First Chance American IPA
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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IPA - American
Ranked #4,095
Ranked #27,184
3.86 | pDev: 11.4%
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: An original from our First and Last Chance line of I.P.A.s, this American classic was dry-hopped with Centennial this time around. Named for the saloon in Oakland where Jack London (one of our favorite writers) was known to enjoy a cold one while penning notes for Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf.
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jrallen34 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub...Poured a medium peach with some nice off white head. Forms a nice cap, good lacing...A nice of aroma of citrus, pine, and banana? Light, but pleasant...The taste is lighter as well but very sessionable. Light hops, yeast, a little citrus. Easy to drink but that's mostly because not a ton of flavor or hops.

I would drink this again.

Jan 20, 2011
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MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Haymarket. Served in a 4oz taster glass.

A - Served with a finger of eggshell foam that settles to a thick collar and thin cap. Lots of sticky lace is left behind. The body is a slightly hazed pale golden color.

S - Citrus zest, some pine, a hint of light cattiness. Pale sugary malt backbone.

T - Taste has more yeastiness to it, and the hop flavor isn't as present as the aroma. Very mild bitterness in the finish. A slightly above average IPA that probably deserves more of a 3.25 at this stage.

M - Medium-light body, medium-low carbonation. Very refreshing, with a dry finish and an oily resinous residual feel. No obvious alcohol.

D - As a house IPA it's solid, although I prefer Flossmoor's Rail Hopper. I'd certainly revisit this one if they tweak the recipe down the road. Certainly easy to drink with the pleasant texture, low bitterness, and soft carbonation.

Jan 18, 2011
First Chance American IPA from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings