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Mill Street Belgian Cherry IPA - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Belgian Cherry IPAMill Street Belgian Cherry IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 19.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZachT on 05-03-2014)
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-08-2014 11:50:16 | More by crashdavisinoh
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

341ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $2 or so

Appearance - Copper colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Cherries, malts, grains, coconut?

Taste & Mouth - There is a average amount of carbonation and I can taste cherries, breads/grains, and some malts. There is also some caramel, and some coconut?

Overall - What the.. nothing like a belgian IPA. It's like a glass of a coconut cherry dessert. It's okay I guess.. a little cloying.. and not what I was expecting. I wouldn't drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 00:21:08 | More by spinrsx
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-22-2014 20:16:40 | More by mjacquard
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-21-2014 00:22:45 | More by evil_liver
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-17-2014 01:12:03 | More by cam477
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

07-15-2014 13:29:00 | More by Devon_
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-14-2014 01:00:26 | More by Wintermute
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Dark orange with a nice rusty red body color. Some faint lines of rising carbonation on the sides in a tan color, matching with an off tan creamy vanilla colored three finger head. Slowly settles to a single thin puck.

Very subtle nose and subdued but quite good. Hints of very faint cherry fruit if a little artificial, soft bread and cake like sweetness aromas. A bit of vanilla and sucrose, and some caramel. Has dessert written all over it and smells sort of like black forest cake minus the chocolate.

Palate comes very surprising but not for the reasons I am thinking. Hints of the good flavors on the nose but bigger and builds, only to disappear in a flash. Faint cherry aromatics and more of a powdery fruit flavor. Hints of cake dough. Not much hinting yeast and sweet Belgian like sucrose character to this. Subtle flavors come out, but just barely.

Where's the hop component to this, or more so the Belgian IPA character? Comes off as more of a fruit beer with some dough kick. Still pretty much ok, but not what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 23:30:25 | More by smakawhat
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4.25/5  rDev +28%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-01-2014 02:11:06 | More by Exeter
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

06-24-2014 00:36:11 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-21-2014 23:07:37 | More by CRObighit2
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy ruby red / dark pink colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Mild cherry notes, fruity yeast notes, honeydew melon and burnt caramel.

T - Cherry comes through off the top, a bit tart, fruity yeast flavours, hints of sour citrus rind, incredibly bitter finish and some bready malts linger.

M - Lighter bodied, prickly and a touch of dryness.

O - Not great, but not awful. The cherry comes across a tad synthetic, and the bitterness is a bit of a turnoff, but at the end of the day it was still drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 22:02:42 | More by andrenaline
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours ruddy amber under a moderate head that settles to a heavy film that gives good lace. Not a bad looking brew.

Only a very slight whiff of cherry and Belgian about the beer. Slightly metallic on the nose and the palate. Also slightly drying. Simple flavours - cherry, caramel and malt. Not sure if the combination quite works, but not bad either. Sweet overall and a tad cloying as you work your way to the bottom of the glass.

Passable quaff, but not something to drink a ton of. Limited appeal I think.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 16:23:07 | More by TerryW
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.8%

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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

355 mL bottle from the LCBO, courtesy of the brewery's summer seasonal sampler. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a deep, clear reddish-amber colour, topped with one finger of creamy, off-white head that steadily recedes over the next few minutes. A foamy film remains at the surface, in addition to a thin collar and continuous ring of lace. The aroma is mild and doesn't exactly suggest that this is going to be a hoppy brew; rather, dark fruits like plum and black cherry are the most prominent features on the nose. Notes of raisin, caramel and Belgian yeast also figure in, with a slight earthy note rounding the bouquet out.

Not bad, but a little too sweet for my liking. Bready malts and a relentless caramel sweetness dominate early on, with fruity notes of cherry, raisin and candied orange sweeping in next. Lightly tart toward the finish, with some muddled piney bitterness lost amongst the fruity, almost syrupy sweetness. Medium-bodied, with restrained carbonation that provides a fairly smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is quite noticeable for something that is only 7%, meaning that this probably isn't something I'd want to drink en masse.

Final Grade: 3.38, a B-. Mill Street's Belgian Cherry IPA isn't especially Belgian in nature, and it's not much of an IPA, either. But there's lots of cherry. So there's that, I guess. In all seriousness, this isn't an unappealing beer, but it's not up my alley at all. Mill Street has produced many serviceable beers over a wide range of styles, but (their witbier aside) I've never been thrilled with their interpretations of Belgian fare. This one is no exception. I'd drink this beer again if someone else offered it to me, but it's not something that I anticipate I will be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 23:21:30 | More by thehyperduck
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-15-2014 03:11:07 | More by schnarr84
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle, another from the new-ish Mill Street summer 2014 mixed sixer. "Best. Pink. Beer. Ever." Surprisingly, there's a lot of competition to that claim.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium orange brick amber hue, with three fingers of aggressively foamy, puffy, and tightly bubbled ecru head, which leaves some splendid Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet, almost candied cherry and other nondescript dark fruit, a sourdough-laden grainy caramel malt, a hint of citrus and pine resin acerbity, faint earthy yeast, and a burgeoning metallic alcohol heat. The taste is more traditionally hoppy up front, in the way of new-world IPAs - orange, grapefruit, and pine needle, yet with very little of the usual attendant bitterness, as that sugary cherry fruitiness comes tearing around the bend to once again steal the spotlight, over top of a decent bready, yeasty caramel malt backbone, with a certain floral, and increasingly perfumed booziness stalking, ready to strike.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, manifesting in a soft, trilling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally quite smooth, the fruit and malt seeing little challenge from the hops on this particular plain. It finishes on the sweet side, that same lack of offset in the mouthfeel still well in effect here, where it is now a somewhat negative trait - it's all caramel malt and cherry cough drops, the astringency of the 7 points of alcohol wheedling its way in.

More cherry-flavoured, amped-up amber ale, than anything IPA in nature, especially that of the Belgian persuasion. It's tasty, and rather easy to drink, just don't go in expecting the yeast or the hops to be allowed outside of their rooms to run amok. However, while not exactly approaching cloying, the sweetness of the cherry essence would certainly limit me to the one - so, hurrah for mixed packs, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 04:07:39 | More by biboergosum
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Mill Street Belgian Cherry IPA from Mill Street Brew Pub
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.