Seneca Indian Pale Ale | Mountain State Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
15.23%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of cjgiant
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
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 -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mynie
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
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 +2.9%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluecrow
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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 +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanexit
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frenzeljr
1.87/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rorjets
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
2/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Devman171
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DSWeller
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamMathis
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bufleraj
4.26/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBandit
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased a six pack of cans while on a trip to West Virginia.

This beer is decent, but nothing to get excited about.

The malt taste slightly overpowers the hops. Not exactly what I expected from an IPA.

If you are in West Virginia, give this beer or anything from Mountain State Brewing a try. Although I couldn't rate this beer as a solid 5, it is decent. It was also refreshing to see craft beer in a state where at one time you could only find watered down light beers served at bars and restaurants.

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Photo of ricknewsom
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass from 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Amber, clear, moderate white head that lingers.
Aroma: Piney hops, some background maltiness, clean. Aroma is rather subdued for an IPA.
Flavor: Medium bitterness that is at the low end for the style. Many "pale ales" are more bitter these days. Pleasant hop flavor dominated by piney notes with fruitiness in the background. Nicely balanced with the malt, but again, almost drinks like an American Pale Ale instead of IPA.
Mouthfeel: Medium to medium light body. Medium carbonation. Finishes moderately dry with just a hint of lingering hop bitterness that quickly fades.
Overall: A well balanced beer that is at the lower end of most IPA attributes. Not very bitter. Not a lot of aroma. Almost a "session" IPA by modern standards. So, as a representative of the style, it may have failings, but as a refreshing, drinkable beer, it is very good.

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Seneca Indian Pale Ale from Mountain State Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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