Southport Pequot IPA - SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 6
Avg: 2.96
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 09-06-2001

Our India Pale Ale is hopped 3 times giving it a floral aroma. Handcrafted by our brewmaster using eight English specialty malts.
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 6
Photo of dbmcrorie
3.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled from tap from SBC (@ 1950 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT). Poured into a tulip imperial pint glass, the day after the growler was filled.

Also, had a pint at the restaurant (since they give you a free pint every time you order a growler). The tasting notes were similar to that of the growler, as seen below.

The growler, when full, was surprisingly a dark ruby red color with orange highlights. When poured into the glass, it cleared out to the deep amber as seen on tap, plenty of orange and ruby hues. Beige creamy head with average lacing. Plenty of bubbles rising within the glass. Head leaves a slight cap until the end.

At first, quite a bit of fruity and leafy hop resin take the nose. Slight malt follows with notes of diacetyl and buttery toast. A grassy/floral bouquet contrasts a faint spiciness.

Faint sweet flavors of fruit and bubble gum (reminiscent of a belgian ale) are followed by grapefruit and citrus in a bitter hop rind aftertaste. More caramel malt diacetyl is noticeable as the pint warms up. More floral hop flavor than bitterness in this brew compared to most IPA's.

One of SBC's better beers on tap. I tried the sampler of all their beers on tap and was quite disappointed with many of them (the English Pale Ale tasted like Bud Light, and the Stout tasted like someone was soaking a thanksgiving ham in the keg). But fortunately was very happy with the IPA. For only $9.99 per growler, along with a free pint, I might definitely go back. I also tried their Mahi Mojo sandwich and it was very tasty. It paired well with the pint of IPA.

I'd say this brew would pair well with any spicy or savory seafood, but would also enhance a fruity and/or zesty salad.


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Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a growler, thanks to my generous friend Bill for this one. Pours clear, typical darker honey amber. Minor head, then decent scattered spotty lace. Next to no nose, all I pick up is some malt and a hint of grainy hops. They call this one an IPA, but it tastes more like an English Pale. Thin layers of malt up front, then some wateriness, and finally a glimmer of piny hops late. Nothing too earth shattering. Lighter ale. Decent to try out on a newbie, or as part of a marinade...not much beyond that..

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Photo of AlexJ
1.69/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It looks good enough to drink with it's slightly hazy amber-gold hue. Looks are decieving, it smells like stale beer with a malty, buttered bread aroma. Tastes of mushy wet bread, paper, and caramel malts. Hello hops, where are you? No detectable hops in here at all. This is not an IPA, I don't know what it is. Another beer from SBC that dissapoints.

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Southport Pequot IPA from SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport
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