Coulter IPA | Cismontane Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by DoubleJ on 05-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jkhara12
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish orange low head. Smell is sweet caramel malt and orange. Taste is sweet, citrus with a nice bitterness. Overall a decent IPA but nothing spectacular.

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Photo of Birmz
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tlema1
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Amber/orange with a thick white head that fades quickly
S: faint citrus
T: bitter, well balanced, faint citrus and pine
F: good mouthfeel, bitter finish
O: OK, over priced, won't re-visit

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Photo of TheBeard89
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyCuba
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
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 rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hey this looks real good, orange, almost 1" of head on it, held down the fort in terms of lace and retention thereof. Then it falls off in the aroma department. Soap. Fuck. Cmon man.

All bitter with no substance. Heavy bitterness, grating. Overall, it became a decently average ipa, but not something I would pay almost $6 for a bottle for again. Average beer can't be put in more expensive formats and expect me to come back.

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Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down, leaving some specks of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops—grapefruit and tangerine zest seem to stand out in particular—along with hints of piney hops. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of grapefruit and tangerines with some hints of piney hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is nice and citrusy, but has a different type of citrusy flavor that seem less juicy and more like zest.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacPhergus
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours nice and light, huge head. Taste middle-of-the-road for a single IPA, hoppy for sure, not much aroma. Excellent body/mouthfeel.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick film with moderate lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, citrus hops, orange and grapefruit, a hint of rye spiciness. Flavor starts with mild caramel malt, resinous grapefruit rind hops, light lemon and orange, and a slight rye tartness. Finishes with rather intense grapefruit rind bitterness that has a resinous feel, but little pine flavor. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Quite hop forward, with the grapefruit and rye flavors building on the bitterness of the hop component. The malt is substantial enough to support the hops, but has little character of its own. Good lingering, somewhat intense hop finish, but with subdued hop herbal flavors. I enjoyed the whole bottle, but felt this was in the middle of the pack for rye ales. Good but not great.

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Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of facefox
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of erickc
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarioM
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KHanz
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks a little light, but very killer flavor.

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Photo of Jrp54
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewitt
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours clean deep golden color with solid cream colored head that persists. Good lacing
S: Piney, earthy, citrus notes and sweet malts. Light fruit and light winey aromas.
T: Hop forward with earthy piney notes and good bitterness on finish that lingers. Bready malt aromas balance hop bitterness fading as palate clears to lingering bitterness. Some fruity esters. Fruity malts a bit too bold.
M: Medium creamy mouthfeel with fine carbonating clearing the palate to a malty bitter finish.
O: A very nice IPA with a solid malt and hop backbone.

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Photo of therackman
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. Nice citrus, grapefruit hop character nicely balanced with malt and a hint of rye. I really like this and am shocked by the low reviews.

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Photo of hopsputin
2.54/5  rDev -29.1%
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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