Eastside I.P.A. | Excel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
excelbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Respect_the_Saaz on 07-28-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
24.94%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 48
Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Eastside west coast IPA from Excel is decent. It poured a nice copper clear with fizzy thick white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is gentle with pine and citrus. The taste is surprisingly easy to drink and well balanced. There is definite sweet malt to counter the bitter hops leaving enough pine and citrus to make it good. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is good.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12/23....pours hazy dirty gold, good thick 1/4 inch head of white packed foam. Nose of straw, hay, grains, but very light. Taste is an open citrus bitter, builds to a biscuit bread pine malt and then a fast finish. Some bitter at the end. Floral and lemony. Nice.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My third beer from here, hoping to improve. Smells of nice citrus hops. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Surprisingly good bitter hops with citrus. Bitterness resonates, but the transition to finish for citrus bitter is not a smooth one that brings a floral hop. Maybe far back end of tongue was not prepped well. Overall not a bad beer.

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Photo of GoBearsWalter
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My third beer from here, hoping to improve. Smells of nice citrus hops. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Surprisingly good bitter hops with citrus. Bitterness resonates, but the transition to finish from citrus bitter is not a smooth one that also brings a floral hop. Maybe far back end of tounge was not prepped well. Overall not a bad beer.

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Photo of KellyL
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hop profile. Grapefruit/lemon zest. Finishes dry with a pleasant earthy bitterness. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very pleased with the little brewery from Breese.

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Photo of FanofHefe
4/5  rDev +2.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip, no dating on bottle or label. Clear light amber body with a one finger off-white head. A little lacing.

Nice hop aroma. Mostly fruity citrus and light pine hops with a bit of sweet malt.

The flavor follows the aroma and represents a solid IPA mix of citrus, floral, and light pine hops. The malt sweetness blends nicely.

Overall, this is a very solid IPA. Not knowing the age, I expect a fresh version would be even more tasty and desirable. I could see this being a regular in my rotation if I could get it when fresh.

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Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight floral hops, slight sweet malt, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. The bitterness is quite strong. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, slight sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of spice. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, and decent body, but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a nice translucent golden color with some mild orange hues. There is a thin white head that forms. The head is dense but pretty thin.

Aroma of pungent citrusy hops. Notes of tropical fruit as well. Mango and peach and some nice pineapple notes. There is a nice grassy and herbal character to the note with a resinous pine y finish in the nose. Definitely a hop heavy single IPA.

Flavor starts off with intense grapefruit rind and orange. A citrusy bomb. Notes of some pineapple are also present. Bready malt leaves a hint of balance but the body and flavor is resinous and dank. Quite hoppy and yummy. Finish of the brew is dry and bitter.

Overall. Very surprised. This nice little bottling company in Clinton Co. Illinois is making this dank and resinous hop bomb. Well done.

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Photo of SnaxStL
4.61/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very impressive in all categories. Fits the mold of West Coast IPA with Aroma and Taste. Citrusy and grassy one the nose, similar on the palate. Malt sweetness is minimal. Balanced and nicely carbonated. A beer that I'll be enjoying again and again.

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Photo of Respect_the_Saaz
4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic well-hopped West-Coast style I.P.A. with notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, and pine with a very dry, bitter finish. Hop aroma comes gushing out of the bottle upon opening. A fantastic offering from a new brewery to the St. Louis area. Look out for these guys as they are legit

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Eastside I.P.A. from Excel Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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