Lost Sailor India Pale Ale
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale
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From:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - English
Ranked #16
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,804
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 12.83%
Ratings:
758
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 28, 2021
Added:
Jul 03, 2001
Wants:
  49
Gots:
  150
SCORE
86
Very Good
Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale
Notes: You don’t need a compass to find your way to our flagship India Pale Ale. This classic British-inspired IPA boasts a well-rounded malt profile, complex floral and citrus aromas, and generous Goldings dry hopping. Well balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness.
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3.92 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

If it was a candle, id buy it. Bitter. Not much flavor.

Aug 26, 2020
 
4.09 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Jun 20, 2020
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3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by IPAguyshire

I try to drink local. Luckily Building 8 “the IPA” is for me the best I’ve found for taste, aroma, and price. A hidden gem. That being said Lost Sailor is a very good IPA but for me a little light on aroma and watery on taste. My biggest credit goes to the name of the brew, the all time greatest name ever for a beer and I could drink it all the time if it had the floral aroma and maltiness of Building 8. Still one of my favorites though and a great change of pace.

Dec 07, 2019
 
4.18 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2019
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Aug 17, 2019
 
3.59 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2019
 
3.85 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2018
 
3.73 by shivtim from Georgia on Oct 18, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 12, 2018
 
3.72 by Bkglm from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2018
 
3.75 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2018
 
4 by MAbrew88 from Massachusetts on Mar 06, 2018
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3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

12 oz can. Pours hazy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops dominate the palate with bready malt and tropical fruit provide support. Finish is long and dry. Good brew.

Feb 06, 2018
 
3.68 by bhawk1 from Georgia on Dec 22, 2017
 
2.49 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Nov 20, 2017
 
3.94 by biointen from Massachusetts on Nov 12, 2017
 
3.98 by lic217 from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2017
 
3.25 by sd123 from Georgia on Sep 03, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
by blues53 from Massachusetts

The reason I rate this so poorly is because all of the sweet maltiness that used to make this a unique IPA is now gone and it now tastes like most other hop bombs out there, very disappointed. Not what it used to be for me.

Aug 22, 2017
 
3.65 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Aug 17, 2017
 
3.06 by BergBeer from Hawaii on Aug 11, 2017
 
3.94 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Aug 04, 2017
 
3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Jul 30, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Incredibly tasty and one of the most balanced beers I've had in the IPA genre. Definitely English malt focused, but sweet citrus aromas and complimentary flavors are fantastic. Well done all around.

Jul 04, 2017
 
3.76 by Alecmedeiros from Florida on Jul 02, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance has a hazy copper orange body that leaves a one finger foamy white head that lasts for a good minute before gently dieing into the body. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising. Some mild spotty foamy lacing coats the pint glass. The smell has some light citrus, hops and malts combined very nicely. The taste is mostly the same adding a nice extra lingering sweetness. On the palate, she sits about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this is a fairly sessionable beer. Overall, this is a pretty good English IPA, good for the style and good for me.

Jun 21, 2017
 
4 by briancathy from Virginia on Jun 12, 2017
 
3.74 by mickyge from Massachusetts on May 19, 2017
 
3.94 by thoglund from New York on May 07, 2017
 
4.21 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JamFuel from Sweden

Poured from the can into a pint glass at Bukowski's Tavern in Boston.

Pour a slightly hazy coppery amber.

The smell is floral and bready, smells very British.

The taste is very solidly English, malty, bready with a soft bitterness picking up the rear.

Mouthfeel is soft and medium bodied.

Very nice English IPA, you could easily have 5 of this in a row without palate fatigue.

Mar 14, 2017
 
4.07 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2017
 
3.94 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Feb 04, 2017
 
3.75 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Jan 03, 2017
 
3 by Larueminati from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2017
 
4.39 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on Dec 24, 2016
 
3.79 by luvbier from Vermont on Dec 21, 2016
 
3.96 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Nov 05, 2016
 
4.11 by nmwhitehead from New York on Oct 01, 2016
Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 758 ratings