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Floyd India Pale Ale - Ruth McGowan's Brewpub

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Floyd India Pale AleFloyd India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wethorseblanket on 04-19-2012

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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by JethroAdam:
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4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent ballance of floral and citrus, just as advertised. A bit different from the other IPA's so common in Sonoma. More of a Northwest feel. Reminds me of Ninkasi, but less oniony, a bit cleaner.

Standard golden orange, squeaky clean, bright. Aroma of orange peel and blossoms. It's amarillo, centennial and crystal for my money. Flavor is certainly hop forward. Again balance all the way, but finishes with the expected heavy bitterness of an American IPA. Malt is balancing, not really poking out at all, but perfectly supporting.

For me it's as deserving of a try as any IPA out there.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured two fingers of head on a clear, amber colored body.
The aroma is grapefruit, orange, and cottage cheese (weird).
The taste has a strong grapefruit and lemon bitterness beginning to end. Nothing subtle about this.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
It's a bit bold on the bitter side without any balance or complexity.

Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of leprakhan
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up in Santa Rosa for $3.99.

A: Pours a hazy, light amberish orange with a solid 1" white head which leaves spongy lace.

N: Fragrant grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruits with some sweet malts too.

T: Sweet malts dominate followed by citrus hops. Fairly well balanced.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Usual dry and bitter finish.

O: Not bad for the price. In fact, it is really good. Would have this again.

Photo of rbeechan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of poorbastard209
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DNICE555
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of avaldivia
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jakecattleco
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice hazy yellowish gold color. The head retention was pretty good, the lacing was decent also. The smell of the beer has a nice hoppy aroma, rather fresh and lively on the nose. The taste of the beer is a little more malty than bitter. The bitterness comes in subtly in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was clean and crisp, decent carbonation and drinkable. Overall this beer was nice to try. Not something I'm dying to try again but still a nice little rare treat to have here in the east.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Bsherron44
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Perfect West Coast hoppiness!

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Floyd India Pale Ale from Ruth McGowan's Brewpub
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