East Bay IPA | Ale Industries

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Average: 3.81 | pDev: 10.5%

Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 40

American Imperial IPA | 7.75% ABV

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Ale Industries
California, United States
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East Bay IPAEast Bay IPA
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 40
Photo of iandw
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Richmond Republic Draught House in SF. Decent IPA with a bitter hops finish as reflected by the 100 IBU rating. Semi hazy golden color. No hint of tropical notes, just a tad citrusy.

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Photo of stevoj
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Whole Foods. Amber pour with small foamy head. Aroma is rich malts, earthy hops, kinda smoky, tobacco. taste too is natural and dirty, more smoky character. Light hops and nice bready malts. Perhaps closer to an APA, but still an interesting beer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

My first from this brewer. And being a transit geek, I was very much taken in by the label... but unfortunately, not the ale. East Bay IPA gave me a bit of fruity hops and the rest was bitter medicine. (I had a cold, so you'd thing I'd be less sensitive to the imbalances here. Very much resiny.)

Because of the clever name and label, I'd like to give it a try again... but on tap and preferably a flight. Today was not the experience I hoped for.

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Photo of detgfrsh
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the label art! From a bomber bottled on 2/14/17. Pours a burnt orange with two fingers of tan head. Grapefruit smell. Medium, slightly resiny feel. Acidic, bitter grapefruit flavor. Like drinking a grapefruit. Good, if fairly one-dimensional.

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Photo of BlammaJamma
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a bomber from my local costco that was fairly fresh. Poured with a dark tan color and a nice hoppy smell. Taste went down well with a thicker feel to it with a strong malty sweet finish. Had a bit of a stout feel to it even though it is truely an IPA. Worthy enough of a later date second opinion and a review refresh.

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Photo of mactrail
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden amber brew with an abundant white foam in the tumber. Piney aroma. Thin and on the harsh side. Hot with alcohol.

This is sharp and resiny with just a shimmer of fruity hop aromatics. A brief kiss of pineapple and then its off to the bitter regrets. Not very drinkable except as hop and booze shooter. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Molly Stone Market.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a caramelly colored tan. Little to no aroma. Flat orange hop flavor, drying and flat bitterness. This doesn't represent the east bay at all. Given the generally positive reviews here I hope to revisit this with a more positive experience at some point. Stay tuned.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light orange, 1/2" off white head, looks good. Aroma hit the citra notes, tropical, citrus, pine, they're all there.

What looks like a big ass dipa at almost 8% and 100 ibu drinks lighter than that thankfully. The hops are used to provide flavors more than mouth grating bitterness. Stays away from crystal malt thankfully.

One of the best beers I've had from this brewery. A true west coast ipa.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is on tap at The Pig & The Pickle (on August 7, 2015) so is not retired. ABV on this batch is 7.75%, very close to the 7.80% listed here.

Pours a dark orange with a white head and is decent to look at. The nose is all nice, clean and assertive fresh bitter hops and most inviting. Body is medium to bold, nice carbonation and a wonderful IPA bitter flavor with a long lasting hop finish. Nice beer.

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Photo of APreacher
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Toronado SF 8-21-2012

A: Cloudy with good lacing

S: floral, citrus, grassy

T: smooth hop punch with tropical tones. true west coast ipa with a fine balance of malt..not too dry or sweet

M: very complex and leaves you wanting more.

O: coats the tongue with a flavor profile that is typical with citra hops that is not overdone. alc. is very well hidden and discreet.

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Photo of Mark
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at EJ Phair Alehouse. It poured a bright and cloudy golden color, almost approaching orangey. Roma was of sharp hop and citrus. A sharp hop bite at every sip made this a good drinkable IPA. Lacing on glass was o.k. Didn't seem like a double IPA and the strength of the beer is well hidden. Good beer from a close by brewery.

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Photo of kaseydad
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Pours a hazy yellow with a nice bright white head with above average lacing. The aroma is very hop forward with a nice hoppy smell with some background grapefruit and mango in the mix. The taste is spot on! A very nice bite on each sip. A hop-a-saurs taste with a nice lingering bitter background. A slight tinge of sweetness on the swallow but this is quite hoppy and I am digging it! Very drinkable as I took two down easily and was thirsty for another. Overall I say find it if you can as this is a fast seller and I now know the reason why. Great stuff that I hope gets bottled someday but even then it may not transfer over well. Nice to live close to to Concord and the brewery.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Usual color, light orange, carbonation just right. Good aroma, a little bit of everything, citrus, bitter, tropical. Just what citra is supposed to deliver.

Nice soft touch for being 100 ibu and 7.8%, was skeptical of this being at a single ipa festival, but thankfully, it wasn't one of those harsh bitter dipas that doesn't have a good hop mouthfeel. Columbus bittering, citra and centennial for flavoring, citra and cascade in the dry hop. Sounds like a classic hop recipe to me. Seemed to have less caramel, more crystal malt going on. Fine with me.

Ale Industries is making some good stuff, based on what I've had the last couple of times at the bistro.

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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 40 ratings