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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

578 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 29
Gots: 58 | 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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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

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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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S - Slight citrus, with stronger sweet malt and caramel

T - Starts out a smokey, doughy, caramel malt followed by dry, earthy hops.

M - Medium body with moderate fine carbonation. Somewhat sticky.

O - This was really good. Not much more to say.

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Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.