Spring Training IPA | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Spring Training IPASpring Training IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RblWthACoz on 04-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of dfecteau
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tilly
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

P: Hazy straw with an enormous foamy head. Impressive lacing.
A: Hops, lemon, yeast.
T: Lots of lemon, resin, floral bouquet, malt, hops
M Light to medium bodied, decent bitterness, decent carbonation.
O: Pretty much a decent old school IPA. I guess you don't need high dollar and high alcohol to make an impressive brew.

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Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RKing44
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Streetcore
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beric
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: On tap at the brewpub
Served: 8 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear amber color with nice carbonation coming up from the bottom of the footed pilsener glass crowed with a solid one finger, pearly white head. Leaves good lacing.

Smell: Huge floral and citrus hop notes, without much else to pick up on.

Taste: Smooth hoppiness throughout the sip- first starts quite citrusy and then transforms into a more herbal/floral character. Malts don't add a ton to the flavor but serve to carry the beer across the palate. Finishes on the sweet side. A great IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation. Got a bit flat at the end.

Overall: A good IPA, but one that fails to distinguish itself from the pack. By no means a bad beer, but a beer that doesn't stand out in the crowd of other CBC taproom offerings. Recommended, but only as a second or third beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of anaids
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wapcap
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TheMayor2
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mick303
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured from bottle, a cloudy orange gold, good cap of white head, good retention and lacing. Very attractive.

S - Faint orange pith, flowers and honeysuckle, hay aromas as well, lavender and a smooth gently citrus bright floral character. Quite light, but coaxing and pleasant.

T - start has mandarin orange, then a wave of more hay and pale malt, cruising florals true to the aim, it doesn't really get elevated much above the malty base though, bitterness develops slowly toward the end. It is definitely meant to be a light refreshing ipa. pick up some of the softer wildflower hop character, melds with some of the citrus sweetness to deliver a pleasing experience, aftertaste is gradually dry, pale malts linger.

M - soft carbonation on a moderate body, soft malty sweetness coats with a slight gentle bitterness that swells a bit toward the finish. Decent finish, but a bit malty all around.

Overall, not an IPA that will blow you away but one that is very pleasant on a summer day. Building floral hop bitterness, mixed with a gentle citrus character. Not an explosive or aggressive hop profile but one that is noticeable. Do get quite the suggestion of hay and wildflowers, it is quite a sessionable ipa that is good to drink outside, whether watching baseball or not.

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3.52/5  rDev -10%

Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Spring Training IPA from Cambridge Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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