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India Pale Ale - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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cokes

Wisconsin

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
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India Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.