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Country Boy India Pale Ale | Everybody's Brewing

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Country Boy India Pale AleCountry Boy India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Everybody's Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RedDiamond on 05-19-2010

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 87
Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of oranges. Taste is also heavy on the oranges, very little malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I CAN't understand why we are getting a Washington state brewery's distribution this far east, but The CANQuest (tm) rejoices in its presence!

From the CAN: "Drink Everybody's Beer". I CAN only try.

I Crack!ed it open and CANducted an inverted Glug, but that may have been a mistake. Sure, I got a finger-and-a-half of foamy, soapy, tawny head that quickly fell, leaving great lacing behind, but I also got a cloudy beer with a lot of visible floaties. Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a citrusiness that somehow put me in mind of orange marmalade. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was slightly bitter, very citrusy, like a cross between oranges & tangerines and grapefruit. It was pleasant enough, but going back to my original query, why bother sending something that does not distinguish itself from the pack this far east? Finish was dry, slightly bitter and while satisfying, I just would not want more than one. Once more, here I am, damning with faint praise.

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Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in White Salmon.

The pale golden body has alight haze and is topped by a durable off-white head that leaves exceptional lacing.

Mildly bitter although hop dominated. More bitterness and hop flavor in the aftertaste, but still mild for style.
Medium-light body is smooth with medium carbonation

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can, no date, from Philadelphia Beer Week. Poured into Kane Belgian tulip glass.

L: 2F+ wispy foam head with some lacing and a ring. Beer is a hazy amber.

S: Muted citrus, especially grapefruit and orange.

T: Slight citrus forward, grapefruit and orange. Some pine and dankness in middle. Cracker malt. Slightly bitter.

F: Light to medium body, light to medium carbonation, decent balance and construction.

O: This is perfectly OK.

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Photo of Krinkle
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've had this one 3 different times spread out in a year - first time, great - second time, it sucked - 3rd time, great again - so i'll chalk that second time up as a bad batch and i won't count it - so a great beer otherwise

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Photo of garymuchow
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This isn't terrible as others have stated. It's not great. It comes across as old style APA/IPA wit h more classic hops pre-emphasis on citrus and all the subsequent fruit flavors or Maybe it's just aging a bit.
Nice white head with decent lacing. Quite cloudy golden yellow.
Quite a dull aroma with hints of grassy/weedy hops. Some malt in background.
A little sweetness in the taste with hints of fruit, but the bitterness is bigger and pronounce yet without excess. I kinda' like that. Malt foundation is there and holds on the flavors. Hops are still more traditional although some citrus comes through and lays on the tongue with the bitterness. There is a grainier taste that I"m not sure is malt or a hop characteristic, but I don't mind it.
Nice feel.
Decent enough esp. in the summer.
thanks Beertunes.

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Photo of maximum12
1.84/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thanks to a good trader for another great box that I’m starting to pull stuff out of. 12 oz. can from a brewery I’ve never heard hide nor hair of: excellent.

The pour is a puffy light orange. Holy oranges: the nose is like stuffing orange zest up your nose until it hits grey matter. Then there’s a bit of tangerine & more oranges. Smell-wise, this could be the official beer of Florida.

Country Boy makes a sharp break from the nose. The oranges are overtaken by a bitter mustiness that hits me below the belt. As it warms the mustiness comes on more sharply, like a yeast infection settling into your gums. Drinkable if you like inhaling mold spores, but, ecch.

I can’t drink any more to tease out what might be underneath the must, but this beer should be condemned. Straight awful.

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Photo of draheim
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a Mason jar glass at Chuck's. Pours a hazy golden color w/ a minimal head.

Aroma is faint citrusy hops and pale malt, although the subdued aroma could be due as much to the glassware as anything else.

Taste is citrusy hops, mostly tangerine and grapefruit, layered over pale biscuity malt. Decent resinous hop presence. Nice for what it is, but nothing particularly revelatory here. Finishes bitter, slightly floral.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium bodied, about right for the style.

Overall a good IPA but not one I'd necessarily seek out again.

