IPA - Six Rivers Brewery
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3.05/5 rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, purchased at the North Coast Co-op in Eureka, California. No freshness date.
A thin, greasy gray head barely makes a whimper. A faint ring of short lace wraps around the glass. The body is hazy, dark amber.
The smell is a one dimensional nudge of hops. Not much happening here.
The taste moves in with a greasy, close to watery mouthfeel, middling carbonation, and carries with it a rush of crusty hops
quickly obscured by the greasiness of the mouthfeel and the malts that are just too syrupy sweet.
Aftertaste is an unpleasantly grating bitterness with the malt sweetness playing a lame second fiddle. The tastes don't balance out.
This is clearly an attempt at an English style IPA, and not an American hop monster -- but it just doesn't work.
I like this much better on tap at the brewery, where the ambience of the bar (in downtown Eureka) magically improves the taste.
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2004 00:48:14 | More by RootedFool
IPA from Six Rivers Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.