Misery Bay IPA - Erie Brewing Co.
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3.39/5 rDev +0.9%
A fluffy yellow-tinted head rises to somewhere around a finger and a half in height and settles there, falling slowly and remaining tight, gaining density as it compacts without falling to much less than a finger. As it falls, chunky lacing sticks nicely to the glass, quite heavy in both volume and density. The brew itself is a clear brassy orange color with activity continuing throughout the session.
The smell is a range of mineral, grains, toast, biscuit, and herb. For an IPA, it doesn't have the hoppy backbone it should, but it's okay overall. Some earth and a minty note reminiscent of Amarillo sneaks in, though I don't think it's anything but C hops.
The flavor has more hops bitterness, albeit somewhat unrefined and pithy. Something reminds me of cottonwood. Grains linger underneath, and the mineral and toasty notes remain.
The body is medium and this beer is smooth, but crispness is soft to the point of almost going flat. It doesn't quite, and it fortunately keeps up for the duration, though the body seems to soften partway through.
01-22-2014 19:55:50 | More by Brenden
2.81/5 rDev -16.4%
Fresh Bottle poured into a pint glass. Very small amount of mostly white head that did not last very long in the glass. Very heavy malt scent and no real hop smell at all. Flavor from the drink is also very malty with a little bit of citrus in the aftertaste, but nothing up front and the citrus did not last the entire glass. It is a very clear orange color, nothing special. Very light and fairly smooth, just does not have a lot that I look for in an IPA. I would not turn one of these down, but I will not be buying it for myself any time soon.
01-16-2014 01:07:50 | More by timmy2b
3.35/5 rDev -0.3%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Copper in color with one finger of off white fizzy head, little lacing
S - Not a whole lot of aroma goin on here, some caramel malt, a little grass, some light hints of dark fruit.
T - Taste is primarily malt, which is a mixture of biscuit, and caramel, there's a light pine bight to it.
M - Just ok, medium feel, but chewy and kinda coating.
O - Bad IPA, very malt focused, and missing the mark by a long shot
12-11-2013 06:33:45 | More by Omnium
2.83/5 rDev -15.8%
I poured this brew into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured a cloudy mess that looked like pee, but with a tan head. The beer actually did not taste like a IPA which is good for me. It was not too bad, very light and kinda fruity. Not my fav beer in the world for sure and I'd have to say I most likely would not buy this again.
12-08-2013 17:39:57 | More by Minkybut
4/5 rDev +19%
Really like this IPA. Very smooth, so many IPAs have that afterburner effect but not Misery Bay. Wonderful mouth feel and as I said, smooth as silk for an IPA. Decent amount of alcohol at 6.5% boosts the flavor but the alcohol content isn't over the top. A good beer, glad I found it.
12-06-2013 00:09:22 | More by RHWeir
Misery Bay IPA from Erie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.