40 Mile IPA - Three Notch'd Brewing Company

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Three Notch'd Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: argock on 12-31-2013

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 15
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Photo of ordybill
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light orange to deep yellow. A finger of a white head. Strong retention and lacing. Hazy and almost opaque

Smell: slightly strong and sweet crystal malts. Some grassiness. Citrus to herbal and earthy hops.

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- A real lively IPA aroma of citrus and hops
Appearance- A clear light orange color with no sediment, had an average size white head.
Taste- Great flavor, hops and citrus, well balanced.
Palate- A light to moderate bodied ale with mild carbonation. it is very dry and leave a crisp taste in your mouth.
Overall- I really dig this ale, I highly recommend. it.

Mouthfeel: light drinkable. Bitter. Some lingering. Not quite as refreshing as some ipas

Overall: not as good as I have tasted it on tap a few times. If it weren't local and fresh I don't id go for it again. Just an average ipa

Photo of KYGunner
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%

The nose had tangerines, floral perfume, apricots and honey. The flavor was very light and refreshing with lemon, honey, light bitterness, floral hop character and a bit of pine. Kind of a simple yet oddly diverse this is a nice refreshing beer.

Photo of Winfred
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable IPA. Good starter IPA

Photo of Beejay
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: nA lovely medium amber with a small-ish light tan head.

S: Pine and citrus peel, there is a sweetness to it that suggests tropical fruit. Lovely.

T: Hoppy, with plenty of citrus bitterness. Lots of lemon zest in this with a lingering orange and tropical fruit flavor. Decent bitterness.

M:Medium in body, with medium high carbonation.

O: Overall tasty. Citrus hops are lovely, and it is crisp and refreshing. A lovely IPA for the summer starting.

Photo of Gavilan
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour from a can, fresh sample. Not a bad IPA but this one is very malt forward, hops never have an opportunity to shine. If you manage your expectation you will enjoy it.

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned Feb 11th 2015.

Woah… a little bit of yeast floaties there disturbing up the can.. Not too bad though, A very nice pale amber, to golden orange body with a decent appearance aside from some chunks. Head manages only though about an off white two fingers, but good lacing. Fast and fine rising carbonation coming up, and some creamy top if a bit small.

Very nice hop nose. Hints of sweet pine, florals, and tropics. A juiced sensation comes up with a real wonderful fruit sweetness of mango. orange and papaya. Subtle aroma, but noticeable leaving all the malts behind except for a simple sugar that almost comes out like refined cane. Very inviting aroma, hints at good things to come. Very pleased.

Palate provides much of the simplicity given from the hinting bouquet. Juiced tangerine and christmas orange fruit all over, even slightly tropic, nicely coating and simple. Hits of pine a bit for a little bit of stinging needles but fruit hop action really gets a punch from an excellent supportive mouthfeel. Juicy and thick, almost bursting with hop fruit forward flavors. Muted and simple moderate carbonation just gives way to letting hops having a dominate roll but with a supportive sugary brown malt kick that is subtle, solid, and knows how to give just the right backbone and depth.

Nice solid brew, will have to give the breweries other beers another look.

Photo of GinDC
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delicious brew with a strong hop introduction that gives way to vanilla and something spicier, maybe rosemary, but an earthier nuttiness grounds the mouthful. Sweet but complex.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: light orange to deep yellow. A finger of a white head. Strong retention and lacing. Hazy and almost opaque

Smell: slightly strong and sweet crystal malts. Some grassiness. Citrus to herbal and earthy hops.

Taste: opens up with some grassiness along with some strong crystal sweetness. Citrus and herbal hops come through. At the end there is a slight honey like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light drinkable. Bitter. Some lingering. Not quite as refreshing as some ipas

Overall: not as good as I have tasted it on tap a few times. If it weren't local and fresh I don't id go for it again. Just an average ipa

Photo of stakem
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12oz can poured into a snifter. The brew pours with a polished clarity and a silky rich khaki cap that fades to a thin film leaving stringy lace on the glass.

The smell is like footy pils grain with a bready sweet nose and a hint of butter. Plenty of herbal hoppiness is also present like classic simcoe notes that are catty. Strange how much the nose on this is focused on malt instead of hops. Very atypical for an IPA.

