Satisfaction IPA | High Horse Brewing

Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 54 ratings

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

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

 670 characters

Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

 417 characters

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

 668 characters

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rudzud
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at High Horse in Amherst.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass a hazy golden hue with a one finger head that faded to leave thin side lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light citrus, oranges, faint tropical pineapple, light grapefruit. Nice assertive orange zest, pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, quite hoppy. Nice grapefruit, oranges, citrus rind, faint pith, good light pineapple, faint tropical notes, nice light malts. Good bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

M - Mouthfeel is pleasant, nice carbonation, strong bitter finish.

O - Overall this beer was very drinkable, good hop profile. Nice finish alcohol hidden well. Nice

 656 characters

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of PatGreer
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DonFrap
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of TBonez477
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of LoudRed
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

 404 characters

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Ken_P
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattGrimley
4/5  rDev +2.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Satisfaction IPA from High Horse Brewing
Beer rating: 79.6% out of 100 with 54 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.