Misty Mountain IPA | Back East Brewing Company

Misty Mountain IPAMisty Mountain IPA
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Misty Mountain IPAMisty Mountain IPA

Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

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

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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with an earthy hops bitterness. Then some caramel and citrus sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but does not provide much balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but considering how many better alternatives there are within the style, I probably wouldn’t drink this beer again unless my choices were quite limited.

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Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of vfgccp
2.61/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
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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Photo of JAHMUR
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can.

w/o any freshness/canning date info

Pours hazed medium amber. Loose off white head and leaving decent looking rings and strands of lace.

On the nose its pine hops.

Respectable IPA, I get mostly pine and resin in the decent but not outstanding brew.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, crisp, copper coloringw ith a thin, filmy, clingy, frothy, off-white head of about a quarter of an inch. Decent head retention as you drink. Aromas of roast toffee and biscuit in the backbone, with a mossy, peppery, cedar hops presence that smells both wet and rich. Flavors are hop forward, with a strong, green presence up front, heavy in cut grass, earth, and cedar pitch, followed immediately by a blast of resiny, bitter, and floral hops characteristics that balance with a tart blast of grapefruit. The malt profile is anchoring the brew, giving enough of a roasty, toasty, and slightly sweet backbone to keep your palate from being completely overhauled by the hops presence. This is a tasty, bold, big beer. All of the flavors build on the tongue as you drink, but at least the body is light and smooth enough to keep plowing through. Very green and bitter aftertaste, with only a hint of the citrus remaining. It's starting to feel like a foresty marsh of hops vines in my mouth, and that's not a bad thing. Very smooth, clean finish that clears quietly amidst the hops chaos the beer has left behind it. Very powerful, hop-heavy brew, with a dash of the citrus tart lingering behind...I really like it.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of zekeman17
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Durge
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A second introductory beer from this new Connecticut brewer, found at Southington Wine & Spirits in Southington, CT, this IPA is a dark orange copper color with a magnanimous near oatmeal colored head and healthy lacing. The aroma is a unique skunk cabbage malt with leafy hop and an almost chocolatey edge. Firm and nice. The flavor is again unique and oh so good. Lots more skunk cabbage malt and leafy hops that send a bitter streak to the back of your throat. The combination brings an almost minty, root-like flavor that presents in a fairly bready, grain way. It’s a medium body brew with a very fine but effective carbonation that makes for a mellow, smooth feel with a little bit of crispness. Delicious and very sessionable in my book.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3/16...pours from the can soft copper, heavy high white foam. Clingy and foamy. Malty bitter nose, grassy. Light bitter taste, toffee/bready pokes through. Good carbonation balances out. Tasty bitter with a touch of spice at the end. Crisp. Very good.

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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Misty Mountain IPA from Back East Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52.5% out of 100 with 179 ratings
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