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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,938
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,430
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 11.2%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
354
From:
Parkway Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really good, citrusy, upfront, hoppy IPA that pours with a bold golden & fizzy look. The aroma is definitely hoppy IPA & the taste hoppy, through and through. The mouth feel is excellent. Overall, I think it’s an easy drinking and excellent IPA! Great job Parkway Brewers!

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Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a March 2019 (even though it was purchased in NC just last week) bottling date.
Pours with a slightly hazy dark amber body topped by a semi-durable white head.
Moderate strength for style, with bitterness leaning towards the mild side. More grassy and resinous than fruity. Well balanced.

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Photo of barknee
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This Brew pours a beautiful 24-karat gold color and fluffy marshmallow like head. Grapefruit, Pine and citrus waft from the glass. The mouthfeel is very impressive, not too oily and not too heavy but certainly not light in style as the label would suggest but rather a moderate amount of viscosity, just perfect for the style. This is an extraordinary well balanced and flavored brew, massively satisfying and beautifully created. I would have to say that this is one of my favorite brews within this style range, I would implore you to try it if it's available where you are. Bravo Parkway! Each bottle contains a "parked on" date, an Ode to the breweries name, which indicates the day the product was bottled, assuring you of a magnificently fresh and enjoyable product!

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on my way home from being on the road over the summer, when I came back through Virginia. Never had anything from Parkway Brewing before but this was a good first beer from them as I thought it was tasty, well-balanced, and easy to enjoy.

Not a bad pour to this as the hazy, brassy amber hue was quite pleasing to the eye, as there was just a bit of sediment floating in the liquid. Tons of dank tropical fruit and caramel malt on the nose with some herb and pine underneath that. The heaviness of the taste came through more in the taste, as the dank, sticky aspect of this really came through. Everything complemented each other nicely and the body was quite full as this wasn't a fully hop-forward beer. The aftertaste felt like a sweet resin as some brown sugary sweetness emerged once this fully warmed up, and went completely down...

There was enough alcohol here but given the style, it was appropriate and went along well with everything else that was here. Parked on 7/11 of last year, this looked, felt, and tasted fresh as it was a great choice for the holidays, given it's potency, sweetness, and pine that was reminiscent of the Special Ale from Anchor. If you're sick of hazy IPA's from this neck of the woods,this would be a great alternate to throwback styles of yesteryear. Nice job by Parkway on this one!

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Photo of AngusOg
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With all the juice bombs and hazy New England IPA’s that are all the rage these days, it’s actually a really nice change of pace to drink a more traditional and balanced IPA. Has enough hop character to keep the beer interesting and tasty, but the malt background is definitely present. Super easy drinker enjoyed during Monday night football. Only picked up a single this weekend while in Virginia, but kind of wish I had picked up a six pack. Well done!

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Photo of hman43
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours golden and fairly clear with an off white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has a citrus aroma with some peach and bread. There is a bit of caramel in the background.

Taste: It has a balance of citrus and bread with some peach and caramel in the background. It has a bit of sweetness to it.

Feel: It has a slightly slick mouthfeel and is medium bodied. Bitterness is low.

Overall, it is a decent, but it is more like and English IPA than a West Coast IPA.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper color with a thin head. Smells of earthy hops with floral hints to it. The taste is pretty balanced with sweet malt, citrus, and some bitter hops. It’s very easy drinking and quite tasty.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle “parked” on 2/22/18, into an IPA glass. A dark orange with amber highlights with a two finger white head and active carbonation. Aroma is faint citrus and malt. Taste is well rounded, mainly a mixture of orange and malt, with earthy ness mixed in, maybe some lemon and pine notes. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is medium and finishes dry. Overall, a decent WC IPA that’s very balanced and easy drinking.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear Amber color with a fluffy white head.
S - Smells of hops
T - I'm getting some sweetness from the malt and some light citrus.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass, copper color with a foamy head. Smells of herbal and earthy hops with some citrus and pine, tastes extremely hop forward with hops that are, as mentioned in other reviews, somewhat "generic." Medium body. It is a decent IPA, not too special.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, this is a very high end, middle of the road IPA in my opinion. It has a great amber pour and a refreshing citrus aroma and aftertaste. I do not find this Brew in my area of North Carolina very often so when I do find it I get as much as I can.

