India Pale Ale | Schmohz Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GRPunk on 01-16-2009

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

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Photo of Mora2000
3.21/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

Pours a cloudy yellow-brown. The aroma is strong malt with just a little hop presence. The flavor is pretty bitter, but there is not much hop flavor outside of a little grassiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of DruC4
3.34/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Fairly basic IPA. Weak for the style.Tasted a bit thin, There is some citrus orange taste, but it is watered down in taste. Fresh bottle from Champane's Cellars. Not all that drinkable. Pours lots of foam on an orange tinged body. May be good for cooking.

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Photo of beveritt
1.81/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is a sticker which seems to depict a hula dancing Caucasian woman. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of light tan head. This settles quickly to a thin almost complete layer of foam leaving behind nice lacing coverage. The beer itself is medium amber and slightly cloudy. Much sediment remains int eh bottle. I have learned my lesson on previous beers and not poured the last few ounces into the glass. Maybe the description should read poured from a 10 oz brown bottle?

Smell: Very mild smell that is difficult to discern any distinct aromas. Mild unpleasant aroma of rotting gourds.

Taste: Overwhelmingly tart flavor all but obliterates every other flavor. Unless this is a secret sour, I would say this bottle is infected.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is decent.

Drinkability: This beer and this brewery are pretty fly by night. I had a six pack and think only one of the beers was tolerable. At least two were sour and infected and all were off the mark on style. Do yourself a favor and skip this brewery entirely.

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of pb9613
3.53/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a beautiful copper color with a nice small white head that barely hangs on through the drinking experience. The beer is a little cloudy.

Smell: A slight caramel aroma very little discernable hops.

Taste: A slight sweet caramel flavor with which the bitterness of the hops cut through like a knife. Like the aroma there is very little hops flavor other than the bitterness

Mouthfeel: Solid beer with decent carbonation.

Overall: A good solid beer.

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Photo of Badger6
1.25/5  rDev -55.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Barnoloid
3.43/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A drinkable IPA, if a little unmemorable. Bitterness on the front and back end.

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of brokenleadedcask
3.2/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A friend brought this back for me when she went to MI

Poured into an Imperial pint like any IPA should and it had a good amber color but the head disappeared and the lacing didn't stick around for the party. Big malty smell up front and slight hop, would like to see more hoppy presence. Quite different than the American versions I'm used to. The feel was a bit drier and more bitter than what I'm used to, but had good carbonation. With slight changes this could be a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.32/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on 10-21-09

Pours a cloudy amber color with white head and rings of lacing. Nice, but average.

Smell is very light and fruity, lots of unexpected banana. Interesting.

Taste is very bitter, a little buttery, with a pleasant strong malt in the back. More of a bitter amber than an IPA. The aftertaste becomes quite vegetable-y and unappealing.

Mouthfeel is good, strong carbonation enhances the bitterness.

Drinkability is decent, the aftertaste is unfortunate.

Overall, not bad, I'll seek out this brewery again.

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Photo of Jpatrix
3.98/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to a pint glass.
AP - Dark orange/copper color. Light CO2 leaves a 2 finger head that laces the glass in rings.
AR - Malty w/light hop essence and hoppy follow.
FL - Light biscuit malt flavor. Hops dance lightly on your tounge to complement the malt with a light citrus undertone.
MF - Medium body with slght stab of hops.
D - An easy drinking IPA that will let you go 3 or 4 deep.

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Photo of WakeandBake
3.58/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle. A clear dark amber color body with a small frothy white head , a nice ring of lace left behind , lots of big carbonation bubbles . Aroma of light pine resin and a hint of cloves ? . Flavor of some fruit , maybe apple skins piny hops and a good but slightly dusty pale malt. clean , but slightly watery mouthfeel ,light body , light bitterness with a nice little hoppy finish . Quite sessionable and pretty good . I am finding that I seem to favor Schmohz bottled offerings more than from a growler , nice to see this stuff at my local beer store , a nice local option for drinking.

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Photo of GRPunk
2.85/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

A- The body was a golden-copper color. There wasn't a whole lot in the way of a head, but it had a nice lacing that left decent sticky spots on the glass.

S- Mostly floral hops with some sweeter tones from the malts.

T- The hopping made for a kind of harsh flavor. It's possible to really hop a beer and still come out with some soft flavors. The hops in this one ended up with more a bitter flavor than anything else. Malt sweetness was there, but took somewhat of a backseat to the hops.

M- Lots of hop bite with medium carbonation.

D- It was a serviceable beer. Just not a lot to it to make me crave another.

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gordavidson
2.34/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- A nice hazy orange liquid with a thin and slightly creamy white head and some nice lacing.

S- Cooked vegetables, apple juice, and a bit of biscuity malt. The apple juice aroma is really strong actually.

T- Surprisingly mild and tastes really homebrewed. The cooked vegetables and apple juice are there, as is a slight floral aspect.

M- There is a lasting bitterness to it. About right.

D- I am just not really impressed with this. There are so many better choices out there for an IPA. I wanted to like it, but... I didn't...

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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