Geary's IPA - D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This ale has its origins in the traditional English style, with a generous helping of American exuberance. Bright copper in color, it has an assertive hop bitterness balanced with a subtle malt foundation. Dry hopping at two sates of the brewing process provides floral and fruity hop flavors adding to the complexity of the brew. Original gravity ~ 1060; Alcohol by volume -- 6%.

(Beer added by: bishopdc0 on 03-12-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MistahBeah
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with a finger's worth of creamy off-white head. Some carbonation and lace

Smells a bit like a hefeweizen. Banana and some toffee. Then the floral hops make themselves known. Grassy

Tastes a bit hoppier than the nose originally suggests. Definitely grassy and perfumey floral notes. Subtle grapefruit and bananas. Tastes juicy. The malts are in the background and are bready and slightly sweet. Finish is somewhat spicy. Bit of a metallic copper aftertaste. Not unpleasant but nothing fabulous

Feels clean and crisp. Lingering hop bitterness is slightly drying

Overall a nice example of the style. Moderately complex. Enough going on for me to enjoy but nothing mindblowing

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Well rough start so far. Sediment floaties in my glass, very little head, and no bottling date to speak of. Ow and did I miss the fact this was a twist off? Never a good sign for a IPA. Color is a relatively clear dark amber brow.
S - Pine and citrus hops, somewhat muted, with an English tea like malt base.
T - Well it's hoppy but not dish soapy with a harsh edge it does have some balance. Malts seem to be a sort of toffee like sweetness parrying to the hops heck even lingers on the palate. Very impressive for such an average beer.
M - Medium bodied, somewhat chewy, not as dry as I expected.

Overall I guess with a bottling date and a non-twist off cap these guys could make this IPA much better. Slightly above average IPA.

Photo of tacoME
5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a true IPA in every sense of the word. Pours a medium-medium copper with a 1 finger head. Slight lacing on the glass.

Smells piney with some citrus notes. Not overpowering for an IPA at all.

Slightly malty, but only if you concentrate on it. The hops really take center stage, but aren't overpowering if you're a fan of IPAs. Dry back-end, but not more so than any other IPA.

I don't know why I've been avoiding this (probably because I still harbor some resentment towards Mr. Geary after my last encounter with HSA), but this is the Eddie Murray of IPAs. It does everything very well, but not enough to draw attention to it. I'm here to change that. If you like IPAs, BUY THIS TODAY. I promise you won't regret it.

Photo of at7000
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical regarding how this beer would taste, based on the fact it's brewed in Maine, bottle label is not too impressive, and it was on the cheaper side price-wise. I was indeed wrong. It's a fine English style IPA, tastes good, and goes down smoothly/easy.

It pours a hazy, copper colour. The nose is not huge, but I do get plenty of pine resins. The thing I like best about it, is the hop/malt balance. They did not go overboard and turn it into a sweet, hoppy, syrupy mess, as many of the current, overpowering, trendy IPAs do. Actually, those 'out of balance beers', could learn a lot from this "little engine that could" IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of xerwer
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know it's written English only. But I do that since years, and it's like poetry. So here it goes, if you don't like it you can delete it. You'll miss dozens of others I will post on this site because it look nice and I just discovered it.

Donc :
Robe ambrée pâle, tirant vers le rouge
Première gorgée je pensais que c'était du Ginger Ale ou une autre boisson gazeuse
bon j'exagère,
Pour un amateur de boisson gazeuses
c'est juste que j'en bois pas
c'est beaucoup moins sucré, et un peu amer
Donc l'amertume se développe au fil de la découverte
mais elle est très pétillante en bouche
pour aller ce pour une IPA
Et puis j'ai soif j'ai déjà bu la moitié
Elle est pas mauvaise, juste que y en a des plus amères
mais je dois dire qu'ils ont de bons malts au USA!
Ce malt est grillé, on le sent, on le goûte, presque un côté fumé ou un goût qu'on ne retrouve qu'au sud de la frontière
blah blah blah
une belle acidité pas dérangeante
et une bière bon pas mon premier choix et un peu lourd donc pas désaltérant
un bon choix en fût je gage
pour aller cruiser du flétan
sur les plages du Vieux Verger
ou de Parlee Beach
Et puis la bouteille est consignée 10 cents là-bas
si quelqu'un veut la ramener je la garde

Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not surprised that Geary's would make an IPA, but what is surprising is that their label looks that of a brown ale. I guees looks are decieving, so this should be good.

A: This beer pours a bright, hazy orange, with a solid 2 in, bright white head.

S: Very powerful citrus aroma up front with an underlyning of pine and apricot. Residual scent consists of some honey and a dash of grapefruit.

T: The flavor starts out with some floral hops and grassy notes. Blended very well with an underlyning of citrus and pine, that finishes sweet with honey sicle and dry yeast.

M: A slight bitter hop bite and tang, but mostly tame and creamy. Does have some slight carbonation and is drinkable as a six pack.

O: Very good IPA by Geary's, not the most bitter in terms of hops, but very well balanced between the citrus and complimentary spices. gearys has a tendancy to make strong beers despite the ABV, and the flavors of this beer make it a drink 1, drink 6!

Photo of barnzy78
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours a deep copper color with a frothy white head that holds decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are earthy, bready, malty caramel, citric, piny. Tastes are nice an malty up-front with bready malt and caramel, toasted grain, earthiness, pine, faint grassy hop, somewhat spicy hop finish. Nice balance with a good malty dose I'd expect from the style. Mouth-feel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, this one grew on me the more I drank. Great for a session, exceptional balance, very well executed.

Geary's IPA from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.