Dave's Electric IPA (Industrial Pale Ale)
Electric Brewing Company

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IPA - American
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3.29 | pDev: 17.33%
Electric Brewing Company
Arizona, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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RoyalT from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This is a nice, almost bright orange in color with little head.

Smell – The fuggles are very soft at the nose as is the toasty malt.

Taste – This is light at the taste as well. The hops are again very soft and the malt is easy in the mouth. Everything is light, expertly balanced, and perfectly within style.

Mouthfeel – This is bigger than light-bodied with little bitterness.

Drinkability – This beer is wonderfully simple and highly sessionable although I'd call it more of an English-style IPA than an AIPA.

Jun 22, 2012
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yemenmocha from Arizona

3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at new Tempe brewpub location. Poured a hazy golden color, perhaps very light amber. Thin white head on top. Tea aromas with light citrus were present on the nose. Palate offered a pleasant candied malt like component with modest amount of hops in for balance. Brewpub literature indicates this "IPA" has the lowest IBU's of any beer on tap.

Oct 20, 2009
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armock from New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to NitroGen For sending this my way.

A - Poured a Murky copper color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of citrus hops on top of caramel malt

T - Has a grapefruit hop taste with gram crackers

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - Overall this is an interesting beer its not bad but not very good just mediocre an average IPA

Apr 24, 2009
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StJamesGate from New York

3.57/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rusty orange. Fruit and flower on the nose, especially honeysuckle. Mild citrus hops, like Lemonheads, with sweet malt in the background.

Other reviews here are a bit harsh. The hops profile is there; just because there's not that astringent, drying West Coast bite doesn't mean it's not an IPA. Very drinkable.

Jan 01, 2009
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PhxHorn from Arizona

2.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Papago Brewing, and it was labeled as Dave's Electric IPA. I only ordered it because they ran out of Racer 5 and Ruination, and this was the only IPA they had at the moment. I hope I've got the right beer here. At any rate, it was a medium copper color, a little bit of head, but not much. Smelled like an amber ale, malt but no hop aroma. Tasted like an amber ale--malt, caramel, but no hops to speak of. If this had been an amber ale, I'd have given it high marks. As it is, it's a weak-ass IPA. Drinkable because it's light, but it sure doesn't do what an IPA is supposed to do.

Dec 17, 2008
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jbphoto88 from Texas

3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy brown with orange highlights. There is almost no head and no carbonation. An ugly start for an American IPA.

The scent is a smooth malt with a light floral citrus tang. A positive sign that there is any scent at all because based on the appearance I was setting myself up for disappointment. I find the nose not bad and kind of interesting. It smells like a subtle pale ale not an American IPA.

Taste is more about the malts then the hops. There is a weak bitterness behind the sweet malts and almost no citrus flavors. The hops must be mostly used as aroma hops. There is a slight metallic note to the aftertaste.

To me this tastes like a mild homebrew. I can easily see this one being a great beer after some tweaks. First of all I think it doesn't fit the style of an IPA. This is more of a mild or English pale ale and would be better received being marketed as such. Not an unenjoyable experience but I wouldn't buy a six pack in the near future.

May 26, 2008
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goodbyeohio from Oregon

2.01/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"do you review beers anymore?"

"yeah, i guess i do. it's just been a while. i stopped writing beerflys though, because the number 111 is so freaking cool."

glassine amber pour, sedated. bubbly foam barely makes a visual impression. swirls of haze rest atop this deeply complected brew. maibocky honey-laced nose with some trace elements of adjunct sweetness. are there hops in this? i think so.. they might be what's providing that slight earthy counterpoint to the germanic sweetness.

thin body and a strange metallic taste. finish is abrasively bitter with no discernable fresh hop oiliness, and i'm left with rotten diacetyl in a pool of stinky garbage. initially, the beer jumps into crispness, and enjoys a quick bit of hop evidence and appleseed tart nuttiness before descending into a pit of beer hell. "industrial pale ale"s are rarely balanced, usually a mess.. and this is a perfect example of such. i can see where maybe on tap, fresher, this beer would shine with hops overwhelming all the inadequacies of the base and body. unfortunately, time has not been a kind mistress to the electric ipa.

yep. i'm reviewing again. everyone should be happy, except the guy who brewed this beer.

Jul 18, 2007
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seedee17 from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper-orange in the glass with a modest white head that leaves decent lace on the glass. Faintly alcoholic aroma with some herbal hop notes and a hint of molasses. Big hit of hop bitterness up front with mild hop flavor supported by bready malts. Sweet, but not cloying, mild carbonation and reasonable hop levels make this IPA very drinkable. Sure to be dismissed by hop-heads, but do we really need another extreme IPA? A solid local offering worth trying if you have the opportunity.

Jun 12, 2007
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Gusler from Arizona

3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After it’s release from the 12-ounce brown bottle, the beer pours a slightly cloudy deep amber color with a modest frothy off white head that after its evaporation leaves a thin but concealing sheet of lace upon the glass. Nose has a slight hint of hops, with a nice sweet almost cotton candy like tone also noticed, crisp and fresh, start is lightly sweet with a pleasant grain presence and the top light to middling in feel. Finish is persistent in its acidity, the hops delectably spicy and the aftertaste dry, a nice drinking beer, quite refreshing after a long hard day of work.

Feb 07, 2006
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Gueuzedude from Arizona

3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper almost amber color. It is topped by a frothy pale tan colored head that has hints of amber to it. The aroma is sweet and hoppy with notes of candied orange peel, grapefruit, toasty malt, and sweet caramel. The taste is lightly sweet up front with just a touch of biting hops. The finish is long and sweet with lots of malt, which is most noticeable as a lingering sweet caramel note that has a hint of candied citrus to it.

This is a really nice, easy drinking beer with lots of uncharacteristic flavor in it; sorry but it is true this is orders of magnitude above the other products from this brewery. There is a nice sharp bitterness to this beer, and while it may be tame compared to many IPAs, it balances the sweet malt character quite well. The malt sweetness really helps to accentuate the fruity hop notes as well; I get notes of candied orange peel, sweet ruby-red grapefruit, a bit of astringent herbal notes and a touch of menthol and pine. Quite nice, this is a beer that I would be happy to sit down and quaff at the bar. It is perhaps a bit to sweet with a bit too much crystal malt, but certainly not enough to keep this from being enjoyable.

Dec 10, 2005
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blitheringidiot from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cracked a yellow cap 12 oz bottle and saw a clear amber hured pour topped with a setled scant ivory head cap.

Bubble gum scents. Bright cotton candy aroma complimented with a Pez candy aside.

First swigs: Sort of candy sweet Spree or Sweet Tart and Tang tartness. Crisp Granny smith apple and bubble gum. Cheers for this falling totally onto the hoppy side of things. All American followed by a sachrine aftertaste.

Feel is a medium body taunt and effervescent! Spling to the last drop.

Last swigs: A delicate citus with a kiss of floral bouquet. Not worth an effort but worth a stumble if you fall on it.

Beer is good. Happy IPA candy beering.

Nov 17, 2005
Dave's Electric IPA (Industrial Pale Ale) from Electric Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings