India Pale Ale
Boxcar Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #286
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #48,520
Avg:
2.89 | pDev: 18.69%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
18
From:
Boxcar Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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2.29/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Oct 21, 2011
India Pale Ale from Boxcar Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 18 ratings