Heroine India Pale Ale
101 North Brewing Company

Heroine India Pale AleHeroine India Pale Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 15.41%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
127
From:
101 North Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Heroine India Pale AleHeroine India Pale Ale
Notes: Immodest hop additions throughout the brewing process characterize this distinctive, amber colored NorCal fashioned India Pale Ale. With an ABV of 7.2% galvanized by a total of 64 IBU’s, we were obliged to create an IPA that would distinguish itself as immortal amongst the common, and with an unforgettable name. We believe we have done just that. Heroine India Pale Ale. A pint of help is on her way.
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travolta from California

2.31/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: A clear pale ale color, foamy khaki head that is thick with decent lacing.

Nose: Not much going on, simple hops. Not impressive.

taste: Coppery, metallic, smooth hop oils, well balanced with a malty finish. Medicinal all of the way through and watery, but clean.

Notes: Malt too unbalanced to be good, or to stand out. Mouthfeel is weak and unoriginal.

Jan 21, 2014
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mikelward from California

4/5  rDev +12%

Sep 16, 2013
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RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

Jul 02, 2013
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XicanoBeerRun from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2016
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a thin head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is mild grain and lemon.
The taste is more malty sweet with a balanced hop profile. Lemon bitterness.
The texture is medium and softer.
An enjoyable malty IPA.

Jan 29, 2016
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ishinder from California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Mar 01, 2013
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 11, 2015
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elNopalero from California

3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This pours a light tan straw color. Light hop aroma which just doesn’t excite me. Dial up the hops—or at least give me more of a hop presence. Curiously, I picked up a spiced curry note on the flavor. Turmeric in particular. It has a pleasing bitterness with a piney finish. Perfectly decent IPA but it’s going to get lost in a sea of excellent IPAs out here.

Feb 28, 2013
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RXUYDC from Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -9%

Oct 13, 2013
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HipCzech from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Timber Coast (Jenner, CA) served in a shaker pint. Pours golden amber with a solid head of white foam and fine lace. Aromas of pine resin, rosemary, citrus and caramel. Caramel carries the taste with a good dose of woodsy pine, citrus peel, hoppy spice healthy bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. And old school IPA with good malt backbone, increasingly rare along the West Coast.

Jul 02, 2019
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OBeerMeGreatOne from California

3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out amber with orange around the edges. The head is off white and smaller than expected, there is plenty of visible carbonation. Lace retention is nice, sticks around for a while.

Pale and caramel malts start the smell. Some spice and citrus follow with a hint of pine. Not really West Coast, or NorCal as described, but still smell like a pretty good IPA.

Interesting, almost roasted caramel start, quickly followed by citrus. It's more of an orange peel than a fruit citrus. Some grassy hops and pine aftertaste show up. There is a spicy note to this, the good gentleman at Healthy Spirits thought it might be Rye. I think he might be right. Whatever it is that adds that spicy kick, it's a nice addition. Carbonation is a little heavy for the thickness of the beer, but not terrible.

No real complaints. I may grab one again, wouldn't be bummed if I saw it on tap. But also not going to make the list of favorites. Sad I missed their brewery night during SF Beer Week. They got the time wrong online and I chose another meet the brewer night.

4/28/13. I actually got a reply on my Instagram post of the beer from the brewer. No rye, the spice comes from the hop blend. Love how many brewery's are on Instagram, beerporn everywhere!

Apr 28, 2013
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brandonld23 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 10, 2016
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kmanjohnson from California

2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Jul 18, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nov 01, 2016
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dertyd from California

3/5  rDev -16%

Apr 01, 2014
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andyfrancis from California

3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper color, darker than most IPAs. Frothy cream colored head.

Smells bordering on a red/amber ale with hints of wet paper.

The hops are strong up front, but fairly easy drinking for a higher alcohol IPA.

Smooth enough, but pretty flat. Somewhat astringent. Giving me some lingering hop breath.

With an abundance of good IPAs these days, it's tough to be noticeable in a good way and this one doesn't really stand out from the pack for me.

May 26, 2013
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Mar 10, 2014
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LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +19%

Jan 19, 2014
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ernstryan from California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Aug 29, 2014
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PSanger from Connecticut

3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark amber with some head that dissipated somewhat. I don't like this beer at all. The taste/look/feel took me back ten years to the IPA scene and feel like this beer should evolve in the wake of all these amazing brews out now. I tried my best to get any sort of flavor profile mentioned below but just kept on getting this overpowering scent/taste of stale toasted malt.

May 13, 2017
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

2.5/5  rDev -30%

Mar 18, 2013
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bwgassman from Colorado

3/5  rDev -16%

Dec 10, 2013
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a fan of the dank, slightly fecund flavor, nor the graphics or the verbage.
A) Deep hazed brownish tawn color. After an initial half finger it sits laceless, headless, dull.
S: Spiced hops with funky and grassy herbals and not much tropical fruit. Over ripe, slight decay, on a heavy malt base.
T: Taste follows the smell with an almost ENGLISH STYLE of dark bready malt biscuit balanced with spicy, fecund, grassy hop. A funky mix of grass with spice as well as over ripened tropical fruit on the side of an island road.
M: The mouth is largely creamy with astringent and drying, peppery finale. Odd.

D: "Hefty toasted malt bill" with odd fecund, overripe flavors. Warming.

May 11, 2017
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mc4z from California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

Jul 14, 2013
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bschinelli from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

Aug 18, 2014
Heroine India Pale Ale from 101 North Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 127 ratings