Abbey India Pale Ale | Abbey Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Abbey Brewing Co.
Florida, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 20
Photo of kylehay2004
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very nice think slight tan head with good retention ad lacing on a clear amber and gold body.

S: mostly Malts with a subtle citrus hop note but overall light on te nose.

T: very nice malt profile with a nice sweet citrus note which carries to the finish almost masking the light hop bitterness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Very creamy and smooth.

Overall: to have this much malt flavor and maintain clarity is impressive. Very drinkable and nice flavor. Well balanced.

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Photo of GJ40
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I stopped in a quick visit at The Abbey while visiting Miami with my family. After consulting the beer list, I went with the house IPA. Considering the difficulty of finding a good beer bar in Florida, I didn't expect much. I was pleasantly surprised.

The IPA has a golden color with good clarity and a small head. The lacing is pretty good though. It's got lots of floral and fruity hops with a significant grapefruit bitterness. I found it nicely balanced and very easy to drink.

I really enjoyed this beer. It had everything a good American IPA should have. I've adjusted my scoring a bit based on what this beer has achieved in a market with very little appreciation for a good IPA. Miami could use more beer like this!

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Abbey on 04/11/2008.

Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus spruce aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration.

This is a good beer.

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Photo of JEdmund
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, honey amber; moderate head; little lacing left

Unique bubble gum hops

Taste & Mouthfeel
Hoppy up front, but somewhat weak on the bitters; enjoyable level and flavor of malts; nice creamy texture

Very drinkable. It may not leave a strong memory, but it's a solid offering from a very micro brewery in somewhat beer-starved area.

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Photo of sloejams
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Most of the time when I step into a new brewery / brewpub and they have their own IPA - that will be my first choice. Raymond, the owner and brewmaster, gave me a little bit of info about his brewing, which is done offsight in Melbourne.

Being an East Coast native, this had all of the characteristics I was accustomed to of an IPA. Being a West Coast guy now, I wish there was a bit more kick in the hops. I enjoyed it though - it was very easy drinking and I like the citrus bite.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

While I really enjoyed the other two house-brewed beers I had at Abbey Brewing (the quad and the imperial stout), I thought this one was rather marginal based on a flat mouthfeel and some not very exciting bitterness.

Things between this beer and I started out well enough, as it presented an attractive image of beeriness - copper colored, a bit hazy, with a small white head. However, things started going south at aroma, as the beer smelled just slightly bitter but with no real discernible complexity and no intensity. Flavor was the same, slightly bitter but without any piney, grassy, real dryness, or citrus to keep my interest. This beer could really benefit from upping the alpha acids in the recipe (add more hops!). The beer also didn't have a real significant malt presence, which combined to make a flavor that just seemed barely there. It wasn't flawed as far as I could detect, it just struck me as really boring. Mouthfeel was fairly flat (in fact this was the first thing I noted about this beer upon tasting), which made the whole package a bit disappointing, particularly having had the other two very good Abbey Brewing beers first.

I wouldn't really recommend this beer. Have yourself another Imperial Stout or Quad at the Abbey instead.

I had this beer on-tap at the Abbey Brewing Co in Miami Beach.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is actually called "Abbey Immaculate IPA". Clear copper color, thin to no head, aroma is hops but not overly hoppy, just a hint as in a UK version. Flavor is likewise muted hops, but very tasted and well balanced with malty sweetness to offset the light bitterness. Very easy to pound but also nice for sipping.

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Photo of DaggerEyes
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear coppery orange with a one finger white head that didn't hang around too long.

The nose was a bit tame, compared to what I would usually expect from an American IPA. Mellow floral hop smells, a bit grassy.

Pretty standard IPA, not nearly as hoppy as described in previous reviews, perhaps he mellowed out the recipe a bit since then. It was a good taste with slight citric hints and a bit of pine. Nice malt profile.

Awesome mouthfeel he really nailed it on this characteristic of the brew. Vibrant carbonation massages the tongue. Crisp and clean finish. Awesome!

A super drinkable beer, if you ever end up at the Abbey I highly suggest trying all of the beers Raymond brews!

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this over-the-top bitter. It had 4 hops mixed in, northern, golden,goldings, fogel. Cleanses the palate and suck the hops bitterness. Amber and golden. Grapefruit aroma and taste and medium consistency.Had this again on tap three years later, grapefruit, nice white head and lacey.

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Photo of StevieW
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium clear copper in color, nice foamy white head. Head stayed long enough to produce yummy big hop bubbles. Huge hop smell, not sure which one, probably cascades. Nothing else noticable smell wise. Decent IPA taste big hop hit in the nose, then some hoppy tones in the finish. A bit thin and watery at the bottom of the glass. Lacked the balanced, malty thickness of really good IPA's..

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Abbey India Pale Ale from Abbey Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 20 ratings