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Impact Pale Ale | The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery

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Brewed by:
The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery
Maine, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We amp up the alcohol and hops in this West Coast version of an IPA. One of our few brews we only hop with one variety, in this case Cascades. This Washington state hop imparts wonderful floral aroma made even more pronounced by dry hopping.

Added by Jayli on 06-29-2009

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by jzeilinger:
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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. I've never heard of this one before so I HAD to try it. Beer poured a gorgeous brown amber color (kind of like a Bass), had a creamy one finger foam head. Smelled of faint breadiness, light hops, malts, faint fruitss, total lack of carbonation. With the first sip, picked up a faint bitterness on the tongue and a nice malt presence to balance things out. This beer is very well balanced and if I didn't know it was brewed in Maine, I swear it were English. Very well done, not my preference, but balanced and not overbearing. It seems to me to be a very good interpretation of an English Ale with a slight American twist. This would be a good session beer. Has a good mouthfeel - light on the tongue, light to medium texture, and might be a good beer to introduce the every day beer drinker to craft brews.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Great Lost. This is a well rounded IPA, reminds me of DFH 60.
Golden amber more amber then golden with a great head formation
The nose is sweet and fruity hops with a citrus backing. The hop aroma is consistent through out very nice.
The taste matches the aroma. Hops are the dominate almost all the flavor. The hops are upfront sweet, juicy, and fruity a citrus taste finishes is all off.
The mouth is smooth with a building, but subtle carbonation.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured mainly grassy hops with a touch of citrus and moderately grainy malt.

The taste was likewise grassy and grainy with some sweetness and a bit of orangy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical for the style.

Overall a good, but non-disinctive IPA.

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Photo of berley31
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured with a small head that diminished quite quickly. Body is a dark copper color and very hazy. Thick sheets of lace left behind while drinking.

S: Quite a bland aroma of light malt and hops, but I really didn't get much from the smell at all.

T: This is an odd beer. There's a coffee-ish, burnt flavor, and the finish is not as hoppy as you would expect from the style. There's almost a smokiness bite to the finish, actually... it really is quite odd. Whatever it is, it doesn't make the beer undrinkable, but it doesn't really work either.

M: Medium-bodied and creamy, with average carbonation.

D: It's not terrible, but I really don't think I'd ever order it again.

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Photo of NHSTEVE
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmarsano
4.6/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jayli
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had on tap at The Great Lost Bear 6/28/09
This beer poured a deep, clear, copper color with a thin but creamy head. Thick film remained on top of the beer the whole way down, leaving nice thick lacing on the glass. Nose is of citrusy hops with a nice malt backbone to it. Taste is fantastic - nice big burst of citrusy hops take over up front, with a decent blend of some toasted malts. An orange bite ends the flavoring leaving a bit of bitterness on the tongue. This is a medium body, moderate carbonation beer. It's actually quite creamy at first lending to a bitter dry finish. This was a nicely blended IPA - not over the top, not the best of the style, but well done and easy to sit with for a night.

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Photo of Dufmandinga
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank like a lager. Pretty malty and heavy. Barely any hop flavor. Flat

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Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received a pint of brownish-orange brew. Barely a skim of a head. No lace, some haze.

Toasted malt, metallic notes, some resinous hop leaf aromas.

An odd one, as it got alot better as it warmed and as the pint opened up a bit. Cold out of the tap, it was a burnt bitter mess. Over-browned bread crust and aspirin bitterness. As it warmed, there was more bread and toasted grain with those other two flavors. Fruit really not found here, but there was some earth. It almost leans toward an old ale.

Brew was a bit watery and too still for my liking.

The fact that this evolved in the glass helps the overall rating. Not sure if I'd have this again, but it was still ok. Enough complexity to make it worth a try.

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Photo of trotnixon
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Off the tap this beer was a slightly hazy, copper color. The one-finger beige head displayed very good retention as a foamy cap that eventually became a little rocky and left consistent streaks of lacing. The aroma was of light herbal hops, hints of pine, pale malt and bready malt - similar to an ESB. The flavors were strange at first but better as it warmed up. It started with very doughy malt that later gave way to orange rind, some wood and herbs and a bitter finish that lingered on my tongue. The malt elements were quite strong for a Pale Ale and misbalanced the beer. The mouthfeel was foamy and oily, the body medium and the carbonation medium.

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Photo of cravenawin
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jjboesen
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Impact Pale Ale from The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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