Lost Sailor India Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

BA SCORE
87
very good
739 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:
739
Reviews:
333
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.89%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
142
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 739 |  Reviews: 333
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dwinslow15
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kvbett
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, gold with 3/4 inch head. Taste is caramel, grass, grain, and oily herbal hops. Really sweet at times and also really bitter at others. Above average sipper. Glad I had it, would not pass by it, but would not rush to get it again either.

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Photo of predikit
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clouded copper, leaves a fizzy/frothy off-white head that reeces slowly, leaving some lacing in it's wake.

Smells malty, caramel notes, barely, herbal hops.

Taste is sweet malts, caramel. Surprisingly on the sweet spectrum for something with an IPA title. Hops do not have any forward presence at all. For all that it takes on a nice sweet malt bready flavor.

Light bodied, thin, smooth, very low carbonation, leaves very clean, has a surprisingly warm alcohol on the finish.

A good brew, definitely wasn't expecting the sweetness, but it has a decent flavor.

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

Photo of DrStiffington
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Noooddle
2.92/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Lucienbel
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenCannon171
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CayseyW
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: This is a very attractive beer. Hazy copper/amber body with a decent white head after pouring. A thin white ring holds the edge of the glass throughout. Minimal lacing sticks to the glass.
S: Very subtle hop notes give it a mild stone fruit aroma. It has a sweet but not malty smell, not so much caramel, but some kind of sugar.
T: Very pleasant up front with delicate fruit notes that give way to mild sweetness. Again, not really caramel, more sugar cane. The balance is incredible in my opinion. Sweet IPAs typically turn me off, but this is walking the line between sweet and dry amazingly well.
F: I hate describing a beer as "smooth" but this one really is. It has a soft mouthfeel, but boasts plenty of carbonation. It has a nice body that isn't too thick and is definitely not too thin. Just enough bitterness on the backend too.
O: This beer surprised the sh#t out of me! I was expecting to maybe tolerate it, and definitely figured a can or two would stick around in the fridge longer than it should. That, however, will not happen. I intend to drink down this 6-pack quickly because this beer is tasty and a nice change of pace from the big hoppy New England IPAs I drink pretty much daily. This beer illustrates why people shouldn't sleep on English IPAs, because they can be fantastic!

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Photo of tconlon69
2.84/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was so excited to try this beer after seeing bros score and avg. Review score. Until I first smelled from can and was surprised there was no hoppy aromatic sense at all. Then when I took first swirl in mouth I immediately had a sugary sweet Caramel flavor. Not what I was hoping for. I am guessing the English process in this is all about Caramel and sweet.

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Photo of ejane
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yanks9669
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jameswaldo
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got a bomber nearly fresh-bottled from a liquor store in Belchertown. What a brew! Drank it with a picnic lunch on the way back home to Ithaca from Sturbridge, and was delighted with everything about it. Good price on the 22-oz local product! Gorgeous head, sticky lacing, mighty hopping well-balanced by the malt, exactly perfect carbonation with tongue & palate tanning long lingering bitter hoppy aftertaste. This IPA made my fancy lunch a gourmet extravaganza. And the brewery donates a tenth of gross sales to The Food Bank of Western MA! This keeps me from feeling sinfully hedonistic when quaffing such epicurean delights.

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

Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Garypuffer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got it for 3.99 for a 22oz. bottle and well worth it as I sip and watch the US Open...very tasty and I wish I could find it in 6s or 12 packs..must look harder

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Photo of freshcarl
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeroma5
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.88 out of 5 based on 739 ratings.
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