Casco Bay IPA | Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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Casco Bay IPACasco Bay IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Casco Bay Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheManiacalOne on 11-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
11.68%
 
 
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0
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by tjsdomer2:
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3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber honey with thin carbonation and a bit of lacing. Decent color but the rest is just ok.

Smell: Malty grass and a hint of pineapple. Very faint IPA qualities as well as a wine-like odor.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Resiny bubblegum with some sharp cheese. Mouthfeel is rather thin but not flat.

Overall Drinkability: Just an ok session.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Bytor31
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of hophugger
2.69/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a orange-amber clear with good head and minimal lacing. aroma is quite light and has a touch of hops and sweetness. The taste is ok, The hop bitterness is large and in charge. Unlike some amazing ipas I have had, the hop bitterness is somewhat metallic in its taste. This is the second style of beer from Casco that has had a slightly metallic taste. Not that great

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gavilan
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a very mediocre IPA.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This IPA poured dark Amber almost copper color with a bit of haze lots of carbonation that bloomed a puffy head. Left quite a bit of lacing. The smell was herbal but for an America IPA it lacked the usual hoppyness I expected. Medium-full bodied and finishes smooth. The herbal notes and malt overwhelm this beer and the hops only show towards the end. The balance is off. I think this earthy brew would be better labeled as something else other than an IPA. Maybe a pale or even a red if the color was a few clicks over.

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Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mbennett
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of IckyT2012
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smells like vinegar. Not a good beer at all, but its even harder to drink when I have to smell it every time I take a sip. Definitely would not drink this again.

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Photo of lknox511
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of darcange
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JodyPowers
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BBD 3/5/16. Pours a clear medium amber with a light garnet cast. Outstanding head volume and lacing, world class retention.

Light nose of citrus over biscuit.

Heavy light body with a bit of smoothness. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish.

The flavor profile is good, but weak for an IPA. As a pale ale, this would be scored higher. Intensity is light, poor complexity but outstandingly balanced. You get a light herbal hop flavor, light bitterness and light biscuit. While a bit dark in color, caramel flavor never becomes noticed. The finish is a slow fade of herbal bitterness.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jroberts8811
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Casco Bay IPA from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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