Fisherman's IPA - Cape Ann Brewing Company
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Reviews by PeterLemonjello:
2.08/5 rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Received as part of Beer Club...
A -Not a bad looking beer. Light amber is color with lots of carbonation. Looks thin, over filtered, as though all the body has been stripped out.
S - Not a bad smelling beer, but just not consistent with the IPA style. Very malty. Once again, not bad...but smells more like a malty/bready amber. Maybe a touch of citrus, but certainly no big citrus/earthy/piney/floral smells as one would expect.
T - Just not a lot here. Not awful, no off-flavors...but just a very underwhelming beer. Bitterness is there but there are no hop flavors. Malt/bready flavors are there but are totally dominated by the bitterness. Dry finish. Very confusing beer and not consistent with the style.
M - Thin with lots of carbonation.
D - It's a drinkable beer. I certainly didn't consider putting it down the drain, but it's just not a very good beer.
I almost feel as though this beer was mislabeled. I guess it does have some bitterness which might be IPA-ish to some, but I would honestly rate this as an slightly below average Amber as opposed to a very very bad IPA. No off-flavors, so it's plenty drinkable but one of the worst examples of an IPA I've ever had. Looking forward to trying their award winning Kolsch.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2009 02:13:25 | More by PeterLemonjello
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Perfectly fine every day IPA. It's actually made under license in Saratoga Springs (as was the east coast version of Red Tail Ale). Cape Ann is not it's origin.
A: pours a hazed dark orange with a dense 2 figure head that produces great lacing. A looker 4
Smell: Weaker aroma, will let it warm. I can see the salt air here, and a long voyage, with caramel malts, floral hops and faint citrus. Not too hoppy, a bit mass produced in aroma? 3.25
Taste: Follows the smell but better, main stage is bready caramel, with very mild floral bitterness, citrus rind, and some creamy tea with honey. Like the finish, creamy. 3.5
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp to start to a medium bodied, creamy finish. Great food beer. Complementary, inviting, and I could drink another - though I'd not seek it out. 3.75
Drinkability: easy drinking, very much an APA, or an intro IPA, or maybe an English IPA. Malty. Good work, solid mid-tier beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 17:57:33 | More by Act25
Fisherman's IPA from Cape Ann Brewing Company
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