Satisfaction IPA | High Horse Brewing

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Brewed by:
High Horse Brewing
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
70+ IBU - American IPA with Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial

Rahr Pilsner, Valley Malt Pilsner, Weyermann Carafoam
Mash Hops: Whole Centennial
Kettle Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Citra
HopBack: Centennial
Dry Hops: Citra and Centennial

OUR REAL DEAL HOP BOMB. Satisfaction IPA opens up with a pronounced fruity and floral nose, followed by an ample snap of bitterness and a lingering hop finish of grapefruit pith.
THIS BEER IS FOR TRUE HOPS FANATICS and it happens to be our staff's favorite.

Added by Aberration on 01-25-2012

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Aberration:
Photo of Aberration
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the pub, 1/23/12

Poured into a pint glass, the dim lighting may have affected the appearance slightly. A partially hazy golden hued brew with decent head, I prefer my IPAs a bit on the hazy side so this worked well for me!

Smelled extremely floral. Very inviting aroma, but almost made me nervous that it would be an overly sweet IPA

Tasted like it smelled, but wasn't super sweet like I feared! Good floral notes, reminded me very much of a west-coast style IPA right here in my backyard.

Overall: I'll definitely be back for more. Very appealing IPA, I can't wait to try their other brews!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of The_Gluepig
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very nice floral and citrus smell to this one. Taste matched the smell very well. Nice haze to this, not clear. Will definitely return for more of this next time I visit the area.

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Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ccurrid
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-burnt orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had a great dose of citrusy and piney hops, sweet and bitter with a nice malt base trying to coincide nicely. The flavor leaned into the sweetness of the hops and blended fairly nice in this department. Nice little hoppy aftertaste without the burn and reflected in the finish. The feel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV felt appropriate as directed by the brewer. Overall, pretty nicely done AIPA. I’d go at this one again.

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Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Cheld
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MenardMa
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SteveK66
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Robtobfest
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap at the brew pub.

Hazy golden bright orange yellow color, little fizzy head

Nose is big bright hops, fresh citrus and mild tropical fruit notes, nice fruity grapefruit orange juice, light malt

Taste bright citrus fruity hops, like tropical notes, little grapefruit, orange peel, pith, turns a bit spicy and herbal tea like, gets quite pithy too, orange velvety cake like. Finish is long spicy earthy hops, chewy, pithy, etc.

Mouth is med bod, booze hidden well, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, a bit better than I expected for so many different hops that I expected to kinda clash, and they do a bit, but there are still some nice components flashing through.

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Photo of Ken_P
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a tasting glass

Translucent golden yellow. White foam layer. Some carbonation.

Aroma of pine and grapefruit citrus. Nice bouquet.

Smooth start, pine and and then citrus. Good malt balance.

Medium mouthfeel with some decent carbonation . Sharper hop bite on the aftertaste that the Another Lover.

A good beer worthy of a repeat. Second best of the night. Another Lover is my go to.

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Photo of zahara15
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of gdub
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of aorloski
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpk59
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brew pub.
Comes to the table a clear light gold color with a decent sized off white head. Smells of resinous pine and bits of citric fruit. Very light bready malt almost pokes through. The flavor is spicy resinous dank hop with a huge pithy grapefruit bite. Medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation and a sharp resinous bitter mouthfeel. Decent beer, but the hops come off a bit harsh at times.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Satisfaction IPA from High Horse Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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