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Heroine India Pale Ale | 101 North Brewing Company

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3.55/5
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121 Ratings
Heroine India Pale AleHeroine India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
101 North Brewing Company
California, United States
101northbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,285
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
121
pDev:
15.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSanger
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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Photo of Act25
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden pour with a packed fluffy head. Aroma of pine, crackery malt, melon. Taste is pine, spruce, mint, herbal tea, melon. Slightly sweet and bitter follow through. Solid beer.

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Photo of dms1767
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8BaconBits
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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Photo of juicebox
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandonld23
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of sudsofluv
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomb_ride
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beernoobie
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having lots of flavors of herbal hops along with notes of spicy hops and hints of underlying caramel malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA does a good job at hiding its alcohol from the taste, but I didn't find the combination of herbal and spicy flavors to be rather pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Phil-T_Phil_30
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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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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