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India Pale Ale - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.52%


Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.85% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 07-31-2011)
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a somewhat cloudy orange-amber color. The tall head has a burnt orange tint and a densely foamy texture. Retention is good, and some pleasant rings and webs of lacing stick to the glass.

S: Some pale and caramel malt aroma up front before a rather vibrant hop aroma takes over, with substantial citric (especially orange), fruity, and resiny character. A tangy bit of esters from the yeast is detectable.

T: Lightly grainy and moderately sweet maltiness up front, with a bit of caramel flavor. Hop bitterness is initially medium, with a nice, vibrant hop flavor. Citric and resiny notes are most prominent, with some fruity and floral undertones. There is a very faint tartness before a mild alcoholic punch at the finish, which also becomes increasingly bitter.

M: Fairly full bodied. Carbonation is fine and smooth. The finish becomes dry due to the hop bitterness, and a bit of alcohol warmth is detectable.

D: This is an enjoyable, if somewhat heavy, IPA. I like the hop bill, and it also works well with the malt bill. The body is a little heftier than I'd like, and the bitterness, while enjoyable, isn't as clean as in some other IPAs. These aren't bad things, but together they add up to create some rough edges.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 01:07:42 | More by Clydesdale
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One pint bottle:

Pours deep golden with a thick white head that settles to a lasting cover. Broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is medicinal/herbal, citric and slightly piney.

The taste is of a general hop bitterness with a firm sweet malt backbone. Grapefruit bitterness lends dryness in the finish.

It has a medium body.

A competently made, standard American IPA.

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16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland stange.
6.85% ABV

A - Faintly hazy, Hinterland's IPA is deep golden honey hued and topped by a dense, frothy, well-retained off-white head. Heavy, chunky lace remains on the glass as the sturdy pile of foam slowly plateaued.

S - Dirty grapefruit rind and ripe, whole pineapple dance between earthy and tropical fruit notes with heavy grassy resin finishing the hop aroma out before biscuity malt balances the beer. Nice hop notes are there but this one could stand quite a bit more dry hopping for added oomph.

T - Hinterland IPA has firm maltiness, starting with soft caramel and biscuity tones that slowly shift to subtle grapefruit and pineapple fruit with undertones of pine but the fruit and earthiness isn't quite defined, lingering with a muddled finish.

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O - Balance plays a large role in the majority of beer styles but when it comes to IPAs, American-style in particular, "balance" shouldn't be the focus - hops should. This IPA has a very nice malty base but the hops are lacking from the beginning considering the IPA category. Since the style is incredibly competitive, Hinterland's muddled earthy and fruit suggestive version doesn't have the hop-forward focus of aroma or flavor to stand up to other American IPAs. That's not to say it's a bad beer all things considered, but if someone expecting the characteristics commonly associated with today's IPAs were to anticipate that from this beer, they would be disappointed.

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India Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.