Tan Line Summer IPA | Fire Mountain Brew House

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Brewed by:
Fire Mountain Brew House
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by msubulldog25 on 06-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Elimination:
Photo of Elimination
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass

A yellow pale, with a good amount of haze, visible through other side. A bit of a light white head, that rings around the glass

Smell of strong pilsner malt, in fact, very 'light' beer aroma, faint hops, stronger almost light lager smell. Farty, a bit of grain, a tad bit of earthy dirty smelling hop character. A tad bit of citrus, mostly a tropical fruit.

Taste is a lot of pils, almost kolsh yeast character. Clean tasting not overpowering in any way, faint hop a tad bit of orange, lemon, with a very small amount of pine. The bread character is there with the pils which is like a donut sweet. There is some sort of dms-ness to it, some veggie like taste at the end. Not enough to take away from it, but present

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, quite easy drinking despite a bit higher carb level

Overall, its not a bad beer, a first encounter with fire mountain but probably not a last.

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Photo of mudbug
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a standard pint glass this pours a light orange with a hazy tint, the head is quite nice with tight bubbles and excellent retention.
Aroma is quite different for a west coast IPA, has a grainy huskiness up front with a decidedly lager like astringency and white pepper, pleasant to be sure, but different. Taste is also unique, the pilsner malts shine with a biscuit breadiness and with a nice Saaz hop spice.a little floral like nasturtiums pepper, Hmnnn, this reminds me of Victory Prima Pills a lot.
Whatever it is, a unique IPA or a non lagered pilsner it's tasty and refreshing.

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Photo of Docer
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)
- A nice light colored caramel that has just the slightest touch of glowing haze throughout. Solid finger of white thick head.. settles to a spotty creamy thin layer covering the top, and some lacing in waves around the glass.

Smell: (3.5)
- A light caramel and biscuit malt profile with a bit of a fruity scent. Light sugars, and a great grassy herbal hop presence. Citrus aromas as well. Overall not too shabby. Smells balanced and solid. Bit rich on the malt.

Taste: (3.5)
- Smooth sweet caramel malts, bitter pine and citrus hops... bit grassy and earthy.. little fruit saladish.. some phenols are hanging about in the finish. Overall pretty good and balanced. Good bitterness.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Dry and medium bodied. Little cloying and palate smacking from the bitter dryness. Well carbonated and easy to drink.

Overall: (3.5)
- The highlight of this beer is the dry bitterness. If you don't like hops, you won't like this beer much. It isn't over the top with aroma hops, and has a decent and solid grain bill it seems. Other than some light phenols and medicinal flavors hiding in the finish, the beer is pretty solid.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

light amber color and nice clarity to it. A small head of maybe a half an inch rose up from the bottom and settled down to nothing rather quickly with little in the way of any fan fare.

The aroma was rather light. Lots of malts in this one at first, not really getting the strong hop nose of an IPA. As it warmed though some nice touch of pine came through, but again nothing very heavy. Same can be said for the taste which was nothing to write home about. Light citrus hops, touches of grain and a bready malt base. Not bad really, just nothing really pushing it any direction at all. Smooth, low carbonation and easy drinkablility

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Photo of Reidrover
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market in S.Salem. $5.49 Appearance? typical light weight IPA..light orange body large off white head. Aroma is of tropical dried fruits..some lemon grass..light Taste is very malty to begin with thenm a puckering grassy hoppiness..overall light. Palate is actually quite nice..low carbonation and smooth. Ovderall a nice summer beer..but more a slightly hopped up blonde than an IPA

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Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev +13.3%

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ccrida
2.71/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a goblet, Tan Line IPA is a dull burnt gold with an off-white head leaving decent lace.

Smell is sweet, some citrus hops, not that dank, a little vegetable compost.

Taste is also rather vegetable, kind of a dirty IPA, more dish water then tan line in taste...this is just not working for me, back the compost off, crank up the fresh hops and your okay, but not now.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, dry, some creaminess.

Drinkability is low, I didn't care for this brew, and recommend they retool the hop-schedule to crank up the freshness. The malt and ABV are clean.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Tan Line Summer IPA from Fire Mountain Brew House
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 10 ratings