In the Blind IPA | Council Brewing Company

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In the Blind IPAIn the Blind IPA
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3.9/5
Very Good
29 Ratings
In the Blind IPAIn the Blind IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Council Brewing Company
California, United States
councilbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 01-31-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,378
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
pDev:
7.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
3
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out, milky blonde. 1 finger of loose white head. A few chunks of yeast plopped in.

Nose
Mango, passion fruit, dank, wintergreen, and orange cream.

Taste
Mango, passion fruit, peach, and orange pulp. Resinous, dank, and wintergreen. Candy sugar sweetness. Finishes with drying grapefruit pith and a slight aspirin bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, semi-juicy, and moderately bitter.

Overall
It's got the look. A tad more bitter and less juicy than its New England counterparts but the price is right.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed lemonade looking color with a thinner wispy white head atop.Mango and tangerine aromas with a hint of vidalia onion thrown in,don't get much of a malt presence.The flavors kind of go in a few directions,some overripe tropical fruits then into a bit of lemon rind,then a lingering sweet onion note over top of a somewhat sweet cereal malt base in the finish.For me there is just a little too much going on flavor-wise,it's kind of distracting,I can't just sit back and drink it,makes for a longer review though I guess.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A; Hazy gold with thick foam and sticky lacing.
N: Hops, citrus, floral, and some wheat tones.
T: Follows the nose, chewy hops/wheat with a nice citrus backing and minor bite.
M: Medium
O: A very refreshing IPA, loads of flavor and a softness that keeps you sipping,.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dduquette
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau ipa glass.

Look is an incredibly hazy yellow with a bubbly white head.

Aroma is strong tangerine citrus.

It is an incredibly juicy beer. Little bit of pithy hops at the end but mostly citrusy juiciness.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small pint glass. Pours a very hazy medium orange-straw with a thin white head that dissipates quickly to a slim ring around the glass. Looks a lot like pineapple juice. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and overripe mixed tropical. Flavor is neutral pale malt, grapefruit, lemon, light orange and citrus rind, slight pineapple. Finishes with yuzu, lemon and grapefruit rind and long lingering citrus hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with sharp, peppery carbonation. The look and aroma are classic hazy tropical fruit forward NE IPA style. The flavor is almost totally light citrus oriented with some exotic citrus flavors like yuzu. Although the initial flavors are straightforward light citrus, then more light mixed fruit flavors develop into a robust citrus rind finish. Council seems to concentrate on sour styles and I was glad to find this IPA from them. It is a good introduction to Council.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefbigjon
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Today is the ocCANsion of New CANned Beer Through Tavour Sunday (Week 693) & I am really curious about this one!

From the CAN: "Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale"; "Community & Craftsmanship"; "CANned Fresh Keep Cold Sip & Repeat".

I Crack!ed open the vent & began a slow, gentle Glug, holding my breath & hoping for the best, but to no avail. It was another hazebro AIPA! Dang. It foamed up quickly, but I CANtinued my Glug until it finished with a finger of foamy, soapy, eggshell white head with modest retention. Color was a cloudy, turbid Yellow (SRM= 4), like well-whisked egg yolks. Nose had the now-familiar tropical fruit & vanilla sweetness, but not discernible bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full & I thought that part of the reason for the addition of lactose was to make it full & creamy. SMDH. The taste was actually pretty bitter, very much of grapefruit rind, pith & seeds as well as juice with a hint of tropical fruit flavors. Not bad. Finish was dry & bitter, almost too bitter, even for me. Between its presentation and its overall taste, one was enough.

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Photo of baklo
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matcris
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOKS: A super hazy grapefruit with a 2" cap of white foam.
AROMA: 5 Alive juice, basically, tropical, citrus, and a little weed, too.
TASTE: Same as aroma; juicy, but not overly sweet. Mild building bitterness.
FEEL: Plenty of carbonation, smoothie, medium-ish body.
OVERALL: Tastes nice, a little more bitter than I expected.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DudMan
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GetToTheHopper
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pounder can into a snifter appears very hazy light yellow with white cap.

Aroma has a pleasant citrus zip with mild cereal grain backing.

Taste is grainy sweet with melon and pulp bitterness to grassy quality.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its ok.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Noticeably thin head with minimal retention, bright white, just no density to it at all, and as you’d expect the lacing is equally weak. Full haze to the otherwise vivid yellow color, fully opaque and you can make out one or two thin bubble beads if they are near the glass. Extremely citrusy nose of pink grapefruit, tangerine and a touch of lime, pine sap and tar, crisply tropical pineapple, kiwi, star fruit scents, all softened by a floral musk, little funk or herbaceousness, very good persistence. Full-bodied and close to viscously heavy, you have to consciously swallow to get it down. More herbaceous here in a positive sense, gives it more erectness and bite. Still, it’s the white to pink grapefruit and mandarin orange ruling the roost. The carbonation provides an uncommonly strong prickle, scrubs hard. Broader array of peach, nectarine to pineapple, papaya, passion fruit. Some pine and tea leaf, light dose of honey and breadiness, the malts well woven into the fabric. Certainly not a sessionable beer but for all of its weight and overly aggressive carbonation the intensity of flavor wins you over.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy golden yellow with a thin white cap that disappeared in less than a minute.
Smells of citrus, some pineapple there too.
Taste follows, more pineapple than was implied from the aroma, the citrus was mostly tangerine, a bit of a bite but not overly bitter.
Medium bodied with a dry finish.
Overall a tasty brew from a brewery I'd hoppily try again.

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In the Blind IPA from Council Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 29 ratings