Institution IPA
Institution Ale Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,136
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,084
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 8.45%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
23
From:
Institution Ale Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  7
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden-orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a heaviest of a bready malt smell with tons of citrus mixed within. Along with these aromas comes a good showing of an herbal and pine hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a smooth malty taste with a little bit of breadiness. Right upfront there is some citrus hop and a little bit of a tropical fruit sweetness. As the taste moves forward flavors of herb and pine come to the tongue. The pine and herb actually out pace the citrus more toward the end, and with a loss of some of the fruitiness and an increase in the malt, one is left with a smooth and slightly citrus and dank taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather low. For the mix of malt, light sweet, and dank hop the feel was quite nice and made for a good media for the taste to be appreciated.

Overall- This is a rather tasty brew with a great drinkability and nicely hopped, but not over hopped, profile. Well done!!

Jan 29, 2019
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Bronco_IV from California

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's been a long time since I had something really different. This golden stout has an almost overwhelming coffee smell to start, but is smooth and has a mellow vanilla aftertaste. Oatmeal in between.

Feb 24, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Institution Ale Company in Camarillo, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, candied citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, pine, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with hop qualities that lean towards the pine and herbal side of the spectrum.

Apr 13, 2014
Institution IPA from Institution Ale Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 23 ratings