Friday IPA | Martin House Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 48
Photo of H-TownMcBuck
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of can down side of a glass with 2+ inches of creamy, foamy head with strong retention and lacing. It is dark golden color with small pieces of suspension. Smell is orange and lemon peels, with an essence of clover. Taste is largely citrusy, predominantly orange. It is an enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of BigMac59
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice honey color. Looks unfiltered, but I can’t tell for sure.
Smells fruity and hoppy. Web site says “ brewed with a hefty amount of Mosaic, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops.” Well Mosaic is my favorite. The taste is great.
Mouth feel is OK. Overall very nice.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep, darker golden honey in color. Off white head with a good amount of lacing. The nose is almost bready with citrus undertones. Taste is kicks up the hop bitterness with a dry finish.

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Photo of Atlas1
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Martin House pint glass that I picked up last year during one of my weekend visits to Fort Worth. Fitting. Appearance is a cloudy brown-apricot color with a two finger head that slowly recedes and leaves good lace. The nose is heavy citrus with orange and lemon most pronounced and grapefruity floral notes in the background. The taste is fantastic. Strong malt character helps with the hoppy interplay. Juicy but smooth but with a nice hoppy bitter kick to finish out. Mouthfeel is creamy but firm.

This is a great beer. Not eye-opening, but solid in every aspect. All the folks at Martin House do is produce one amazing beer after another. If you're looking for a contender for "Best Brewery in Texas" look no further than Martin House. Cheers.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.82/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can ran me $1.42 at a Trader Joe's in Austin.

Soft and fruity with some floral character and a hint of bitter orange rind. Pale malts put up a fight against the rindy bitterness but can't seem to wrestle this brew into balance. Orange creamsicle.

No overt yeasty notes (maybe some fruity esters) or off-notes. Not boozy, but not refreshing either.

Drinkable but unremarkable. In a style as oversaturated as American IPA, you've really got to bring more to the table in order to stand out.

C (2.82) / AVERAGE

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is decent. Decent aroma. More citrus. Can't pick up much resin. Weak still. Citrus taste. There is a mild piney hop. Some strong bitterness and a good amount astringency at the end. Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with fluffy lasting head. Soft tropical aroma. Tropical flavors, some citrus, big back end pine n grapefruit peel bitterness. Semi soft gliding feel. Solid bitter IPA.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden-orange body, low creamy head, decent lacing.
Smells of citrus/ grapefruit.
Taste is more grapefruit, but with a big bite, however lots of juicy grapefruit lingers nicely. After a little while some dank pineapple flavor settles in.
Feels nice and creamy, which is welcome following such an aggressive hop bite.
A flavorful grapefruit-forward IPA to sip in a Texas summer.

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Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated 06/08/17. This is your typical malt forward ipa with some bitterness and subtle fruit notes. I think a solid 4 which i gave was deserved but IMO nothing higher than that! It has light feel and it's kinda sharp but a good lawn mowing beer!

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Photo of champ103
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I think the Canned On Date was 5/16/2017, but was smudged and hard to tell. Consumed on 6/3/2017, so very much within proper freshness as far as I am concerned.

A: Pours a clear yellow/orange color. A dense two finger white head forms initially. Which recedes in a minute with some lace left behind.
S: Resin up front, pine and grapefruit. Not particularly intense, but is there. A touch grainy malt, and some lingering bitterness as this warms. An OK IPA.
T: Again, resin and pine up front. Grapefruit with some nondescript citrus comes next with some grainy malts and caramel like sweetness. Bitterness lingers as this warms up.
M/O: A medium body with moderate carbonation. A bit watery, and wish it was more crisp and dry. An OK IPA to drink, nothing I am going to particularly look for again, but not bad.

Seems like a toned down, slightly watery version of Art Car. That is to say, not a bad IPA, though can't see how this is "juicy" in any kind of way. Overall, a bit lacking in depth and vibrancy. While not bad at all, lots of local and non local offerings I prefer that are easily found fresh, over this.

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Photo of Tommo
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sound the malt bomb alert, here comes another weak texas ipa. The aroma is actually kinda nice, but this is so malty i found it very unrefreshing. Aside from the malt, the flavor is meh, lower bitterness. The idea that anyone called this juicy is hilarious

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy bright yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, dankness, resin, grass, and light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with plenty of citrus and light fruits, smooth with plenty of juice.

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first batch (Jan 17) came in at 4.21 for me, but the second (April 17) did not meet the same standard (smell, taste and overall come down 0.25). Diminished hop character across the board. I waited until I'd had three to make sure it wasn't my palate. Maybe this simply illustrates the variability of hops supplies...

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy soft orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is a ton of fresh mango. Some peach, melon, ripe tropical fruit. Taste follows. Dominated by fresh, juicy mango. Background notes of pineapple, peach, pear. Juicy, resinous mouthfeel. Leaves your mouth coated in juicy hops. Slight bitterness present on the finish. Good beer.

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Friday IPA from Martin House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 48 ratings