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Heartland Brewery Indiana Pale Ale - Heartland Brewery Union Square

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Heartland Brewery Indiana Pale Ale
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heartland Brewery Union Square visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2001)
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rickfrothingham

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Went to Heartland for dinner with a bunch of friends, and between us we ordered most of the standard beers they had. When the server came over to ask us if we had any questions about the beer, I asked if their IPA was more english or american. He didn't really understand and just responded with a generic 'IPAs have more hop flavor in them!" answer. Bad sign, but I ordered it anyway

A - looked fine, medium golden, mildly hazy
S - mild citric hop smell quickly hidden behind malty/bisquity sweet smell. Can still smell the yeast on it as well, which makes me wonder if they filter at all. Smells like they used cascade aroma/dry hops, but didn't use enough
T - citrus hop opening, very standard, but overshadowed massively by a cloying sweet malt tongue coating coating, with some bisquity character as well. Tastes like a homebrew that just finished fermenting... Something I could make in my basement, a lot of this perception comes from the lack of any grain bill complexity and a rough around the edges sweetness.
M - grainy roughness, disappears quickly into flat bitterness.
D - didn't order a second one

Overall impressions? Tries to be an american ipa but really lands somewhere in the middle due to the lack of any real bold american hop flavor character. Its bitter and malty, and there's not much else to say about it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 21:18:21 | More by rickfrothingham
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Overall I was surprised how good it is. The pine and citrus from the hops "pop" and leave a lingering bitterness on your palate that make for a great example of an American ipa. It's not an imperial ipa or am over the top hop bomb but a good American ipa

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Heartland Brewery Indiana Pale Ale from Heartland Brewery Union Square
79 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.