Starkers IPA | Naked Dove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Naked Dove Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John on 11-10-2010

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Shazam:
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4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Naked Dove has become a favorite. This beer has a nice dark color, and the head lingers for nearly the entire glass. The taste is great as well. The only let down (for you super hoppy IPA lovers) is that it's a tad, just a tad, on the less-hoppy IPA specturm. I always pick up a Starkers IPA growler when I go to Naked Dove, along with something else to mix it up.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cheld
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Matthew315
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer, we served it at our wedding! nice middle ground for non ipa fans but satisfactory for the ipa fans. since the wedding, i have had many people tell me it turned them on to IPA's! some malt, caramel and a decent hop presence.

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Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of russwilliam
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamv0123
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buttstorm
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a resident, Main St. Canandaiguan, it was amazing to hear of the opening of a local brewery just 5 minutes away. Not only that, but this is brewery that offered an IPA that brought my wife into the realm of hops when before she was entrenched in the Belgian witte and German weissen. So, I owe a lot to Naked Dove's Starkers IPA.

I've had many growlers of this IPA since day 1 one of the brewery's opening. The ale's look is good, the smell is great, and the taste is wonderful (They have a really nice balanced selection of hops that makes a really nice flavor: cascade, simcoe, and amarillo if I remember correctly). It's not an overly hoppy IPA; I'd call it a session IPA. On that note, the mouthfeel is excellent, it's easy for me to go through a few pints of these and feel really great.

Naked Dove is doing a great job and this is a fantastic session IPA.

P.S.Try getting a growler mix if you're in town: IPA and porter. It's VERY good!

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of LarryMyers
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewo
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at Eddie O'Brien's Grille and Bar in Geneva, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass, glowing a toasted amber color. It held no head, but had a creamy film of white bubbles across the top. This left creamy lacing along the sides of the glass as we sipped. Carbonation appeared average, and there was a thick haze without sediment. The aroma was light, with metallics, lightly toasted malts, and fresh citric hops. Lemon rind became apparent as the beer warmed. Our first impression was that the flavoring was decent, with an interesting finish. As we sipped, wet pale malts and big grassy hops hit first. These were bittering but well balanced. The middle peaked with thicker grain showing more caramel sweetness. The hops continued too, but took on more of a soapy vibe here. Soap, sour citrus, and yeasty metallics persisted through the finish. Things bittered further with wet, sweaty grain, biting clove, and plastic phenols. The aftertaste breathed of sweeter pale malts, soapy hops, grass, light toast, and yeast. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Each sip afforded nice cream and froth, especially when swirling around the mouth. The mouth was lightly coated with slick, hoppy astringency, but cooled otherwise. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The hops were fresh and bittering, while showing good variability throughout. The aroma was comparatively mild, although it did get better with warmth. We're always happy to drink local, and this one certainly went nicely with our fresh roasted vegetables and grilled chicken Caesar salad.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stignacious
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a beautiful dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a bitter citrus hop bite with a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and Carapils malts. The taste is good as well. It has excellent hop character laid over a solid pale malt base. It's nothing too crazy, just a solid IPA that's true to style. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking IPA. Again, it's pretty standard, but definitely not average.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Arch578
2.17/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Possibly bad lines, but I thought this beer was just terrible. Tasted like a bad attempt at a red ale or something along those lines.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Starkers IPA from Naked Dove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 42 ratings