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IPA - Six Rivers Brewery

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 23.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Six Rivers Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 12-03-2003

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 27
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2.87/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.35/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Beerlover
4.42/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!"

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KarlHungus
1.13/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

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2/5  rDev -33.8%

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4/5  rDev +32.5%

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2.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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...

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3/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.31/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of olmatty
2.39/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Snow81
3.38/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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1.49/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

!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.

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1.53/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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IPA from Six Rivers Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.