Initial Point IPA | Slanted Rock Brewing Company

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Initial Point IPAInitial Point IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Slanted Rock Brewing Company
Idaho, United States
slantedrock.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Scotchboy on 09-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
25
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Goliveidaho:
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2.53/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Local beer just released in cans. Straight forward, high bitterness, which is advertise on can, but not followed with any floral scents. Refreshing but lacks complexity, bitterness lasts long after swallow. I might try again, but too many other great IPA's around to get on my list.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Schwegler
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Spikester
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange amber which became hazy after swirling the can to finish the pour. The head was massive and long lasting. Lacing is copious.
Smell is orange zest and floral piney hops.
Taste is piney floral fruity bitter hops with a good amount of bready malt.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is medium dry and bitter.
Overall a fine American IPA. I would drink this often if it was available in Western Oregon. Purchased in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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Photo of Gngrrsnap
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can picked up at the 16th St Albertsons... Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a short-lived white head but still leaves nice lacing... Sweetish sorta tangerine like hoppiness... that is accentuated by a too heavy (for my palate) residual maltiness... good bitterness... Nice enough IPA... No flaws, I just like mine without so much malt balance.

3.75/3.5/3.5/4/3.75

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Photo of Varls
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange hue with traces of sediment floating about, giving it a murky look. Balanced and smooth with good hop bite. On the less bitter side for an IPA. Not too shabby.

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Photo of KlayWey
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Handsome orangey amber pour with big coarse foam in the New Belgium snifter. Long-lasting frothiness in the mouth that is thoroughly pleasant and refreshing. From the 12 oz can purchased in the six pack at the Boise Food Co-op. I thought it might be a long couple of days in Salt Lake.

Some sweet malt along with the acidity. Flavor of tangerine peel with some peach and cedar wood. Resiny aftertaste with plenty of bitterness. A sturdy IPA but quite drinkable. Sharp and tangy and altogether likeable. Lots of flavor for the hop afficianado.

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Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of ccrida
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark gold with creamy tan head.

Smell dirty hops, sour citrus, over-ripe tropical fruits, a little metallic.

Taste is clean, snappy, biscuit malt, big fruit hop profile.

Mouthfeel is dry, creamy, light bodied.

Drinkability is high. My favorite of the handful of Idaho IPAs I picked up recently in Twin Falls on a road trip to Yellowstone National Park, although this was the first can I poured into a shaker pint, which accentuates the unfavorable aspects of the nose.

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Photo of HOGFVR
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of MikeDAdams
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rab53
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoelClark
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Scotchboy
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ the brewery in Meridian ID. Served in a tall, thin fluted glass.

A: Hazy-as-heck golden orange with white head and lacing.

S: Sweeter, sugary crystal malt with lots of grapefruit and a good amount of sweet orange and pine. Fairly floral and citrusy and sweet.

T: Moderate bitterness, ample grapefruit and background pine character with orange zest and citrus pith...malt backbone is fair and lends a sweetness to the body.

MF: Straight-up medium bodied with a dry finish. Alcohol is invisible.

O: Not 'outstanding' but I scored this a '4' to bring the entire score into alignment. There are better IPA's, even locally, but this drinks just fine. Slanted Rock doesn't market this one as a hop bomb, and it certainly isn't, but the hop and malt profile work pretty well together. Tasty.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Initial Point IPA from Slanted Rock Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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