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Saint Florian IPA - Silver City Brewing Co.

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Saint Florian IPASaint Florian IPA

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: John_M on 04-02-2012

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 14
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Smell. Toasty grains and citrus hops.

Taste. Nice citrus fruits and rinds, toasted grains, some bitterness but nothing excessive.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nice easy drinking ipa. Was surprised to read the abv is this high.

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Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger, f fine, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light grassy hops, hints of apple juice and tropical fruit. Flavor is rich caramel malt with notes of light stone fruit and citrus, hops are subdued but of the fruit and mild citrus variety rather than intense herbal bitterness. Hops are not that noticeable in the taste, but leave a long grassy bitterness in the finish. A very pleasant creamy body with great mouth feel. An aberration in NW IPAs, with nowhere near the hop aggessiveness I'd expect, but very enjoyable as a malty, creamy old fashioned IPA. I'd put the profile closer to a classic red ale for the malty body and less intense hops, but this is one ale that wins me over despite not toeing the contemporary style line. Not what I'd go for if I was in the mood for a hop bomb, but I will absolutely buy this again. I've admired this brewery's Scotch style ales in the past and will add this one to my list to watch for.

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A - Bright copper color, hazy and effervescent, with dense cream colored head and some nice lacing.

S - Sublte but distinct notes of citrus (lemon rind and a hint of grapefruit) and pine with sweet malt.

T - Hop forward with a smooth meld of pine sap and citrus rinds. Toasted grains lays a nice bed for the hops to float above. Bitterness is present but held well in check.

M - Moderate body which hangs just short of "coating." Carbonation is very nice with an abundance of tiny champagne-like bubbles.

O - A nice standard IPA. Very easy drinking and enjoyable. I'd call it an every day IPA if it were readily available.

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Normally I wouldn't bother to review this, especially as it's a "one off" made to benefit firefighters of Washington, and very limited. Except this also happens to be a very, very tasty IPA.

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The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is just great, showcasing orange citrus, cherry, light pine, and something of an evergreen aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and I love the dry, West Coast style in this IPA. There is enough malt flavor (cherry mostly) to counter the considerable hoppy bitterness, but this beer is quite dry and bitter on the finish... refreshingly so. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit lean, but it works well with this beer, especially with the relatively low alcohol. Drinkability is great in this beer.. had no problem whatsoever drinking this down at the E9.

Really liked this and wouldn't mind Silver City making this part of the regular line-up. Much as I like the Whoop Pass, this is the better beer in my book. Very nice stuff...

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This is a good solid IPA by Seattle Standards. I am so glad I get to live here for awhile. Bought it at The Best Damn Happy Hour at Seattle Center. This is the best beer I have found here, hope they keep it on the menu! Funny how your standards change after being in the hood for several months!

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Bottle opened on 9.24.12.

A - Pours a very cloudy dark orange with a 1/2 inch light tan head with good retention.

S - Lots of orange citrus and malts.

T - Orange, mint, malt, carmel, but all pretty mild.

D - Lower carbonation and a medium body.

O - Muted and balanced. Not bad, but not great at all.

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Saint Florian IPA from Silver City Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.