Pioneer American India Pale Ale - Pioneer Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Growler filled at the brewery.
Pours lightly hazed medium amber, oatmeal head leaves ample froth and lacing.
Some piney hops detected by the sniffer.
Pleasingly bitter, with more resinous hops coating the palate. Nice stuff. Easy to enjoy this better then average IPA from the good folks at Pioneer (Gotta love a brewery that has a nice disc golf course on the property!)
Moderatly flavorful with hops/bitterness in control. Malt element is present but balance was not the main focus for this one.
01-14-2012 18:51:15 | More by Billolick
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
Nice creamy head hits almost 1 finger then fades at a med pace with nice sticky lacing, clear golden pilsner color.
Nose fresh cascade or centennial hops, light grassy and hint spicy with a touch of citrus, and even a bit of pine, with just a touch of malt.
Taste starts with a light resinous hop, light citrus. Then grainy cracker malts, maybe Vienna or other biscuity malt and probably 1056 style American ale yeast. Light grassy earthy hops come in in the background, with a light fluffy malt. Fairly bitter that builds with each sip, and a hint of a hop oil taste and very slight astringent hop. Finish is dry and quite bitter, light lingering grassy hop taste with a touch spicy hop and light citrus, and a touch of the biscuit cracker malt lingering as well.
Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, very slightly oily.
Overall pretty nice, good hops and a strong bitterness, the malts add a nice base but a bit too crackery, but tasty and drinkable. A nicely done ipa that doesn't overstep any bounds. Sipping at the pub tavern listening to a live band with pouring summer rain outside is kinda Zen.
07-28-2012 23:50:07 | More by jlindros
3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
Had 3 of these on draft at the Hyland Orchard this afternoon. As I'm drinking a pint of their Red Ale now, this review is more or less a recalling of a good beer on a good day. (And to fill a hole in the Pioneer dossier.) Some serious bitter on this one. Their website sites 5 different hops. But not an extreme IPA by any means, very drinkable. Sessionable.
Having a pint at the Hyland Orchard in Sturbridge: TERRIFIC!
08-22-2011 01:05:55 | More by hudsonvalleyslim
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
Enjoyed at the local Enrico’s Pizza & Pub in Sturbridge, MA, this IPA is a clear golden amber color with a fair white cover and similar lacing. The aroma offers a light biscuit with fair grapefruit hop. Gentle but a positive idea. The flavor offers a solid but easy drinking citrus hop with a peppery wheat bread complement. It’s simple, tasty, and medium-light bodied with very tiny bubbles but generally provides a prickly, active carbonation. It offers a lively, pleasant feel and could easily be a summer session brew. Hops are not huge but they linger nicely on the palate with leafy grain and citrus and make this a clear IPA brew for any hop lover. My first Pioneer brew and a happy experience, better than I expected.
06-25-2012 18:32:52 | More by Durge
Pioneer American India Pale Ale from Pioneer Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.