Not an IPA (PS It's an IPA)
Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Not an IPA (PS It's an IPA)Not an IPA (PS It's an IPA)
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,101
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #16,454
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 2.96%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
15
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Appalachian Mountain Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Not an IPA (PS It's an IPA)Not an IPA (PS It's an IPA)
Notes: This light-colored New England style IPA has a lot of flavor from the 3 types of hops used and finishes with a nice crispness that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

74 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by mvanaskie13:
Photo of mvanaskie13
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head bright white with small bubbles, good lacing and lingers well.

Smell is a bit subdued, but pleasant: notes of citrus, tangerine, light earthy spice and resins.

Taste has more notable malty notes of biscuit, toast, and cracker; hops then come forward pleasant citrus rind, with more lemon/grapefruit than orange, resinous and earthy flavors notable as well.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, then light sweetness and great bitterness.

Overall a good IPA hitting all the right notes with great look, slightly hoppy aroma and nice malty/hoppy flavor/feel.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dragginballs76
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours semi transparent golden color with nice white fluffy head that last a good bit. Sticky spotty lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Light tropical fruit mango, orange and a touch of grapefruit. There also seems to be a very light malt sweetness as well.

Taste - Seems to be mostly a balance between grapefruit orange peel and bitter hops. The orange and grapefruit are up front and the hops are more toward the end. Well balanced nice taste.

Feel - Medium bodied prickly carbonation, dry bitter finish.

Overall - A well done IPA the fruit plays a part in the aroma but the hops stand out in the taste.

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Photo of JW_WNC
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buckeye55
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'll start off with fucking wow! Hazy yellow pour with minimal head. It has the IPA smell but there is something sweet working in the background. Tastes like an IPA but not so hopped up. Has a light mouth feel and just a hint of hop bitterness on the back end. This is one dangerous brew, it goes down way too smooth for a 6.7 abv. Rates a 9.25 out of 10 on the would you like to sit down with a 12-pack of this brew scale.

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Photo of VABA
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a nice light hazy golden color with a very generous head and lacing.
A-Aroma has tropical citrus and hop hints.
T-Taste follows the nose with a tropical citrus and hop flavor
M-A medium bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A good IPA

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Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Faint haze on this pale golden hued brew, lacing puts on a great showing of rings down the glass after each sip. Smells of ripe tropical fruit, mildly dank, and faint melon rind. Lots of zest and resin on the palate, mild tropical fruit and citrus rind in the middle, finishes with more fruit resin. Quite warming for a 6.7% ABV brew, crisp and pretty dry with some crackery maltiness. A well made IPA, love the clarity and aggressive hop character.

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Photo of oberon
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial pint glass a dull medium golden with a half finger white head that settles pretty quickly into a soapy-like mass.Tangerine and orange hop aromas jump out with some sweet biscuit malts also showing thru,light grassiness is detected as well.Tropical fruits on the palate with a grapefruit rind sharpness as well,quite a hefty mildly sweet biscuit malt base is there thru the finish.It's good but it's flavor profile is becoming the mainstream right now in the ipa craft world...in my opinion.

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Photo of Bluescooter
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium golden honey orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate burnt orange + pale golden yellow colored highlights The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, citrus/grapefruit rind, citrus/orange zest, tropical/melon, and dank resinous hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + bready + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + bready + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, citrus/grapefruit rind, citrus/orange zest, tropical/melon, and dank resinous hops that impart a light to moderate amount of aggressive bitterness which lingers slightly in the finish leaving dank resinous hop flavors behind.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable with an aggressive bitterness for an NEIPA and a fairly common hop profile. Easy to drink with reasonably well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not an IPA (PS It's an IPA) from Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 15 ratings