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

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 12-27-2012

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
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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 34
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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2.39/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I (tried) to enjoy this beer at the local hipster establishment in a hipster city,

The tap looked interesting and I thought I would give it a shot since I had never heard of an India Pale Lager.

A- The beer had no frothy head (maybe 1/32nd of an inch or less).
S -Somewhat fruity, faint traces of hops.
T - Very plain - not too bitter, a little alcoholy.
M - ? It was wet.
O - Not the tastiest. Since it is the only IPL I have ever tasted I had little to compare it to.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

An India pale lager. That's a little too easy when it comes to doing something odd but OK, I do love hops. Beer was dark amber/orange and not particularly frothy. Aroma was innocuous enough, no detectable fruit, malt biscuits and floral notes. At first taste I got dank swamp vegetation rather than citrus, ample skunk and cat piss, some chalky dryness, pungent sourdough. There is not enough sweet malt to balance out the hops. I did appreciate the dry finish. There was a decent lager malt background but at least on this occasion the hops were hopping in all the wrong ways. Will revise review if I can track this down again and things improve.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Judged as an India Pale Ale, not so great. Judged as a Lager, not so bad. Just not a style I enjoy that much.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of DoBeerDoBeerDo
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little too strong on the malt and weak on the hops for my liking, unfortunately in this case it subdues the fruitiness/citrus ambiance that one expects from an India Pale beer and displaces it with a touch of sourness. A difficult beer to get ones palate around, 5.3% a touch on the light side for an India Pale beer.

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3.12/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.22/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tbeckett
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

A - Cloudy golden pour with good carbonation. Two finger loose white head left good lace and a film of retention.

S - Orange, some citrus, sweet grain.

T - Orange, grapefruit, a little dusty. Mostly orange flavours coming out.

M - Decent enough bitterness, good carbonation, medium body.

O/D - A macro attempt at a hopped up lager. Couldn't drink a whole lot and stay interested in this one. Lacking hop complexity and seemingly afraid to push the boundary. All said, a good intro to 'craft' for the masses.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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