India Pale Ale | J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery

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J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 09-15-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
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4/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the table with a frothy head, but a cloudy pale golden amber color. The head was well lasting and laced the glass.

The aroma was fruity and floral with a nice citrusy presence and a very fresh hop aromatic (perhaps some dry hopping?). The fruity character was nice in concert with the other aromas and in the background was a light caramel malty aroma.

The flavor contained a nice bittering component and flavor from the hops coupled with some citrus character, but definitely not an American IPA. The beer was decidedly an English IPA and the malt character was enough to balance.

The finish was dry with lasting mineral flavor and bittering into the aftertaste. The body was medium and was well done. A nice drinking English IPA.

Pint at the brewpub.

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1.62/5  rDev -43%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Out of the cask a toasted honey hue, topped by a never-receding beige cream. Quite impressive. Wish I would have looked at it, never consumed it.
Doughy aroma, initially. More of a soggy white bread, actually. Not hoppy in the least. Soured vegetables and alcohol are also perceived.
This is an abomination of the style and cask-conditioned brews in general. Sometimes, the excitement of having a gravity-drawn brew aids in offsetting any particular flaws. Not here.
Mildly malty upfront, with a continuation of the nose's doughiness, and actually loosely pleasant for a moment. Mild impressions of wood and underlying diacetyl. This takes a turn directly down the shitter after this. Transforms into an insufferable medley of stewed veggies, rancid cheese and hard alcohol. Hopping is not noticed. Or at least not in any form I've witnessed. I can appreciate a traditional English-styled IPA (which this claims to be). I can't appreciate something that tastes like spoiled cabbage stewed in cheap vodka.
When I inquired to the barstaff as to what went wrong here, I got some puzzled looks and defensive answers: "I know alot of our customers swear by this stuff."
Swear by, or swear at?

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2.91/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pint poured at the brewpub. The J.T. Whitney's IPA has pale amber color with a small head that lasts a long while. This is the only beer from the brewpub I've seen that had a head. Some hoppiness in the aroma, but the most noticable thing about the aroma is that it is very fruity. The flavor is malty and nutty with very little hop flavor. This is more of a fruit and nuts pale ale than an IPA. There is a buttery flavor too, which is very strong. I've noticed this buttery flavor in many of the beers at this brewpub, and it almost ruins this beer. This beer is very boring. It can't be this hard to make a decent pale ale.

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India Pale Ale from J.T. Whitney's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 3 ratings