Southampton IPA | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton IPASouthampton IPA
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Southampton IPASouthampton IPA

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by slander on 02-01-2003

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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 371
Reviews by NWCraftman:
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first Southhapton beer and oh man was it a doozy,poured a deep golden with some burnt orange hue with a nice tight white head.Very fruity estery aromas orange and lemon rinde with a touch of pine underneath,this is THE smoothest IPA I have had not bitter but the hop flavors are awesome citrusy big time but enough of a slightly sweet backbone to make it somewhat complex,the finish of this beer was incredible.A great east coast IPA I wish I could have more,this is what craft beer is all about.

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

22oz bomber. Orange body and plenty of chill haze with some, but no a great deal of head. The head does leave much better than average lacing though.

Citrusy nose and initial taste, but overall the hops are very muted, even to the point of being a little bland. I'm certainly no hop-head, but I even found this a little uninspiring.

Solid beer, but seriously lacks character or inspiration. Lots of other IPA's will perform just as well.

One of Southampton's more average efforts.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a fluffy head and some good old sediment dancing about.

Nose is doughy yeast and caramel malt mostly with citrusy c-hops.

Sweet toffee and yeasty taste balanced overall by a fair hop bite late. I really wasn't impressed with this at all until I paired it with pizza. At that time English IPA notes, floral and earthy, blended with a west coast IPA feel to actually be quite enjoyable. So pair this one up with something greasy and it should taste pretty good.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Southampton IPA pours from the bomber a wonderful deep amber orange with a quarter inch of bubbly off white head on top. Steady active carbonation. Hops hit my nose during the pour and under further examination I get a wonderful mixture of densly piney, citric herbal hops. Underneath the hops lies a bready, sweet caramel maltiness. Quite a nicely balanced aroma here.

First sip brings a nice piney, citrusy, herbal earthy hop flavor met by a caramel biscuity sweet malt profile underneath. Fruity and not overly bitter at all...nice balance with sugar coated fresh green hoppy goodness throughout. Finishes clean with a lingering biscuity hop flavor. A tasty IPA that fufills my craving for some hoppy goodness.

Mouthfeel is smooth, a touch creamy with a medium body. Goes down extremely easy and is equally flavorful and refreshing. At 6.5% this could easily be a session IPA. A couple bombers would probably be perfect. Another nicely crafted brew from Southampton.

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Photo of ROBORB
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of MrChoppin, thanks man!

Poured into a regular pint glass this beer produced an amber color with a short lived white head. There was minimal lacing. The malt background of this bottle was stronger than the hop profile. I found it to be a little sweeter than I prefer with IPA's but it was still enjoyable. A great session beer and nothing more; I could not detect the alcohol and the carbonation was decent.

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

I would consider this to be a little bit better than average IPA. It's a hazy gold color with a small white head. Faint citrus aroma, maybe a bit of malt. Taste not much more exciting, grapefruit and a bit of malt. Not much to report in mouthfeel. This was OK, but I've had many better IPAs.

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Photo of merlin48
4.32/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased as a single at Jungle Jim's in Ohio. Pours a hazy peach body with a one inch offwhite head. Retention is good and lacing is quite lavish. Nice looking ale.

Aroma is surprisingly complex. A fruit basket of citrus boasts orange, pink grapefruit, papaya, and pineapple. Pine resin notes add an aggressive edge.

Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation with a mild malt chewiness.

Taste is almost like a DIPA with the solid malts and five NW hop varieties. Solid bitterness has an abundance of citrus with a pine edge. Malt sweetness is up to the task, almost chewy with an assertive caramel presence. Finishes with a grapefruity citrus bitterness.

Wow! This one was a pleasant surprise. Very similar to a Dogfish Head 90 Minute in a lot of ways. Southampton continues to impress me.

