India Pale Ale
The St. George Brewing Company

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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The St. George Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
English IPA
3.66 | pDev: 13.66%
Apr 06, 2019
Jul 18, 2002
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle to English pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking ruddy amber color with a small quickly receding foamy head. Mild lace.
The aroma had some floral hops meshing with some biscuit malt then some earthy to leathery tones dryly meet in the middle.
The flavor moderately leaned into a dry sweet floral to earthy hoppiness. Some toffee and caramel with some nuttiness. Slight aftertaste of biscuits, floral hops and toffee.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps a touch under. Good carbonation. Standard ABV - felt fine. Finish was somewhat nutty with floral hop bitterness.
Overall, as an English IPA, I'd say this is a fine one worthy of coming back to.
Apr 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Dewsby from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L) This beer pours a dark amber hue, it is definitely on the darker side as far as English IPAs go. There is a decent head, and minimal lacing.

S) The smell is quite lovely. It is lacking hop character, but that can be forgiven by the fantastic malt presence on the nose. You can perceive nuttiness, light caramels and butter toffees, all well rounded by toasty biscuit. An absolute pleasure to sniff, would be rated higher if my nose was able to find some more lovely British hop character.

T) The malt profile of the nose is present in the taste. Again, the hoppiness is more nuanced than it should be. The beer is near the end of it's freshness date, so this will obviously play a factor.

F) The beer has appropriate carbonation and a medium body.

O) The beer is quite solid, I will try it again at some point much closer to brew date.
Jan 23, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Craftygridelli14 from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 3.55 by markjarema11 from Alabama

Jul 18, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by petewheeler from Maryland

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.32 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 3.38 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by vabeerguy from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. The color is a hazy orange with a pleasant floral smell. The initial taste is balanced but ends with a mild hop flavor.

Not sure why but there is no born on or drink by date so I am not sure how fresh the beer is. So I bought just one bottle. I started checking for this information after I had a really skunked beer (brewer to remain nameless). Turns out some beer on the shelf had passed its drink by date by months.

Having said that, this is a pretty good IPA and I would buy it again if I knew the bottled by or drink by date.
Oct 31, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours an amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a hop flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good IPA
Sep 24, 2015
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Reviewed by IchLiebeBier from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: amber/orange with small, frothy head; head dissipated quickly, with not a lot of lacing

Smell: ah, that distinctive UK IPA with Fuggles hops it much better than US hops; pick up some biscuit malt and fruit notes; love it.

Taste: sweet malts with a big hit of earthy hops right up front; finishes slightly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness hanging around to balance it. Good flavor

Mouthfeel: fairly creamy, almost like a double IPA in the mouthfeel. Should be more attenuated and crisper. Good though.

Remarks: got this to remember what a British IPA with UK hops tastes like. I'd buy it again.
Aug 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy copper color. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. While its texture is superbly creamy, its duration isn't great. A small but thick ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (3.75)

Smell: I expect esters in an English-style IPA, and I'm getting them - as the dominant note, in fact. Plenty of peach, apricot, and cherry hits my nose There are some leafy, earthy hops which balance both the esters and the biscuity malts. St. George nailed all the aspects I like in a English IPA. (3.75)

Taste: This actually is assertively hoppy - only, instead of citrus, I get plenty of tobacco, wood, and earth. Having said that, notes of orange marmalade, apricot, peach, and biscuit all make themselves known around the back end. This is very well done stylistically, and also quite enjoyable in general. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: The feel is somewhat full and round, which I like. On the other hand, it seems excessively slimy/syrupy for what it's trying to accomplish. Even with decent carbonation, it feels like this beer sits around too long on the palate. At least the flavor is good enough to not make it annoying. (3)

Overall: My only quibbles here lie in the overly bulky mouthfeel. Otherwise, this is a damn good English IPA that's a nice change of pace from all the tropical fruit assaults I'm used to (and enjoy, if I'm honest). The way this beer blends ale esters with a vibrant, defined Fuggles flavor is why I like it so much. I'll definitely buy this again, maybe even by the six pack. (3.75)

3.68/5: More or less what I want from an English IPA
Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a nonic, the beer is a crystal clear, caramel coloring, with a slow flow of carbonation throughout the body, and a low profile, filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas of tangy sweet caramel, grapefruit and lemon zest, and subtle bitterness. Extremely balanced nose. Flavors are tangy sweet caramel and toffee forward, with subtle notes of bitter and peppery hops in the backbone, and a highlight of grapefruit led citrus sweet throughout. Roasted overtones rough up the overly sweet palate, with a big, full body. The aftertaste is more of the citrus notes shining through, but still with the roasted malt notes an English IPA is known for. Smooth, tangy sweet, bitter, and dry finish. Good beer.
Jul 04, 2015
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Rated by John_Beeryman from Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This beer needs to have more hops in it.
Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by Dringus from Virginia

May 08, 2015
Rated: 3.27 by Griffin2 from Virginia

Apr 03, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Mookiemutt from Washington

Mar 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Doctor_Bogenbroom from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap at the Crab Shack in Newport News, VA. Pours a nice amber color with a frothy white head and decent lacing. The aroma is distinctly floral with fruity accents and the taste is well balanced, hoppy, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is solid with a good bitter aftertaste, again not overpowering. Overall this is a solid IPA.
Mar 08, 2015
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Rated by StuMo65 from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great English IPA! Well balanced body, malty flavor with crisp medium bitter finish.
Jan 27, 2015
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Rated by waltc21 from Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
though local, it is very bland
Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by NickTinyRace from North Carolina

Jan 07, 2015
Rated: 3 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina

Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by thenapster7 from New Jersey

Dec 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by lillitnn92 from Virginia

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bigbutter from Virginia

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by embass from Virginia

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Sanchezrox23 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2014
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
Decent beer with a clear gold color and great head. first thing I smell id=s malt. Taste hits you first with malty sweetness, than moves into the bitterness of hops and citrus, more citrus than hops. Finish is bitter and nice, and ends crisp with a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Overall, ok but expected a little more kick of the hops
Aug 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by sebaastionb from Virginia

Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by MattSharpless from Virginia

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ONEBEERGIRL from Virginia

Jul 14, 2014
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Reviewed by slusk from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: pours a fairly clear copper with a dense white head, excellent lacing.

S: Bright orange peel hop aroma, with some bready caramel malt. Some wheat and Belgian type character.

T: Quick flash of caramel malt character overtaken by floral, citrus and bitter orange peel. Bright and slightly acidic flavor. hop forward brew that leans more toward bittering than aroma. Dry finish.

M: Moderate carbonation, some astringency and light body, a bit thin.

O: Not a bad beer. The bitterness is I the forefront with some floral hop notes. The malt flavor is short lived and is taken over by the hop bitterness. Overall, not bad. but I'd like to see more hop aroma.
Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by CaptDavyJones from New York

May 08, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by atrocity from Virginia

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 3 by jbexphys from Maryland

Apr 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Fusion7777 from Virginia

Mar 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Mar 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jan 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by Rmbr2 from Virginia

Jan 21, 2014
India Pale Ale from The St. George Brewing Company
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