Institution IPA
Institution Ale Company

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Institution Ale Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #619
Ranked #7,956
4.13 | pDev: 8.23%
Jul 23, 2021
Feb 14, 2014
Notes: None
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Ratings by Darkmagus82:
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours golden clear with white foamy cap. Floral notes with hints of pineapple and citrus. Nice classic iPA.
Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by Kamahl16 from Nevada

Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts

Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by Bpelwood from California

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by brentusaurus from California

Oct 07, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by 2beerdogs from California

Jan 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Bronco_IV from California

4.46/5  rDev +8%
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
Rated: 4.5 by WritersBlock from Texas

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by crob3888 from California

Oct 16, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by teraflx from Arizona

Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by wethorseblanket from California

May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by SoCalBeerIdiot from California

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BigJohnShow from California

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by Wildedr1 from California

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Wolberjs from California

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 3.9 by straightlambic from California

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by ScottieD from Connecticut

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by quetzal013 from California

Jun 08, 2014
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
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
Rated: 4.25 by Sisky from California

Feb 21, 2014
Rated: 4.7 by Buick222 from California

Feb 14, 2014
Institution IPA from Institution Ale Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 24 ratings