1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Geary's IPAGeary's IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
76
okay

79 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 22.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of db12
db12

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

07-15-2013 23:14:59 | More by db12
Photo of cjs61679
cjs61679

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

07-14-2013 01:23:49 | More by cjs61679
Photo of AJ01923
AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-12-2013 02:47:40 | More by AJ01923
Photo of kylehay2004
kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

06-28-2013 23:19:45 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Rheaume17
Rheaume17

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

06-11-2013 13:02:20 | More by Rheaume17
Photo of schaffer9252
schaffer9252

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

06-08-2013 22:21:12 | More by schaffer9252
Photo of civicm87
civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -8%

06-07-2013 20:43:14 | More by civicm87
Photo of buckyp
buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-17-2013 01:27:02 | More by buckyp
Photo of gwiedman1
gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

04-27-2013 19:50:17 | More by gwiedman1
Photo of Skarod
Skarod

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-09-2013 20:32:06 | More by Skarod
Photo of Apathetiq
Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +15%

03-30-2013 18:55:07 | More by Apathetiq
Photo of DrDemento456
DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

03-24-2013 23:20:16 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of tacoME
tacoME

Maine

5/5  rDev +53.4%

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.

01-29-2013 03:26:32 | More by tacoME
Photo of at7000
at7000

Florida

4/5  rDev +22.7%

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.

12-21-2012 19:49:56 | More by at7000
Photo of IPAchris
IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +15%

11-12-2012 23:56:18 | More by IPAchris
Photo of AndrewDeci
AndrewDeci

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

11-10-2012 02:15:15 | More by AndrewDeci
Photo of scootsmal
scootsmal

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

11-02-2012 04:30:53 | More by scootsmal
Photo of xerwer
xerwer


3.08/5  rDev -5.5%

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

10-13-2012 04:40:47 | More by xerwer
Photo of SouljaSaia17
SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +19%

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!

09-18-2012 02:35:22 | More by SouljaSaia17
Photo of barnzy78
barnzy78

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +19%

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.

09-11-2012 03:34:54 | More by barnzy78
Photo of mbs11
mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +22.7%

09-04-2012 00:14:50 | More by mbs11
Photo of Kendo
Kendo

New York

3.93/5  rDev +20.6%

A: Poured - moderately aggressively - from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is clear amber with a small (half-finger) khaki-colored head. No lacing.

S: Nice - citrusy (grapefruit) and toasted grain. Kind of a cross between an English IPA and an American version.

T: Toasted malt and cereal grains provide the malt tastes, while citrusy hops provide hoppy bitterness and balance. Reminds me of an ESB, really - though the hops are just a wee bit too "juicy" to make this a perfect version of an ESB. Call it an American ESB and you have the idea. I like. Touch of spice/heat at the finish, slight lingering (lemony) bitterness.

M: Light-to-medium in heft. Carbonation is modest, but there.

O: Good stuff. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

08-19-2012 22:22:03 | More by Kendo
Photo of curasowa
curasowa

New York

2.85/5  rDev -12.6%

Appearance: Clear, darker gold color with one finger of head that fades quickly with little lacing.

Aroma: a lot of caramel malt, especially for an IPA. Just a hint of of resinous hops and a bit boozy/ medicinal.

Taste: A nice, medium bodied malt base with a lot of caramel malt sweetness, followed by some non- descript bitterness towards the back end. Finish is pretty clean with some phenolic notes.

The Rest: Not the best IPA I've had, but if you had told me this was an APA, I would have said it was pretty good. It's lacking in the hops department, but is quite drinkable

08-15-2012 22:00:37 | More by curasowa
Photo of EMPotter
EMPotter


1/5  rDev -69.3%

07-17-2012 00:20:48 | More by EMPotter
Photo of notdriving
notdriving

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-13-2012 01:01:11 | More by notdriving
Geary's IPA from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.