Inner Sanctum
Mayday Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,107
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #17,020
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 7.84%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
From:
Mayday Brewery
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Krisp09:
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Krisp09 from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color: clear orange with half finger white head. Aroma: strong grapefruit and pine with faint tropical aroma taste: citrus up front with resiny pine at end, minimal sweetness from malt. Lots of hops. Mouthfeel: medium body Overall: awesome hop bomb that is achieved in relatively low grav IPA without being I overly bitter

Dec 03, 2015
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Freonicus from Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The ABV listed here is wrong. Its actually a 7.6%, and its a very solid IPA. Nice hop malt balance, comparable to the outstanding Racer 5, but not quite on the same level. Still, a reliable go to for the common man. This is also a local brew for me, so I'll be buying more to support my peeps.

Mar 04, 2020
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John1985 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep amber with good head and lacing. Balanced aroma with both hop and caramel notes, Flavor has assertive bitterness up front with malt flavors in middle and refreshing finish. Good IPA, the can listed 7.6 ABV but website has 6.2 which I think is more accurate.

Nov 13, 2018
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange/amber mixture with only a finger sized off white head but leaves some descent lace non the less.

Aroma is hoppy fruity basic three c hops , grapefruit, dank tobacco notes, overripe fruits on a base that has good malty backbone with caramel notes.

Taste is like the nose good malty brew with caramel notes and plenty of dank hops with some brighter citrus highlights. Good combination of malty and hoppy good dank hop flavors with a easy drinking lighter bitterness. Only 62 IBU but flavors and the nose say its more even if the bitterness doesn't.

Mouthfeel is medium with fairly mellow carbonation that seems spot on and doesn't draw you attention.

Overall a good IPA was recommended by my local Beer shop maiden and she wasn't wrong a good solid IPA, even though her high praise of her favorite might be overrated, would definitely recommend.

Nov 18, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at the brewery. I noticed other ratings....very high....i don't think I would put this on par with other ipas out there.....but what do I know. It poured a slightly hazy golden with thin head and no lace. The scent had hints of tropical fruit. The taste was bitter leaning with fruit citrus peel presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's decent...but how this is rated against top shelf ipas....i don't know....maybe I'm missing something.

Jun 29, 2017
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 12, 2016
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HumanParaquat from Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 05, 2015
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imyourhero21 from California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite ipa coming out of Tennessee. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Citrusy and just enough bitterness with just enough malt to balance it out.

Oct 23, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 13, 2018
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Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 06, 2015
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JeffKowalek from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 16, 2015
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Runthetableandy

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect strong hop smell and flavor!

Nov 15, 2015
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sqpat from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 05, 2017
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PittBeerGirl from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 12, 2020
Inner Sanctum from Mayday Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 14 ratings