The flavor has a very strong maltiness like footy pilsner grain, slight buttery diacetyl and then catty simcoe hops that are slightly fruity/floral. There is an upfront sweetness and fresh bready grain character that fades to the bitterness of the hops. Its not a terrible tasting beer, just stylistically in the wrong ball park.

This is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A strangely fresh and inviting grain character with perhaps too much malt focus for what I prefer in an ipa. At times, it almost feels like the yeast quit working or didnt fully attenuate the brew. Im really not sure whats going on here but something seems off in all 3 cans I tried of this.

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden/amber with a thick off-white head. The head has great retention that leaves big sticky lacing. The aroma has nice notes of floral and grapefruit citrus hops with just a hint of bready malts. The taste is more to the citrus side, but retains all the qualities of the aroma. The body has a nice feel and weight to it, with a little bit of bitter hops bite.
This isn't a hop bomb and you can actually taste the malt that balances the hops and that the beer is brewed with.

Photo of cavedave
3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to gopens44 for this tasty Va. IPA

Pours a cloudy gold with ample off white topper that only gradually kicks back to a thick skim and leaves wallpapers of lace behind.

Neutral sweet, floral hints,light citrus pith, and even lighter hints of herb and grass in a light strength aroma.

The herbal component definitely stronger in the sip, it joins grainy and light caramely sweet and some pine notes and citrus pith for a simple yet enjoyable taste.

Could use,a touch less resin linger, and there is a bit of carbonic from the carb., but it is nicely viscous for style, and has a decent, dry finish.

Decent IPA, glad I tried it, kinda unbalanced, and could be cleaner, all in all an average IPA.

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a can glass. Canned 04/01/15 11:00. Solid, well balanced IPA, very drinkable.

Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serve on-tap in a branded imperial nonic pint glass at Three Notch'd Brewing Company (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Clear amber hue with controlled 1-finger off-white, light beige head with good retention and nice lace collars down the glass.

S: Bright grapefruit and orange citrus and floral hops aromas meet a pretty strong honeysuckle, herbal, earthy quality. Overall, it is very obvious that we are dealing with fresh from the tank hoppy beer here -- it has that slightly shooty quality of freshly made, highly hopped IPA. Any malt aromas are background with a light grain and mild caramel character. No yeast or alcohol component.

T: The flavors follows pretty closely from the aromas with a super-fresh hops bite with slightly herbal, grassy notes up front but then tempered with more grapefruit, orange, and lemony qualities. The maltiness has a mellow crackery quality to it with minimal caramel sweetness. The yeast and alcohol do not figure into the flavor. Moderately bitter overall impression. A clean, fresh, and hoppy American IPA with excellent hops flavor and complexity.

M: Light-medium body with pretty even to slightly higher than needed carbonation. Medium dry finish.

O: I enjoyed this IPA for its fresh and crisp qualities. I would love to see a bit more tropical fruit character in the beer, but overall, I really enjoyed this brew and have to hand it to the TN crew for putting out a stellar IPA to anchor its lineup.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color. The head is over two fingers high, with a white shade. Its rocky foam seems to have great retention; as it fades, plenty of lacing sticks to the glass. (4)

Smell: Malty. There are gentle hints of flowers, pepper and pineapple, but I get a lot more of the sweet, sugar cookie-like malt sensation. While it's too malty for my personal tastes, at least it's Maris Otter instead of crystal. (3.25)

Taste: It starts with a peppery bitterness, but little hop flavor comes through. The finish is very malty, loaded with caramel and sugar cookie. A dead simple IPA, and mediocre to boot. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: Full in body, this seems rather hefty for 6%. It does feature a creamy feel, at least; and the good carbonation wills it down easily. (3)

Overall: Not as flawed as some other Virginia IPA's I've sampled, it still falls into the pratfall of too much malt and too little hop flavor. In a way, it tastes like a strong ale rather than an IPA. I won't be buying this again in the future. (3)

3.02/5: 40 miles of blah

Photo of rjs246
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a super juicy IPA. Once I settled into the surprising sweetness and muted hop flavor I enjoyed it but definitely not what I was expecting.

40 Mile IPA from Three Notch'd Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.