Misty Mountain IPA | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tavernjef on 03-14-2004

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of The_Dude_710
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArfArf
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Redrover
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Misty Mountain IPA was served on nitro in standard straight-sided pint. The beer is a hazy dark copper with a tan head. It is a beautiful looking pour with sheets of lacing.

The beer has an aroma of grapefruit and some pine.

The taste is fine but may be a bit dampened by the nitro. Citrus, pine and a bit of caramel are the main elements. The trailing bitterness is nice.

The mouth, as expected, is very soft.

I like this beer, but think it would be better on co2 and would love to see it on cask.

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Photo of ZAP
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Updating off a growler...this is fantastic....great juicy hop flavors...some bitterness but for the IBU level (100+) it is a work of art...much prefer this over their El Nino which I find abrasive and unrefined but to each their own....this is hop goodness all the way..scores still may not be high enough..


Score 4.1

Rich gold color....citrus then a lighter leafy aroma...taste begins with the citrus and finishes piney and dry...decent malt backing but it mainly balances and does not truly exert itself. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body.

Overall very drinkable..pushes close to double IPA range but seems to fit more as an IPA...not a hop monster but a deep piney/dry finish...overall pretty balanced and pretty enjoyable but hops still lead the way nicely.

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Photo of zeff80
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Started out about 90% thick white foamy. Then the foamy receded to about one finger and revealed a golden yellow beer with good carbonation.

S - It smelled very floral and of orange peel and other citrus notes. Some caramel aromas, too.

T - This opened with a nice bitter hop kick and then mellowed with some burnt toast roasted maltiness. Nice balance for a pretty hoppy brew.

M - The cask make it very smooth and soft. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was amazing on cask. It was smooth and easy drinking but had a sharp hop bite.

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Photo of mnstorm99
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper pour and a nice head that sticks well. Aroma is a nice grapefruit and pine affair, and it urges you to take a sip. Drinking it is nice, the aroma was correct and the IPA which is a little on the dry side has a nice malt backbone possibly even a little bready but the hops are the star "C" hops of some sort give this a nice pine/grapefruit flavor. nicely carbonated and the mouthfeel is about right. This is a solid offering from Fitger's.

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Photo of umustdrink
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - White fluffly head about a quarter inch which retains till the end. Hazy light orange color. Thin lacing.

S - Aroma is very faint but it is mostly citrus ith hints of light malts.

T - The taste is a very nice balance of malts and bitter hops. First you taste slightly bitter and very citrusy hops and right after comes faint malts just enough to excellently balance the taste.w

M - Mouthfeel is also a nice balance of crisp and smoothness.

D - One of the most "balanced" IPAs I've ever had. This is not an extremely hoppy beer which was a nice change for the style. Extremely well crafted.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.26/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed February 20, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Light amber pour with nice white head and quality lacing. No aroma, slight floral hops. Really sharp, sweet, yet dry on the palate. Floral burst in the nose. Speaks of a bitter butterscotch. Pretty boring, nothing to write home about. Subsequent tastings of this in variation (Little Misty, Frankenstein, etc.) have yielded the same response from me.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Misty Mountain fills my chalice, freed from the growler, a hazed, burgundy hue, somewhere between pink grapefruit and a paler cranberry...how's that? Nice white head drifts down assuredly.

Big grapefruit smacks the nose right off, sweetness and sour, curdled pine resin, ripened orange, grapefruit, and mango...intriquing, to say the least. Alcohol creeps through, too.

Taste: hmmm...forthright, florid, and flush, brash, bold, brazen, ...dripping on all sides with the most unusual flavor. All that citric, piney mess in the nose slopped all over the flavor. Bitter, then fruity and sweet, but always bitter, though fading after initially meeting the palate. Lasts long on the tongue and stays in the mind.

Full bodied, long finish, strange flavor, a convoluted mess, challenging drinkability...but I like it! Not every ale need have a clean, crisp body, or even, smooth mouthfeel. Very unique, and tasty. Vibrant, loud, even, ...halfway into my first serving, I'm feeling sated, mellow, set down in the grass by forces beyond my control...just what a great ale should do.

Boy the grapefruit really grabs you through...pass me the sugar bowl, would you?

I shouldn't have opened this growler, as I already have an open one in the fridge but I just had to treat myself on my 38th birthday.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice pale orangey-yellow color with a small whipped and smoothly frothed off-white head. Which stays present and proud for an outstanding length of time. Lace? Can ya call it lace when it just sticks like paint in hugely coating sheets? Incredible sticking power, the lace is immoveable, they'll have to wash this glass twice. Amazing looking glass O' beer!

Aroma is quite nice; warming, toasty, woody, and grapefruit rinds all float around wiith good strength.

Taste is considerably hoppy with an amazingly interesting raw, fresh grapefruit uniquity, nice and twingy, solid pine resin and alpha acid filled bitterness with a great dry wood backing it up. That grapefruit just keeps on giving and giving, very nice hop profile! As for the malts? There's some toasty biscuity body that sneaks through near the finish, but this sucker is all about the hops. Its a bunch of jabs from a two fisted full of hops heavyweight. Bittering, woody, with superb grapefruity goodness!

Feel is quite full, fluffy in texture, and that nice bittering dryness that pops just past midway and far into a lingering finish. Leaving hops everywhere on the palate.

One hell of a nice IPA! If hops are what you tailor to then this will fit like a glove - a hophead delight! Yum!

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Misty Mountain IPA from Fitger's Brewhouse
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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