Lost Sailor India Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale
740 Ratings
Lost Sailor India Pale AleLost Sailor India Pale Ale

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

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

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cask at Redbones: Poured a light amber color ale. Aroma of fresh floral hops is not as powerful as expected. Taste is dominated by medium bitter notes with some floral undertones with delicate dry caramel malt. Body is about average. Middle of the road IPA with no major flaws but lacking a bit of hops.

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Photo of BOSMECH
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber

Appearance: pours a tea color orange with about a finger and a half for a head that stays well.

Smell: has a citrusy hoppy smell that is real good I think not to pungent.

Taste: the taste is very mild for a IPA but smooth and does not have a strong bitter taste afterwards either.

Mouthfeel: has a smooth mouthfeel and not to carbonated

Overall: overall it is a good IPA that I would get again in fact I just got it again thats why I am doing this review.
It is smooth for a IPA but there are better IPA's out there but still well worth buying.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of pburland23
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Harpoon IPA glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a crystal clear light coppery orange. About a finger of white head lingered lazily receding slowly and leaving some moderate lacing in its wake. (3.5)

Smell: The aroma is quite balanced between flowery hops and classic English malts. Very nice smelling IPA. (4)

Taste: The sip starts off with some bready malts. The telltale floral spiciness of the Kent Goldings hops shines through in the middle of the sip before a slightly bitter finish. Very well rounded and well crafted English IPA. (4)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and ever so slightly resinous. The carbonation is a touch lighter than I'd prefer but it's not much of a deterrent. Very drinkable. Boy, I love a English IPA...loads if flavor at 5.5%. (4)

Overall: Tasty and balanced English IPA. Very smooth and drinkable. I really enjoyed it. (4)

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Thads324
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber best by 6/19/12
Pours a pale gold color. Big billowing white head, tight, tiny bubbles. Very slow to disappear. Thick pieces of heady lace
Smells like some honey and a hint of grassy citrus hops. Not much going on in the aroma. Hints of bready malts.
Taste start with a sweet honey malt. A hit I'm the face of carbonation and hoppy bitterness. Fills the mouth with mellow lemon zest, and rose petal hop flavors. Finishes with more sweet malt, bringing in bready and a bit of oat in the end. Nothing lingers but a slight citrus peel hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodies. High carbonation fills the mouth, sticks the hop to the tongue

A good, easy drinking English ipa. The hops don't overpower, nor does the malt. A bit too sweet, but otherwise very nice. I'll continue buying growlers of this.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of brureview
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle has been in my refrigerator for about two weeks: the directions on the bottle recommend refrigeration.

I was pleasantly surprised. Even though Berkshire is a favorite brewery of mine, ( support local beer!) I wasn't expecting much- just another good IPA.

The beer pours a light tea color with a small 1 finger head. There is a light lemony smell with a hint of chocolate.

Unlike other IPAs I have tasted, there is a strong chocolate and lemon in the finish. This IPA has its own signature- it stands out with a distinct taste- the smell is light- a nice prelude to a well balanced finish. The mouth feel is wonderfully puckering and tart- not overwhelming. A good opener for the finish. Unlike many other beers, though, the finish doesn't improve with warming, so it's best to drink it cold.

I'm in Massachusetts, so perhaps the beer doesn't travel well, otherwise it would get more accolades.

One of my favorite breweries. A great beer. Worth the try. Keep refrigerated.

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I can't remember who sent me this as an extra, and I kinda lost it in the move. I found it today and cracked it open.

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a nice cream-colored head, good retention.

S - Floral and malty.

T - Floral, oranges, and carmel malts.

D - Good carbonationa nd body.

O - More malt than citrus. Maybe it is a bit too old.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 740 ratings
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