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Photo of Billolick
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on cask at the Blind Tiger NYC, whooha, although not from the Pacific NW, this creation went great with the oysters at the BT for their P. N.W. oyster fest. Creamy and cloudy, white puffy head, soft on the tongue, low carbonation provides that great mouthfeel. Nice jolt of hops, very tasty IPA, anouther quality brew from SH. As with all their brews, seek and enjoy.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Snagged one of these on my last trip down to RI...thanks to Another Liquor store and Beerguy for bringing it in.
Clear, bright copper in color with a full finger of off-white head...fades fairly rapidly and leaves behind some very sticky lace.
Gentle hops in the nose...a bit of spice follows and a subtle sweetness in the finish.
Taste is real nice...a bombardment of bittering hops smack the pallet and although the finish is clean, the hops stick with you.
Semi-sweet thanks to a generous amount of malt, but the hops win the battle with this one.
Mouthfeel is real nice...above medium bodied for the style and the carbonation is where I like to see it.
A great session brew for me...the bomber disappears too quickly.
I need to get to SH real soon and taste some of their brews on tap...can you say road trip?

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Photo of jakester
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this as a single at Peconic Beverage in Southampton. I drank it in a goblet.

Poured a slightly hazy light orange with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head drops to islands and a ring, with decent enough lacing on the glass.

Aroma is gentle citrus/piney hops, very clean, and soft caramel toffee malt. Nothing overdone here. Notes of grapefruit and pine needles.

First flavor is caramel malt, not real sweet, and then a strong hop bitterness jolt, followed by piney/citrusy hops. This is a very well balanced IPA, with the hops ruling, but only by a hair. Aftertaste is very long, piney/citrusy and bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth, pretty full bodied, with a soft to medium carbonation. There is a little heat from alcohol in the finish.

This is actually pretty mellow for an IPA, but it's delicious, nonetheless. It's not over hopped, not too hot, not too sweet. A very well made IPA, and one you should seek out.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

served into a nonic glass from a 12oz. brown long neck bottle with a crimped cap.

Cloudy,mirky,unfiltered the way i like it. Dense,creamy,white head with good retention. Lots of particles floating about, lots of strands of tiny bubbles strung tightly knit together.Good retention,spotty clumps of lace down the glass.

A malty nose,lots of carmell/toffee,some fruittyness. Leafy/grassy and citrus hop aromas. The nose is more of malt than hop.

A very good balanced taste lots of citrus and honeyed carmellness.Nutty with a grassy hoppiness. Very balanced taste throughout,finishes with a clean, citrus rind bite.

Creamy mouthfeel ,very pleasing on the palate. Goes down easy, nice drinkability. Would love to have another. The aroma was on the malty side the taste rounded out nicely very good IPA. Another enjoyable beer from Southampton,need to try more beer from this brewery.
A bit light on the hop aroma's turned out to be a very fine beer in the end.
I'd say a beer worth a try. Would love to drink again.

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Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Golden honey color. Lacy, light and frothy head. Slightly cloudy, but not hazy and not a turn off.

S: It has nice and balanced notes of citrusy and grassy hops and sweet bread malts. Crisp, clean and consistent aromas. Not overpowering though, but also not exciting.

T: Sharp hop bitterness, but not overwhelming. Citrus, pine or grassy notes. Short layers of caramel malts poke through and balance the hops out. It has long finish with a residual astringency left on the tongue.

M: It's pretty light on the palate, though it does leave a tannic feeling on the tongue. It feels more effervescent than it really is.

D: This would make a decent spring-going-into-summer beer. One could definitely enjoy a few of these in a row.

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Photo of Kraken
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 1/9/09

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz pint glass. Firm pour evokes 1/2 slightly off white head with very nice retention. Mild lace. Color is a deep copper amber.

Nose- Mild hop profile in the nose. No big citrus or pine notes. Lots of bread/biscuity notes.

Palate- Very unlike a traditional IPA. As the label states this very balanced IPA. Very smooth. Malt forward, nice hop bitters in the finish. More reminiscent of an ESB then an IPA. Tasty, but not in the traditional sense of an IPA.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and a bit dry.

Drinkability- Good but not hop forward enough.

