Dragon Slayer IPA | English Ales Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
English Ales Brewery
California, United States
englishalesbrewery.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IceAce on 06-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jnorris404
3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of walterk
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Darker than usual ipa with 2/3" off white head. Aroma hit those malty woodsy overtones.

Taste followed the aroma, toffee, unsweetened caramel and earthen body. Similar to a Burton Ale. Has that vibe, with just enough noble hop to it, maybe even a Cascade or two to round it out into the New World.

If you're a pub aficianado, this might do the trick for you. Otherwise, its just another malty English ipa. Traditional? Maybe.

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Photo of vonSchulze
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckeegan04
3.81/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenou
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Erik-P
2.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TrojanRB
2.81/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thedemise
3.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Had a metallic-sort taste

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Photo of RyanK252
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

On tap at Phil's Fish Market Restaurant
A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy white head that laces well.

S: Citrus and herbal hops with a little light malt.

T: Grapefruit dominates with a little orange rind and light biscuit malt. Grapefruit bitterness lingers.

M: Light to medium body, light to medium carbonation.

O: It's got a good strong hop bite, but it feels a bit thin and 1 dimensional.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sevenshubby
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of andruke
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A dark ipa. Ample beige head. Aroma not noteworthy. Taste, definitely and EIPA, detectable hops, but in accordance with tradition. And breaking with tradition, I purposefully label this a session ipa. Eat shit you 4% or whatever definition. This is what I would drink when I don't want to get my drink on big time. The mix of wood, slight hops, good caramel roast and minimal alcohol has its place in the world.

The price though, at $9 a 6er was a little much for what it is.

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Dragon Slayer IPA from English Ales Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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