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Made In The Shade IPA | Broad Brook Brewing Company

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Made In The Shade IPAMade In The Shade IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Broad Brook Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
broadbrookbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing. Hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, and Pacific Jade.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
31
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by bfitzge2:
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Boto
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can: This one pours a clear darker golden color. There is a small off white head that leaves some lacing. It has a good nose. The hops are not as predominate as usual with an IPA, as there is a fair amount of malts in there with them. Citrus and earthy hops, as well as some peppery notes. Maybe a hint of pineapple. The taste is good. It really develops after the first few sips. Citrus, faint pineapple, earthy and peppery notes. A good malt body. I think they are right when they say this will pair well with a cigar!

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaxon53
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strengthdoc
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can pours a translucent dark brown color with a small amount of head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is grapefruit, tangerine and lemon peel. A bit herbal. The taste is herbal hops with grapefruit and light tropical notes of guava. Way more of a malt presence than I expected. Herbal, bitter finish. Light bodied. Very drinkable. This is a collaboration I never thought I'd see but I'm happy with the result.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 6/28 on top of the 4-pack holder, poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Made in the Shade comes out dark gold with amber hues, clear body, and a great foamy white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell is quite hoppy, big grapefruit notes, herbal, peppery, hint of pine, touch of sweetness. The flavor reveals more malt than the aroma, there's a big doughy sweetness upfront, hint of caramel, middle is grapefruit and bitterness. Finishes with an herbal touch and a slight pine note. Medium body and refreshing carbonation.

Overall a classic IPA, well done, and just hoppy enough. I don't think this is a superb IPA or anything like that, just a solid example of the style. Worth a try, for sure.

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Photo of CTaleMan
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Majestic
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phishagonia
2.93/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Amber/Copper IPA
Smell: Lots of malt up front, with some Hops in the background
Taste: Not going to lie, this tastes a bit like a malt bomb for an IPA. Lots of caramel notes, with not much in the way of hops.
Feel: Average mouthfeel
Overall: Highly touted by the beer manager at the local large box store, I was supremely disappointed. Even the collaboration with Cigar City doesnt help this one.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejane
4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of rorjets
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JratBones
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 311bulldog
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Made In The Shade IPA from Broad Brook Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 31 ratings