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Southpaw IPA | Original Gravity Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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45 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Original Gravity Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
ogbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Deuane on 07-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,626
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
45
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
5
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A growler filled on 11-Jun-10. It was opened yesterday for a few pints. My review is based on day two.

A: The growler opened with a vicious psssst. Unfortunately that seems to be all of the CO2 escaping. Poured into my glass, the ale is a dark tea color, brown and opaque. No head arose on the pour although, in fairness, an eggshell white head was plentiful yesterday.

S: The IPA is well-balanced, offering up citrusy hops alongside a strong caramel base. The hoppiness is deceptive, strong but never jumping out at you like some IPAs are prone to do.

T: I appreciate the balance in the ale, the mingling of caramel and biscuit with sharp citrus hops. The caramel, as suspected, is rich and bready, a relatively sweet foundation for the hops. The hops, strong as they are, aren't in your face. Instead the bitterness slowly blooms into an all-out citrus assault. The peppery grapefruit flavors are quite strong by the last sip of my glass, leaving a long bitterness behind.

M: The gradual crescendo of hops is enjoyable, really bringing out the strength of the IPA. I don't mind the lack of carbonation during this second outing.

D: Yesterday, I was too burned out to review the ale. Today, I'm digging it. Well done, Original Gravity. I didn't appreciate Southpaw the first time around, my bad.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A-Golden hued copper with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.

S-Lemon citrus hop aroma with a healthy underlying sweet caramel base.

T-Sharp, citrus hop forward pop. Nice backing caramel malt without being overly sweet. A well balanced taste profile.

M-Medium-light body quite sharp and crisp with good lingering bitterness.

D-A solid, easy to drink go to IPA. A nicely done beer that won't blow your doors off but it doesn't leave you hanging either.

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Southpaw IPA from Original Gravity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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