Coulter IPA | Cismontane Brewing Company

Coulter IPACoulter IPA
BA SCORE
3.64/5
176 Ratings
Coulter IPACoulter IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cismontane Brewing Company
California, United States
cismontanebrewing.blogspot.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DoubleJ on 05-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,677
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
176
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of nige4958
2.12/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, in the world of IPA's, this one just doesn't pack enough punch or consistency for that matter. Beer pours a very cloudy, swamp waterish amber. Mild aroma of candied fruits, hop resin, with some pleasant floral aromas. Flavor is heavily one-sided towards
malt with some bitterness just breaking through. This beer is just way too malt heavy.

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Photo of Reagan1984
2.13/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A non BA buddy from the west coast sent this along in a recent box.

Aggressive (overly) head builds in the glass. Impressive retention on the head as it is almost like a whipped cream. Deep orange/amber in color.

Aroma has a hint of medicinal notes and smells like an early homebrew of mine. (that’s not a good thing) Some plastic.

Sadly the flavor follows the aroma here and seems to have some off flavors. Medicinal, black pepper and a strong bitter hop finish. Nothing particularly fresh about the hop flavors

Pin point carbonation and a bit prickly on the tongue.

Quite frankly, in the year 2013 this beer should not be on the market. Not even close.

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Photo of largadeer
2.29/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

New brewery to the bay area. Grabbed a bottle on a whim. No freshness date, but it hasn't been on shelves more than 2 weeks.

Appearance: Medium-to-dark amber with a slight haze. Pours with a dense two finger head that retains nicely, leaving rings of lacing as it settles. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Sweet orange flesh, rye bread, a hint of pine. Moderate malt sweetness - has a bit of a candied orange quality to it. Nothing jumps out much - pretty underwhelming. As it warms, it begins to smell more like mediocre homebrew.

Taste & mouthfeel: Pine, orange flesh, and oxidation. Earthy rye, a little spiciness from the hops. The finish has a surprising amount of cardboard-like oxidation to it - not old bottle oxidation, more like something went wrong during brewing or packaging. Bitterness is reigned-in in a pleasant way, and the malt bill is nice too - I like the touch of rye and subtle sweetness.

Overall: If this didn't have pervasive off-flavors it would be a decent beer. As it stands, I can't recommend this and probably won't finish the bottle.

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Photo of quetzal013
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of hopsputin
2.54/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

a: appearance is a juicy golden amber color with some nice yellow notes. it pours a hugeeeeeeeeeeee solid white head. i'm seeing some head in the bottle as well after the pour - this might be over carbonated?

s: somewhat hard to smell through the head, but some juicy mango, pineapple, sweet grapefruit. some nice earthy tea-leaf hops. a nice toffee malt background in here as well. just the slightest note of syrup

t: taste is somewhat hard to pick through. this bottle is definitely over carbonated. the only thing i'm picking up here is some small fruity notes, a bland bitterness, and a hint of medicine

m: overcarbonated

o: tastes like one of my over carbonated home-brews.

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Photo of TicoCali
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of GuyCuba
2.81/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Run of the mill west coast IPA. Very strong hop flavor, ridiculous head, not a lot else going on.

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Photo of dvmin98
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rhino54
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Bonsai
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of KevT
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Buick222
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of adhokk7
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of sillyhed8
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of facefox
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Faction1913
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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This weeks brew is straight out of sunny suburban South Orange County's Cismontane Brewing. Coulter is a Rye IPA, which according to the internet means malted rye was substituted for some of the barley malt and the rest is hop forward like a standard American IPA.

My pint glasses were all dirty so I drank it out of a tiki mug because it was easier than doing dishes right now, but in order to make sure i did a thorough review I poured some of the bottle into a clear Mickey Mouse souvenir cup so I can see the color and head and shit. It poured a nice looking clear orangish-amber color and had pretty dense head.

First sip was intense. The rye really came through for me, which is good because who doesn't like pastrami on rye... but then the rest of it really started to develop. I started to notice citrus flavors like grapefruit and a decent amount of pine too. The malty flavor were nice and just kinda hung around in the background until they got a little more noticeable on the finish.

It felt smooth and a little thicker than I expected (that's what she said) and I didn't get a lot of sediment so t seemed really clean.

I smelled it, and felt like a complete douchebag while doing so. It smells like it taste, which is pretty good.

I think on a 1 to 5 scale I'd probably give this a 3. When the 7-11 has 100 beer options now this one doesn't seem to exciting.

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Photo of Birmz
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ocelot2500
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy, sunburst orange with a frothy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of faint citrus hops.

Tastes of a good wave of hops upfront with a decent malt backbone. Hops lead off with a little bit of citrus and some floral notes. Moderately bitter. Malts come in faintly on the backend with a little caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall this was just okay and doesn't really stand out to me.

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Photo of erickc
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found at Liquor Emporium in Lompoc, first beer I have had from this brewer.

Chill hazed amber colored ale with a medium sized off-white colored head.

Smell is herbal and mild with a mostly pine aroma. Mildly spicy scent with not much going on in the malt department.

Starts out mild and bitter with an earthy taste and a slight trace of onion. Tastes a bit savory, summit hop was used, I can tell you that. Nothing all that special about this beer, it is OK.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall and average IPA. This one is closer to a pale ale than an IPA, interesting recipe in the era of IPAs that are closer Double IPA in many cases.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured an intense dark-amber with a golden hue, topped by big gloppy bubbles. It had a slight piney hop aroma with a light orange note around the edges.

The flavor has an upfront bitterness and a pronounced malt backbone. There’s a lot of pine and resin and it finishes dry, almost like a barleywine in its sweetness. More bittering hops than aromatic or flavor. Decent but nothing spectacular in my opinion.

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Photo of zeff80
3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Topher78
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ebrifan
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Coulter IPA from Cismontane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 176 ratings
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