Heroine India Pale Ale | 101 North Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.77%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of seanbhudson
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At first sniff didn't expect much, hardly any aroma (more caramel than hops) . The taste was definitely better. Hops and barley well balanced with lingering finish. Many of the great IPA's finish a bit too crisp for my taste. The hops are a nice blend of pine, light citrus and earth. If the brewery added some aroma hops this could be a very good beer.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BradExtreme
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of spycow
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Albabar
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerbart
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CruzWilder
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobbyhands
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rack0flamb
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chaospandemic
2.71/5  rDev -23%
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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Photo of Bali_hi
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Keg of heroine ipa drank.

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Photo of brewqueno
4.45/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samtrillo
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copper amber.

The malt is at the forefront here with a graham cracker amber ale flare. The hop profile is more centered around a clean bitter finish. Not a juicy aromatic hop explosion we've grown used to. 10 years ago this would have been considered a hoppy take on an English IPA. Now I don't know what it is, but it's a good IPA that's not trying to rock worlds.

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Photo of Jugerascledat
4.69/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First taste was just exceptionally good.

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Photo of iBn00n3r
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Hagbert
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of JayTSonoma
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

An underrated beer in my opinion.

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Photo of jamesjmacdonald
4.04/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of pxc13
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BasicUserAccount42
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of HopAttack3
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

an apparently widely distributed but largely underwhelming ipa in the northern california area. its got a little more red caramel type malts to it, beefing it up a bit in body and alcohol, but the hops are irrelevant here. its not floral or aromatic, and it doesnt finish bitter or juicy, it just sort of wallows in mediocrity on the hop front. the beer is well made though, has no immediately apparent flaws, but comes across as a fine execution of an unimpressive recipe. i liked the other beers i had from these guys a lot better, and think this one fails to distinguish itself in a crowded west coast ipa scene, its big without being dank and resinous, not one i would choose again. also a bit filling for summer, but i can see the appeal for some.

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Heroine India Pale Ale from 101 North Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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