Seven | Cornerstone Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Cornerstone Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aracauna on 12-31-2004

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by swthomas55:
Photo of swthomas55
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

4 oz sample at the brewpub in Madison.

It pours with a lovely deep gold color, clear, and with a big head that leaves good lace on the glass as it falls.

The aroma is full of hops on a nice fruity background. It doesn't have that "in your face" hopping -- it's an IPA, not double or "imperial". In other words, it's pleasant...

The hops continue into the flavor, backed up by sweet malt, some fruit, and significant bitterness. The various flavors are in good balance. As it warned, I got a hit of acetaldehyde "green apple" -- generally considered a flaw, and one that I really don't like.

It's got medium-full body, and good carbonation level.

Seems like a good recipe, with balance and plenty of hops, The acetaldehyde in the flavor kills it for me, though. I'll finish the sample, but won't order a pint. This is probably a problem with this batch, so I won't downgrade too strongly because of it. And if you are not sensitive to it, you will probably find it to be a fine beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Spot on and serviceable, not as promising as it sounds, seven hop varieties and all. Copper coloured and Lacey. Little aroma. Dash of fruitiness, not as complex a I would like. Big bitterness at 82 IBU. Their pale was more enjoyable.Decent drinkability.

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Photo of Morrow27
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerpiggie
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of DiscGolfRobot
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of SPO5459
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of neenerzig
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark clear golden color with a frothy white head that had some good staying power. Good lacing too. Aromas of hops are the strongest along with some fruits such as grapefruit and orange and of course malt. Tastewise it is quite hoppy upfront without the hop bitterness being overwhelming. Flavors of malt, citrus, grapefruit, and bread are also present here. The taste is nicely balanced, but the hops definetly stand out too. Good, crisp mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable for this style. I'd drink this again for sure.


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Photo of aracauna
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy amber with a great head and lacing. The aroma is nicely hoppy with backing from the sweet malt. Mandarin oranges and orange blossoms top off the hop character with more bitter aroma lurking underneath. The flavor is fairly sweet malt, almost two sweet with a lingering bitterness in the finish. The alcohol lurks underneath the slightly toasted bread malt and there’s that strained yeast flavor that characterizes many double IPAs and barleywines, but seems out of place in a beer at only 7% abv. If they’d dry this beer out some, it’d be awesome, but the sweetness is holding it back.

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Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ben68cat
4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

tried this one on tap at the madison location,sort of light amber colored,very good smell.taste of grapefruit and hops.drinks exceptionally well,actually one of my personel favorites.if you like ipa's you will like this one!corner stone also has several other good brews,x-black ipa is also very good!

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white lacing for a head.

Aroma is of sourdough bread malts, fresh citrus, and floral hops.

Flavor is of bready malts, citrus, and fresh piney hops.

Light to medium body with a light tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Considering how everybody has like three IPAs these days, this is a pretty strong entry into the style. Very nice aroma and and pretty pour. Definitely worth a try if you're here, this was the best of theirs I had.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a pint glass
A: Pale orange with a thin head
S: Hoppy, pine and citrus rind
T: Citrus, a bit floral, dry
M: Medium-bodied, crisp with a dry finish
O: With so many IPAs on the market it's hard to stand out but this certainly is a solid example of the style

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Photo of kwjd
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cooncat
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this twice; once at a 'beer tasting' event, and also at the Cornerstone Brew Pub in Madison, OH.

The beer is a hazy golden copper color, topped by a decent amount of creamy-foamy head, the consistency of sea foam. Good lacing splotches the glass as you drink.

Not much in the nose, but a hint of hop bitterness, and just the faintest of hints of malt. I think the guy sitting next to me at the bar thought I was nuts as I kept on swirling the glass and sticking my nose in it trying to come up with an olfactory reading.

The taste is hop forward, with a decent hop profile. Hops are citrus in nature, perhaps tangerine and slight grapefruit. Malt is in the background, but is sufficient to balance the beer. Not especially complex, but a decent IPA. Mouthfeel is medium, and finish is dry, but not astringent. Drinkability is good, and I could definitely see putting away 2 or 3 pints of this. However, I'm not sure I would want this as my sole beer for an entire session.

I'm so happy that Madison, OH. now has its own brewpub. I welcome Cornerstone and their brews, and when I go there, Seven will be one of my regulars.

Na Zdravje!

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Photo of quasimoto
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - It pours a nice deep golden color witha slight haze to it. The head is big and frothy with a great lacing effect.

S - This batch was made with all columbus hops so straight on through it had a nice grapefruit/pine hop aroma. Very clean smell and even better due to the dry hopping.

M - Nice and creamy. Not viscous but smooth. The slight carbination hits the end but it is very pleasant.

D - Summer is here and this is the style of a nice american IPA that can be enjoyed all summer long.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Gerred
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of brushtachio
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

dark ice tea color. Nice head with a moderate amount of lacing. Smell did not give me much- very little aromatic hops. This made the taste a pleasant surprise. Bright citrus flavor with a prominent malt foundation. I could have had several more but I wanted to try out their other offerings.

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Photo of tjwarren
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly solid IPA. Kind of a poor mans Two Hearted in my book. Very drinkable, very balanced like TH but not the creamy mouthfeel. Citrusy, mild sweetness balanced with a nice touch of malt. Light in color with a foamy head. Will definitely have again as Cornerstone is only a couple miles from my house and I enjoyed it very much.

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Seven from Cornerstone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 22 ratings