Berkley IPA | Berkley Beer Company

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3.59 w/ 50 ratings

Brewed by:
Berkley Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Photo of greenengineer
2.1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bomber into my Notch 0.5L pint shaker
A - nice clear bronze, decent head, lacings persist
S - sour milk, a little fruity, not what I was expecting. A little off-putting
T - IPA? Where are the hops? I'm getting a weird fruity taste. Spicyness. Almost as if this is some kind of a winter warmer. I'm drinking it, but I'm not enjoying it.
M - Crisp.
O - Is something going on - this is two bottles I've opened tonight, neither of which tastes very good. This at least is not going down the sink. The label is lovely - I wish I liked it.

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Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of portia99
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth 20th Anniversay stemmed glass.

A - Pours a deep golden color with hints of amber, very good clarity, three fingers of dense white foam with excellent staying power. Head falls slowly leaving lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

S - This has a fresh and extemely green hop aroma. Hops also show some spice and some juicy citrus. Sweet malt, grainy, doughy...doesn't quite have the typical hop character of IPA's...missing the grapefruity and piney aspects, more malt character than typical also.

T - Hop bitterness up front which is rather hard and medicinal and lingering from beginning til well after the swallow. Missing most of the hop flavors I expected to get from the aroma. Under the bitterness is a heavy malty base full of bread dough and maltose.

M - The body is medium and has an assertive carbonation to it. Medicinal bitterness is a bit distracting and covers up most of whatever else is in the beer. All that comes thru is a thick maltose/wort'y/unfermented flavor and some green and grassy hop flavor, but these don't add much to it overall.

O - I really wanted to like this beer being from a new local brewery only a couple towns away from me. Unfortunately, this one largely misses the mark for me. The hop flavors are almost totally missing - only medicinal bitterness makes it thru. The malty flavors seem to be a bit off and out of character for the style.

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Photo of outoffocus
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Nomis
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Photo of Petegrieco
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Berkley IPA from Berkley Beer Company
Beer rating: 42% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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