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Photo of Cobrito
2.63/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like 1,000 IPAs released from 2000 to 2010. Not only derivative, but dated. Sorry for the snark, but this strikes me as one of those beers the brewer thinks they get right because it imitates many other beers in the same style, but in reality they get it wrong because there is nothing distinctive about it.

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Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a malt flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent IPA

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Photo of 88caprice
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: enjoyable, drinkable, fairly balanced for an AIPA.

Look: light amber, peach tea colored. Lingering, sudsy head.
Smell: grapefruit aromas from the hops. Fresh and juicy smell. Also a touch musty.
Taste: some sweet, fruity high notes from the hops. Then a strong bitterness at the back of the tongue. Some of the malty base comes through in the aftertaste.
Feel: medium body.

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Photo of avalon07
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very average lacing.

S: An incredibly average aroma of hops, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of a mild shot of citrus (lemon, grapefruit, especially), light malt notes, some pine mixed in, way too much hops, a little caramel, and an herbal quality. Some of the ingredients of here are welcome, but they're overpowered by the obnoxious hops content. Very uneven, to say the least.

F: A good amount of carbonation with an overly bitter finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is just one of those beers that's too bitter and uneven to be successful.

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Photo of Pencible
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: This poured a clear copper with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and pine, with some dry earthy malt.
T: It tasted like earthy pine and grapefruit, with some dank herbal hops. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M; It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a decent IPA with clean but basic scent and taste. The body was ok, and the finish was relatively smooth, so it was pretty easy to drink. Not bad but forgettable.

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Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle packaged early June.

Aggressive hops at first sip. Has a floral quality but hops are all about the pine. Pleasantly surprised and a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick, frothy head which recedes ever so slowly. Plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The color is darker amber with a mild haze.

Fresh, green hop aroma. Reminds me of recently opened hop pellet bag. Light caramel sweetness.

Nicely balanced. Thick body with muted carbonation. This gives the malt base a creamy element. The hop dominates as one might expect, but the beer retains the malt through the swallow. The aftertaste is spicy, like white pepper.

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Photo of OldSwampy
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A delicious IPA. Hazy golden color with yellowish-white head that leaves lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, typical floral and fruity smell. Taste is a great oily, fruity hop-forward IPA profile. Hard to say how it's different from a lot of other "West Coast" IPAs (though it is from Virginia), but it is a nicely balanced example of the style.

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Photo of Riff
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Color is a dark orange with about a finger of white foamy head. Strong orange aroma with a hint of bread to it. Mild beer, just a little bitterness to it, primarily orange flavors with a little bit of bread towards the end. Finished cleanly and quickly with virtually no lingering. Overall it has a very nice balance to it, an easy drinking IPA that should do well by itself or with most meals.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed, tulip style glass. Look: amber. Smell: a bit piney. Taste: Good balance of malts and hops, not super hop forward. Feel: medium bodied. Overall, a good go to IPA.

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Photo of delta490
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, medium dark orangey-gold. It has a big pillowy, dense cream-colored head that just lasts and lasts. Big blotches of soapy lacing are left behind. The aroma is a little lighter but still has some nice floral and citrus hops and a little bit of a bready quality in the background. The taste is much the same. The body feels a little light and there is a steady hit of carbonation throughout. Not bad but noticeable.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
4.89/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Amber color with a cloudiness only possible in an unfiltered beer, nice head
S: Smells of Citra hops and strong orange peel along with other fruits
T: Strong orange/citrus flavors, then a moderate bitterness of the Citra and finishes very smooth with absolute no alcohol taste.
M: Light and well carbonated
O: This is my go to beer. Although not a bitter as many IPA's this one has a good balance of bitterness to sweetness.

I have had this in bottles, on tap and straight from the taps at brewery. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Always considered this more of an APA than a true IPA. Well-flavored, but the hop bill is not overbearing, a good option for intro-level IPA drinkers

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one fell short for me. Come across with assertive bitterness and hop flavor right up front and then that fades quickly to almost a stale flavor. Not enough pop or citrus sweetness. Just needed a little something

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