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Photo of beerophilia
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A golden-hued beer with a nice white head, decent retention, and some lace. Aromas of grassy & spicy hops but also a faint whiff of rubber. Flavors of evergreen, grass, and light lemon. Generous bitterness without overpowering, medium-light body, long-lasting bitter aftertaste. Overall, better than the ISA but still not great.

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Photo of Floydster
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can

Appearance is a golden amber with an orange hue, an inch of off white head, decent lacing, some retention

Smell is Cascade, floral scents, subtle aroma hops, caramel, biscuit malt, and cereal

Taste is bitter at first with big pine notes, citrus comes into play in the finish, as it warms it becomes more bready like the aroma, hops still battling the malt and balancing it out, flavor is mild and not overpowering either way

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, strong carbonation, bitter and malty, does not feel heavy

This was a favorite of somebody I met who recently visisted the PNW so I was expecting a lot more, regardless it is a well balanced IPA and light enough to drink on a hot day and be refreshing

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Photo of nqdell
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler at Fred Meyer got half blown keg half new keg. Last pint out of the growler had the most sediment I've ever seen from a commercial beer. Overall good value Growler only ran ten bucks.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy straw colored body.
The aroma is pine... that's it, but it's good.
The taste is a moderate pine and grapefruit bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a straightforward but solid IPA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Golden amber color with a modest head, though plenty of lacing, in the tall glass. Light, fizzy, club soda carbonation. Aroma has hints of melon and malted milk.

The hops hit you with the dry leafy splash. After a couple of sips the malt with a little sweetness emerges. Suddenly I think of the rather pleasant sweet and grainy smell of the Purina dog chow plant in north Denver. Quite bitter aftertaste of medicinal herbs.

This starts sharp and prickly, but it seems to mellow as it warms. Still a harsh bitterness at the end to spoil the love fest. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of Spikester
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden amber with two plus fingers of off white head. Average retention but a good amount of lace. Smell is floral hops and bready malt.
Taste is bitter piney and citrus hops. A good amount of bready malts tries to support the hop character but the hops win.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a good example of the style. With no freshness date it is hard to tell if this is what it should be. For now I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to visiting the brewpub in the near future.

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

12 oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem. Liked the simple white and blue artwork. $1.59 Pours a slightly hazy light orange colour with a large frothy and thick white head. Veritable smorgasbord of hop aromas in this baby! Floral,resin,bit of pineapple,green onion,lemon zest..very nice. Taste is like it says very citrusy way more on the lemon/yellow grapefruit side..nice stuff . Good mouth feel its well carbonated yet smooth going down. A very good IPA.THis will be a good hot weather IPA.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a massive white head filling a third of the glass. Good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of mild bready malt, orange and lemon citrus, grassy hops. Flavor of light biscuit malt, lemon and grapefruit citrus, moderate citrus and grassy hops. Finishes semi-dry with a pleasant citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a nice mouth feel. A nice, well balanced IPA with an interesting malt body that supports the hops nicely but does not have a distinct malt flavor. Nothing really stands out, but the balance and flavors are quite satisfying and refreshing. Just now available in cans.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Either I'm growing less picky or I was really tired after a day on the slopes. Or, maybe even, this beer is actually good. On tap at Altitude in Welches.

Mostly clear, thin off white head, good retention and lace. The nose is fresh, fruity, grapefruit, citrus and some pine with some green hop character. Mild husky, grainy malt char present but sweetness is low. The grassiness is not something I typically care for, but in this beer, it's low enough not to be distracting. The palate similar to the nose, opening with a big, pungent citrus hop bitterness with moderate hop flavor as well. The grassy notes of the nose are not as noticeable here. The malt character, again, is husky and not particularly sweet. Bitter, pungent and resiny on the finish, this beer is quite pleasing on the palate. Recommended.

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

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty much textbook NW IPA, showcasing dry citrus, light honey, a hint of earthiness and light pepper. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though the beer was actually a bit more bitter than I was expecting (80 IBU's according to the beer list). The beer definitely leans to the dry side, though I found there to be a sufficient amount of malt to buoy the dry bitter finish in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the beer had a fairly long, rather bitter finish. Drinkability was quite good in this beer... it was tasty and very easy to drink (much better than the DIPA I also sampled here).

