India Pale Ale - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by cokes:
2.83/5 rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Dark amber-orange with a low-slung stained white head. It retreats towards the surface, but leaves a great deal of lace behind.
Crunchy, brown leaves, crusty bread, old pennies, caramel, toffee, dates, and a peppery grassiness dots the nose. It's not a particularly assertive aroma, and had this not just arrived in stores, I'd question it's age (and I felt the same about Hinterland's Pale Ale).
Into the mouth, it's wetly doughy and semi-sweet with caramel and Fig Newtons. Malt is the driving engine here with toasted and burnt toast breadiness with a splattering of sweeter nuances. A vague, stewed apple and date fruitiness gathers in the middle. It's like an ESB or Old Ale with hops that don't quite jive. They bring a moderately bitter, rusted tin and pine bark acridity, along with muddy smears of orange peel and dried leaf herbality.
The medium+ plus body adds some needed character. This is a weird one. It carries some rustic charm and is actually kinda drinkable once the acclimation process is complete. I can't recommend it as an IPA, English or American. It's like a buddy's off-base, but not racid homebrew. Fuck it, let's drink.
As a general rule: It seems that Hinterland's non-hop-focused offerings are the ones to seek out.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2011 09:00:24 | More by cokes
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nitro always makes a nice pour. Bright orange and cascading, settling carbonation. It leaves a frothy off white head with excellent retention.
Pleasant but weak aromas if citrus and lilac. Toasted crackers.
The flavor has a little more punch, again with a nice balance of citrus and floral notes. A little pine in the back end. Bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel on nitro is out of this world. Soft and creamy.
I've had this bottled and it's mediocre. On nitro it's very good.
At the Milwaukee brewpub.
Serving type: nitro-tap
05-28-2014 23:48:29 | More by Vonerichs
3.53/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 00:10:57 | More by jwc215
India Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.