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Fisherman's IPA - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's IPAFisherman's IPA

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BA SCORE
77
okay

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Had been 5.5% ABV

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-20-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

chudson1992, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

trevorpost, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

campfirebrew, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a relatively clear orange with mild head. Nearly no lacing. Slight chill haze.

S-Very soft. More malty than anything else. Softer notes of dried out citrus and yeast.

T-Balanced, leaning more towards the malt. The hops are very dull and there is a strange, nutty flavor.

M-Drinks easy enough. Tons of bubbles.

O/D-A snoozer with a serious lack of flavor.

VelvetExtract, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of luvbier
3/5  rDev -11.2%

luvbier, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Stockfan42, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

cliff1066, Dec 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

imperialking, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Jeb37
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Jeb37, Oct 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

milkbone_underwear, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of nquigley16
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

nquigley16, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of lozz123
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

lozz123, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3/5  rDev -11.2%

ThePorterSorter, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of ptricky
4/5  rDev +18.3%

ptricky, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed auburn-copper color with a very slight filmy coating in the middle of the surface. Aromas are roasty and dark caramel sweet, with a subtle citrus and fresh hops highlight. Flavors are muddled, with a sugary sweet backbone and some tropical fruit highlights like pineapple and citrus blends. Hops are overpowered in the background, with a slight peppery and tangy bitter presence. The aftertaste is tangy sweet and slightly bitter, with a cloying and slightly drying finish. Meh.

GarthDanielson, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Gregwa, Jun 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

DirtyPenny, Jun 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

dancaplette, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

OriolesFan1008, May 30, 2012
Photo of PhantasIPA
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured with a decent 1 inch head that kept a good lacing. The head was very thin throughout the brew. The beer is a dark golden color.

The smell is weak; there is not much to it. A hint of hops and a hint of sweetness, but that is all.

The taste is balanced but refreshing. There is a nice mixture of hops (not too bitter), sweetness that comes from brown sugar or toffee, and a medium bodied barley flavor. The taste is not extreme at all, very subtle.

The mouthfeel is nice for an IPA; smooth and not too dry, but still dry enough to be a bitter IPA.

The beer is good but is pretty much down the middle in all categories. Would be a nice beer if you are not used to or just trying IPA's.

PhantasIPA, May 26, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: golden brown colored body that yielded a one finger white head. There was some good decent lacing that speckled itself around the glass in rings, also light sediment at the bottom

S: dominant malts and caramels, hops (Bueller, Bueller, Bueller?), yup not there .... ????

T: exactly the same as the smell.

M: light to medium with a light carbonation that was felt, dry aftertaste and finish

O: is this an English IPA or an American IPA, or an IPA period? Because I almost want to say this is neither and would call it an English Pale ale because the hops are so subdued in this. I liked it for what it was to me, but not necessarily for the style.

BeerKangaroo, May 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

grannaniwa, May 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

shaps, Apr 26, 2012
Fisherman's IPA from Cape Ann Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.