India Pale Ale | Boxcar Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boxcar Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
boxcarbrewingcompany.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by garuda on 10-21-2011

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19
pDev:
18.12%
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As my growler was being filled, the brewer mentioned a Belgian yeast strain was used in it, so I listed it as such and it shows in the aroma/taste profiles.

A - Hazed golden, with a one inch white cap that has decent retention but only little lacing down the glass.

S/T - Notes from that Belgian yeast definitely come through. Mostly candied banana, with some grassy and pine hops throughout, some orange, and finishing on the sweet side, hardly bitter at all.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation, finishes mostly clean and dry, with the abv staying well hidden, there's just no bitterness.

O - Tough to score this beer. Labeled an IPA, which I feel misses the mark completely. Extremely muted hop character throughout and tasting mostly sweet. If it was branded as a Belgian Pale, however, it would definitely get higher scores from me. But even then, it just ends up being way too sweet. Drinks easy, and the abv stays well hidden.

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India Pale Ale from Boxcar Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.87 out of 5 with 19 ratings