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Ozark Beer Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,755
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,476
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 14.07%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
70
From:
Ozark Beer Co.
 
Arkansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  10
SCORE
88
Very Good
IPAIPA
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got a can of this beer from my good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego. It poured a clear yellow with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had bitter hop notes. The taste was bitter leaning and followed a true English IPA profile. There was bitter hop with hints of pine and citrus. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

Nov 24, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear sweet tea color with a finger of white foam. Aroma is citrus, pine, resin, and light dank and peach. It smells rather west-coast IPA style, but the citrus mellows it out a touch. Flavor profile is light orange and mandarin. Pine and resin rebound the sweetness into a more balanced area, with light biscuit and bready malts peeking through. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a smooth, lightly velvety texture that continues the sweet tea-esque experience. Overall, modest hop notes toned down by quality malts keep this IPA drinking balanced and straightforward. At 5.5% ABV, this beer lands squarely in the 'quality every day IPA' category.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

Aug 17, 2018
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McStagger from California

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 4/12. Poured into nonic.

A: Pours a nice orange color. Half a finger of white head. Beer is transparent.

S: Pungent hop aroma. Very evergreen and woody. Underripe tropical fruit, some stone fruit and a large smattering of grapefruit and lemon peel. Malt notes are very light, with a slight under current of lightly burnt saltine.

T: Would love to try a younger example. Hops are a little faded and kick off a slight bit of "expired IPA". Fairly big bitterness up front that is mostly grapefruit peel and pine sol. Pretty classic West Coast style. This one actually dials the malt down a skosh from the west coast classics and the hop bitterness becomes borderline bracing.

M: Light for the style bordering on thin. There is a slight creaminess that emerges at the end of each sip. Carbonation is very subdued on the palate. Perhaps a trick to keep the beer from being too astringent.

O: Light bodied and hopped to hell and back. I enjoy the lighter take on the style. Most hop heads will, as well. Still, it feels a bit unbalanced. Would be an awesome beer to float the Buffalo with.

Jun 22, 2018
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Jerrymac33 from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I first tried Andy's beer when he brewed for West Mountain Brewery and his IPA was one of my favorites. Since opening his own brewery he's maintained the excellence of his signature brew.

Aug 26, 2017
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HopHunter19 from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - can't knock the look, nice clear golden beer with a white head that dissipates a bit but still leaves nice lacing
S - pine, grapefruit, some overly ripe fruit, little bit of grainy quality to it
T - pine, grainy/bready malts, then some grapefruit, lacking a certain wow factor
M - light feel, alcohol covered, aftertaste grapefruit and bready malt
O - this is a good ipa, but I think it could use some tweaking. Right now even from a day old bomber I'm getting significant overpowering grains/bready malt coming through. That said, the aroma is pretty great, the taste just seems to be underwhelming once you dive in.

Mar 09, 2016
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Kdubzz from Arkansas

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'll admit that I'm partial to Ozark, but this is definitely my favorite local IPA, and one of my favorite IPA's period. It's quite light and clear in appearance, with a white head. Smells amazing, tropical fruits and pine needles, light and lofty. The taste is fruitier than many IPA's, and it's definitely not a "hop head's" beer, but the balance is damn near perfect. Again, a lighter mouthfeel that is normal for IPA's now days, but I like that.

Plus plus beer, perfect for spring/summertime.

Feb 01, 2016
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rtrasr from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +25.6%

This is currently my favorite from NWArkansas. Perfectly balanced and it is sessionable. You can taste the pine and citrus as well as smell it. However, it is not overwhelmed by those flavors and odors, enough of the malt sweetness still comes through, not much just enough. I hope the see this in cans soon.

Oct 27, 2014
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AndriaLachae from Arkansas

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer at the moment. Hoppy with a finish of crisp mango. I wasn't a big IPA drinker until the brewmaster came to get me to put their beer on tap, now it makes every other beer far inferior. I find myself preferring only bars and restaurants that carry it!

May 14, 2014
IPA from Ozark Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 70 ratings