Organic IPA | Napa Smith Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Napa Smith Brewery
California, United States
napasmithbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DousedInStout on 03-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
18.9%
 
 
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5
Gots:
20
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Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wow, what an IPA! Not perfect, but very, very nice. Flavorful with a wonderful aroma.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Photo of KajII
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky medium apricot orange brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, diminishing down to a thin film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, spruce and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), and a slight fruity ester (peaches and pears).

Taste was mildly malty sweet with a touch of caramel in the beginning, progressing with a mild fruitiness along with a nice hoppy bitterness and a citrus peel bite right at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with a somewhat pronounced bitter citrusy taste left to linger.

Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a lightly dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this to be a very tasty and well balanced IPA. It possessed a very nice sweet fruity flavor and a somewhat bold citrusy bitterness which balanced each other out superbly, thus concealing the slightly high ABV completely...

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy, murky orange/peach with an off white abundant sticky, clinging head.
Aroma; Get a lot of stringent hops and a combination of grapefruit and orange rinds, along with alcohol.
Taste; More malts than expected but sharp tangy hops still more prominent. I do get some caramel maltiness.
After taste is dry and warming.
Interesting, not to bad at all. A beer that would complement a full meal, but probably not a hot sweat thirst quencher.

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Organic IPA from Napa Smith Brewery
3.44 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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