IPA | Ardent Craft Ales

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Brewed by:
Ardent Craft Ales
Virginia, United States
ardentcraftales.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American IPA that privileges hop flavor and aroma over bitterness.

Added by VeganUndead on 06-19-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by BeastLU:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of juicebox
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Beejay
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy orange amber in color with a white head.

S: Tangerine, grapefruit, and a touch of tropical fruit. Light maple and bread aromas.

T: Flavor follows smell with less tropical fruit, and more of a push on the citrus. Lots of grpefruit and orange peel, with a touch of pine. Finish is a touch resinous and herbal.

M: Medium in body, fairly assertive carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.

O: Overall a refreshing and interesting IPA. I could see going through a few of these sitting on a porch with meat grilling near by. The hops have a freshness you don't see much out of homebrew.

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

4-30-16 - On tap at The Fat Canary in Williamsburg, VA. Served in a tall Pilsner glass with just a bit of head. More golden than orange in color. Foam did not cling to the glass at all. Very hoppy taste. Not sure if this was their year round IPA, or one with a hop varietal (our server didn't know either). I had a couple just to be sure. I'll look these guys up the next time I'm in Virginia.

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Photo of cbfmanu
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of Drifter1
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samiamiv
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of E2dmfj
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jimpyle48
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. No date found on the bottle or six pack.

Pours a clear orange copper color with about a half finger or so of white head. Left behind a little lacing.

Smells of oranges, mangoes, and bread malts.

Tastes of citrus up front, oranges maybe grapefruit, into some pine and malts. More on the bitter side but not overwhelmingly so. Feel is about average for an IPA. Slight bitter aftertaste.

Overall it's solid. Nothing fantastic but certainly drinkable and wouldn't make for a bad 6 pack to pick up.

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Photo of luddy83
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Drknight
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

IPA Batch #10 - 10 Varieties of hops...Very well balanced!!

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Photo of PGVG
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themind
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good brew, nice hop character with a slight malt background.

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Photo of augustwest
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveHack
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dgard013
4.72/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopbully
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mre0683
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of pinebarons
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head, Pretty good, but not great, lacing.

S: A good, enticing aroma of hops, light tropical fruit, malt, and some citrus.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, in particular), a bit of malt (not too much), some tropical fruit (mango, especially), and a bready quality. A pretty well-rounded flavor, with the hops and fruit mixing well together. Subtle, forceful and likable.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a surprisingly easy to drink beer. Not exactly groundbreaking, but definitely drinkable.

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IPA from Ardent Craft Ales
3.9 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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