Old Madrona | Island Hoppin' Brewery

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Brewed by:
Island Hoppin' Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 01-11-2013

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Tilley4:
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3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of CWVegas
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Keene
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ajlvt
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass from a sample bottle (not yet commercially bottled). Pours a medium to dark, ruddy bronze amber with a fine two finger light tan head with good retention and tons of lacing. Aroma is very malty, toasted and biscuit malt with faint citrus hops. Flavor follows, with heavy biscuit and roasty malt, with citrus hops and some alcohol developing and leaving a long, lingering malty bittering hop aftertaste. The malt dominates the flavor at first, but there is distinct hopping here that comes to the fore in the finish. Medium to heavy bodied with active carbonation. This beer is somewhere in the spectrum of old ales to strong ale; very malty, but also well hopped and even a touch boozy. A bit unbalanced because the initial malt is old-ale flavorful but the finish bitterness is surprisingly a bit harsh and seems like it should be well covered. Still, a nice malty ale that I would like to try again.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a moderate haze and light effervescence. Head is minimal, but the color is spot-on.

Smell: lightly sweet and citrusy; it's well-composed but a bit mild in intensity.

Taste: nice and citrusy right up front with a caramelly and toasty malt character. A little bit biscuity, but not too bad. I like the sweet/citrusy combination; it really works for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a rocky carbonation and creaminess. Not too bad.

Overall: a decent beer. Reds aren't always my preferred style, but I like the citrusy bent of this one.

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Photo of gouettn
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mecmd
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The bartender didn't have much info for me on this, if the style needs to be changed, please do so. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear medium-dark amber with an inch of just off-white head that had good retention and lacing. A very hop-forward aroma featured mostly citrus, with some lightly earthy malts in the background. Citrus hops dominated the taste, with a lingering bitter finish. The malts had somewhat of a balancing effect. The body was fuller that typical the (presumed) style (this might be an Imperial Red, like OB's G'Knight), which is a positive in my eyes. Drinkability was good, but the bitter finish was a bit much for me, I probably wouldn't have more than one at a time. Overall, a nice enough brew, worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Old Madrona from Island Hoppin' Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 11 ratings