Misty Mountain IPA | Back East Brewing Company

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Misty Mountain IPAMisty Mountain IPA
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:
69
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheChairman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DudMan
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MadMax29
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSanger
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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Photo of CTaleMan
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadHead003
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IjaHan
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avisong
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Purdyd
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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Photo of Abragg3
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drbenderdo
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johnct
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of roblufc
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edouble0015
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buddha8
2.79/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BoozyBear
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdilauro
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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Photo of TomMorris
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fank2788
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can served in a pint glass
Pale copper in color with a finger or so of off white head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles after a minute or so. The smell is of some citrus hops but more in the way of earthy and spicy hops with a good dose of bready caramel malt as well. The malt is very present in the taste as well with a nice biscuity or bread like base. The hops are there as well with just a bit of citrus flavor but more in the way of earthy or resinous hoppiness. Overall there is a good dose of bitterness and that bitterness is very evident in the finish as it lingers nicely. A good but not great IPA, nice to see another brewery with potential in CT.

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Photo of Plissken
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the can. Sampled on Aug 20, 2015.

It is not bad to look at with its medium amber, moderately heady pour. Kind of cloudy.

The aroma tends to be more caramel malt forward with a back drop of resiny and fruity hops.

Medium body.

Like the aroma, the taste tends to begin with a roasted malt presence while the fruity and resiny hop bitterness emerges toward the end.

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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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