Industrial IPA | Cortland Beer Company

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Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA

Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lovindahops on 04-01-2011

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by T-34-85:
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4/5  rDev +7%

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Photo of MadScientist
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light reddish copper with a warm glowing haze. The off white head head is long lasting. An absolutely gorgeous looking beer.

Moderately strong hop aromas of pineapple, citrus and pine. There is light malt sweetness in there with a light alcohol aroma in there as well. Clean fermentation showing no esters nor diacetyl.

The initial flavor is of citrus and pineapple hops with a well balanced hop bitterness and malt sweetness. The bitterness lingers into a long medium dry finish. There are also light hop flavors of resinous pine and mango. The alcohol has a soft perfume quality in very low levels.

This beer has a medium body with moderate carbonation. there is a slight alcohol warmth. No astringency

This is an enjoyably bitter but balanced IPA that I could enjoy a few pints of in a sitting. The hops aroma and flavor are moderately strong and I like just a touch more of both but it's defiantly to style want.

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Photo of billmckibben
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a bomber from Wegman's in Dewitt, NY. Nice to see another CNY brewer on the shelves. This is a good, but not amazing IPA. There's a fruity, juicy knock up front and a spicy—like spice cake—finish with a long, smooth bitter finish. There's a mild bready, doughy backbone. And more importantly for a newer brewer, it's a clean beer. Give it a shot.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head, good deal of carbonation and nice lacing.

S-Citrus and grassy hops with caramel balancing it out.

T-Starts with caramel malt and is rounded out by citrus hops. mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, carbonated and velvety.

O-A good IPA, most likely Cortland's best beer.

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Photo of jeffstinson
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of plaid75
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured It hazy amber here with the one finger foamy white head. There was very good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured an earthy sweetness and seemingly tired grassy hop.

The taste was likewise earthy in its sweetness with a slight citrus hop and the same dull grassiness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a strange lingering bitterness.

Overall and unimpressive malt forward IPA.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.82/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz tallboy can.

3.25 A: Murky copper amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Hops are primarily grassy and earthy, but there's some piney and citrus in there as well. Overall though, the hops are underwhelming. Yeasty breadiness with some toastiness and a touch of caramel. Pretty average.

2.75 T: Hops are again underwhelming. Very mild bitterness and not a lot of flavor as well. What is there spans across grassy, earthy, piney, and nondescript citrus with no real focus. Lots of yeasty breadiness, but clean for the most part. Toastiness accompanies a light fruitiness with some peach and pear. The taste isn't bad. It's more an issue of comparing this to competing IPAs. This one doesn't measure up.

3.0 M: Medium body than comes off a bit watery. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess but overall good enough.

2.5 D: Again, it's a decent beer, but well below average, especially in the IPA world.

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Photo of Fahz
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 1BadblueSS
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of owenwood
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As a PA transplant originally from Syracuse, this beer is literally bought on my way back up there whenever I go...always 16 oz. cans at the Cortland P&C. That being said, the beer itself is pretty inconsistent...I've had cans that were really good, and others that I swore were defective somehow....I would say that my "baseline" experience with this IPA is that at its best, it's just OK. Narrowing it down, the aftertaste is pretty mediocre even recalling the best of these experiences. The hop balance is all right, always some orange/lemon/grapefruit citrus taste going on, the nose is more like a lager than an IPA, and for God sakes don't have one that's not ice cold. Oh well, they can't all be like Flight Level 410...

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffMan23
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of craftaholic
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Grassy and herbaceous, resinous and sightly citrus. Easy drinking and would gladly do so again

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Photo of Stignacious
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of scootsmal
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ER527
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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Industrial IPA from Cortland Beer Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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