Inukshuk IPA | O'Dempsey's

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Inukshuk IPAInukshuk IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Dempsey's
Georgia, United States
odempseys.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by allthatAles on 09-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.86%
 
 
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Photo of AD17
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an orange/beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts. Taste is also malty, slightly sweet, light hops in the background, not much in the way of bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but drinks much more like and English IPA than an American one.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Forced pour produced this little disinterested fizzy head that ends up floating like a lazy winger on top of this coppery bronze beer.

Nose full of caramel and very little else.

Taste is following the nose until a tangy bitter sets in. Think to medium bodied with a lingering bitter aftertaste with just a bit of sweetness.

At best this is mediocre beer that has a nice dating information, so I can only assume that this is the intended product. It is also contact brewed by Thomas Creek, so who knows what the overall intent was here.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass tulip. This is a copper colored beer with a medium sized white head.
The taste is pretty good with a nice caramel flavor;
The aroma is big on malt and caramel with maybe some citrus in the background.
The Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A pretty solid IPA, I would drink this again.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

O'Dempsey's "Inukshuk IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, contracted through Thomas Creek Brewery, date code is illegible

Notes: Hazy deep amber-copper beneath a rocky head of light khaki that holds very well and leaves some thin streaks of lace. Good appearance overall. Limited aroma with light to medium caramelish malt that's infused with floral and herbal hops. The flavor is the same with the addition of some light pine/mint. Solid bitterness. Some yeastiness, and a mild apple-like fruitiness. Dry, lingering finish.

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3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of reptile3141
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SCanthony
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of argock
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. No freshness date. Received as a gift from little sister Tami.

A: Light copper with 1-2 fingers of off-white, foamy head with decent retention and some webs of lacing down the glass.

S: Very malty and caramelly with some light citrus and pine notes. Too malty for an Am IPA.

T: THe flavor is more reminiscent of an English IPA with big medium crystal caramel malty notes that equal if not overwhelm the light orange citrus and floral hops notes. There is a touch of pine in there too. Overall though. this is way too slanted to the malt for the style.

M: I would not call this thin at all -- the feel is above-average for the style with a fairly sticky mouthfeel with lowish carbonation and medium-dry finish. Not bad for a malt-dominated beer.

O: I think this beer would score a lot better as an English IPA or Imperial Amber or some other style -- this is way too malty to be an Am IPA that competes with the likes of Two Hearted, Alesmith, Alpine Duet and Nelson, BR Racer 5, etc. Not a bad beer but they took balance a little too far.

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Photo of Washuffizi98
3.32/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cjgiant
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of DrMindbender
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Jonbw
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of bongobeer
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of woodychandler
2.84/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came out of the cooler at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop.

From the bottle: "Beer to Die For"; "We chose to use these balanced rocks for our label to symbolize the balanced nature of our IPA. These sculptures are known as Inukshuks and are erected to represent hope, friendship and hospitality. While we want it to symbolize how balanced our IPA is, we also really like that Inukshuks symbolize hope, friendship and hospitality as well. Why not have an Inukshuk represent both concepts? O'Dempsey's Inukshuk IPA combines a bitter hop bite and citrus notes with a huge amlt backbone to achieve a balancing act for your senses. Enjoy." Too much repetition.

My gosh, it is humid today! I am sweating, the bottle is sweating, I don't know what it takes to cool down at this point. I popped the cap, began an uncaring pour that I only cared about when it threatened to overflow the glass, and then backed off. The pseudo-cascade produced about three fingers of rocky, tawny head that teetered and tottered and then fell like Humpty Dumpty in a big crash. I will say, though, that the resulting lacing was fabulous. Color was a deep, dark-gold (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity and while I wish that I could tell you that this summoned Midas, Mammon and Croesus, I can't. You see, given an afternoon of golden AIPAs, they NEVER left! The nose had a very biscuit malt character, so I am unconvinced that this is an AIPA. Mouthfeel was medium and the malt was really the guiding light in this one. It should either be changed to an EIPA or suffer according scores when reviewed as an AIPA. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The flavor was more towards biscuit malt with just enough hops to give it a mild tang on the tongue. I just found this to be profoundly boring, as long as it is identified as an AIPA.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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