ManchVegas India Pale Ale | Stark Brewing Company

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ManchVegas India Pale AleManchVegas India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stark Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
starkbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditional American Style India Pale ale, amber in color, hoppy from the start to finish. If you like Cascade hops you'll love this beer.

50 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.73%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewery: This one pours a clear, coppery amber color. Some off white head and lacing. Resinous pine and citrus hops to the nose. The taste is good. Bitter, resinous pine and faint grapefruit. Some graininess. A nice IPA.

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Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a six-pack at Hooksett rest stop. Never heard of or seen this brew before. Name is interesting, as when I think of Manchester, NH, I think Lowell, not Vegas. I liked the bite on this brew, rated higher than most, and would buy again.

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Photo of Matthowland
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is resin and caramel dominant, with notes of specialty malt fruitiness accenting.

Flavor is caramel sweetness initially, fading to a very bitter, piney, earthy finish. Finish lingers harshly. Not my kind of ipa.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a tiny head. Smell is herbal, malts, some notes of pine. Taste is herbal hops, minty, some malts are present, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not the flavor profile I expect from the style, it is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of coombski
2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of papposilenus
2.91/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Prost76
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
2.49/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Tap at America on Tap Saturday
Deep golden color. bready caramel maltiness faint earthy citrus hoppiness and dripping with butterscotch. This one was horrible

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Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Heil_Me
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kimball-NH
2.86/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had Milly's Manch-Vegas IPA on tap last night, 2013-12-10. Let me say I love IPA... but not this one. This one came close to being maybe OK, but really almost tipped into not-good.

Appearance - translucent, dark brown, with a hint of red.

Smell - Hoppy, slightly sweet

Taste - this is hard for me, because I was unhappy with it. It had hints of smooth delicious hoppyness, but it didn't start or finish that way.

Mouthfeel - it felt ok. perhaps this beers best quality.

Years ago went Milly's first opened I went often, perhaps once a month. Every beer they made back then was very good or even great, but not any more. Man their beer has gone down hill.

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Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a hazy auburn-ruby coloring with a tall, frothy,, yellowish head. Aromas of wet, resiny fresh hops and a subtle caramel backbone. Flavors are smoked and bitter, with a slight char caramel backbone and some bitter, dry hops throughout. Smoked and tasty, but the body is a little watered down. Roasted and peppery hopped aftertaste, with a tangy, slightly dry finish. Not bad.

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

I've had this beer more times than I can count and it's one of my go-to beers at Milly's.

A: Pours a mahogany color that is less pale than most IPAs, but still reasonably handsome. A fluffy white head disappears rather quickly, but a sticky lacing dominates the glass from thereon out.

S: Nose is light and earthy, rather sweet with a little pine, but fairly faint overall.

T: Follows nose, but more pronounced: this is a sweeter, maltier IPA than the hoppier IPAs dominating the market. The taste begins with a smooth caramel sweetness followed by a somewhat muted, piney hop bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied with a good level of carbonation; not as sticky as the lacing implies.

O: This is a very earthy IPA with a good balance of hops and malts. Tasty and easy drinking, it's a solid, easily approachable everyday, no-nonsense IPA, but lacks the complexity of many other versions of the style. Given the name and the easy approachability, I could see this beer gaining a local following if it was available on-tap at more bars, similar to how CBC, Moat Mountain and other brewpubs distribute kegs of some of their flagships.

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Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +12%

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ManchVegas India Pale Ale from Stark Brewing Company
3.57 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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