Misty Mountain IPA | Back East Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
backeastbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Misty Mountain is a great example of the American-style India Pale Ale synonymous with Craft Beer. Originally brewed for sailors on shipping routes between England and India, British IPAs are known for their strong hop bitterness, which were added as a preservative for the long voyage. The American adaptation is decidedly stronger and offers a more robust hop bite. Back East IPA is no exception. This assertively hopped beer has a great hoppy aroma, crisp hop bite, and smooth medium body.

Added by strengthdoc on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
70
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.61/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.79/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.8/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Surprisingly dark amber body. Nice white head. Small collar and a wispy surface.

Smell - Estery and a little yeasty. Sweet doughy malts. A little bit of citrus hop. Doesn't smell like an IPA.

Taste - Quite sweet. Resiny pine hop. Again with the doughy malts. A touch of grain. Fruity estery finish.

Mouthfeel - Too sweet. Medium body. High carbonation.

Overall - This is an IPA? What? This was so boss...like boss hog, lol.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured a deep orange hue. The 'typical' pine grapefruit nose associated with high IBU beers was evident but not very strong.

The first sip was light, typical high hoppy IPA but not as dry as some others. I felt that the IPA needed something more to better balance it. It was suppose to be a malty beer, but I just didnt get body to this one.

I will have to try this one again.

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3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably one of Back East's better beers, but average at best

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3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Weaker ipa

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3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Good beer but respectfully did not enjoy the taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Misty Mountain IPA from Back East Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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