Berkley IPA | Berkley Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkley Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States
berkleybeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.65%
 
 
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2
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8
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of ryannaman
4.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very proper from Berkley Massachusetts, definitely did not expect a balanced dry west coast style IPA. Well Done!

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Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of natescape
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent, well-balanced IPA. Features hints of pine, citrus, and floral hops. It's one of those rare IPAs that I'd want more than one in a row of. Very impressive.

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Photo of HawkIPA
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Damian
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drink from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

The brilliantly clear, medium amber liquid was ever-so-slightly clouded by a bit of the conditioning yeast late in the pour. A fluffy, bright white, three-finger tall crown topped the beer. Minimal lacing. A few small streaks stuck along the glass.

The aroma was hoppy and really pleasant. Sweet, fruity hops dominated. Juicy and citrusy. Lots of candied orange peel. Some tropical fruit notes came through as well. Hints of mango and pineapple were detectible.

The flavor profile was also very hop forward. Tangerine and orange peel notes were quite apparent. Fruity and juicy. Grapefruit was noticeable. Hint of peach as well. The hops were balanced by a subtle, pale malt backbone. The beer finished crisp and dry. Moderately bitter with notes of grapefruit pith.

The mouthfeel was perhaps the least impressive aspect of this beer. It was lighter bodied and contained a spritzy effervescence. Nevertheless, the beer was still surprisingly creamy and smooth.

There are scores of new craft breweries popping up in my area, and most unfortunately put out some pretty mediocre products. Berkley IPA, however, is an immensely flavorful version of the style that drinks incredibly well, despite its formidable ABV. This could be a dangerously sessionable IPA.

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Mikeynas
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of pjflaherty
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of glib
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of HelpMeBloody
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BarstoolBB
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of 1KEVIN1
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shane78
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jlindros
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big creamy head 1+ finger fades slowly with nice lacing, crystal clear lighter nectar orange color.

Nose fresh grassy hops, little spicy chewy, light sweet malts, little leafy earthy and slight herbal.

Taste similar, herbal earthy leafy grassy hops, some bitterness, light grassy floral flavor. Light sweet malts, very little malty flavor but sweet malts like. Finish is slightly sticky and sweet, lingering mild bitterness, earthy grassy slightly herbal hops.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, nice carb.

Overall a decent IPA, a bit light overall on bitterness, and more on the earthy grassy leafy herbal side of the hops, not my fav kind as well as the palate of most Americans these days. Decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a mild hops presence for the style comes in. The malt character is also on the thin side for the style but it provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style despite having a toned-down hops presence, it’s a solid beer even though it isn’t your typical hop-bomb IPA.

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Photo of HCGS89
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jbertsch
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Horbar
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikemitchell12
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's been a long time since I've had a beer foam out of the bottle. This one was explosive. It stands to reason that there is a solid head that settles in a lumpy way. Plenty of spots on the glass as the beer goes down. Light gold color with a definitive haze bringing a bit of white to it.

Floral hop up front with yeast in the background.

Pale, grainy malt start but the hop kicks in during the swallow--darkly bitter with a heavy yeasty finish. Relatively thin for the style. The high carbonation doesn't help here. Surprisingly short aftertaste. Think overhopped homebrew.

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Photo of Omnium
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice clear gold color with two fingers of thick fluffy white head, some good lacing on the side.
S - This gets better as it warms up, some bready and biscuit malt, some orange and lemon, floral hops, a hint of alcohol.
T - And this is where it goes down hill, you get some decent fruity sweetness, then it just goes to this assault of bready malt, very floury, the hops get lost in the mix and you barely pick up on their floral quality.
M - Very very dry but still a little chewy.
O - Its unbalanced with malt, there's a few nice traits to it, but correcting the malt would be a good move.

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Berkley IPA from Berkley Beer Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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