Sergeant's IPA - Old Yale Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sergeant's IPASergeant's IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 34
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Yale Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 01-20-2003

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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 34
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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very interesting IPA that goes to great lengths to preserve the original IPA concept with subtle twists. Produced solely from barley, hops, water, and yeast, the Old Yale "Sergeant's IPA" doesn't fall into the trap that so many brews of this style do whereby they try to make it more commercially appealing that palette appealing. But they do add a certain malty (caramel) twist to the picture that generally isn't found in the style.

Unfiltered (or perhaps just intentionally murky), Sergeant's has an intriguing amount of suspended particulate on the pour. It presents a very thick and rocky head which never really gives way after time. The glass also has considerable lacing.

Visually the beer is a deep gold/copper color and is accented with plenty of carbination that brings out the perfumy bitterness and a surprisingly aroma of sweet caramel. As an IPA its hoppiness is its most prevelant characteristic, but it has a complex maltiness and fruity punch that serves it well.

Taste wise, it offers pretty much everything that one would looks for in an IPA. A robust flavor and a striking aftertaste -- and I say that with praise. I tend to enjoy many IPAs served on the colder side of things, but in this case, this one really comes to life when you let it heat up just a tad bit (about 15 minutes from the fridge). Cracking this one straight from the fridge will set off a somewhat sharp aftertaste, but if you give this one its deserved settling time, it really takes on a life of its own.

A regional oddity, its has minimal exposure in the local scene depsite being situated a mere 45 minutes from Vancouver. Its stocked in the specialty BC Liquour Stores in standard 650ml bottles and is more than worthy of a closer look if/when you get the chance. (1,774 characters)

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Sergeant's IPA from Old Yale Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.