India Pale Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sponberg on 08-13-2002

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Reviews:
54
Ratings:
168
Avg:
3.29
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
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Photo of UnionMade
2.97/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not really a huge fan of this one. Maybe I'm just not into the style anymore, but the past 5-6 IPAs I've had have been really dull. This one is mildly hoppy, with a nice spiciness to it, but lacks body and balance. Malts are pretty much non-existent. Carbonation is a little too high, and kills off any subtleties the beer may have.

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Photo of WesWes
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light golden color with a nice white lace head. The nose is of butterscotch and ringwood yeast. Where is the hop aroma? I smell what I think are English noble hops. It's a good finish, but comes up short in my book. This style calls for more hopping in not only bittering, but flavor and aroma as well. The taste is good. This beer is a more than adaquate golden ale, but not a very convincing IPA. The mouthfeel is average. The beer is plenty drinkable. I would think that the abv is around 5% or slightly under. It feels weak. Overall, a good drinking beer. "Great taste, less filling," no wait that's something else. entirely. I love to see these brewpubs making their beers available to consumers other than the regular pub crawlers.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First visit to Davidsons, and first bier.... This IPA had a medium-to-slightly-dark golden color and was clear throughout. Head was white, creamy and fine, yet shrinks quickly, though nice lacing is displayed. The aroma is....is.... well, is very mild. I had to dig a bit to get a whiff of hops, and nothing else. Body measured in at about medium, and it was fairly smooth on the palate. Taste wasn't that bad, yet did not have the amount of hops I typically expect from an AIPA.. Started with a hint of bready malt....then lapsed into a very smooth, mellow hop flavor. They did not jump out at you by any means; more like a British Mild, imho. Cheers!

overall: 3.55
appearance: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 3.5

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Photo of sponberg
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright amber with a decent, pretty persistent white head. It's a welcoming sight.

The nose is Cascade and Ringwood yeast - butter & citrus. The flavors start out with a nice balance of round malt, citrusy hop flavor, and a firm bitterness. Mid-sip the diacetyl comes in a bit strong, certainly stronger in the bottled version (made at Shipyard) than on tap at the brewery. The finish is like the nose, buttery and hoppy, with the bitterness tipping the arm-wrestling match in favor of the hops.

Good in the bottle, but at the brewery it's even better balanced and somewhat cleaner - one of many fine brews available there.

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India Pale Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.
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