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

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

drtth, May 02, 2014
Photo of ChrisCage
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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!

ChrisCage, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

CRObighit2, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

MikeThumel, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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


DaveBar, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Bf_89, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

beerhunter13, Mar 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Brody1714, Mar 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42%

ArrogantPrick, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Cadbury, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13%

Danielr26, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

wizo, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Brewsed, Feb 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Duggyb, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

EgadBananas, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

MJ63, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Molson2000, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

boszormeny, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of MAB
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

One of the better lagers that I've enjoyed in the past year, although an India Pale Lager is not a style that i've ever heard of before now.

It was a lot darker-- deep amber-- than I was expecting and despite the "60 IBU" stamp on the label, I thought it was more bitter than it was going to be, too.

I have to say that it was a fine effort, although I still prefer my west coast IPAs to this Eastern IPL.

MAB, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

DWood, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

DIPAFAN, Nov 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

valianes, Nov 05, 2013
Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.