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Coulter IPA | Cismontane Brewing Company

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Coulter IPACoulter IPA
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3.64/5
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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:
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Added by DoubleJ on 05-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,469
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 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 Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianmandell
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of retry4z
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at room temperature into an elongated tulip. Bottle is exactly 1 pint capacity, which I never seen before.

Very murky amber-yellow color, with a big resilient head.

Aroma is very malty - of fruit, maple syrup, raspberries, and herbs.

Big malt character, including honey with a hint of bee pollen reminiscent of Baltika #9 Extra, maple, some rye (bottle says "brewed with a hint of rye," but there is a lot of sediment chunks), and a mild bitterness throughout.

Full bodied with a moderate carbonation, and slick on the tongue.

Overall, a unique take on the west-coast IPA with an unendurable dose of maltiness, and stale hop flavor. Would even go as far as to classify it as a rye amber ale. If the pollen taste was turned down a notch I would give it another try.

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Photo of adhokk7
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Philmarrojr
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Subtle flavor, strong aftertaste

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Photo of RoundHead
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Clemskis
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Lard_City
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Very smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of togarmah
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Jefriedrichs
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of sillyhed8
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kaseydad
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot colored ale with a massive, and I mean massive, white foamy head. Good lacing and solid staying power.

Getting good rye whiffs along with peach and dankness.

Real spiciness on the taste. They weren’t kidding calling this a Rye IPA. Rye dominates the flavor but there is enough bitterness to let you know this is till an IPA. “Only” 65 IBU’s but the rye definitely makes me feel this is hoppier than that. Tangerine, lemon and rind make a nice appearance as well.

Overall I thought this was a great rye beer. I’ve had rye beers where the rye seemed to be an afterthought. Not here. If you wanna experience what rye bread would taste like in liquid form….look no further. It was a little palate wrecking, but I enjoyed the session very much.

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Photo of LuauLarry
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Dukesbarandgrill
4.04/5  rDev +11%

Photo of aoampm
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jeff1973
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TaylorIPA19
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Had this on tap at the OC Fair Brew HeeHaw, enjoyed it, and then saw it at Sprouts Farmers Market for under $5. 22oz into a pint glass - Pours a golden amber color - shallow head and thin lacing which quickly dissipates - I get a big honey smell on the nose - taste is the same with a little floral aspect and some solid citrus notes - medium body with a decent sticky coating that lingers with each sip - I'm not blown away but am enjoying it more and more as the bottle goes on - If you're in the OC and want to check out a new local brew give this one a go - can't go wrong for the price

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Photo of x0darap
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Ssebek
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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