IPA | Oyster Bay Brewing Co.

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3.62/5
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43 Ratings
IPAIPA
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Brewed by:
Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
New York, United States
oysterbaybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pjkelley82 on 07-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,711
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
43
pDev:
14.92%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: floral for a moment, then dank herbal;

T: dank and herbal from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but the aroma was better than the flavor;

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Photo of BeerMan247
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

How could a small downtown famous from Gatsby support such a winning IPA?
Love all about this. Imagine oyster shells in the barrel too.
A) Rocky, bulbous head.
S) Mineral, salt, hops. Sweet and salty.
T) Approachable, sessionable balanced flavor profile because not too sweet or overdone.
F) Chalky, seaside dryness.
O) Winner. First from this brewer.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

-clear amber-orange tap pour with minimal aroma. Flavor is sweet malt with minimal hop bite. The body is thin.
I would not have known that this was an IPA/DIPA without the label at the brewery.

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Photo of Blackop555
2.47/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Would have rated a 3.5 but oyster bay took the liberty of giving themselves a 5 so i am rating it 1 point lower to make up for their over rating

Pours hazy orange. Foamy, medium, white head fades slowly. Good lace.

Smells malt, pine and citrus.

Tastes Bready Malt, Carmel, Pine. Followed by a bitter Pine finish that lingers a while with light malt. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of antman27
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrewBest
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, canning date printed on the bottom, but numbers cannot be made out

Pours lightly hazed, typical amber. Darker khaki cap, lasting and lasting, leaving moderate amounts of larger bubble strands of sticky lacing.

Sniff reveals a hint of malt and dusty hops in the background.

Im guessing this brew is at least a few months old, cuz its mostly about the malt at this point....maple and more maple.

Drinks as a respectable amber ale...IPA? ehh not so much

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Photo of Tank880
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from Long Island, where I was visiting my parents' for the Fourth of July. Amazing how many breweries have sprouted on Long Island the last five to seven years. I remember when it was Blue Point or nothing forever.

This seemed delicious at the barbecue but I was pounding more than tasting. Appearance and smell are both only okay. Not much for head and some funk and graininess to go with the pine and citrus you expect on the nose.

Taste delivers what you expect without blowing your mind. Decent up front bitterness and broad biscuit notes but lacking a little something on the follow through. The texture is tight and oily but the flavor sinks rather than soars. Still very serviceable, especially during IPA season.

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

Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TwoHeartedAlex
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vinnygny
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For an IPA that is made five miles from my house this was outstanding. Everything you would want from an IPA.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love the taste and feel. Look is average. Aroma is hoppy but flavor lacks some hoppiness and bitterness I would expect. Overall ( and I'm an IPA guy) this is slightly above what I would give an IPA. Based on flavor and crispness. But still want more bite.

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Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is very familiar with a well done clean West Coast IPA. Up front, grapefruit and piney bitterness. A bready sweetness in the middle as the beer finishes with a medium plus bitterness of resin and pine.

An impressively solid IPA.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCHOPS
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

5 years ago I would have said this offering was top notch, but with the new IPAs out today, which utilize a variety of hops (mosaic, galaxy, etc.), with dry hopping of course, this Oyster Bay offering is simply mediocre. Mild smell of pine and citrus. Not too hoppy, and a little bitter. An ok IPA, similar to Lagunitas ipa or biue point hoptical. Nothing too special.

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Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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IPA from Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 43 ratings