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%
 
 
Wants:
2
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8
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3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle poured a nice deep golden hue with moderate head. Slightly dank aroma hints at a hoppy taste profile that doesn't quite reach expectations. You can taste the citrus and fruity notes - orange, mango, apricot - but the overall flavor lessened noticeably before I reached the bottom of the bottle. What was left was a muted IPA with more malt than hop. Surprised at the experience since I ran into it was at this year's CBF and it left a great impression. No "bottled on" date so perhaps it had aged a bit, though, knowing where I bought it from, I doubt it.

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

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

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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3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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