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Lost Sailor India Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Not Rated.
Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale

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very good

627 Ratings

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 33
Gots: 74 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.66/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

i have never much like any Berkshire Brew, except for their black & tan, i will NOT let this influence my review

A - pours a dark yellow with a thin white head, there is zero carbonation

S - the main permeating aroma is a metallic fruitiness

T - a metallic flavor is present also, there is a slight unidentified fruity aroma

M - weak, not very appetizing

D - low, not very impressed, my buddy and i actually poured it out

Photo of Sailracer
2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of smakawhat
2.37/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Poured on tap at Jillian's sports pub Somerset MA into a 16oz shaker pint. From notes.

Pretty good looker, deep copper amber body with a fairly opaque appearance. A one finger head is presented but is super creamy and laces with lots of ring like lacing. Quite a decent looking beer.

What is up with the nose? Hello? hops?? No I am not asking for American hopslam here, but there is no hop presence, if anything it smells sour and fruity yeasty like English bitter. Huge cream notes, and malt thickness, and the sourness goes from a fruity ester quality that makes me think bad lines. Lots of biscuit action too.

Palate is more like English bitter, with a touch of sour if possibly green apple skin but it's hard to say if this just because it might be infected instead. Thick super creamy body, with hints of thick cookie and biscuit dough. Chewy dense palate with fruity red fruit ester sensing thickness that gets stuck in the palate. Light faint sour tinges though, and NO hop bitterness or aroma or flavor at all.

So where's the hops at least on t his (I don't care if it's English at least I've had a bunch that at least have HOP character). I really hope this is not the epitome of what this beer should taste like.

Photo of Zodijackyl
2.42/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle with no freshness date. Pours a medium golden-yellow with a large, fluffy head. Almost no smell but an extremely faint hint of hops. Taste is comparable to a light adjunct beer with a little bit more pronounced hop flavor - almost entirely flavorless, very watery, and one-dimensional. The hops that are present are faintly medicinal tasting, and the body of the beer seems to be non-existant, except perhaps a small amount of very light grain and/or adjuncts. Mouthfeel is almost nothing, it is lightly carbonated even for a smoother beer. Very drinkable, but not enjoyable.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of msolar
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a fan of IPA's, let alone those that are dry-hopped but I had to grab a log of this on short notice. As far as hoppy beers go, this is certainly one of the easiest to drink. It's nice because it's not quite as dry or bitter as some other hoppy beers. I wouldn't buy this again, but for those IPA lovers I'd certainly suggest picking it up.

Photo of Seanibus
2.56/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a yellow amber golden with a lively head that collapses to no lacing. The aroma is sickly sweet. The flavor is light and malty but a bit out of balance. Piney hops give it an odd, resiny sweet quality. Slight bitterness and resiny feel on the end. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. This is an Ok IPA but nothing to go out of the way for. It improves as it warms, becoming a light and reasonably balanced ale, though still light on the hops even by English style standards.

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2.6/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of Dan114
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Kmlund
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.76/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.79/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber into tulip pint.

The beer is a hazy orange beneath a foamy crown of beige bubbles. Excellent retention, poor lacing.

The smell is a bit mild... Some pale malt up front with a bit of sweetness...Citrus and spicy hops profile-- rather an interesting combo. The beer has more flavor than the nose had me expecting-- but the finish holds a very solvent-like burn that I find most unpleasant.

The body is good. Medium bodied with good carbonation. The bitterness is a bit too pronounced, but I can live with it.

Overall-- this isn't awful, but the burning finish certainly isn't good.
I'll pass the next time I'm offered a bottle of this one.

Photo of Dicvec
2.8/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of woodychandler
2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This poured with a big, bone-white head with low retention. There was a lot of floating particulate in this honey/golden-yellow colored beer with a viscous appearance. The nose had a lightly hoppy presence. The mouthfeel was somewhat thin, which was unexpected, given its appearance in the glass. The taste was only lightly hoppy and kind of disappointing. The finish had a floral quality, but still tended more towards sweet. I've had better beers from BBW.

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Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.