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Butte Creek Organic India Pale Ale - Butte Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

214 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Butte Creek Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2002)
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4.16/5  rDev +20.9%

PhaseID, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

jayfarley3, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Falcone, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Smarty_Pints, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

MisterE, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Jame515, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of raindog814
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent take on an American IPA, well-balanced, if not particularly hoppy. Pours a nice hazy brownish-gold, with solid lacing on the glass. It won't blow your mind, but it's a highly drinkable, perfectly pleasant beer. Highly recommended for anyone unused to IPAs or adverse to bitter brews.

raindog814, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Hopster916, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

kds2437, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

buckyp, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

WOLFGANG, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

KeyWestGator, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

artoolemomo, Mar 31, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A rather brown pour, dark copper and red kind of color. Far darker than your average IPA. Off white head, about 1/4" deep, a little thin.

Aroma was hoppy, heavy malt aspect to it. Grains. Comes off as lots of Cascade hops.

Taste, substantially bitter. Tons of bittering hops. Again, Cascades give off the grapefruit character and pithiness. Big hit of caramel throughout it.

Man used to drink these quite often, I don't know what the deal is now, but their distribution seems to be almost nil. Seems like they continually lower the heft and abv of this beer every year or so.

While it used to be pretty enjoyable, every subsequent time I have it, it comes off less impressive.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

harpus, Mar 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

terence, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Thedrizzle, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

matjack85, Feb 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

ssimpson89, Dec 28, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Picked this beer up at The Cellar in Norman, Oklahoma.

Appearance-Light amber color with steady streams of bubbles rising. A foamy off white head that started at about 2 fingers but quickly subsided to half a finger where it held steady. Light lacing.

Smell-Light hops. Sweet malt smell. Light caramel. Very balanced. Smells delicious but not a typical IPA smell.

Taste-This beer didnt attack my palate like i expected. Almost no flavor up front, just a light sweetness. Finishes with a light hoppiness with some light caramel as well. Definately not robust or overpowering. Good, but not what i was expecting from an IPA.

Mouthfeel-Beer feels crisp and refreshing. Watery? Seems to have above average carbonation.

Overall-I found this to be a pleasant, drinkable beer. Very mild tasting for an IPA. Great color and nice lacy rings after each drink. Just not enough hop flavor for me.

Tadloco, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

grittly, Dec 10, 2012
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RBorsato, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

Cambo04, Oct 29, 2012
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Butte Creek Organic India Pale Ale from Butte Creek Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.