Island IPA | Bad Martha Brewing Co.

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Island IPAIsland IPA

Brewed by:
Bad Martha Brewing Co.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Flounder57 on 01-14-2014

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by OnTheBusWithGus:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.45/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poor for the style. Not sure why I have to justify this.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 09/17/2014 printed on the bottleneck. A new beer from a new to me brewery, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. "Brewed and bottled for Bad Martha Brewing Co. by Mercury Brewing Co., Inc, Ipswich, MA".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a dark hazed burnt sienna orange body with three big fluffy frothy fingers of long lasting white foam head. Leaves lots of big lacing leftover on the glass. Looks very nice.

S - Lightly citric and orangey, but a bready doughy yeast presence pervades.

T - Taste follows the nose: sweetened malt, caramel, bready yeast, and a juicy orange / tangerine hop presence. Very nice yeast and hop flavors.

M - The feel is smooth, fluid, creamy, and clean. Light-bodied and easy drinking, with good carbonation.

Overall, a fairly average but pleasant IPA from this brewery. Definitely a beer I would have again.

Bad Martha Island IPA -----4/5.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.Brewed in Ipswich MA at Mercury Brewing and uses grape leaves from Martha'a Vineyard.

A: Golden yellow body with a 1inch head (poured on the more viscous side)

S: Grapefruit, pineapple, honey

T: Pineapple and hint of lemon up front. Finishes on the malty side. Very balanced for an IPA and less bitter than most.

M: Standard carbonation, smooth and tasty!

Looking forward to Mad Martha Brewing expanding! Definitely a solid start with this IPA and their traditional ale. Good to see them partnering with Mercury Brewing! Everything that has come out of Mercury has been great beer!

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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/13/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is a bit on the thin side but it still brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

New brewery from MA, the Vineyard even... could be interesting. Just showed up at the store, yet bottled on 2/13/14

Pours a small fizzy head that fades pretty quickly, super hazy sediment filled copper amber caramel orange colored.

Nose is meh, crystal malts, little sweet coppery reddish amber malts, mild grassy earthy hops, a weird fruity aroma that seems like it came from the yeast... oh I guess grape leaves... very very faint citrusy note in the background. Smells like it's either very underwhelmed with the hops vs the malt profile, or it's fairly old. Considering it was bottled 4 months ago I could see that.

Taste brings more caramel malts, coppery amber reddish malts, somewhat sweetness followed by some mild bitter hops. Hops get a bit fruity, very faint citrus, with more like apricot fruitness, and a hint of a weird leafy earthy flavor, and another background fruit I can't really put a finger on. Hops are also grassy and earthy, turn a bit spicy on the finish, which is fairly dry a little sticky, hint of fruit still, bit more caramel malt and some earthy hops.

Mouth is med bod, lighter but decent carb.

Overall this was quite a let down for a new brewery in MA. However, it is a bit on the old side for an IPA, but that's when it showed up in the store, so quite disappointed at the distributor more than anything. I will need to revisit this if I can find it fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light amber color with the very lightest of hazes--nearly clear. Modest head which settles to rim bubbles. Some good initial spots for lace. Very few spots thereafter.

A touch of caramel with a floral hop aroma. Pleasant and unremarkable.

The malt is subdued--I get a little biscuit and crystal malt sweetness. The hop comes in quickly with a white pepper bite. The swallow, though, brings back some of the malt smoothness leaving a balanced aftertaste. The body is appropriate, smooth really. Decent carbonation. Overall, I like this IPA as a good, true to the style, introduction to craft beer. That said, it isn't the finest beer offered, but still very good.

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Island IPA from Bad Martha Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 72 ratings