Cluster Fuggle IPA | Market Garden Brewery

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Brewed by:
Market Garden Brewery
Ohio, United States
marketgardenbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by swthomas55 on 08-23-2011

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Ratings:
54
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served on tap at the Market Garden Brewery taproom in Cleveland, Ohio. The beer arrived in a generic nonic glass, showing a pale golden amber coloring. It held a film of a creamy white head, leaving wet geographical lacing as the liquid level in the glass descended. A chill haze briefly obscured clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be lighter. The aroma gave mild citric and herbal hop leafiness, cheaply metallic pale malt, powdered wheat malt, honey, dried herbal dankness, fried calamari oiliness, perfumed orange zestiness, honey, hot wax, adjuncty grains and white flour, pineapple, soft marijuana stickiness, and softly sweet booziness. The taste to follow showcased nicely bittering citric and piney hops that became organic, earthy, and herbal as the flavoring and warmth progresses. Otherwise, notes included tin, bittering ale yeastiness, powdery and pale malt toast, brushes of deep amber malt, adjuncty malt dirtiness, overcooked wheat bread, arugula greenness, old biscuits, phenolic polish chemical bite, and biting almond extract. The body was medium but very chewy, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip afforded fine slurp, smack, cream, and froth. The mouth was otherwise initially quite cooled, but this turned into a light but tight astringent puck. The abv was appropriate, with drinkability remaining in the middle of the road.

Overall, this was a very, very malt-forward IPA. This big showing lend to a much heavier and more chewy beer than expected for a “single” or standard IPA. This feel makes it hard to palate, and especially hard to pair with your meal. It went well enough with our appetizers of stuffed red peppers and Brussel sprouts, but clearly fought against the tomato bisque. The hops used were nicely bittering though, again, even more so when compared to many house IPAs. This was not quite to the extent to call it west coast, but it was certainly notable. As the beer warmed things seem to continue along their downhill path, as those ever present malts became more and more adjuncty and metallically cheap, much like a heavily hopped version of your typical mass-produced American lagers. Ultimately, this wasn’t horrendous, but rather just much less refreshing than what we’ve come to expect from a simpler IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice rings on the glass. Color a bit simple (amber).

Hint of orange peel on the nose, but mostly malts.

Mostly herbal hops on the palate (no surprise).

Flavors not very well integrated. I pick out malt and hops separately, and there's a bit of aqueousness. Alcohol well disguised. Good carbonation.

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Cluster Fuggle IPA from Market Garden Brewery
3.61 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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