Cosmic IPA | Willoughby Brewing

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Willoughby Brewing
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 06-19-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 34
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Heinen's in University Hts., Ohio

This IPA features galaxy hops. Pours golden with a subtle haze; fluffy white head that falls leaving nice retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice mixture of tropical and citrus notes. Slightly floral. Some bready malts in the mix. The flavors are pretty bold. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Slightly earthy. More floral notes. Lots of fresh grass and pine. Sharp bitterness and lots of hop flavor. Malts are there, but seem to take a backseat. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with active carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really good IPA. This is a nice showcasing of galaxy hops. Well crafted. Recommended.

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3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Nice copper color with finger width head, which settled nicely.

S- Smelled very good, hints of grapefruit, lemon and pine.

T- First impression was that it was very light and bland, but the taste settled in and was pretty pleasant. Big time citrus flavor.. all I could taste and smell was grapefruit.

M- Pretty easy to drink, low alcohol percentage was nice.

O- Not a bad IPA overall, not one of my favorites however. I've had a few IPAs from this brewery and liked them a lot more.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear deep golden orange in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall frothy off-white head that reduces to a medium mottled patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/passionfruit, citrus/orange, and citrus/grapefruit hops over the top of a slightly lighter amount floral hops and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of caramel malt sweetness that is quickly overtaken by the assortment of moderate to strong hop flavors - I detected tropical/passionfruit, citrus/orange, and citrus/grapefruit. There is also a light hint of floral, melon, and herbal hops as well towards the finish. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that linger slightly.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick/oily.

O: Definitely an enjoyable IPA and one that was pretty easy to drink - the alcohol was well hidden and the hop flavors were excellent. I enjoyed the mixture of the New Zealand galaxy hops with the west coast style IPA and American hops. Definitely one to get again.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Simple, clean IPA. It's a bit too balanced and mild for my west coast favoring palate, but it's hoppy enough to be pleasant.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crowler into a pint glass
A: Orange with a two-finger head; light carbonation
S: Light, mostly earthy, some tropical fruit
T: Grapefruit, a bit of pine, some florals and light malt underneath the hops
M: Medium-bodied, crisp & clean
O: Tasty, easy to drink, clean, just well-made overall

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4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep gold, relatively low apparent carbonation, small white head that dissipates relatively quickly

S - Grapefruit, pine, citrus

T - Strong, bitter hoppiness with primarily pine and citrus characteristics. Also orange and floral flavors intermingled. Sweet caramel malt provides excellent balance

F - Medium/heavy bodied. Intensity of hop and malt flavors as well as mouthfeel suggested more of an IIPA. Amazing given the low ABV!

O - Fantastic beer. I think if I tasted this blind against some of the world-renowned examples of the style that it would be difficult to pick out. Great beer!

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Cosmic IPA from Willoughby Brewing
4.01 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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