Amarillo IPA - Cumberland Brews
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.4/5 rDev -12.8%
Earthy and pungent, this citrusy IPA showcases the grassy and catty characteristics of richly spiced hop beers while supressing the malt character in order to thrust the hop flavor and bitterness into the foreground.
Pouring a rusty deep copper color, the farily well headed beer of off-white foam seemed to settle quickly for a lackluster second half of the glass.
Sharp and pungent aromas of freshly cut grasses and herbs swirl with citrusy notes of grapefruit, but also with a more raw catty or herbal scent of fresh marijuana- all fill the nose with only a modest caramel backbone of caramel malt.
Flavors are a bit more balanced due to the more expressive malt caramel and bready taste, as well as a more subdued grassy and citrusy taste than the nose suggested. Still, the sweetness is moderate, allowing for more of a true malt taste rather than one-dimentional sweetness. Citrusy taste turns bitter going into the finish where the beer ends with a crisp and refreshing herbal bitterness and citrusy aftertaste. Light alcohol taste carries a nail polish remover taste and provides just the slightest of distraction.
Moderate throughout, the mouthfeel starts reasonably malty-creamy, but has an even fade toward crispness and refreshment although pulling back just a tough and preventing the beer from reaching completeness in texture or drinkability.
Overall, the beer has a better than average demeanor, carrying a weedy, herbal, and catty aroma that's less expressive in taste. Moderate otherwise for a beer that tries not to offend.
05-06-2011 03:55:59 | More by BEERchitect
4/5 rDev +2.6%
draft enjoyed on the brewpub sidewalk
a: served in a half nonic pint, the beer is a golden amber in color, nice off-white head with good retention
s: citrus and pine mingle on the nose with sweet pale malts to back them up, notes of citrus juice and caramel, nice
m: medium bodied with a moderate, smooth carbonation
t: on the palate, an initial push of citrus peel with some pine peeking in on a body of sweet pale malts, notes of pale caramel, sweet but adequately evened out by a big bitterness that pushes through after the swallow
o: a very nice ipa, nothing extreme but distinctive enough in its own right to make for an enjoyable experience
04-07-2013 00:11:21 | More by blackie
4.38/5 rDev +12.3%
Paid only $5.99 for a growler from Party Town...
Pours a slightly hazy amber colored base, decent head size, good retention. It is a fresh blast of amarillo hops, reminds me of Smuttynose IPA, which is a compliment.
Taste is all about the hops... the floral-mild spice-lemony hybrid of the hops is well presented in this one, carbonation is moderate and it is dry enough to stick around for awhile. Smooth in the mouth and very drinkable from the tap, this beer is one-dimensional in hops, but they are fantastic.
Final Thought: Cumberland Brews knows exactly what they are doing, and I'm so glad Party Town has a great relationship with their brewery!
05-22-2011 00:16:21 | More by mobyfann
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
growler fill from party town in ky. 5.99 for a growler! what a deal.
poured into a pint glass, nice copper looking color with a faint white head that dissipated quickly.
nice lemon and citrus aroma with a faint caramel sweetness in the backround.
lemon and ctirus hop flavor up front, melds into a rounded caramel sweetness, finishes slightly dry and bitter. very mellow bitterness.
a tad bit more body than i would like but it's a solid ipa. especially for the price.
03-23-2011 00:50:57 | More by wyattshotmaker
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
On tap at the unofficial superbowl party at country boy.
This is a local beer for this area and the first Cumberland to grace my lips. It pours a solid crisp amber with a finger and a half of head, that subsides into a solid ring around the glass. Minimal lacing on the glass. This smells Slightly fruitish a slight wood and some floral notes. The amarillo is there all the way. THe bitterness is suprisng from the sweet notes you get. Deifinetley an ipa cause this is a tongue biter. The malt in the backs up the bite and leaves a slightly dry ending. The carbonation is spot on. Overall for 4 a pint I can see this becoming a part of my regular routine.
02-06-2012 01:17:46 | More by kaips1
Amarillo IPA from Cumberland Brews
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