India Pale Ale | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
selinsgrovebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rdrummer on 05-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
179
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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Photo of orangesol
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer lots of times now and it remains in my top 3 IPA's of all time. Served on-tap at the Selin's Grove Brewpub into a pint glass.

A - Pours hazy orange with a nice creamy one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of bright citric hops, pine resin, tropical fruits; most notably grapefruit; and sweet caramel malt. Good balance overall all things considered. An absolute hop bomb.

T - Tons of bright citric hops up front giving way slowly to a mix of tropical fruits and sweet caramel malt. The hops are strong but not to the point of being overpowering and the other flavors offer just enough contrast to keep it in balance. The finish has plenty of hop bitterness, lingering for some time. One of my all time favorites, grab some if you can.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Creamy feel with plenty of lingering hop bitterness in the finish. The alcohol creeps in a tiny bit toward the end but it isn't a big deal.

O - Very high. One of my all time favorite IPA's. When he started to tweak the recipe about a year or so ago it went down hill a tiny bit but ever since he went back to the original it is better than ever. One of the best for sure.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!

A: Hazy orange with a healthy, half inch of head that possesses good retention and leaves some decent lacing on the tulip glass.

S: Whoa! I can already tell this is going to be awesome. Citrus and hop aromas as fresh and alluring as can be.

T: I am truly floored. This beer blew my expectations out of the water. Delicious flavors of apricot, oranges, tangerines, nectarines, grapefruit, floral notes, and fresh hop flavor. Just wow.

M: Medium bodied with a beautifully bitter, slightly tart finish.

D: While I was drinking this beer, it was literally hard to focus on anything else. I could drink a growler of this by myself, and I know I'd be catching the drips at the end. I really, really like this beer...a lot!

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Photo of BMart
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken at the brewpub on 12/8/10.

Served in a sort of short weizen glass. This brew appears a very hazed orange color with a finger of creamy smooth yellowish stained head that slowly fades. An entire wall of lace sticks all along the glassware.

The aroma is a bold display of hop character with a sweetness of fresh flowers, pine, grass, citrus and herbs. This brew is a little dank with minor maltiness through the nose before some spicy alcohol becomes evident.

The taste is very hoppy with flavors of herbs, citrus rind, grass and indications of mint. Some toasted malt flavor is present mid palate before the finish provides a light sweetness. Resinous and bitey hops last inside the mouth long after each sip coupled with some warming alcohol tingle. The hop flavors really come across as a smooth rind flavor instead of just acute bitterness.

Medium to full bodied offering with a light level of carbonation. The lighter than expected carbonation is my only gripe but the quality of this brew really makes up for it. Well balanced and super enjoyable, this is worth having a couple of.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at the bar into a tulip pint glass.

Kind of dark to judge appearances but, off white and creamy foam head on top of a real nice gold orange with good rising carbonation. Not much for lacing.

What a great nose on this. Mild cream sense of malt with juicy orange citrus bent. Real nice wonderful.

Taste brings everything into play. Soft orange practically tangerine and soft creamy texture (why is everything here so amazingly creamy) of malt. Finish hits with also soft pine needles and malt sweetness complete with brown sugar.

Overall just a fantastic ipa end of story.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All too often I find beers I have wanted to try for a very long time end up being a letdown. Or, I just build them up so much without realizing that I have tried so many beers that I may be setting the bar way too high.

This IPA does not disappoint. Intense, consistent, and thorough in flavor profile. I was not bothered by having a whole growler of this to have to drink.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to HopDerek for sending a growler of this my way. Taped like crazy and filled to the brim. Served in a Surly pint glass.

A - The pour was a little bit disappointing with maybe a finger of quick dissolving off-white foam that leaves a ring and some cloudy residuals. Hazed amber/coppery orange. Dave remarked that his growler leaked and blamed the lack of foam on that problem, but I'm starting to suspect that is just the way this beer is, as my growler made a huge hiss when I opened it.

S - This is a super balanced IPA, with tons of piney, earthy, herbal hoppy goodness and plenty of brown sugar and caramel malts, and maybe a touch of orange zest. Unusual profile, and a huge change of pace from the citrus bombs I've been having recently.

T - Taste is a lot of caramel, cracker, and doughy malts with some candied citrus flavors and a lot less of the pine and earthy flavors. The residual aftertaste is really mild, with only the slightest bitterness. It tastes good, but it's not super complex and not as good as the smell.

M - Even with the modest head, there's still a reasonable amount of carbonation in the brew with a tiny bit of tingle on the upper lip. Smooth medium body, with lots of residual stickiness. I'm actually digging the slightly carbonated cask-esque feel.

D - Not hint of alcohol, mild carbonation, minimal aftertaste = super easy drinking. The growler got killed pretty quickly. I'd love to try it on-tap to see if this is indeed what it's supposed to be like.

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

Growler shared by Thorpe, thanks, long time want of mine.

Beer poured into a Bruery tulip. Beer is amber to red and mostly clear with a decent head and low carbonation. Spotty lacing.

Beer smells sweet but not malty, strong but not alcoholic, and very very hoppy, nice grapefruit and strong aromas, I like this beer already.

