603 Cogway IPA | 603 Brewery

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603 Cogway IPA603 Cogway IPA

Brewed by:
603 Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SawDog505 on 09-11-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 45
Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate head and moderate lace (spots and a single ring). The liquid is dark amber and very cloudy.

Good caramel aroma with a nice balancing, straight-up hop nose. Very much like an amber ale.

The flavor goes through many phases. First, it starts like an amber ale with lots of caramel. This transforms into a drier version with a bit of bitterness. The bitters increase in the swallow, but the aftertaste is a nice blend of the two.

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Photo of puboflyons
4/5  rDev +14%

From the 650 ml. bomber bottled on 10/27/14. Sampled on November 2, 2014. Less than a week old freshness.

Medium amber slight cloudy pour. Big foamy off-white head.

Toasted malts a a nice grassy and grapefruit hop profile playing up in the aroma with a hint of spice or pepper.

Medium to better than medium body.

Easy drinking. Vague caramel malt starter with an abundance of grassy hops and pepper kicking in at the finish. Not sure why this is only getting an "OK" rating. Maybe mine was better because it is only 5 days old.

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Photo of mpedara429
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured out a slightly hazy copper color with a tan colored head. Two fingers of frothy head present with good retention and lacing.

S: Pine and grapefruit are most notable. Sweet pineapple and some floral tones.

T: Very herbal and grassy. Not what I was expecting as it differs from the nose. Tannic bite at the end. I even caught myself gagging a bit.

M: Medium, creamy body and medium carb. Did I mention how tannic it was?

O: Completely forgettable. It started great until I got to tasting it. The tannic characteristic kills this beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/7/13.
In a pint glass the beer was a dark amber color. There was a smallish light tan head that left a smattering of lace.

Aroma was faint. Citrus, pine, and caramel.

Ditto on the taste. Faint grapefruit and pine, caramel malt.

This just didn't have that nice hoppiness to it that I expected. Definitely on the timid side.

Don't think I'll have this again.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a murky deep golden color with a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to a ring and leaves some spotty lace on the way down. Heavy bready caramel malt aroma offset with spicy, floral, citrusy hop aroma. Light plastic phenols in the aroma as well. The taste follows the aroma. Sweet caramel malt base with a smattering of hops and a light plastic phenol and hints of astringency. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Decent brew, but nothing to write home about. A little sweet and the plastic doesn't help.

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Photo of tigermuffin
4.33/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottled on 9/15/14, each hand dated. Label is a bit cheap looking, but hey, I give any NH beer, especially one with a picture of my home state on it, a good festive try.

A: The beer is a beautiful fall foliage color, auburn red/orange, very attractive. It has a nice full head that lingers on and on.

S: The smell is earthy and hoppy with a strong citrus background.

T: The flavor is strong hops with grapefruit, pine, and hard candy.

M: Very crisp & smooth, medium carbonation, medium body, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty and goes down way too easy, a good beer to stick with for the whole bottle. Having never heard of this brewery (must be new) I am definitely impressed and would buy again. It has the "easy drinking, great taste" bravado of other far more well known favorites.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22 oz into a 13 oz tulip, bottled 7/27/13. Pours a dark red, with a 2 inch white head that leaves behind plenty of lace, with excellent retention. Smell is hard candy, tangerine, pine, grapefruit, and some cut grass. Taste is all of that, some bitter grapefruit and a hint of caramel are mix well together. Body is medium, plenty of life, a little dry, and easy going down. Solid brew, wish I wasn't paying over $7, but that is how these little breweries have to start, not sure why? Solid beer.

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603 Cogway IPA from 603 Brewery
3.51 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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