Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

IPA | Nodding Head Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Nodding Head Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ffejherb on 02-24-2008

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of gatorbreath
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this!

A - Colorfully IPA!

Smell - lovely, floral, citrus, just what i was looking for

Taste/MF - frothy offering this one was without much head still, enjoyed the hoppiness, not bitter but very full-tasting this one was, not toomuch malt on the back end to balance, i really enjoyed these pale offerings from nodding head

Overall - enjoying some differing brews from here i must say that the IPA is the cat's meow here.. grab one, you won't be disappointed

 468 characters

Photo of rfgetz
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed yellowish oranage color, moderate cap of soapy white head, diminishes quickly and leaves some spotty lacing. Scent brings a burt of citrus and floral hops, some hints of spice, pronounced sweet malt backbone, some bready qualities. Taste starts with an oddly sweet and floral note, unlike any direct IPA i have ever had... an overabundance of sweet malt combine with highly floral hops and a bitterness stays very low making this ale quite confusing. Wonderful unique taste, but oddly out of category. Medium bodied, oily, nice carnonation, some lingering after taste. As an IPA its hard to applaud, but a good beer none the less.

 653 characters

Photo of mklinger
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. Golden, bronze beer with a decent head. Very clear.

Aroma was very nice. Plenty of citrus & pine hops that was nice. Not a lot of malt in the aroma, but hey, it's a IPA.

Taste was nice. Plenty of hop flavor up from with some nice malt in there too. I think the only flaw here was that it was a bit under bittered -- plenty of hop flavor, just a bit low on the bitterness to make it really IPA-like.

Mouthfeel was rock solid for an IPA -- some malt richness in theree for balance with good carbonation. Easy to drink beer. I thought it was a success.

 587 characters

Photo of ffejherb
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Nodding Head on 2/23/08.

A - Clear, deep amber/orange body with short, creamy off-white head and very little carbonation. Good head retention and lacing throughout.

S - Pungent citrus hops reminiscent of bitter lemon rind and grapefruit juice paired with sweet caramel and biscuity malts.

T - Begins with a blend of strong citrus hops and sweet caramel malt, then segues into a bready/biscuity malt flavor. However, the hops ultimately win in the end with an intense bitter finish. Could use a smidge more malt backbone to counter the strong hop flavor.

M - Medium body with creamy mouthfeel and a bit of heat from the alcohol, which emits a mild burn on the tongue. Very soft carbonation. Finish is long and bitter.

D - Very tasty IPA. Intensity of the hops caught me off guard. This brew is very big on citrus hops.

 836 characters

IPA from Nodding Head Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!