ImPaled Ale | Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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ImPaled AleImPaled Ale

Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Photo of Mart1
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of albern
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice IPA, but slightly less traditional in approach than I would have expected from an EIPA. The beer pours a nice clear orangey amber color with a creamy white head that laces very well and retains a nice creamy and foamy head. The nose on the beer gets more pronounced as the beer settles. There are definite sweet malts, and lots of them, a huge floral bouquet, and sweet oily and grapefruit like hop aromas. There is a definite citrusy hop nose on the beer, but not much of the bready malts underneath.

The beer is quite medium bodied, decently carbonated, with a grapefruit like tangy hop presence and some tart and acerbic tastes lingering throughout. The beer is quite sweet, with florals, oily and estery hops quite noticeable, and a slightly bittering hop presence in the finish. This is a good EIPA, but it is missing the bisquity malts, the more traditional leafy and bittering hops. The citrus and grapefruity tartness just predominates too much for this to be a traditional interpretation of the style. This is more of a nouvelle IPA in all of its citrusy hop zest. The 6.5 ABV is somewhat noticeable with a slightly syrupy and oily mouthfeel and a touch of a throaty burn in the aftertaste. This is an enjoyable beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of ACarp
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Wildman
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a copper gold color and formed a nice bubbly white head that left some circular lace. There was a medium amount of carbonation present. The aroma was heavily hoppy, with traces of citrus. The flavor also was very hoppy with some grain elements present. The finish was a bit bitter, but not bad. A nice stab by an American company at an English style IPA.

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Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with about one finger worth of frothy head.

Aroma: Sweet fruitiness, grapefruit. Citrusy hopiness with a little sweetness from the malt possibly a touch of honey.

Taste: Quite citrusy medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Grapefruit and citrusy hops with a light maltiness. Certainly on the fruity side. It does mellow out a little bit as the beer warms.

Notes: Well this one is certainly not too shaby. A very tasty English I.P.A. Cheers.

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Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dmamiano
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is thatngs to fellow BA aherberger.
Cracked this one on my boat as a first beer of the day, so it would have to be good. LOL
Nice, clear bronze with a bomming head leaving scant lacing as it wanders away.
Caramal malts, bready and floral in the nose.
Taste was a nice mix of hops and malts. Well balanced with an alost fruitiness from the hops.
Nice beer and wishing I had another.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark tangerine amber, with a modest quarter-inch head of white foam that lasts and leaves spotty lacing on my Sam Smiths glass. Carbonation is lively and moderate, the head is rocky, and interesting. Aromas are very fruity with a nod toward citrus fruits, tangerines, and the like. The ringwood yeast fruitiness is in full effect in this one, yet the hops (citrusy) are also in the aroma as well. This one seems much better in the bottle so far than the Syracuse Pale Ale. The flavor of this beer is good, but it is not as hoppy, notr as fruity and buttery as it is on cask, man Middle ages brews are really much better on cask, aren't they!? Mouthfeel is medium bodied and right for the style. Drinkability is good. This is a damn fine IPA, but it really shines on cask (and to a lesser extent, tap)

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jjayjaye
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid, clear amber color with a nice head that resists fading. Not a heck of a lot of lacing. The smell is nice but you've really got to let it warm up quite a bit to get its best. The aroma is fruity and grassy pine. Medium bodied and adequately carbonated, the mouth feel and flavor compliment each other well. The light fruity hop is balanced with a sweet malt flavor that that lets you know it's there. The hop bitterness lingers appropriately. The 6.5% ABV is well hidden; a good drinker and a local favorite.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost glowing orange color! Wow. Nice color with a very well defined, fluffy white head. Great looking stuff.

Initial aroma is a lot of citrus followed by a buttery sort of smell that usually means the yeast strain used is Ringwood. Its got a nice sweetness to it as well, sort of like honey or caramel.

Taste is a nice combination of malt sweetness, the buttery yeastines and citrus. Definitely more of the English-style than the West Coast style IPA. Its nicely balanced and slightly astringent from the hops. The finish is crisp and dry with a good amount of hop flavor coming out.

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Photo of Morris729
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange copper color with a creamy white head that quickly fades into a very sticky thin lace. Nose is sweet fruity malts, buttery yeasts, and floral hops. Medium in body and a bit chewy in texture. Taste has a good amount of bitterness throughout with notes of pine oil and grapefruit rind while at the same time there is a nice malt backbone to balance the bitterness. A very nice IPA. Thanks to Denali and stegmakk for the sample!

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ImPaled Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 386 ratings