Extra-Hopped Lost Sailor India Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tylerprince:
4.88/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I was fortunate enough to try this on cask at the Little Pub in Ridgefield, CT, during a promotional BBC dinner. Brewed exactly 3 weeks prior to consumption. It was pretty darned near perfect.
A: Pours a beautiful hazy copper orange. Two finger off white head settles quickly, leaving behind rings of lacing that cling to the glass.
S: A nice combination of toasted malts; smelled like fresh malt prior to brewing. Definitely more hop presence than the standard Lost Sailor. Hop oils, citrus, floral undertones all present. I enquired about the hops; primarily Kent Goldings (smell is apparent). Phenomenal balance.
T: Starts with fresh malts, primarily bready with a hint of toastiness. Rolls off the tongue with a ton of hop character, although the malt profile dominates. Slight bitterness isn't just bitter...it has tons of character (bullion bittering hops). It's one of the most perfectly balanced beers I've ever tried, and although it's not nearly as hoppy as West Coast beers, it's a phenomenal brew in it's own right.
M: Perfect. Nice and low on the carbonation (English, for one, not to mention that I had it on cask). Slightly resinous. Crisp and refreshing, not to mention sessionable.
O: I wish I could get this in Denver. In a world of hop-dominated IPAs, it's a rare privilege to find one made like IPAs used to be. This beer is just so perfectly balanced, and, unlike the standard Lost Sailor, much more recognizable as an IPA. Great work, BBC.
Serving type: cask
04-25-2012 11:53:41 | More by tylerprince
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4.81/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great beer! Got to love growlers! Very smooth! Even the dogs were trying to enjoy this one!!! It was exactly what i look for in an IPA! Not to hoppy and a slight floral aroma! For sure one of my top ten! And very reasonably priced! Worth 12$ cost 8$ for a growler! Wish I lived closer to the brewery!!!
Serving type: growler
06-28-2013 02:10:30 | More by BethanyAnnabell
4.15/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
From a cask at the Ginger Man in Norwalk, CT.
A-Pours with nearly no head. Hazy and glowing orange juice hue. A very pleasant looking brew.
S-Smell is a bit stunted. Hoppy but far from intense. Would like a little more power behind the aroma. However, the nose does display some awesome scents. Just lacing the intensity.
T-The flavor is an absolutely an upgrade from the nose. This is also an upgrade from the normal Lost Sailor. The dry-hopped infusion of Galena hops really added to what is lacking in the base Lost Sailor. Much hopper and more dynamic. Very enjoyable.
M-The cask smooths this beer out exceptionally well. Very low carbonation. Slightly resinous. Medium bodied.
O/D-The added hoppiness is welcome but this beer is still balanced. Intricate flavor components. This one cask was pretty awesome. I found it to be a big upgrade over the normal Lost Sailor.
Serving type: cask
05-20-2012 15:16:30 | More by VelvetExtract
Extra-Hopped Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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