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Ontario Coast IPA | Three Heads Brewing

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3.72/5
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86 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States
threeheadsbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 06-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,240
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
86
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Patricksmith88
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of logicalparadox
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Slight hint of Belgian yeast in the back, coupled with potent and astringent front that traps me in the middle. Not a fan

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Photo of TEKNISHE
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of StrangerTides
2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not sure why no other reviews are mentioning that this tastes nothing at all like an IPA. Sour taste, not bitter or hoppy. Is that what Belgian style means? Okay, I guess if you like that sort of thing. Blah.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of DoctorB2B
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Uninteresting IPA. Some bitterness, not bad, but nothing special as an IPA. Yellow coloured body, a little lace. Slightly odd aroma. Not that drinkable. Average mouthfeel, suitable carbonation. Booze was hidden but does it have to be so high alcohol. Mediocre for style.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MasterSki
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Served in a Cigar City tulip.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a very thin cap, thick collar, and minimal spotty lace. Hazy peach body.

S - Doughy Belgian yeast, phenolic, slightly peppery, some orange zest and vanilla creamsicle flavor, and some fruity esters.

T - Taste is spicy yeast and toasted bread. Much less sweetness and depth than the aroma implies. Somewhat bland and flaccid, and was obliterated by the spicy tofu salad I was eating.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, gritty texture, and a super dry finish. No obvious alcohol.

D - It's mediocre, but not entirely palatable. Just kind of boring, but with some fatiguing flavors that turned me off after a while. Reminds me of some decent homebrews I've had.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of yesyouam
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Three Heads Ontario Coast IPA is a very sparkling, hazy, golden ale topped with a huge, fluffy, yellow-white foam. The retention is incredible and the lacing is great. Wow, this head looks like... well, kind of like Lake Ontario. The aroma is spicy and fruity, estery and a touch sweet. This doesn't really smell like an IPA to me. It smells Belgian. There are notes of grass and phenol. It's pretty big bodied, foamy and smooth. It's pretty lively and the finish is clean. This is not what I was expecting, but it tastes good. This is what I'd call a Belgian IPA, like La Chouffe Houblon or Raging Bitch. Yeah, it's quite phenolic, past bacon and stopping just short of band-aids. It tastes fruity, grassy, funky and bitter. The long, bitter aftertaste kind of burns the tongue and tastes a little like juniper. There is orange, apple and some kind of tropical fruit in the taste, but it's hard to tell because the phenol flavor kind of dominates everything. I must admit that this beer is a little disappointing. The rest of the 3HB offerings have been excellent, but this is a beer I wouldn't drink again on purpose.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of mkennedy119
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ontario Coast IPA has a light orange body with a creamy, off-white head. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.

The aroma has a good mix of yeast and hop offerings, with a malt backbone to it. Very herbal and spicy.

Spicy is the best way to describe this beer. Clove and peppery flavors mix with a lot of bitterness and herbal flavors from the hops. Good bitterness, a little bit of grainy doughy malt. A little bit of fruit and a warm finish.

Pretty high carbonation, its almost spritzy.

Ontario Coast IPA is a pretty standard Belgian IPA as far as I'm concerned. Fairly good brew.

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Photo of TheRuss9585
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of 3Hops
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Ontario Coast IPA from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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