff, but this is really forgettable, and honestly one of my least favorite beers i had while i was there. tried to like it, but just couldnt get there.

Photo of gamera
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Peg Leg Porkers.

This is a nice smelling IPA with some reasonable hop/malt balance. The hop taste is mostly in the bittering. While I prefer IPAs that are strong on citrus or pine notes, I found this to be rather drinkable and paired well with the smoky bbq. It was certainly above average, but not substantially so.

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Cutaway IPA from Tennessee Brew Works
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.