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Bodega Head IPA - Third Street Aleworks

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Bodega Head IPA
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.05%
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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atpca

California

3/5  rDev -15%

07-17-2014 06:11:16 | More by atpca
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lordofstarside

Nevada

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

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 04:57:21 | More by lordofstarside
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kflorence

California

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!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 02:25:04 | More by kflorence
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craigdb

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-05-2014 01:34:06 | More by craigdb
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-22-2014 17:31:44 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-14-2014 22:24:14 | More by Texasfan549
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SMITHAND

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-07-2014 05:24:26 | More by SMITHAND
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2014 01:23:45 | More by GRG1313
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15%

01-12-2014 22:19:11 | More by mattmarka1
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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-25-2013 03:24:21 | More by davegray
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

11-12-2013 07:55:19 | More by InfernoBoss
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coleary

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15%

07-19-2013 18:39:43 | More by coleary
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-07-2013 21:02:31 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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baybassboy

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

05-14-2013 05:33:28 | More by baybassboy
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LSx

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-25-2013 04:45:45 | More by LSx
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-02-2013 23:24:35 | More by t0rin0
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-15-2013 03:49:42 | More by mattparsons
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 00:43:03 | More by VelvetExtract
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stript

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-01-2012 18:59:36 | More by stript
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 01:38:41 | More by Sammy
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JupiterJesus

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-13-2012 04:00:10 | More by JupiterJesus
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

12-11-2011 22:46:55 | More by jenray
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stevecooks

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-07-2011 23:24:29 | More by stevecooks
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-16-2011 17:46:15 | More by litheum94
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kzoobrew

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Hophead247 for this growler. Cheers Jason!

Slightly hazed golden yellow body. Two finger bone white head is set atop. The head recedes rather quickly leaving scattered lacing clinging to the glass.

Citrus aroma is centered up front. Pine smells linger just behind. Very slight floral aroma sits in back. Lightly sweet pale malt is in perfect proportions with the hops.

Biting pithy bitterness rolls across the tongue,soon followed by a sweeter citrus flavor. Grassy hop flavor towards the back of the palate was completely unexpected from the nose. Soft sweetness from the malt, I am very pleased to see a lack of caramel malt.

Medium bodied, slightly oily feel on the tongue. Finish is dry and pleasant.

Good beer, glad to have had the chance to try it. Bodego Head will not stand out amongst many of the IPAs out there but it is very solid. The flavor is well balanced and the finish dry, makes for an easy IPA to drink.

Serving type: growler

01-13-2011 23:48:24 | More by kzoobrew
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Bodega Head IPA from Third Street Aleworks
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