Baldwin FishEYE PA | Kensington Brewing Company

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Baldwin FishEYE PABaldwin FishEYE PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kensington Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
kensingtonbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Getting up early and dragging dead fish around all day is a tough gig. That’s why we want to pay homage to the hard working fish mongers down on Baldwin Street. This IPA is big, assertive and full of attitude…not too unlike the surly characters slicing and dicing today’s catch. A wonderfully floral, piney and mildly citrus nose comes by way of an excessive dose of American hops and British ale yeast. The big malt bill achieves a chewy body with a sweet finish. Meant to be enjoyed in moderation, this beer is perfect…anytime.

65 IBU

Added by Sammy on 10-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
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Photo of tomghiley
2.48/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

has some of the fundamentals of a good IPA, however, it is thoroughly unbalanced, there is no complexity to the flavor, just an overload of hops, which unfortunately for me, isn't enough to justify drinking it again.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a clear copper color ale with a rather large foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of dry caramel malt with light bitter hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by some dry caramel malt with some hoppy bitter notes that are not as powerful as I would have expected. Body is light with good carbonation. Too much dry caramel malts for its own good with hops that fell way short considering the style.

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Photo of barflybastard
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tabhill
3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Long813
3.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours iced tea amber with a chunky, long lasting cap. Copious amounts of lace cling to the glass on the way down. The aroma is herbal and fruity hops mingling with fresh bread and light roasty malts. Grapefruit, melon and grape skin hop flavors and an assertive bitterness dominate the taste. Chewy, caramel malts are very prominent. Alcohol spice is quite noticeable for the ABV. The mouthfeel is light bodied and moderate to lightly carbonated. Some slick coating and booze heat detracts. The finish is moderately bitter and a bit boozy.

This is an ok, if somewhat distracted IPA. Too much malt in the flavor and an immodest alcohol presence for the strength. Still worth try, and very good on tap.

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Photo of evil_liver
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jmkoscie
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of patre_tim
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Copper orange filtered with no carbonation, 4 fingers of amber tinged head, some chunky continents-on-the-map-like lacing. The head unfolds like an inverted waterfall and is beautiful, in some ways resembles a nitro can though its not.

S: Orange, fruity, light pine, some red chili peppers, cough syrup.

T: Light fruity, melon, orange, pine, alcohol, cough syrup

M: Medium thick syrupy body, somewhat resinous. Low carbonation.

O: Quite good that would be better if chilled a little more, I’m having it at room temperature.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

473ml can into nonic pint glass. best before oct 29, 2014. enjoyed on june 17, 2014

a: hazy burnt orange or amber colour with just over two fingers of off-white head. decent lacing

s: big pineapple and caramel up front. grapefruit, pine, and oranges afterwards. hints of banana?

t: pineapple, grapefruit, and malt are present all throughout the tasting. slightly tropical in general. shy pine, banana, and orange in here as well. a strong and lingering grapefruit bitterness concludes the tasting and dries the palate quickly and rather well. 65 IBU as written on the can sounds about right. the malt could take a bit of a back seat, but there's really nothing offensive here

m: light-to-medium carbonation, medium-ish body, slightly creamy

o: not your typical IPA but worth a try i guess. not something i'd actively seek out though

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Photo of AugustusRex
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark amber-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, big bubbled, off-white head. Vibrant. Nose of pineapple and passion fruit sweetness, tangy caramel backbone, and floral highlights. Flavors of caramel on the forward tongue, roasted and slightly tangy, with a resiny, bitter hops streak at the end of the palate. Slick and slightly oily in mouth, with a roasty sweet aftertaste. Slick, slightly dry finish. Decent brew. A little all over the place, but tasty and interesting.

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Photo of coder
3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EricVonStein
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerhunter13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of WeizenMike
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DaveBar
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO $2.95 for a 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass.

A- Nice unfiltered IPA. Not much head at all. Cloudy good!

S- Pretty good. Rather subdued.

T- Not bad. Not great but not bad. Expected a lot more out of this one. Tried it in the past and it hasn't changed much. Pretty thin for an IPA even for a Canadian offering.

M- Pretty good.

O- Not that great but pretty good. Not something I would go out of my way for but that big 'ol fish eye reeled me in for a couple.

Food Pairing

This so so IPA pairs well with... Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Nice whole wheat bread buttered on one side, hot pan, one slice butter side on the pan, Kraft slice, tomato slice, onion slice and the other slice of bread butter side up. Grill away!

Enjoy

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Photo of Adamthornton13
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Baldwin FishEYE PA from Kensington Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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