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Bodega Head IPA - Third Street Aleworks

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 10-13-2003)
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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

sbangs, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of banger7
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

banger7, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -15%

atpca, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of lordofstarside
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this last night, reviewed from notes. Bomber to pint glass, no dates

Pours a nice golden orange with a finger and a half of foam. Alright lacing and retention

Smells of earthy mandarin, pine, light grapefruit, with a solid caramel malt

Taste follows the smell pretty well, earthy and floral citrus hops- mostly mandarin and orange with some grapefruit. Finishes with caramel and a little bit of alcohol

Feel is a moderate body with good bitterness and low carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well, pretty easy to drink

Overall not bad, nothing special about it either

lordofstarside, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of kflorence
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours copper with hints of gold and amber. Carbonation levels look average with a nice two finger thick head atop that subsides to a film. Lacing is present as well as some residual hop oils. Looks delicious, but also nothing out of the ordinary.

S: Fresh cut hops; floral and tropical fruits with notes of pine and rosemary and an earthy, toasty malt undertone.

T: A balanced blend of bitter, soapy pine hops and toasted, bready malts. Finishes slowly with the bitter tang of grapefruit rinds and flowers. Decidedly hop forward, especially in the finish, though quite balanced for a West coast IPA offering. The malt profile reminds me a lot of New Belgium's Fat Tire. Alcohol is masked nicely until the final few swallows.

M: Medium bodied with average, but lively, carbonation that tickles the tongue. Thought this would be a little bit more chewy based on appearance, but comes off a tad bit thin. Does like to stick around after the swallow, most likely from the hop oils, but doesn't leave the tongue overly sticky. Fairly drinkable for the ABV, but not quite smooth.

O: Slightly above average for the style, this brew is fresh, tasty and balanced. It certainly will not offend, though perhaps that's its flaw. This is my first brew from Third Street Aleworks, and it's certainly got me interested in trying out more of their offerings. This seems like a decent IPA to grab for a picnic on a hot summer day, but I'd probably pass on it if I were searching for something a little more memorable. Cheers!

kflorence, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

craigdb, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

jaydoc, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Texasfan549, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

SMITHAND, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

GRG1313, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

mattmarka1, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

davegray, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

InfernoBoss, Nov 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

coleary, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

baybassboy, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

LSx, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

mattparsons, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a fairly clear, dark gold color. Minimal head. Head does leave some lacing.

S-Not incredibly intense but a bit coarse. Grapefruit and pine mostly. Hop forward but I don't love how the hops are presenting themselves here.

T-More of the same. Each sip makes me like this beer less and less. It just tastes like it was put together in an awkward fashion. Bitter but without much flavor behind the bitterness.

M-Medium to light bodied. Dry and bitter. Not too high in drinkability.

O/D-Not a big fan of this one.

VelvetExtract, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

stript, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent bang on west coast ipa, enjoyed at the brewpub. Light reddish colour. A lot of hops , everything was on the higher hoppy side, but also a lot of carbonation. Still decent drinkable bt would be more so if not so much carbonation. Some off notes.

Sammy, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

JupiterJesus, Jun 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
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Bodega Head IPA from Third Street Aleworks
81 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.