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Woodruff IPA - Downtown Grill & Brewery

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Woodruff IPA
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Downtown Grill & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied, traditional IPA, well balanced with a healthy dose of English hops. Reminiscent of “historical” Knoxville IPA’s.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 05-25-2004)
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Reviews by masterbruewer:
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masterbruewer

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What you'd expect in an IPA. Golden pale color with moderate head.

Smell of floral hoppiness.

Taste is a good hop kick but not overpowering. Strong, yet smooth wallop of hops with no strong aftertaste.

The feel was smooth and on the crisp side.

Very drinkable. I'll have another.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2005 14:40:29 | More by masterbruewer
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TurdFurgison

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3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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I had this on tap at the brewpub, in a pint glass. It was a bit of a disappointment to me, sort of a bitter English IPA with little in the way of hoppy character. Otherwise not much to note about it. Clear, golden color, decent head, etc etc. The body was maybe a little fuller than usual for an IPA, that was the highpoint for me. But the lingering bitterness left me wanting something else. Not bad per se, just kind of middling.

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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler. Poured a clear, golden color with a medium white head. Strong lacing. Pleasant citrus aroma with a hint a sweet malt to it. Mouthfeel is nice. Flavor is a pleasant hoppy taste. Citrus is very apparent, with a nice sweet caramel touch to it. Finish has a pine taste to it. A nice brewpub IPA.

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mikesgroove

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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
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First off this is not a double IPA but rather is just a regular single IPA. It poured a nice pale amber with a good frothy white head and some side glass lace. The aroma was fresh, nice floral hops with a touch of sweetness. The flavor was a touch muted, somewhat thin, but still quite decent. The finish was very nice and I actually seemed to like this more as time went on. Overall not a bad IPA, but I have had better, needs a little more depth to make it special.

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TheBierBand

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I closed out the night with their most popular beer.

It poured a nice copper wih a 1/4" head. The bartenders need to stand the glass up sooner to produce a bigger head in my opinion.

The smell was clearly a hoppy one.

WOW.... I thought the porter was hoppy.... this one blew my doors off (in a good way). Heavy on the hops but typical of a good quality IPA. Other minor taste additions were a pine, citrus that enhanced the bitterness.

This is a full-bodied beer that lets you know who's boss.

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Applesauce1

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
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Got this at the Brewery...
Appearance: copper with a half inch white head (great looking)
Smell: lots of hops; good smell; no mustiness
Taste: this is a great beer; very hoppy; no fruitiness as some IPAs have
Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied
Drinkability: had two in a night

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