IPA - Six Rivers Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev +25.2%
On tap at the brewpub.
A: attractive amber-orange color; clear with a durable off-white head and patterned sticky lacing.
Aroma: herbal/earthy hops and faint bisquits.
Flavor: Moderately bitter; woody; moderately hoppy, fiting the English IPA style.
Feel: near medium body; medium carbonation.
O: a good English-style IPA.
07-08-2014 20:03:32 | More by chinchill
4.5/5 rDev +49%
This is (was, reviewing from notes) one of the most peculiar ipas I've ever had, definitely an "English" style ipa. my notes read:
"brown in color, smells of citrus hops...whoa, very different, initial taste, oddly sweet... hints of caramel and toffee!! (what?! in an ipa!?) well balanced but different bitterness. aftertaste...smokey toffee taste, this beer blows my mind! reminds me more of a brown ale but still very DELISH!"
05-30-2013 22:55:14 | More by Beerlover
2.61/5 rDev -13.6%
Has a dark copper kind of color going on here, a little darker than your average ipa. Thin head. Aroma wasn't hoppy. Disappointing.
Taste, hey cool, I guess I have to talk about the malt bill, because the hopping is almost non existant. And I get it, its an English IPA made in CA, but even for the style guidelines, this one is disappointing. The bitterness tastes like it comes from roasting of the malt moreso than any hop character. The metallic toasted malt flavor isn't doing me anything in the mouthfeel.
Was glad to finish this one. Not quite drainpour territory, but not impressive in the least either.
05-02-2013 15:50:33 | More by Beerandraiderfan
1.13/5 rDev -62.6%
This beer pours a cloudy amber color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of butterscotch. There might be something else there, but if there is it is covered up by all of the butterscotch. The taste is even stronger in the butterscotch realm than the aroma. It is awful, and offensive. I really wish BeerAdvocate's ratings allowed me to give it a negative score, because this beer's taste truly deserves one. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with virtually no carbonation, and a chewy texture. Overall, this is one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. This is the kind of beer I would wish upon my enemies.
05-09-2012 02:20:44 | More by KarlHungus
2.6/5 rDev -13.9%
The nice amber/copper pour could lead your expectations around the bend but don't let it unless you're hoping that the bend hides a cliff to walk off of. This IPA is a real let-down. I walked away with malt all over me, feeling slightly depressed, fooled and burnt. Of course the over-done taste of buttered toast might have had something to do with that...
12-28-2011 04:42:45 | More by crowsoup
3.28/5 rDev +8.6%
appearance - a dark tangerine in color, edges fading to yellow. small head with great lacing and nice activity
smell - caramel malts, biscuity malts, orange peel, floral, hops
taste - much the same with biscuit and hops coming in stronger...bitterness isnt the nicest
mouthfeel - cloying which is odd, quite sticky, good carbonation and good body but not very nice cloying.
11-08-2011 04:38:38 | More by claytong
2.35/5 rDev -22.2%
Pours a lightly clouded amber with a low white head. Aroma of decaying fruit, some spicy, vegetal hops. Flavor is creamy up front with a pronounced spicy hop bitterness and that rotting fruit muddles its way back in as weird flavor. Malt forward and a significant hop presence. Finish is dry with a very bitter and unpleasant long lasting hop finish. Something very wrong in ingredients or process here. This beer has more characteristics of amber than IPA.
05-13-2011 05:47:14 | More by olmatty
3.35/5 rDev +10.9%
Appearance: Dark clear amber
Head: Frosty tan head with a small amount of lace on the glass
Smell: Big clean citric with a sweet malt
Taste: A light Bitter citric with clean light malt
Weight: Medium body with a very low carbonation
Finish: Bright citric with a subtle stickiness on the lips
04-11-2011 13:56:20 | More by Snow81
1.5/5 rDev -50.3%
!2oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland. Poured into a C&B Bruges snifter.
A - Pours a very dark, slightly hazy amber with a one finger head that doesn't wast any time sitting sticking around. No lace is visible after the head has receded.
Sl - The smell kinda reminds me of Alpine's Duet, which btw, i really don't care for. It has a really off-putting caramel and butter smell. Almost like a popcorn jelly belly tastes like. No pine or citrus or hop character for that matter.
T - I swear this is a Duet clone. Its got that same buttered popcorn flavor that i smelled earlier. Very caramel like and malted, with a very distinct British malt. I do get a slight hop bitterness, but the real dominant player here is that butteriness that i really dont like.
M - Medium bodied with to lower than average carbonation for this style.
D - I'm having a real hard time debating whether or not to dump this one. Its not the worst beer i have had, but im debating whether its worth the calories when i can reach into the fridge a pour myself something i know i will like. I will not buy this again.
02-25-2011 04:30:49 | More by dubinsky
1.53/5 rDev -49.3%
On tap at The Bistro in Hayward. Flat hazy amber appearance, low carbonation and no head.
Tons of diacetyl in the aroma, this is incredibly buttery. It has an off-putting ambiguous fruitiness as well, somewhat tart in character, along with crystal malt richness. Hops are barely noticed beneath it all.
It tastes fruity and faintly tart up front, with herbal hop bitterness and buttery slickness following. There's a strong caramelized malt flavor supporting it all, and not nearly enough hop flavor to provide any semblance of balance. This one needs some work, not an enjoyable beer at all.
08-08-2010 00:35:05 | More by largadeer
3.95/5 rDev +30.8%
Thanks again to Flexabull for sending me this want. I had some guy sitting next to be at the Portsmouth brewery talking this one up so I had to give it a try. Bottle poured into a shaker pint produced a good two finger white head that lasted a while and laced the sides of the glass. The brew had a hazy amber color to it.
Surprisingly this brew was extremely balanced for a west coat IPA, (both in flavor and aromas') but it is very true to the style. So I am impressed by it. The only ding I will hand out, is the mouthfeel is a tad light for me. Everything else is spot on for the style.
This brew is a great English IPA. Awesome to drink, and you could easily drink mass quantities of it without getting your taste buds fatigued from the hop's. Thanks again Paul this one was well worth the wait.
07-16-2010 14:58:36 | More by joepais
3.73/5 rDev +23.5%
Pours a hazy amber color with a nice creamy white head, nice lacing too.
Aromas are a little mild, but pleasant. Some hard candy notes and citrus hops.
Taste is clean, and a little mild. Caramel malts up front, hints of brewed tea, and a light mineral hop bite on the finish. I can see why this is categorizes as more of an English Style IPA. It seems to fit more there.
Mouthfeel is pretty good, well carbonated, maybe a touch to thin though.
Drinkability is good. I like this beer, and I think if you don't compare it to the "West Coast IPA" then this beer will be more appreciated for what it is. And that's a tasty beer that falls more towards the English Style IPA.
05-22-2010 20:31:43 | More by flexabull
3.18/5 rDev +5.3%
smell: bitter, metally
taste:more of a bitter but a slight metal taste iron?
drink: goes down good, higher abv, but the flavor doesnt stick
Might of been a bad batch, my wife didnt like it very much and she loves ipas so that is not the problem. They do have much better beers.
04-03-2010 00:01:54 | More by Elimination
IPA from Six Rivers Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.