Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager - Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
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3.54/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
12-01-2013 19:53:13 | More by MAB
3.5/5 rDev +2%
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
3.6/5 rDev +5%
Pours a lightly hazy orange with a big, foamy cap that drapes the glass in lace. Citrusy and herbal hop notes and wet grains in the nose. Bready maltiness with a tad of astringency up front with the hoppiness quickly following suit in the first sip. some grapefruit and woodiness in the hop profile, and a good amount of somewhat coarse bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high level of carbonation.
A good lager, but a bit of an astringent off flavor (perhaps a wierd form of hop bitternesss?) that doesn't ruin the beer but detracts. Still worth a try.
10-31-2013 01:39:21 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.34/5 rDev -2.6%
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
3.26/5 rDev -5%
473 ml can picked up from LCBO. Didn't realize this was a Creemore offshoot.
Appearance - can poured into pint glass Nice slightly hazy golden / copper / orange color than IPA's only ever seem to have.. Nice 1.5 fingers of head but low retention time. Good soapy collar left around the top of the beer and a bit of wispy cream on top. Very nice looking beer.
Smell - Surprisingly subdued hops, but also some malt is quite present. Reminiscent of a strong bitter molasses if that makes any sense. A certain dry roasted feature is observable in the nose as is plentiful grapefruit and lemon. Somehow it doesn't work as well together as has been described here.
Taste - Hops shine through, but malts are again very present/ When beer is just out of fridge they don't work that well together, but as the beers warms (say 20 minutes) this improves significantly. There is definitely a dry roasted quality in the hops that is palpable here in the beer. Very biter aftertaste that seems strange after a perceived medium dose of pure floral hops while drinking.Piney notes and grapefruit again are present.
Mouthfeel - Very dry finish, quite astringent.. Never really got the puckery citrus flavor most hoppy Pale Ales.
Overall - An interesting effort at something different combining strong malt presence with a very hoppy lager, but for part, it just doesn't do it for me. By no means a bad beer just would rather have a number of other beers before choosing this one.
10-10-2013 22:15:16 | More by DenisKolkin
3.38/5 rDev -1.5%
Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a pint glass
Appearance - Cloudy orange/copper...quite striking for the style. On top sits 2 fingers of slightly off white head which dissipates quickly. A good amount of lacing is left behind.
Smell - Caramel malt bits and a good deal of grapefruity-citrus. Otherwise quite grainy.
Taste - Not sure what to make of this. It's pretty bitter for a lager (but maybe not for an 'India Pale' Lager?). Grains and sweet malts up front, followed by light citrus and sweet malts. There is a lingering bitterness towards the end, along with more grain.
Mouthfeel - Hevay enough body for the style. Carbonation is quite hight. Finish is a bit wonky really...a little coarse and very unpleasantly dry.
10-01-2013 01:01:25 | More by IdeaSpeeder
Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
79 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.