508 IPA
Bad Martha Brewing Co.

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American IPA
Ranked #5,662
Ranked #35,158
3.64 | pDev: 12.09%
Bad Martha Brewing Co.
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
508 IPA508 IPA
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 7-3-19
Pours with a very mild haze.. amber in color. Tan foamy head, sticky lacing. Smells of a caramel malt bomb.. no hop aroma detectable. Taste is caramel malts. MF is light to medium, smooth.. with a touch of carbonation.

Canned over 2 month's ago, I'm not sure if the hops have dropped, or where never present. It's hard to judge a beer like this, so I'm just going with what I have.

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Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The liquid is hazy with a deep amber color. Rim bubbles for the head. A few streaks and spots for lace.

Fresh, piney aroma from the strong hop presence.

The flavor fits the American IPA profile nicely—a strong, not-quite-pale, malt start on the tongue followed by a light evergreen pine hop flavor in the swallow leading to a decent length aftertaste (shorter than most IPAs, though). After a flight of seven, this proved to be my favorite.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: not very assertive; what's there is pine and citrus with a bit of caramel;

T: balance is toward malt; some earthiness and tobacco throughout; a little sweet in the middle; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: brewed with grape leaves - not sure what character that added; for an IPA, the balance between hops and malt were off (in my opinion);

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Photo of rorjets
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a fluted glass, this American style IPA shows a quickly dissipating cream colored head and an amber hue. The smell is more malty than hoppy. Made with Chinook and Cascade hops it is aggressively bitter on the first taste, which subsides to a fairly clean finish, for a decent mouth feel. The bottle claims this is a medium-bodied hop-forward IPA, and that is a very accurate description. The 7% abv is barely noticeable. Good example of the style.

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Photo of Dzman
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the tap I am introduced to a new IPA experience. The color is near brown ale. The smell is hardly noticeable but the taste is amazing. Very little hops can be detected and malt flavor is picked up. Really really good head on this beer even if you don't know how to pour. It's enjoyable on the tongue leaving a quick aftertaste to enjoy but soon expires. Each sip reminds me of the taste experience I just encounter. This feel like a seasonal beer however I can drink this anytime. To be perfectly honest I want to buy this beer to give as a gift (Christmas or birthday gift). This is a great beer to introduce to curious drinkers who want to try something new. It's slightly sweet but incredibly refreshing. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who just want to try beers they never knew existed.

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508 IPA from Bad Martha Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 21 ratings