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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 JamesMN:
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Super hazy golden orange color with visible sediment suspended in the beer. Very thin frothy off-white head.

Aroma: A healthy mix of hops and malts. Sugar crusted orange and caramel.

Taste: A very well balanced IPA. The chosen malts give a rounding feel to the flavor with notes of caramel and toffee with a gentle sweetness. Perhaps an English barley blend. The hops are a little more subdued than in the average American IPA with medium bitterness. There is an orange zest and sugary flavor to the hops. The chosen hop strains work very well with the malt bill. 6.85% ABV seems about right and none of it is evident in the flavor. Finish is a tad dry and there is a bit of lingering bitterness as well as a watered down black coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and very soft on the palate. Very smooth carbonation and an ease of drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Based on appearance and aroma I wasn't expecting to much out of the IPA. Much to my surprise the flavor is thoroughly enjoyable. Brewer's don't usually strive for balance in an IPA (indeed some of the best are hop dominated) but this is one case where balance pays off dividends. Would I drink it again? Yes, but I want a fresh bottle (not sure how old this one was).

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:21:33 | More by JamesMN
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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.

M - Subtle bitterness creeps up on the finish but Hinterland's IPA is very round from the get-go, balanced by a malty medium-full body and soft finish.

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.