Hard Way IPA
Martin City Brewing Company

Hard Way IPAHard Way IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,332
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,818
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
From:
Martin City Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Hard Way IPAHard Way IPA
Notes: An American Style IPA. Smooth Malt taste has a touch of toasted malt flavor which accents the hops. Strong citrus flavors and aromas come from the triple dry hopping.

65 IBU
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: After a moderately hard pour the head settles in at two fingers capping the slightly hazy golden liquid; splashy lacing

Smell: Pine forest aromatics

Taste: Brash, piney flavors from the get-go with just a hint of biscuity malt underneath; almost sappy, through the middle, as the bitterness builds with the pine tones lingering into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: In a world of citrus and tropical fruit, Martin City swerves in the direction of the pine; a nice change of pace and a bit of the old school

Aug 30, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a fingernail of brilliant white. Light lacing. Piney hop and light malt aroma. Piney hop flavor with a nice resinous hop burn to the tongue. There’s also a light stickiness.

Aug 28, 2018
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Danieljm from Missouri

3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Draft with meal at yard house. Nice color small head but nice lacing. Aroma hoppy with citrus notes. Flavor nice with nice hoppy citrus flavor. Finishes dry. Overall good beer not great. Would like a bit more more malts to round it out a bit. Will have again.

Jun 24, 2018
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FBarber from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange tinged golden color. Two finger white head dissipates steadily leaving lots of sticky lacing and a thin layer of white foam. Semi cloudy.

Smell has notes of pine, pine needles, grass, and a hop oil aroma.

Taste is very pine forward with notes of grass, sap, pine needles, and some sweetness. Mild bitterness initially on the tongue that builds and you consume the beer. Nice solid yet simple malt backbone.

Feel is oily and coats the tongue. Medium carbonation. Semi dry bitterness lingers. A bit thin for the ABV - drinks more like a pale ale.

Overall its a solidly crafted IPA.

May 02, 2017
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rmpic82 from Kansas

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep yellow, orange hues with nice lacing and head. Plenty of pine on the nose. Sessionable drink with a nice clean finish. Overall, a good IPA for those who lean pine over citrus.

Apr 05, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and roasted malt. Very malty and sweet with caramel and a piney bitterness.

Sep 26, 2016
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Weixiaobao from Kansas

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Not a huge fan of the logo and wish it had some kind of date on it. Nice when out of the can, though. Solid head, lacing prevalent throughout the session. Orangish amber color.
S: Lots of hops and malt. Very fragrant and pleasant.
T: More subdued than the smell. Getting a bit of bitterness.
F: A smidge watered down feel.
O: Will be getting more of these at $8.99/6. A well done IPA.

Jul 13, 2016
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly clear deep yellow with a 2 centimeter frothy white head. Head retention is good, but good lacing left behind. Aroma is hop forward, with notes of floral, pine, and resin. Nice and sticky aroma. Hop presence in the flavor profile is great, with specific notes of floral, pine, resin, and a zing of herbal. Malty notes of biscuit and earthy give the beer a nice balance. Mouth feel is sticky, and velvety, with a medium-thick consistency. Overall, it's a very fun IPA to sip on and savor. The hop notes are great, and kept well within balance. Mouth feel is great as well. It's just a solid brew all around.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

Jul 02, 2016
Hard Way IPA from Martin City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 43 ratings