India Pale Ale | Coddington Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Coddington Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xgrigorix on 12-01-2003

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by dancaplette:
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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.2/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This amber colored English style ale is highly hopped and bitter with a citrus aroma and flavor making it great with spicy food. This IPA gets it's hop flavor and aroma from Cascade hops and it's bitterness from Magnum hops.

As the Bros. state it is boring and unbalanced but given the small amount of choice at the Brewpub its all you got if you like hops! It is drinkable but the 5.0% ABV is too low for the style.

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2.23/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Review is from the February 2007 issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.

Brewed with Cascade and Magnum hops. Sitting at only 5 percent ABV, we'll look at this one like it's an English-style India Pale Ale.

Lustrous copper color displays a perfect clarity. Not much of a head, though, which is disappointing. Sadly, just a ring of lace that doesn't even stick to the glass. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Obvious citric twang from the hops turns to a harsh bitterness. Bready maltiness is followed by a touch of malt sweetness and then husky graininess. A little taste of citric rind and yeast in the mix. Bitty grain from middle to finish. Dry in the end, with a drawn-out, faintly astringent character.

All in all, a boring IPA. Even if you took away some of the flaws, it would still be boring. Undrinkable. Of course, we are not asking for a balls-to-the-wall, 100 IBU beast, but some balance and structure would be nice. Take this beer back to the drawing board.

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Photo of Jason
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.72/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 2/13/08 at the brewpub, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a medium off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains mostly caramelized malt and pale hops.

T: The taste is well-balanced with flavors of caramel sweetness and a strong burst of pale hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and very dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice beer to enjoy for a whole evening.

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Photo of hopdog
3.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Coddington Brew Pub.

Poured a medium golden / amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus with light pine. Tastes of the same with a grapefruit finish. Light lacing left on the glass. Lighter bitterness factor.

Notes from: 9/18/06

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, copper-orange coloring with a frothy, light, white head. The nose is light, fresh, resiny and cedar laden hops. The flavors deliver a solid toffee backbone with herb and green resiny hops that overlay the palate. Smooth and balanced, with a great cling while you drink. Slightly dry and bitter on the aftertaste, with enough malt to keep things balanced. Smooth finish, with a touch of bitterness. Citrus highlights throughout the entire beer drinking experience. Very tasty!

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Photo of Gavage
3.16/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear orange / amber in color with a 1" head that lasts. There is a light floral aroma. The flavor is mostly malty and fruity, with a mild but biting bitterness. This is more of a pale ale than an IPA.

The mouthfeel was smooth and thin with a light bitter finish. Light - medium bodied. This has average drinkability because of the lighter body, but it is not very exciting on the flavor front.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of bruachan
3.16/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

played taps early for the head on this beer, which is not really something i look for in (even) an (english) IPA. light amber, with a slight haze

hoppy smell to it, but indistinct

certainly not a hop grenade, this one, which the feeble head already had suggested. that being said i do taste a good amount of usa hops

the contribution from malts (or lack thereof, really) is alarmingly meek. very minimal malty elements in either aroma or flavor

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of breardon1776
2.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just slightly below average

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Photo of Jwale73
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint. Pours an orange-amber hue with a loose, half inch, bright white head embedded with ringlets. Head eventually dissipates into consistent skim. Textured, concentric bands of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose is fairly subdued. Hops presence is minimal - there are some fruity esters as well as a light, toasted malt presence. Taste consistent with nose - considerably more malty than hoppy, with only a trace of noble hops bitterness at the back. Consistency and carbonation is on par with the style; light-medium in body with a slight acidity and a lively, consistent carbonation. Overall, I found the brew to be pretty easy drinking; however, as far as IPAs goes, this will beer will not satisfy a hops craving. I found this offering to be closer to an Pale Ale/English IPA hybrid.

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Photo of xgrigorix
2.82/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap, presented in a shaker pint.

Golden amber colour, clear. Topped by a thin wisp of white foam.

Some pleasant floral hop aromas fill the nose.

Biscuit, floral hops, and a disagreeable sour finish. Medium bodied, weak carbonation. Not very impressed.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.35/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very sour and bitter. The hops come through merely as soured. Not a very complex beer, it simply is what it is. It poured a nice amber in color with a thick head, but it was extremely carbonated. Almost felt as if it was fizzing like soda in my mouth. The aftertaste clings to the inside of my nose and mouth and was not a very pleasant overall experience.

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Photo of Burt
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Kurzman
2.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Proclarush
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bigone4
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I liked this IPA. Not overly hopped but still a good beer. Poured a darker tanish yellow color, almost like a dark straw coloration. Clean white head with suttle tanish color. Smelled hoppy, with a crisp citrus and a light piny hint. Smooth taaste and nice enjoyable mouth feel. Taste buds jumped with excitement at the floral hop tones. Well balance IPA from start to finish. Enjoyable beer that went great with the wings I had.

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Photo of ybnorml
2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very bright/claen amber/orange beer with an off white head that leaves some nice lace. Has a light grainy aroma. No hops characteristics in the aroma at all. The taste was lightly malty with a hint of hops in the finish. Not a strong IPA more like a Pale Ale. Easy drinking but not what I would expect from an IPA.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.66/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in a 7 oz. sample glass as part of a beer flight at the Coddington Brewpub in Middletown, RI.

A: Poured a nice, coppery amber color with a frothy head of ivory foam which clung nicely to the glass and has good clarity as well.

S: Smells a bit musty; English malts perhaps? A little floral and citrusy hop aroma, but not much.

T: Weak, roasted medium-grain malts and even weaker hop bitterness left this IPA more tea-like than anything. Creamy and smooth, but with just lightly bitter malts to wash down. A little disappointing.

M: Pretty creamy and smooth, but the flavors are a bit thin; its medium bodied overall.

D: I would not get a pint of this brew and wasn't shelling the cash for a growler. Maybe some English IPA session ale fans might like it, but it was just sort of unbalanced and not flavorful enough for me. Could use some re-tooling for the recipe.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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