ManchVegas India Pale Ale | Stark Brewing Company

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ManchVegas India Pale AleManchVegas India Pale Ale
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ManchVegas India Pale AleManchVegas India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Stark Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

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

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by puboflyons:
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4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on September 20, 2009. The pour is a nice looking amber-red with a thin head and excellent clarity. There is an enticinging sweet and hoppy aroma. The mouthfeel is a nice and bold with a taste that is well hopped and enjoyably bitter. This was a decent IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewpub with the brewer. A 78 IBU IPA and full even creamy mouthfeel, drinkable. Mahogoney coloured body with a white soapy head, and very lacey. For hopheads, this is one-dimensional.Appropriate carbonation.Brewer is more showcased in other offerings, including the Hoplicious.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at a post-Mondial 2005 tasting, thanks to the brewer dude who's name escaped me. A hundred bucks says he doesn't remember my name, so that makes us even ;)

Appearance: Orange copper, with a very decent cream floating on top, I was impressed. Those growlers not only look good, they keep carbonation quite well apparently.

Smell: Piney, citrusy Cascade hops (confirmed with the brewer, yeah they're in there)

Taste: On the higher end of the carbonation spectrum for the style (again, a testament to those growlers). Caramel malts are mellow and soothing, then comes a nice sharp bitterness that left a spicy prick that lingered just long enough.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love this stuff. Nicely floral at first whiff, but with a touch of caramel and assertive malt in the taste that reminds me of the complexity one used to find at Northeast Brewing in DP's IPAs. Beautiful coppery color, little lace to speak of. Lingering hop bitterness on the finish, just a lovely glass of bier.

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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

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3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good afternoon & welcome to my New New Hampshire CANned Beer Sunday (Week 657)! I have gotten the bulk of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody winnowed down to the point that I CAN again focus on what really matters. Namely, The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Made in Manchester, New Hampshire"; "Est. 1994"; "Hail the Ale"; "For a time, Manchester was well known for it's illegal poker machines, giving rise to the name Manchvegas. there's no gamble when betting on our IPA, brewed to provide a huge payout of hop flavor and aroma, with a strong malt backbone to give you a full house of flavor."; "Drink Free Or Die"; "Made With Barley Hops Water Enjoy!"

I was anxious & interested to Crack! this one open since, as a self-avowed, self-described hophead, I felt like I had saved the (hopefully) best for last. Once opened, I began a slow, gentle Glug followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl. I produced a finger of soapy, foamy, eggshell-white head that actually hung in really well. Surprisingly well, given the effort that it took to make it happen. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like I was in the middle of a pine forest as sap & resin was being harvested. Yum! Gimme dem hops. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was certainly pine hops, but not overly bitter and with a caramel malt backbone. Mmm. I really liked the way that they showed at least a modicum of restraint & did not saturate it with hops. Finish was dry, but more resinous than bitter. This was a crushable AIPA.

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

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

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

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2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | 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 changeup45
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Millys Tavern. Nice amber color with a medium head and lace. Pretty nice hoppy flavor to it with sweet fruity notes a slightly bitter finish. Not quite as strong or flavorful as most other IPA's I've had but this is something I would get again.

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Photo of waughbrew
2.47/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

medium gold. white fuzz on top immediately recedes to patchwork. resiny. watery caramel. oranges. flavor starts watery. boring-ass yeast. muted american citrusy hops are there in a medium way. carbonated hoppy caramel water. thin. bland. disjointed. weak watery finish. no thanks.

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

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer on several occasions and is definately one of Milly's best. I've never had a bad one, nor a great one.
Copper colored and filtered clear, light,thin head that dissapates.
Light hops in the nose, no fresh,floral dry hop aromas that set great IPA's apart from good ones.
Nice balance of malt and hops,emphasis on the hops. Not too bitter and good hop flavor. Pretty fruity with citrus notes,grapefruit,orange. Not overwhelming. Some crispness and moderate alcohol. Medium bodied.
This beer is a decent IPA,but needs MORE.
Some dry hopping with whole hops (lots of them) would kick this baby up to "great" status. A great IPA is also stronger than this. It wouldn't hurt to leave this one unfiltered either.
See: Smuttynose IPA.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA poured a coppery amber color with nice white foam. The smell was pure floral hops. The taste was likewise dominated by the floral hops, but the flavor of sweet malt did make a valiant effort to come through. This is not a "huge" overly-hopped IPA, but it will still satisfy "hop heads". The mouthfeel was clean and hoppy with moderate carbonation and, of course, hop bitterness in the finish. I found this to be a very drinkable and enjoyable IPA.

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ManchVegas India Pale Ale from Stark Brewing Company
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