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Heroine India Pale Ale | 101 North Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
101 North Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by elNopalero on 02-28-2013

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've revised my reviews down on all of my 101 North beers.

I live in Petaluma; I've been drinking 101 North beers for years, even going to their tap room. I've ordered it on tap from many locations around the north bay and watch the bar tender struggle with pouring a good glass. The beers have been over-carbonated since the beginning, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt that it was just a one-time mistake from a small brewer, but it's been YEARS of this. It's just poor brewing at this point and it's no longer acceptable.

Additionally, every time I go to the tap room, they ONLY have Heroine and Golden Naked available for sale in bombers (or any size). I've been a few times over the last 3 years, and there's never anything else for sale. Either their tap room employees are clueless or the person running the business is.

Heroine is a decent IPA, but it's no longer amateur hour in the craft brew market.

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2.31/5  rDev -34.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown suger notes on the smell. Mellow hop notes lined with a hint of sweetness.

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2.73/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice amber colored IPA. Taste was okay. The IBUs felt a little higher. Aftertaste was good. Doesn't linger too much.

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3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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Heroine India Pale Ale from 101 North Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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