India Pale Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.13/5
175 Ratings
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States
davidsonbrothers.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sponberg on 08-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,260
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
175
pDev:
20.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Uconnelmo
2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.06/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Look - Poured a clear copper color with a finger of white head, a few rings of lacing.
Aroma - Floral, mineral-like, faint citrus rind.
Taste - Soapy bitterness up front, not as hoppy as the nose would suggest, mild citrus hop oils. Malt is thin and biscuity. There's a really odd grainy/cardboard flavor in here that makes the whole thing taste rather sloppy. I'm not sure if it's the yeast or what but the aftertaste is unlike any IPA I've had and not in a good way.
Feel - Light - Medium bodied, watery.

Overall - Remarkably bad.

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Photo of metter98
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.09/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a horrible beverage, but...Thank God, the brewers in So. Cal took the "Ye Olde" out of the IPA and gave us the goodness of the style the way God intended. Maybe this was okay, back in the day, and you were in the sweltering climate of India wanting your pale ale and gladly accepted a brew like this. Thankfullly, those days are long gone!

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
4.21/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rdrummer
1.52/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I don't know what this beer was supposed to taste like, but it was awful. Light colored with very little head, the beer looked a little oily. I couldn't detect any hop flavor, and there was a bad tasting funkiness that seemed to permeate all Davidson beer. I didn't finish the beer, and wouldn't drink another.

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Photo of h4ger
3.31/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TimWakimika
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zinklesmesh
4.54/5  rDev +45%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely delicious beer. Toasty, biscuity malts, and just the right amount of hop balance (in the traditional English style, rather than being a hop bomb). I'm guessing people not liking this picked it up not knowing it was an English IPA. It's very similar to Samuel Smith's India Ale, which is also excellent.

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Photo of mooredmb2011
2.55/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SpaethJam
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of coombski
3.54/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samallison
2.24/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ccryder
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tconlon69
2.12/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Very little carbonation in this beer, litterly no head at all. Color is medium to dark caramel. Not much of an aroma from this beer. Smell sweet malt. It is a chewy feel and not a single hop aroma. This has no IPA characteristict that I am aware of. This is more like a home brew pale ale batch. Not impressed.

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Photo of MEDIOCRE
1.18/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I sell craft beer and I am familiar with the English style IPA. This is one of the worst "craft" beers I have ever tasted. Couldn't even finish it. Tastes like they shoved a handful of rusty nails in a two month old English muffin, then left that in a pitcher of the worst out of code ESB you could find. This beer could make a train take a dirt road. If Nickelback had a flavor it would be this beer.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of robinkimballbrand
4.12/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.71/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryften
3.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbone2131
2.84/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Homebrew
3.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 175 ratings
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