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Schooner's IPA | Schooner's Grille & Brewery

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Schooner's Grille & Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Inspired by the great West Coast IPAs, we have created a well balanced beer to satisfy all. Born of Amarillo and Centennial hops, this baby is well over 1 pound of hops per barrel while it's still in the kettle and we dry hop with yet another pound per barrel once fermentation is complete. To balance the substantial hopping we provide plenty of malt backbone. The result is a complex interaction of bitterness, fruity fermentation esters and citrusy hop character. 65 IBUs, 7.0% Alcohol"

Added by Brian700 on 06-18-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of RachelAnn
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of scottfrie
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewhouse. They also sell bottles of this beer.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with a thick white head that left good lacing down the glass.
S: Sweet hops notes of grapefruit and fresh citrus. This smells really good.
T: Follows the nose with huge notes of sweet grapefruit and fresh citrus hops. There are flavors of orange as well. I get just a hint of thick alcohol along with bitter grapefruit pith in the finish. Thankfully this is an IPA from a small local brewery that is actually skewed towards the hops.
M: Low carbonation, slick mouthfeel, medium-heavy body, and a faint alcohol presence.
O: The best beer of the day, and actually a rather good IPA. The hops were fresh and actually flavorful. Finally a small local brewery that can brew a hoppy IPA without so much caramel and sweetness.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer at Schooner's tonight when I went to dinner with my family. I had the 22 ounce because I can't get enough IPA's.

Appearance- light amber color, thin head

Smell- hops

Taste- hops, very nice

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was really good. The whole experience there was awesome. Really good IPA

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Photo of berkey
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub today. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Brew has a small but stubborn white head that leaves excellent sheets of filmy lacing. Body is a clean medium amber color.

Aroma is fairly subdued with citrus and leafy hops with traces of biscuity malt.

Flavor follows suit but the hops are more prominent. The citrus component is a little more lemony than I prefer but there's some bitter and spicy herbal characteristics to keep it from being one dimensional. Not as sweet as expected, fairly good balance.

Body is on the full side of medium and is well carbonated. Very drinkable, I could see having several in a sitting with a meal.

Overall a surprisingly decent example of the style, I wouldn't suggest it if you're looking for a hop bomb but it was just hoppy enough to satisfy my hop fix this afternoon. Not as amazing as some in the style but an approachable, tasty, well executed IPA.

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Photo of DrDogbeer
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge props to Urwatuh8 for this as an extra. Never heard of or seen it before.
Poured from homebrew - like bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear honey/ orange color with a very thin white head. Crisp citrus, hoppy aroma. Very pleasant. Taste is off the charts - bitter. Tons of hops. Just the initial malt sweetness after the first sip, but then the hops dominate. Great hop-head's beer. Some citrus, pineapple and similar flavors. Gets a bit alcohol fumed as it warms.
Really crisp and drying mouthfeel. Leaves a crazy bitter aftertaste. This one is extreme for 6.5 percent. Good to try something like this!

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Photo of mjl21
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle purchased from Ledger's and poured into a Unibroue tulip. Cap makes it look hand bottled. Comes in at 6.5%. No bottling date info given.

A-Nice amber color. Pours a one finger head. A lot of foam sticks around. Nice lacing remains.

S-West Coast IPA done perfectly. Tons of citrus comes through. Smells like a freshly brewed beer.

T-Pineapple and tropical fruit hit first. Mild bitterness comes through on the palate.

M-Smooth and very light bodied.

D-Goes down easily. A perfect IPA.

This is my first time with any of their beers. This is the first time seeing one of their beers in a store and I am quite impressed. Fits the mold of what a great West Coast IPA should be.

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Photo of Brian700
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear pale color with a white head that left some nice lacing.

The aroma was of pale malt and a good dose of citrus hops. Very refreshing, there is a lemon presence.

The flavor is great. Pale malt and citrus hops hit you in the face. Every sip feels like it just made my mouth cleaner. My wife hates IPA's and she loved this beer. There is just the right amount of hops in this beer to make you want to drink this beer and this beer only.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium/moderate carbonation.

This is a great beer and is very drinkable. Great summer beer, very refreshing.

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Schooner's IPA from Schooner's Grille & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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