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Saint Florian IPA | Silver City Brewing Co.

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Saint Florian IPASaint Florian IPA

Brewed by:
Silver City Brewing Co.
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 04-02-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by ssteakley:
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3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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!

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Snooprobirob
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Aerol
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RenzoD
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper color, small head; fades quickly. Decent lacing. Smells pretty standard. Taste follows- perfectly balanced, really. Maybe too balanced if I can say such a thing. Well carbonated. Medium bodied. This is a really consistent and reliable ipa.

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Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sapphyy
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Lookin4apg
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of JTahoe
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of minterro
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of TommyLiam
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kpattonunc
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jwc215
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle:

Pours clear copper tinted amber with a lasting thin white head that leaves a ring and then a patchy sheet of lacing.

The smell is of caramel/brea. A minty, slightly citric (orange) hop aroma is a bit on the muted side. Mild.

The taste is of caramel/bread wuth minty/citric hop touch. Sweet-ish start turns to a soft, bitter-ish finish.

It is smooth. Alcohol very well hidden.

Not a bad brew, and while a hop presence is noticeable, it is restrained by a dominating caramel sweet malt presence. There is a bit of a noticeable hop finish. Still, I would put this in a "balanced" IPA category. Nothing wrong with that, but this one is just a pedestrian IPA. Drinkable (esp. as alcohol is so well-covered and the flavor works well enough, esp. in the finish) but forgettable (IMO). Not bad, but nothing "special".

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Photo of florisj135
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Saint Florian IPA from Silver City Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.