Beer is medium to light in body and creamy in the mouth. Minimal sweetness up front with some hoppiness on the back. The midpalate is a little fruity with the grapefruit and other mild citrus flavors, not as earthy as some of these IPAs but the hops are nice and its easy drinking. yeah, I would have this again.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of yourefragile
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.38/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Solid orange appearance, looks like the high end dipas of today. Aroma was lacking, thought it would have more, this was merely average.

Mild hopping, not a lot of flavor or bitterness, which is a mixed bag. I just don't get why this is so loved, slightly above average at best. Good malt bill, caramel, toasted pale malts, but the hopping is underutilized.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.07/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From Growler 8-14-10.

A: Poured a water-based orange with no head. I later agitated and swirled on following pours but got little more then a bubbly, soapy topping that quickly paved way to a polish surface. The effervesce was near silent, hardly visible, even consumed only hours after the original fill. All and all a bit disappointed and a lackluster appeal.

S: Sweet grains with a sweet citrusy nature appears on the nose of only modest intentions. Overall the aroma seemed more sweet then bitter with a wet lemon-lime and juicy pine hopping backed by an ample supply of sweet grains chiming in.

T: Flavor wise seemd a bit flat and lifeless, a big let down after recently sampling their Saison de Peche and Stealth tripel which were solid A beers in my humble opinion. I played it safe thinking I couldn't go wrong with their Ipa but sadly was mistaken. Sweet grains are inline with a wet hopping of pine and lemon-lime notes. With a total lack of effervesce this fails to bring out the crisp hoppy nature I was hoping for. The cap was tighltly sealed and after reading some reviews to verify it seems this was just the way the beer was made and not a factor of lost pressure or mishandling. A real shame. Things finish up with a bit of hoppiness on the trail but comes to little to late.

M: Flat, lifeless and could of easily gone lower here. Medium bodied but mattered little as I just didn't care to hold onto this any longer then I had to.

D: A very average experience all around and easily forgettable, maybe I had higher standards since I recently sampled their saison and triple. A quick search before posting yielded similar concerns about the underwhelming carbonation that made this limp to the finish. Don't bother with a growler here.

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Photo of JohnParadee
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akorsak
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub.

A: The ale is a coppery brown color, darker than not with an unfiltered haziness that obscures the light. A finger of head nicely laces for the first 1/4th of the glass.

S: The nose drips with hops, a lupulin delight. Citrus dominates with a wide spectrum of fruity hops.

T: The ale is wonderfully bitter, just like Olde Frosty and Old Snafu. The hoppiness builds off of the caramel malts (therefore no dark malt flavors) with orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple. The bite of the hops never waivers or backs off, remaining robust throughout.

M: A deliciously hoppy ale that keeps the tastebuds at attention. A great beer.

D: How does a small brewpub in Selinsgrove, PA make the best IPAs that I've ever had? I could belly up to the bar all day with this one.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub today after a rather decadent tasting.

A: Crystal clear witha thin white head with good retention and nice lacing.

S: Sharp pine hops, just so dank and herbal-y. No real malt apart from a touch of caramel presence, this one is all about the hops. Plenty of aroma and flavoring, with some good bitterness.

TL Opens up with a massive hop flavor, dank and resiny with an excellent, pleasing bitterness. Very mild malt character , this beer is all hops - bitter, aroma and flavor. Finishes with a beautiful bitterness, not too much, not too little.

M: Light with a lot of resiny hops and an excellent dry and bittering finish. The bitterness is not abrasive, as evidenced by the 3 pints I drank.

D: Exceptionally drinkable. Two hours after my half pint at the brewpub, I split a growler with a friend and still wanted more.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler obtained via Growling at the Moon from ClockworkOrange. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/8" beige head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head quickly disperses to an uneven layer of bubbles, with extremely sticky lasting lace. Aroma is dominantly piney hops, with some citrus notes.

Taste starts sweet, a quick shot of lemon in the middle, then a long intense ride of piney hops to the bitter end. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, and drinkability is very easy. Great stuff.

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Photo of champ103
3.2/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jenrey for sharing a growler with me and some other BA's.

A: The cap opens without a pop and pours a murky orange color. No head forms and no lace.
S: Orange, citrus, zesty lemon. A nice simple hop aroma, if a bit one dimensional.
T: Again, some simple hops. Orange, citrus, zesty lemon. Spicy and lightly grassy.
M/D: This is under carbonated, almost flat. Not hard to drink, but one is enough.

Hopefully I get to try this again someday to give it another shot. Though as is underwhelming, and one dimensional.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange beer brought out by koufax21 for the Bruery barrel event. Mild citrus hoppy notes in the aroma, not overpowering, somewhat mild, was really underwhelmed by the aroma for sure.

Mild hopping again, decent enough drinking, but geez, this is almost british ipa territory had it not been for the citrus amount instead of just sheer bitterness.

Pretty standard stuff for an ipa. Good, not great. How this stuff is in the top 100 while nugget nectar is not, I have no idea. Anyways, I think my ipa drinking towards the east stops at about Ohio.

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India Pale Ale from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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