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Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale LagerMad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We have turned our brew house into a brewer’s playground with the introduction of our Craft Beer Exploration Series called Mad & Noisy Brewing, named after the two rivers that merge and flow through the village of Creemore. Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager is the first release in our ever changing series of imaginative, innovative, and delicious craft concoctions. A Czech twist on an English IPA it takes the best components of a lager and an ale and rivets them together to build a beer much greater than the sum of its parts.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 12-27-2012)
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-09-2014 00:44:40 | More by wizo
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Ontario (Canada)

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev +3.5%

A pint at Beer Revolution YEG.

This beer appears a hazy medium golden amber hue, with one finger of loosely foamy, slightly creamy off-white head, which leaves some rather decent drooping webbed lace around the glass as things wash away.

It smells of crisp grainy pale malt, neutered generic citrus rind, hard water, and a softened floral perfume character. The taste is sharp white cereal malt, edgy grapefruit and orange fruit, the kind all too far removed from the sweetness one might expect, a certain flinty minerality, and further earthy, stunned leafy hop,

The bubbles are rather tight and fairly edgy, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and eventually smooth. It finishes on the dry side, the grain and fruity hops both leaning heavily in that direction.

While not a recognized style as of yet, with more and more examples such as this popping up (and especially those from the big boys), that day shouldn't be far away. As for this one, not a bad attempt, the hops are indeed there, though their sharpness isn't always a good thing. A bit of retweaking, and this might approach Hopperazzi's prominence.

06-14-2013 01:21:12 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +10.8%

Enjoyed on tap at the Beer Academy. Listed as an imperial pale lager, 60 IBU. Light grapefruit coloured body, with a half inch of retained head in their goblet. Lots of thick lace. Significant hop aroma. There is definitely citra hops used. The mouthfeel is a bit rough, with strong carbonation. It was served way too cold. Still, flavourful and drinkable.
had it again in cleaner batch recently. Juicy citrus hops coming through.

12-27-2012 21:42:15 | More by Sammy
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours a nice amber colour, very slight cloudiness. Nice restrained carbonation, off white hued head. Sharp hoppiness at first whiff then a lager-like malt note. Flowery and bitter right out of the gate upon first sip, more "ale-ish" than I expected, some malt sweetness backing it up but mostly hop bitters. Thin mouthfeel doesn't detract. Finishes long and hoppy...if you like the more bitter lagers or a milder IPA then this is up your alley. A nice surprise as I wasn't expecting too much from this.

10-20-2013 23:39:38 | More by beerluvr
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MikeThumel

Illinois

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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%

I picked this up mistaking it for a creemore springs made India Pale Ale, and still thought it was one until later I read the can more closely and realized it was an India Pale Lager.

Picked this up from the beer store. Poured into a pub glass.

Pours a nice soft orange (similar to most IPAs), little to no head with some lacing. A rather nice and interesting beer; refreshing and crisp. I noticed a very citrusy taste, tasted like grapefruit. Not too strong, little to no boozy taste, yet doesn't taste watery at all. I'd recommend picking it up and giving it a shot, its pretty interest and unique (at least from what I've tasted).

07-15-2013 00:09:15 | More by WeizenMike
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +14.3%

Purchased at the LCBO 473ml can for just under $3.00. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass.

A- Excellent! Opens very well with a nice 1" head tapering to a film quickly

S- Not the most hops but hops are there that's for sure.

T- Excellent! Enjoying this lighter IPL very much. Nice carbonation. All an IPA can be with less hops really.

M- Excellent! Enjoying the bite with creaminess.

O- Very good. Looking forward to trying this on tap one day. Will buy again as something different. Not a lot but again.

Food Pairing

This nice light IPL went well with... Spicy tuna

Enjoy

04-12-2014 18:46:55 | More by DaveBar
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +16.4%

Thanks to Drewsy for the trade!

A- Pours a dark copper color with a two finger thick off white creamy head. The head itself doesn't dissipate at an alarming rate either which is nice to see, eventually settling into a dense layer over the brew. There appears to be a medley of thin wisps of bubbly rising to the top of my beer mug, suggesting a mild mannered fizz factor. Lacing isn't exactly the greatest however, only leaving behind small curled patches of foam on the mug. Overall a decent looking beer!

S- The aromas are typical for an IP'L' style beer, and are not overwhelming, but definitely noticeable. First and foremost is the aromas of fresh hop cones....bitter, leafy and Earthy. There are also hints of caramel sweetness lingering in the background, offering some balancing qualities. The finish does contain a tart citrus note....somewhat lemon, somewhat grapefruit.

T- This is where the IP style really comes out hitting! Reasonably bitter hop flavors that hit the back of the palate in particular with fury. Just as the label suggests, there is a faint hint of very dark chocolate, with the fruitiness of the cocoa bean noted. Citrus flavors are also detectable, again, with hints of grapefruit and/or lemon rind. The finish is very bitter and leafy as well, and the flavor lingers on the palate right up to the next sip. The unfiltered nature of this beer also allows for a slightly yeasty/biscuit flavor that maintains throughout the drink.

M- This is a solid medium bodied beer, and the carbonation is in fact mild and smooth, allowing the full range of flavors to stick to the palate...in fact, I'd say this is somewhat of an oily beer, but not in a slimy kind of way....just the beer glides around the mouth very easily and sticks around for sometime afterwards.

O- I'm still not the biggest fan of Imperial Pale Ales, and now Lagers...this is done very well for a non ale! With that said, I actually enjoyed drinking this one, and could see myself enjoying this again in the future! It's full flavored, smooth and carries some solid looks and smells. I recommend this one and say that Creemore Springs continues to do solid work!

04-28-2014 22:39:29 | More by ChrisCage
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Can: Poured a light amber/orangey color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light citrus hops notes with light dry crisp malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry and subtle citrus hops with some light dry and crisp malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. A bit light on the hops side for my taste but well brewed nonetheless.

11-07-2013 15:17:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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patre_tim

China

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%

A: Clear slightly unfiltered amber in colour with little carbonation, huge 4 finger light tan head that leaves chunky lacing. Fairly good head retention.

S: Light orange peel and citrus notes, medium roasted malt quality, a little pine and spruce, pineapple, a little sweet fruity quality almost like a pot pourri.

T: Starts with the medium amber like roasted quality then the orange peel, spruce, pineapple, fragrant perfume like qualities come in. Finally it finishes with a long dull hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

M: Medium bready resinous body with medium low carbonation.

O: Complex and keeps me wanting to drink more. Great can.

05-03-2014 01:45:40 | More by patre_tim
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%

473ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.75

Appearance - Slightly hazy amber/copper colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel/butterscotch and hops. There is a grassiness, biscuits, and and a hint of citrus. It ends with a mildly hopped maltly aftertaste.

Overall - I don't know about the 'palate crushing hops' that are advertised on the side of the can.. but it does have some hop bite. This actually is a pretty decent brew but it does taste very similar to creemores other beers. I would pick this up again.

07-13-2013 01:24:14 | More by spinrsx
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Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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