Hard Way IPA
Martin City Brewing Company

Hard Way IPAHard Way IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,294
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,351
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
From:
Martin City Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  12
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
Reviews by FBarber:
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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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LukeGude from Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hard pour, tons of head. Full-on west coast IPA. Hoppy and bitter. Can from KC had two weeks later at home.

Feb 01, 2020
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JeremiahHansen from Missouri

4.57/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jun 16, 2019
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omahawk from Nebraska

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 23, 2018
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GRG1313 from California

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 24, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 14, 2016
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

May 16, 2016
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krl2112 from Illinois

3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 04, 2016
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 04, 2016
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22Blue from Kansas

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

Jul 16, 2016
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Toynk from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 02, 2017
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superwho24 from Arkansas

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2017
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dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Mar 29, 2019
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Billolick from New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 12, 2016
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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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Hellpop65 from Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 31, 2018
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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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jaydoc from Kansas

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 23, 2015
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mojohawk21 from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2018
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jwat from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jan 03, 2017
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sgttibbs from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 20, 2017
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jroberts8811 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 11, 2017
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jprock01 from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

easy to drink

Apr 05, 2016
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Brob245 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 15, 2017
Hard Way IPA from Martin City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 43 ratings