McNeill's Dead Horse IPA | McNeill's Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
195 Ratings
McNeill's Dead Horse IPAMcNeill's Dead Horse IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SheepNutz on 10-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
115
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 115
Photo of IBUBrew
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
3.05/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorChugButterman
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy amber with a slight amber tint under a 1” off-white foam collar that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Bread, caramel and fruit in the aroma with citrusy hops.
T: Biscuit with a little caramel finishes dry with a slight astringency and some earthy, spicy bitter and a slight dose of pepper.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: A full flavored English Indian Pale Ale.

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Photo of rbastone
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snilsen13
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An under-rated IPA, for sure. Tasted from a can.

This is complex, uniquely-flavored with great bod and maltiness (McNeill's beers are just great like this). If you are into IPA for the hops alone, you won't understand. As a home brewer, I really appreciate this beer.

With all the hype over some very hard to get VT beers, this brewery, which is more available across VT, is producing amazing beer. For example, compared to the Fiddlehead IPA, this one is on a different level. YMMV.

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Photo of Chris33
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

served from the cask at the brewery. amber colored, clear, white head. mild pleasant earthy hop aroma. taste is well balanced, overall a nice body and feel

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3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InkedinRi
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was not impressed with this ipa. No info on can.. No date, abv, or ibu. I think I bought a old can. Info on the can helps.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

You know The Bros' Rankings are sometimes quite high on beers that don't overwhelm the denizens of BA. However, I think that they just nail a lot of them. They are not afraid to give high marks to stuff that is (in my experience) just plain good, without the hype. I'm in no way saying that all of BA is a bunch of hype helpers, but this is one case where it's like, wow, this is a really unique beer for many reasons and the Bros score is right in line with mine. Though, mine of course, is just an opinion and I will say that there are many , man, many more qualified raters than I. However, it's really all opinion in a sense. Blathering, but just loved this and like a very adept review that is below mine, was blown away by the beer after I had seen such mediocre ratings. Sometimes you wonder how much thought is being out into the ratings. It's always like there is this regression to the mediocre mean...how many beers rank from 81-86...a huge majority I would believe. And many of us call this mediocre...well in this case you're missing out if you don't try it. Besides, it's got a dead horse on the bottle...what better to do than beat it, which is what I seem to be doing.

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4.69/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I didn't expect that much, as this is not a particularly famous beer and the "BA Score" is rather low. I was pleasently suprised by the strong malt and delicious hops of this English Style IPA. Very clean profile, very different than most IPA's now a days. Do yourself a favor and try it.

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3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftBeerAndCupcakes
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meehandennis
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Blueapollo420
4/5  rDev +9%

Nice traditional ipa, bonus half point for the name!

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Photo of hoagzzz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Appreciate that they went for something different here but def not my style of IPA. All malt and no hops. Not a drain pour but the balance of the sixer may be giveaways.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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McNeill's Dead Horse IPA from McNeill's Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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