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Seneca Indian Pale Ale | Mountain State Brewing Co.

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Seneca Indian Pale AleSeneca Indian Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co.
West Virginia, United States
mountainstatebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A highly hopped, moderate bodied beer which comes in at 5.4% ABV. The hops schedule includes healthy doses of Chinook, Cascade, and Amarillo, and is tuned perfectly to provide the hops bitterness explosion that IPA fans seek without a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Added by WVbeergeek on 10-10-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,366
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
141
pDev:
15.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of spelingchampeon
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

20oz pub glass. Poured a dark amber, with nary a bubble, nary a hint of hops, or a hint of anything except it was liquid. There is no BO or BB date. Why am I rating it so low? How do I know it's not fresh, and just sucked.. if there is no canning date on it?!? I have to go by what is presented to me.

If anything, I'd give the store owner in WV a 4.75 on dust removal while on the shelf, but that's not an option here on BA.

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Photo of jeffgalat
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MacMalt
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from undated, 12 oz. can into IPA glass. It pours a hazy, golden-honey with a big, fluffy, ecru-colored head and thick, soapy lacing. The head has a weirdly multi-colored; parts of it are browner, and fluffier, than other parts.On the nose there's a lot of lemon and grapefruit, along with sweet malt, and floral hops. This is a lot fruitier, spicier, and bitter than I anticipated. I expected a southern-style malt bomb. I'm tasting a lot of lemon and grapefruit, along with an almost Belgian spice that's hard to identify. It finishes extremely bitter and bites hard. It's lite in feel with moderate carbonation and it's sessionable with an ABV of 5.2%. Overall, this is an intriguing "Indian" Pale Ale. I can't tell the age and wonder what it tastes like when fresh.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap:
Looks a little more like a hazy brown, though a pale one. Decent sustaining head, fair lacing.

Nose is fairly weak and balanced. Some malt grain and a bit of floral hop notes.

The heft and carbonation in this beer are nice - a little lighter than medium, lightly prickly.

Had this beer before, and it's always been a decently easy drinking APA. It's balanced like the nose, but with more power. Light caramel note, a bit of brown toasted multi-grain, countered by a spicy to neutral bitterness that prevents it from being too sweet at any point.

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Photo of nater919
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mynie
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single can, purchased at a little shop in Harpers Ferry.

Pours a little thick and caramel-colored. Decent head.

Smells of sharp pine hops. A nice enough hop profile, but a little one-note.

The flavor starts with the same sharp, American hops. Nice enough. But the back end is a little off, with loads of cereal-tasting grain weighing everything down. A bit unbalanced, but not bad.

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Photo of DIM
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No overwhelming hop notes, just mild citrus and pleasant, lingering bitterness. Light caramel sweetness for balance. Solid IPA option, but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluecrow
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-deep amber pour from undated can. Little visible carbonation and minimal aroma (or that is just me today). The flavor is malt-forward. There is a little toastiness. The hop mix provides a somewhat unique bite that is a bit arresting, but welcome. This is different for an IPA, but I would pick it up again.

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Photo of jbf190
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanexit
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frenzeljr
1.87/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rorjets
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Devman171
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DSWeller
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamMathis
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light smell of citrus and pine. Pretty weak (watery) taste of bitter citrus. Leaves nice bitter aftertaste. Not really American IPAish. It's ok, but would be really enjoyable and refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Seneca Indian Pale Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 141 ratings
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