I.P.A. | Broad Ripple Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerk on 10-24-2002

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by thedrewski86:
Photo of thedrewski86
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap. Filled to the brim in a pint glass so I can't say whether or not it had good head. Nice piney, grassy smell. Taste is hoppy but balanced. Not overpowering at all but very nice. Honestly this seems more like a mild pale ale than an IPA. Out of the few beers I had at BR this left the smallest impression on me. It was enjoyable though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BrewIndy
3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Amber in color just like a pale ale!

S: Light hop aroma so I'm told. I couldn't smell anything.

T: More hop than malt. Not a great balance but also not terrible.

M: Other than that bitterness in the back of my throat I'd say it's about average for the style.

D: They say full flavor dances on the palate but after this one I'm ready for something else.

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Photo of alleykatking
2.38/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from "new" plastic growler.

A- Pours a semi-hazy apple cider color. No carbonation brings forth no head at all. No lacing on the glass of course.

S- This smells like a skunk. Dank weed smell from the hops. No real distinct malts in the aroma. Some almost caramel malts but not quite there the hops are blocking any other aroma.

T- Bitter hops right off the bat but there is a strange off flavor overall in the front. Light malts come into play around the middle of the beer but stay for a split second before it hits the bitter hops in the ending.

M- Heavy mouthfeel. No carbonation at all which makes the beer heavy. Hops everywhere in the palate with hops in the aftertaste as well. Flavors were muted and bland. Although carbonation would do this beer much better.

D- This beer the way it is is not good at all. If I can try this beer with some carbonation from the source maybe I'll rewrite this beer review. The way it stands now this beer has a lack of carbonation so it lacks a good score.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.89/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange/amber color. Thin foamy white head that disappeared immediately. Citrusy American hop aroma dominates the nose but is in no way overpowering. Quite a surprise, I was expecting an English IPA. Slight biscuity malt combined with a nice citrusy hop flavor. Thin in mouthfeel, but the carbonation is nice and soft. Good balance. Not overpowering for an American IPA. Enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber in color. There was no head to speak of. Taste is decent amount of hops, but they were a tad bit subdued. All the flavor seemed a bit muted and reserved. Easy drinking and went down real smooth, just not a standout beer. Disappointing in the head and hop bite. Good, clean mouthfeel. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would be generous in saying that this beer had a light head, since it was really not more than wisps. There was, however, great clarity in a medium-amber beer. It had a nicely hoppy nose, but not overwhelmingly so. I really liked the way that it just seemed to coat my palate with hops, but not in alarming way. This was a very Engligh-style IPA, which I find to be the polar opposite of an American-style IPA, the latter of which seemeing to always want to beat me about the head and shoulders with hops. The finish was very clean: lightly, lingeringly hoppy.

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Photo of BlackAngus
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a light copper, with very little head.

The hop aroma hits you immediately, but not with the same aggressiveness of most American IPA's.

Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops, with the citrus flavors of American hops very noticeable without being overpowering.

Mouthfeel is light, with very light carbonation.

Overall, a drinkable beer, but the astringency may get to you if you're not into hoppy beers.

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Photo of hopdog
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler acquired in trade with Sephiroth (big thanks for shipping a Growler out!).

Poured a medium amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aroma of earth, pine and citrus. Husky. Tastes of pine and grapefruit. Thinner body. Medium bitter finish.

Notes from: 2/2/07

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.36/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review from July 2010

A - It pours a gold hue with a basic IPA look to it.

S - Whoa, what a bad nose. Like egg water. I can't believe these people also made the ESB, Limping Mallard, and Wobbly Bob. Those were excellent. This only needs one description for the aroma: Hold your nose.

T - The flavor is a bit flavorless, consisting of vaguely bitter grassy hop, naked and pale grain. It tastes like a diet IPA. The flavor is not sharp, good or different.

M - IPA. Average, at best. It is fizzy and a bit prickly, which can work well to hammer home 'certain flavors'. Problem is, this is lacking those 'certain flavors.'

D - Inexplicably bad, considering the relative quality of everything else at Broad Ripple.

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Photo of WoodburyMN
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of AMG55
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JamesS
3.96/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Came to the table with a nice copper color, with good lacing and decent head. A good aroma, slightly hoppy, although not very deep, with slight sweet tones to it. Nice flavor, with a good malt sweetness up front, nice American hops in the middle, and a huge hit of earthy English hops at the end that lasts. Goes down smooth.

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Photo of MSandahl23
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JPSwanson91
4.19/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly refreshing, very easy to drink IPA

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Photo of zerk
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep gold with a thin lace of white that trails down the glass. Aroma is floral, with some noticable biscuity malt. The flavor begins with some biscuity malt, then floral hops, and meduim bitterness... with some alcohol flavor and warming as well. Carbonation is medium, and the beer is somewhat thin. It's very well balanced, but isn't really hoppy enough in my opionion to be called an IPA. It is, however, a very quaffable beer... whatever style you classify it as.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy amber gold with a cratered spotty head leaving friendly spotty lace.

Slight grainy aroma that was neither here nor there.

First swigs: Fuggles (?) sensations with a touch of orange peel and floral flower petal. Chalky after taste with some Fuggle and American hops.

Last swigs: Basically, an Apricot English IPA. My best gues at ABV was 5-6% ABV.

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Photo of Florida9
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a sampler: This brew is a clear amber color with a minimal off-white head. Almost no lacing. Nice floral hops/citrus aroma. Medium-bodied and adequately bitter from start to finish, with some citrus and malt flavors as well. The finish is bitter and lingering but not that tasty. Overall this is a satisfactory IPA.

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Photo of schoolcb
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow and slightly hazed. Little head although carbonation level was ok. Lots of hops, and very bitter (duh, what else would you expect of an IPA?). Overall a nice beer, probably a bit too hoppy for the tastes of most folks. I'd even say it was a bit too hoppy for style in my opinion.

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Photo of Joeyphunk
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Blah... No particular nose or taste. Boring l

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of target88
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mynie
1.99/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours like a brewpub IPA. Translucent, light amber with a small little head.

Smells like it's being served to me in a glass that's not entirely clean. A little like west coast hops, a little like a dishrag. My girlfriend's is the same, so it's either the beer or a busted dishwasher, but either way it's unacceptable. Along with the the dishrag aroma the hops are balanced against a malt that's a little bit medicinal, making me wonder if this was brewed from kit.

And, crud, it tastes like it smells. The stagnant puddle water nodes aren't as strong as I had feared they would be, but that's actually worse since it means I'm tasting the malt, not the glass, and the malt is just really badly done.

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I.P.A. from Broad Ripple Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 25 ratings