Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Madaquet India Pale AleIsland Reserve: Madaquet India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by PeterIngemi on 12-08-2012

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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by metter98:
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that hardly died down. Lots of yeast is noticeable near the bottom of the glass.
S: Light to moderate amount of grapefruit hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit hops and a moderate amount of bitterness that lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied, crisp and a little chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed the grapefruit aromas and flavors of this beer but was most impressed with the way it coated your mouth.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellTheGluv
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Lucky enough to have purchased a bottle a month ago and am enjoying every crisp, hoppy sip right now. What a delightful IPA. Sorry it's a one-time brew, but so lucky to have the privilege of tasting it. Cheers!

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. Appearance: Straw to pale gold, 1” off-white head with yellow tint, finely bubbled head. There is a slight haze that goes away as the beer warms. Smell: resiny hops and perfumey floral aromas mingle with fruit and citrus. Taste: faint citrus, grapefruit, very well done luscious rich herbal deeply flavored hops. The citrus gets bigger towards thet finish with a little pepper on the end. Mouthfeel: Very creamy, dry medium full body. Overall: A very well developed beer that they should keep on brewing.

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Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Denzo
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of liquorpig
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of NorseKaiser
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at Blind Tiger, NYC. Pours a cloudy golden hay with thick chewey head. Great strong hop aroma, sharp, grassy and piney. Taste is very piney but slightly fruity hop presence. A little grassy, but overall nice. Easy drinker - I think it said 7.5% abv on the chalkboard. Overall, nice floral IPA - reminds me of a nice spring time IPA.

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Photo of oline73
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the pour. There is some yeast that got kicked up, lots of sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Sweet right off the bat with fruity citrus hops that are also a bit grassy.

Taste: Hoppy up front with plenty of malt to back it up. The hops taste green and grassy. There is an herbal undertone that compliments the bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this was a very interesting IPA. The hop profile was quite nice. I'd ahve more.

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Photo of RocketChimp
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MEGAawesomeLAUREN
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JLT
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ppoitras
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Huge amounts of chunkage at bottom of bottle.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1" eggshell head over the cloudy golden brew. Head holds on nicely, with sporadic chunky lace. Aroma is earthy hops, maybe Saaz.

Taste begins with a peek of sweet, then quickly to earthy citrus in the middle, then closes with rounded pine bitterness. Mouthfeel is kind of prickly, and drinkability is pretty good. Has a rustic character to it, but doesn't quite all come together for me.

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Photo of Userme59
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium apricot in color with significant amounts of large white yeast chunks in suspension towards the bottom of the glass, moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront the overall aroma is slightly sweet with some light to moderate notes of citrus/grapefruit hops and a very light hint of grainy malts. Extremely light hints of lemon.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of almost honey-like sweetness with some cereal grain malts. That is then overshadowed by the citrus flavors of moderate to strong grapefruit and light lemon hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Overall this beer is pretty well balanced as it is neither overly sweet or bitter. I really enjoyed this beer and it has a very enjoyable citrus aroma and flavor. The alcohol is well hidden and this beer is easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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