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Lost Sailor India Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

597 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 30
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001)
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Photo of Beric
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Sampler at Supreme Liquors in Central Square, MA
Serving: 19 September 2014

Appearance: Pours a nice golden color, lighter than many other IPAs, and lacking a lot of the robust copper/golden deepness we see from a lot of West Coast IPAs. I attribute this to the English IPA style and fact the malt backbone is thus reduced. Looks great though! 4/5

Smell: Smells very herbal and floral, some malt sweetness. The hops don't beat you over the head and are rather subdued in the nose. 4.25/5

Taste: Another great one by Berkshire. The flavor on this one is fantastic, especially considering it's an English IPA. The hops and malts interplay wonderfully, leading to a slightly sweet, floral beer where the hops add a lot of flavor without being ridiculous. What's notable here is that the hops don't take center stage, but share it with the malt, which provides some nice sweetness and requisite depth. Really love the hop flavor in this one too- it's very floral and reminds me someone of how your hands smell after holding a bouquet. 4.25/5

Feel: Excellent carbonation and body. 4/5

Overall: Another marvelous beer from Berkshire. I'm glad to see them really hit the ball out of the park with this English IPA. I think it's rated lower by people who expect an American style IPA and are then surprised by the subtlety in this one. The hops used in this beer are magnificent and provide a really rare flavor for those used to the traditional American varietals. I would highly recommend this beer, with the caveat that you know it's not an American IPA and you should not expect it to taste like a citrus bomb.4/5

Beric, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

UcDru, Wednesday at 10:59 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Mmcdonald79, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Grichard, Nov 13, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Pours a straw golden color with a fizzy head. The smell is full of grapefruit notes. The taste was simple yet very tasty with the hops being center stage. The light grapefruit bitterness was balanced well by the malt and made for a refreshing finish.

WhiteHillsStore, Nov 12, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

rjp217, Nov 07, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -32.3%

stomioka, Nov 05, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

Brewsed, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dicookie, Nov 03, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Wizzman, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Really Good, has passed multiple taste tests and remains in the rotation.

RambleOn, Oct 29, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -5.2%

Keith-09, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

brm300, Oct 23, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: well balanced; caramel malt with herbal and floral hops;

T: follows the nose; caramel malt is right there along with floral hops; mild bitterness with some earthiness at the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: really well made English IPA;

HamdenHector, Oct 22, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +13.5%

msondel, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Mikeyson4, Oct 17, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74%

Juanriquez, Oct 13, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -27.1%

Dicvec, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JKV96, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Trashcat, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jeff_Benson, Oct 04, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

gthaisz, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

danwis16, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

portmand1ngo, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DBosco, Sep 18, 2014
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Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.