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Minesweeper IPA | Alvarado Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.23/5
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66 Ratings
Minesweeper IPAMinesweeper IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alvarado Street Brewery
California, United States
alvaradostreetbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rustic, West Coast-style IPA that’s intentionally cloudy to maximize the juicy, citrus-forward hop aroma & flavor. Dry hopped at a rate of 3 lbs per barrel with Simcoe, Citra, and Chinook hops.

55 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,794
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
66
pDev:
4.96%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an all around great west coast IPA. It is almost a throwback to days yore in this day and age of hazy ipas. Bracingly bitter with a fresh burst of dank piney goodness. Delicious.

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Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heymikew
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Madbum101214
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Jay for this gem!

Beautiful, Minesweeper is. That golden glow and foamy white head. The pretty good clarity says I'm thirst quenching AND unfiltered. The spotty lacing is humble and just right.

And then you smell it. The explosion if grapefruit and orange citrus, peach and mango, a touch of pine, and the beach. My beach at least.

A slightly updated profile includes honeydew melon and guava. The citrus aspect takes on a more clementine tangerine like flavor in the middle, as it oozes a bit more acidity. And only a touch of pine to accent the faint grainy sweetness as they walk together into the sunset.

This feels nice. Smooth, a little tingle from the juice as well as the carbonation, and more balanced than a classic in your face bitter as hell West Coast IPA. Still slightly favors the bitter side, but not in abundance.

A solid modern "West Coast" IPA. I still kind of hate the term despite my love of the style. It's just a damn good IPA, and more importantly a damn good beer. I'd drink this all day, every day. Cheers!

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Photo of tobelerone
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dominic4beer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollTide7
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tommo
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is east meets west. This is what that stupid sierra nevada/tree house collab should have been. Awesome hop aroma, very nice body with decent malt character, strong hop flavor. This is great

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Photo of Original_Gravity
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bonowall
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Citra nose on this hits right up front. This batch looks unfiltered and gives off a smoother mouth feel overall. The overall taste is as great as expected, hoppy, filled with notes of citrus and orange, and leaves a dry and clean back end.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Resuin
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh can poured into a fluted snifter.

Pours hazy straw, orange. Foamy off white head.

Citrus and a hint of malty sweetness. Tropical fruits scent in the background.

Some earthy resinous hop flavor, lemon and grapefruit zest and tropical fruits are balanced by a noticeable residual malt sweetness.

Moderate carbonation and medium body.

Balanced flavors, juicy but not overpowering.

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Minesweeper IPA from Alvarado Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 66 ratings