Horseheads IPA | Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Horseheads IPAHorseheads IPA

Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc.
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by naproxen on 01-19-2010

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Photo of vermontham
1.89/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

had from a bottle from wegmans ... this beer is old and sucks

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Photo of xchgr
2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of utopiajane
2.69/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pours hazy orange with a lot of yeast in suspension. One finger of foam that fell pretty fast. Left some lace, a small ring and a thin layer on top. There was no nose. Honest! I glimpsed a nose then it disappeared. A brief moment of some tropical fruit and some caramel malt. As the beer warmed the fruit peeked out a little but was muddled and not crisp. It was mangoish. The malt became very sugary. Taste is lots of hop oil, resin, bitter that’s just a little biting and sweet, sweet malt. Lot’s of malt. So much malt and with all the oil it’s heavy. Some nutty flavor as it warmed. It drinks heavy and even sits heavy in the glass. There is no alcohol on the nose but as the beer warms it creeps on to the palate. Not well balanced and the mouthfeel is coarse. Finish is sweet, heavy and dry.

I am really surprised at this beer because the Pale Expedition Ale was fantastic and light. I can’t help but wonder if the fact that there is no freshness date means that the fruit and the nose faded. This beer was literally hop oily bitter sitting on top of sugary malt. Unsophisticated and awkward.

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Photo of Zetcha7x
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Urs
3.14/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slashytits
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Ithica. Pours a clear golden orange amber with decent head, some lacing. Mild aroma unfortunately has the tinge of diacetyl, or slightly soured milk. Flavour is more pleasant, but certainly not a "hop bomb" for its 8.1% ABV. Subtle citrus elements, caramelized malts and a nicely dry finish. The diacetyl is not as noticeable in the taste. Hope this reflects only a temporary issue with a specific batch rather than any systemic issues... Regardless, look forward to making a trip to physically see the brewery before the end of the year.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Seanibus
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy golden with slight fluffy head. Aroma is grapefruity but a little murky. Flavor is big and simcoey, grapefruit and grassy, but there is a bananaish ester that is distracting, though it lessens as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick. Good but unsophisticated.

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Photo of Soloveitchik
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ppoitras
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Byrne Dairy in Syracuse by the fairgrounds.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the clear golden amber brew. Head fizzes away gradually, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is citrus with a sweet undercurrent.

Taste starts with a quick shot of sweetness, which promptly cedes to the citrus, followed by bitter through the close. Long aftertaste of same. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is reasonably good as well. Wish depth of flavor had more to show for itself.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLeffler27
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden brass and almost clear in the inaugural use of my Horseheads Brewing pint glass. A slight white head develops, leaving some lace, while modest carbonation continuously generates from within.

Fresh oranges with some tropical fruit. There is a suggestion of suntan oil and malt.

Bitter grapefruit with some pine notes. The hop profile is somewhat subdued. There is a lasting bitter finish.

Medium body with slick texture and moderate carbonation. This IPA very dry and lightly astringent. Alcohol is suppressed.

A good IPA brewed locally. This one is best accompanied with wings and pizza while hanging out on the deck.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; nice lacing;

S: earthy, with tropical fruit undertones;

T: follows the nose; taste dissipates between mid-palate and finish; light grapefruit rind bitterness on finish;

M: medium bodied; somewhat prickly carbonation;

O; not outstanding in any way, but very enjoyable to drink;

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Photo of virinow
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Horseheads IPA from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
4.04 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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