A nice IPA that I could see myself ordering again. Unforatunately, there are typically much better options on offer at most beer venues in the area, so I'm not sure that will happen any time soon.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Bottle into a snifter.

A: Very light yellow gold with an inch of white sea foam. Pretty good retention with some soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Floral aromatics blend with tangerine, orange, and melon. There are light grassy notes with a light malt base that imparts grain and subtle bready characteristics. I'm picking up a lemongrass quality as well.

T: Quite floral with notes of cantaloupe, tangerine, and orange. Malt is slightly grainy, imparting an upper low to lower moderate level of sweetness that resides just below an insistent moderate level of bitterness. The citrus character is more reminiscent of the dry and slightly astringent rind than of flesh, and this rindy/pithy note really lingers on the palate in the end.

M: Upper light in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: A pretty good IPA. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of Docer
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this IPA, have it on tap each time I am out to the brewpub.

- Light cloudy straw-yellow brew with a foamy white head, which settles with some large bubbling and leaves lace all about the glass.

- Lovely light bready and grainy aroma with a light spicy hop, and certainly more-so a citrus fruity hop. Lots of resinous pine and herbal notes as well.

- This is bitter, and in a good way. Light malts, no sweetness to overpower the bready grain and wonderful grassy hops. Soft honey, biscuit, and pine hops dominate. Very good.

- They have managed to create a medium bodied IPA without being thick and heavy on the sweet side of things. A wonderfully chewy feel, and an IBU bursting dryness which compliments the feel very well.

- This is a fantastic IPA and is one in which would amaze me if I brewed it.. and I would certainly live on this beer, and make it a flagship brew. To me, it almost fits my taste in IPA's perfectly... and it is my favorite style. Truly refined, perfected, and delicious.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Hmm, two AIPAs on the menu, eh? Ok. Well, I think this one is slightly better than the other option (Goodwill) as it's a bit more well balanced. Pour was a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Smell of fresh hops over a standard malt base. Dry and crisp on the palate, citrusy tones, some pine, well-hopped, with an underlying sweetness for a good sense of balance. Light-medium body, and pretty easily drinkable.

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Photo of dgilks
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale gold colour with a small white head. Fair head retention.

Grassy, earthy hops. Lacking fruity, floral aroma.

Dry pale malt flavour with a dose of resinous earthy hops. A little grassy.

Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. Good.

A nicely bitter, refreshing beer but the hop character isn’t quite right.

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Photo of NWer
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blonde in appearance. Unusual for an IPA. Looks like a tripel. Head moderate and subdued.
Very pleasant lemony citrus taste that doesn't overpower. Not a hop bomb if that's what you're looking for. Just a nice sessionable beer that is smooth and tastes good.
Note: Initial taste a pint at the brewery at White Salmon but waited until I cracked the to-go growler to make an evaluation under a more relaxed environment.
I thoroughly enjoyed it at the brewery and am not disappointed that I snagged a growler on the way out.
A noble effort.

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

A: Poured a nice golden color with good carbonation topped off by a nice white foamy head

S: Floral hops, pine

T: Had a very dry taste from the get go, not much hop oils,floral notes and some citrus as well. Some bread in there.

M: Very clean, crisp, well carbonated, light booze feel. Tasty

D: Easy drinking this beer is! I could and would want a few of these!

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.78/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub in March. Thanks to ramnuts for driving.

A: Pours a clear golden body; it's fairly light for the style, but that's not a major complaint. Decent retention; some lacing during sips.

S: A dry, citrusy aroma of grapefruit, grass, and something else I couldn't identify. Frank suggested Alpo; I've never had a dog, but I wrote this down anyway.

T: Again, dry and citrusy, with an earthy flavor to it. I'm not sure it distinguishes itself well from the Seasonal IPA in this regard; they aren't interchangeable, but they are similar, though this one seems to have a more traditional American IPA flavor. I didn't care for the weird aftertaste (Alpo?), but it did get better as it warmed.

M: A relatively dry body, making it fairly light for an IPA. It is delivered with medium-high carbonation, making it more crisp; this needs to be reduced.

D: For a NW IPA this isn't particularly impressive. I was ho-hum about this.

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