Pied Piper IPA | The People's Pint

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The People's Pint
Massachusetts, United States
thepeoplespint.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DrewBest
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyB
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FFreak
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a non-dated bomber at the liquor store in Greenfield, MA - I think it was under $5. Pours a dark mohagany color, clear, with a fluffy light-tan head. Aroma is mostly malt, with just a hint of citrus. Taste is clean and malty, lots of caramel and not much hop taste, and very little bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is good - medium-bodied, sweet and smooth, not cloying, average carbonation. Overall, I initially thought maybe the bottle was mislabeled due to the extremely dark color of the beer - I thought it was more of a brown ale - but it's a decent beer. Not really what I look for in an IPA as it's very dark and malt-heavy for the style and the ABV.

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Photo of smi69
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smekermann
2.77/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InspectorBob
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattst
3.09/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rorjets
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2ellas
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LJTate
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Userme59
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MenardMa
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of chinacat
4/5  rDev +18.3%

As far as British Style IPA goes this is a pretty damn good beer. Nice hop / malt balance with hints of fruitiness and biscuit balanced by a deceptively present hop finish. copper color, medium body. Very enjoyable on tap at the brew pub. (Pretty friendly bar to hang out at helped too)
If you are expecting big hop forward American Style IPA this is not that nor should it be considering they state it is brewed with English Ale yeast and English malts. Try their Double IPA instead.
Reviewers would do well to read the actual beer descriptions that most brewers post at their pubs since several posters here have called this an American IPA.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: slightly hazy; bronze colored; with a fairly aggressive pour, a minimal head that receded in seconds to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: grassy, floral hops;

T: restrained; what was there was earthy and woody; no bitterness;

M: a little thin; light carbonation;

O: very little hop presence; almost flat; this is my first experience with this highly rated brewery; a major disappointment, but I'll try a different beer and hopefully get a better measure of what they're about;

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Photo of bfitzge2
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Resuin
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Hallitaway
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jaywes754
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of smk1363
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pied Piper IPA from The People's Pint
3.38 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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