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Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of far333
4.22/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Crytal clear washed out apricot color. A foamy, soapy looking low head barely rises up even witha vigorous pour. Settles quickly, leaving a few oily looking large bubbles rising up the sides of the glass. Aroma is light, but noticeably citrusy with some flowery side notes and sweet malt. Flavor is immediately bright and fresh citrus hops, intially sweet and tangeriney, turning to bitter orange peel as it rolls across the tongue, finishing piney and bitter. The hops dominate, but some caramel malt and spice does come through. Mouthfeel is a little watery upfront, but becomes fuller toward the middle, and leaves a carbonation tingle in the finish. Very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flowing at Mad Mex about a week ago, this brew appears copper toned amber light off white head and lace is ample all around my pint glass. Aromatics give off moderate grapefruit and herbal with hints of light toasted caramel malts overall smell is somewhat muted doesn't explode for my senses. Taste is comprised of fluffy citrus/pine/herbal tasting hop profile slight sweetness with some biscuit malt notes pretty balanced in the realm of today's extremely hopped brews moderate bitterness great hop flavor though. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even creamy carbonation very smooth on the palate. Drinkability is very effortless with this elusively kegged beer from Southampton, I could definitely enjoy a few of these brews.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/15/09 tasting

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm deep orange body with a stream of microbubbles popping off the base of the glass. There is a thick creamy light tan head that last for a few sips before fading to a thin ring of foam.

S- The soft smell of caramel sweetness blends with the piney hop prick at the finish.

T- This beer has a slightly sweet malty caramel taste that gives way to a soft green pine bitterness at the finish. There is a herbal tea note to the hops as the beer warms a bit and a soft bitterness from the hops that lingers after each sip.

M- this beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and no astringency.

D- As this beer warms the aroma increases in sweetness and the taste increases in bitterness which works well together and the hops have an intersting almost perfumed herbal quality to them which is different.

12/30/06 tasting
(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm orange body that is clear with a very light haze. There is a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles that support a thick creamy head that turns rocky after a bit but last and last.

S- The faint green hops aroma has a nice complexity with a light toasted malt nose. There was a nice sweetness with some depth to the malt like a floor-malted malt.

T- This beer has a nice slight sweetness to the softly toasted malt and a faint sweetness that fades to a nice green bitter hops with some hints of pine and grapefruit. There is a slight caramel note to the malt with the malt as it warms.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel but there is a nice creaminess that gives it a cask note in the bottle.

D- This beer has an excellent balance of malt and hop flavors. There is a good complexity to both. This beer is very drinkable and makes a wonderful session beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty big white head falls into a thinner lacing above this clear honey golden colored beer.

Citrus, floral, and a slight spicy hops aroma with some added light sweet caramel malts.

The floral, citrus and light spicy hops come through balanced with a light almost roasted caramel malt taste.

A hops dry aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

An IPA on the lighter side of the hops spectrum but still a pretty good drink.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Brenden
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a deep copper. An off-white head sits at about three fingers for quite some time and leaves a patchy sheet of lacing down the glass.
The aroma is raw, earthy hops with a malt backbone.
The taste is a balance of sturdy raw hops and malts. This isn't heinously overhopped, which I imagine accounts for the modest B rating despite a sturdy, clean, bright and well-balanced aroma and flavor.
The mouthfeel is a good balance of crisp and smooth. Carbonation and body are both moderate.
The only thing that holds this one back is that it's by no means complex and it's a bit light for the style. Otherwise, this is a tasty, well made beer.

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Photo of Melchizedek
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange-amber with a strong, abiding foamy head.

Smell is full and hoppy, trending towards the arboreal - resins abound, along with a light spiced potpourri sort of thing. In the mouth, a touch of carbonation bite, medium body, with a little pucker in the finish. Taste is pretty robust, plenty of hop resins all over the place, a little ripe apple, that sort of thing.

Solid East-Coast IPA - I don't think this is my favorite interpretation of the style, but this is a good representation, and it's worth drinking.

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Photo of IntriqKen
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice light, clear, golden orange fills the glass and is topped with a head of white foam that melts to a beautiful lace.

Aromas are definitely citrus and pine hops but not harsh at all. A bit of sweet malt hides itself behind the hops and lets your senses pick it up only occassionally.
There is also a hint of soap aroma which I think is only because of the kind of hops used. Not really unpleasant, but there none the less.

Taste is a nice bright balance combination of sweet, light, amber malt and soft citrus and pine hops.

Mouthfeel is substantial for a single IPA and aftertaste is very clean and bright as it dries on the palette leaving you with a bit of the hop bitterness to make you yearn for another sip.

I have to classify this as very drinkable since I have downed an entire growler this afternoon.

Very, VERY drinkable IPA.

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