Lost Sailor India Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

BA SCORE
87
very good
737 Ratings
Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
737
Reviews:
332
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.66/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

i have never much like any Berkshire Brew, except for their black & tan, i will NOT let this influence my review

A - pours a dark yellow with a thin white head, there is zero carbonation

S - the main permeating aroma is a metallic fruitiness

T - a metallic flavor is present also, there is a slight unidentified fruity aroma

M - weak, not very appetizing

D - low, not very impressed, my buddy and i actually poured it out

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Photo of Sailracer
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of alemiester
2.14/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Quite sweet I am not a fan of sweet ales. If you are you might like this. Not for me just too many better choices

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Photo of imbibehour
2.37/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Poured on tap at Jillian's sports pub Somerset MA into a 16oz shaker pint. From notes.

Pretty good looker, deep copper amber body with a fairly opaque appearance. A one finger head is presented but is super creamy and laces with lots of ring like lacing. Quite a decent looking beer.

What is up with the nose? Hello? hops?? No I am not asking for American hopslam here, but there is no hop presence, if anything it smells sour and fruity yeasty like English bitter. Huge cream notes, and malt thickness, and the sourness goes from a fruity ester quality that makes me think bad lines. Lots of biscuit action too.

Palate is more like English bitter, with a touch of sour if possibly green apple skin but it's hard to say if this just because it might be infected instead. Thick super creamy body, with hints of thick cookie and biscuit dough. Chewy dense palate with fruity red fruit ester sensing thickness that gets stuck in the palate. Light faint sour tinges though, and NO hop bitterness or aroma or flavor at all.

So where's the hops at least on t his (I don't care if it's English at least I've had a bunch that at least have HOP character). I really hope this is not the epitome of what this beer should taste like.

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2.42/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle with no freshness date. Pours a medium golden-yellow with a large, fluffy head. Almost no smell but an extremely faint hint of hops. Taste is comparable to a light adjunct beer with a little bit more pronounced hop flavor - almost entirely flavorless, very watery, and one-dimensional. The hops that are present are faintly medicinal tasting, and the body of the beer seems to be non-existant, except perhaps a small amount of very light grain and/or adjuncts. Mouthfeel is almost nothing, it is lightly carbonated even for a smoother beer. Very drinkable, but not enjoyable.

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Photo of BEER88
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of CaverDave
2.48/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of dillonkmcquade
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of msolar
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a fan of IPA's, let alone those that are dry-hopped but I had to grab a log of this on short notice. As far as hoppy beers go, this is certainly one of the easiest to drink. It's nice because it's not quite as dry or bitter as some other hoppy beers. I wouldn't buy this again, but for those IPA lovers I'd certainly suggest picking it up.

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Photo of Seanibus
2.56/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a yellow amber golden with a lively head that collapses to no lacing. The aroma is sickly sweet. The flavor is light and malty but a bit out of balance. Piney hops give it an odd, resiny sweet quality. Slight bitterness and resiny feel on the end. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. This is an Ok IPA but nothing to go out of the way for. It improves as it warms, becoming a light and reasonably balanced ale, though still light on the hops even by English style standards.

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2.6/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Veejuh
2.67/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Love Berkshire's drayman porter, but this one doesn't do it for me, tastes like a hoppy lager. Too sweet in that pissy lagery taste way, with only a small amount of hops to hide that. Not my kind of ale. First time trying an english style ipa and I don't ever want to buy another example of it. I don't like wasting beer though so I will suffer through the rest of this six pack.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
2.72/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.88 out of 5 based on 737 ratings.
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