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Saint Florian IPA - Silver City Brewing Co.

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Saint Florian IPASaint Florian IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 04-02-2012)
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kemoarps:
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kemoarps

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -0.5%

Pretty pour. Rich amber, good white head, decent retention.

Not a particularly memorable aroma. Some bread malt, some citrus hops, some mint almost?

Hmm... I have a hard time pinning the flavour down. There's elements of citrus rind spice, some earthiness, some mint even.
Lightly carbonated, it's smoothe and drinkable.
An interesting IPA. In this current era of super hoppy NW IPAs, it doesn't stand out in that regard, but it is tasty. I think people would see it more favourably if it said APA than IPA, which just speaks to peoples preconceptions. It's a solid, enjoyable beverage, just not on par with some of the world class IPAs that can come out of the area

05-26-2013 02:03:26 | More by kemoarps
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-17-2013 18:40:06 | More by LXIXME
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-24-2014 00:23:52 | More by Snooprobirob
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-12-2012 20:34:33 | More by jmccraney
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2012 03:24:35 | More by Kevlee722
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-gold with almost a finger of just off-white head that leaves some nice lacing.

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.

06-16-2012 19:32:28 | More by Rutager
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-01-2014 11:07:02 | More by spark3148857
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-13-2014 04:19:23 | More by Hopmodium
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

04-09-2014 03:28:12 | More by LiquidAmber
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JTahoe

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

07-16-2012 01:44:20 | More by JTahoe
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-05-2014 20:53:52 | More by Eighty
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-30-2012 06:35:13 | More by kylemckinnis
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minterro

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-05-2014 02:22:31 | More by minterro
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TommyLiam

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-06-2013 01:30:08 | More by TommyLiam
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kpattonunc

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-27-2013 03:24:26 | More by kpattonunc
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510a

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-26-2013 05:11:52 | More by 510a
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-07-2012 00:03:00 | More by jaidenjb
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John_M

California

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

On tap at E9 today.

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...

04-02-2012 04:22:41 | More by John_M
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ssteakley

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

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!

01-17-2014 02:16:29 | More by ssteakley
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

09-25-2012 07:18:54 | More by HuskyinPDX
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KyleVester


4/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a brilliant copper with a slight off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Piney aroma that's not strong but very noticeable.

Hits with a bit of bitterness but is well balanced with caramel and toffee notes and a touch of malt sweetness followed by a nice bitter aftertaste.

Finishes dry, with a higher side of carbonation, and overall creamy kind of mouthfeel.

I really like this brew. The perceived bitterness is higher than what Silver City says (55 IBU) and it is very well balanced and highly quaffable. I could switch a clone of this with my house IPA (Stone) and not be disappointed at all.

06-29-2012 01:55:25 | More by KyleVester
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draheim

Washington

3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber color w/ a 1-finger head that settles pretty quickly.

Aroma is floral and grassy NW hops, sweet caramel and pale biscuity malt.

Taste follows nose. Big sweet malt presence countered by floral and herbal hops. Some nice spiciness in there too. Pretty standard NW-style IPA here.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium bodied.

Overall a pretty good IPA, maybe a little more malt-forward than I like them.

09-28-2013 23:50:49 | More by draheim
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mactrail

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%

Rather malty with a distinct sweetness. Cedar and cigars come to mind. Fruity hops with a citrus finish. Mango with orange marmalade and a bitter peel aftertaste. Roasted malt with something overripe, like fermenting pineapple.

Lovely white cap of foam on the dark amber brew. Long-lasting suds. Makes a nice picture in the big Stella Artois goblet. Spritzy mouthfeel. This all improves after some sipping. Bitter, but not a hop bong. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Malt & Vine in Redmond, Wash.
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08-31-2014 04:44:25 | More by mactrail
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a touch of haze to the body and an attractive effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast. Quite appealing.

Smell: interesting aroma of sweet malt and floral, soapy hops. There's also a hint of resiny character under the floral which is nice.

Taste: very interesting hop combination, with flavors ranging from piney and citrusy to earthy and floral. Malt sweetness provides a mere backbone for the big hop flavors, and though bitterness is somewhat high, it's not overpowering. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. Creamier than most IPAs; I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty and interesting IPA which I would be glad to have again. Once again, Silver City makes a very good everyday kind of beer.

09-08-2012 15:27:49 | More by flagmantho
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2013 22:50:32 | More by SpongeRuiner
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Saint Florian IPA from Silver City Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.