India Pale Ale | Bellevue Brewing Company

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Bellevue Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by powdersoldier on 01-27-2013

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 11
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheGent
2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a translucent golden yellow with a frothy, two finger off white head. The head settles to a finger, but sticks around the whole time. This beer has serious legs. Minimal carbonation.

S: Piney, bitter citrus rind, sweet dried apricot and a hint of melon. Prominent bready malt profile. A touch of alcohol on the nose.

T: Relatively muted flavor profile. Some dried fruit sweetness of apricot and raisin. A
Hint of pine and citrus.

M: Minimal carbonation, almost none. Syrupy.

D: Not too drinkable. There's some citrus and pine at the beginning, but as I sit here and the beer approaches room temperature it seems to fall apart. Flat, bitter and flavorless. The body is relatively thick, almost syrupy. I would suggest drinking this one ice cold for the highest and best level of enjoyment, underwhelming at best with some unpleasant aspects.

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4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with slight orange tint. Four fingers of bone colored head that lasts at least ten minutes. Rings of lace as head drops.
Smell is resins from hop oil.
Taste is dank hop resinous bitterness. Some bready malts lend support. The hops are starting to reveal some orange zest and some floral aspects.
Mouthfeel is medium and good carbonation level. Finish is dry and moderately bitter.
Overall a pleasant Northwest style IPA. Not a mind blowing hop bomb but certainly a pleasant and well crafted brew. The first beer I have had from this brewery. I am looking forward to tasting more styles from them.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Respectable IPA heavy on the malt, fragrant and floral, lighter on the hops, This is the first beer I've had from this relatively new brewery in WA and I enjoyed it. Relatively inexpensive at under $10 for a 6 of cans - for that reason good for a session or entertaining.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ghrymm
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can. 69 IBU.
A: pours a hazy amber with a thin white head and minor lacing.
S: Sweet wet grass nose, caramels.
T: Very sweet and young.
F: Kind of thick and oily.
O: I think i got a bad batch the can was in my fridge sitting still but when opened it foamed up big time pretty sure it was canned way to early ,not good at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Everything I love about IPAs is right here.
Attractive bright green label. Bomber poured into pint glass. Pours a lovely orange-copper with white head. The huge aroma is a delight. Flavors are citrus, pine, and floral. Not too bitter, and just hoppy enough. Drinks easy, feels balanced with a nice slightly dry finish. Overall, this IPA wont blow you away, but you really can't find a fault either, its darn good!

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2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at Melrose Grill in Renton WA, poured into pint glass.

Copper-tan in color, the brew appears medium-bodied with light carbonation, as a small wispy head quickly dissipates. Toffee-sweet grainy malts at the front of the nose, as a range of floral notes describe the hop profile. The sweet notes run to the front of the palate, unusually sweet for the style. Hop notes punch back a bit before the sweet aspects become overly cloying, but this is one sugary-sweet IPA. Finishes long and sweet.

IPA's are hit and miss in the Northwest...this is a miss. It's full-flavored, and might not be a bad intro-brew to someone that isn't used to hoppy beers, but if hoppy brews are already refreshing and satisfying to your palate, look elsewhere.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is the orange shade of amber, topped with a fine-grained head in the Affligem chalice. It's quite lovely. Aroma has some piney hops and a whiff of fermenting pineapple. Quite spritzy in the mouth with a distinct tang, though less acidic than a lot of IPAs.

Mellow malt with a sweet undertone and lots of fruit. This tastes fairly strong, though the alcohol doesn't seep through. Quite aromatic. Even a taste of fruitcake. Very carbonated, which adds to the refreshing quality. It's kind of a hop soda sensation. This would be good on tap with a little less concentrated carbonation. Long mango taste with a touch of passion fruit and sharp unripe pineapple. Sweet apple juice and the bitter aftertaste.

This is a thoroughly drinkable brew, deeply imbued with hop flavors. Personally I don't see anything wrong with an IPA that's not horribly bitter, though this might not appeal to the hopoholic seeking more punishment. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottle Works in Seattle.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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India Pale Ale from Bellevue Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 47 ratings