Bodega Head IPA | Third Street Aleworks

Bodega Head IPABodega Head IPA
BA SCORE
48%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 50 ratings
Bodega Head IPABodega Head IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks
California, United States
thirdstreetaleworks.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale, or IPA was developed to quench the thirsts of British settlers in the East and West Indies. Our Bodega Head IPA recreates the stylistic ideas of the 1800’s. High alcohol and aggressive hop characteristics are matched with a dry malt background and finish.

Added by beerguy101 on 10-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,693
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
50
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
10.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Handsome clear amber with plenty of foam. Sprightly mouthfeel and fairly light body. Some pleasant mango-like aromatics. Flavor is grapefruit and a lingering pithy bitterness. And an even longer bitter aftertaste. Faint touch of malt is pleasant while it lasts. Sharp and acidic. I can't see any point in this one. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Mollie Stone's market in San Francisco.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyA
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travolta
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wontonst
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kingmaxwell
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Growing on me dude.
Sugary front end with hops
Good pounder flavor.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear gold draft pour with white head. Flowery hop nose and taste. Lots of malt support. Lite mouthfeel. Hoppy good.

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Photo of stevehagy
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pocat91619
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MichaelPiazza
3.8/5  rDev +7%

Photo of sbangs
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of lordofstarside
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this last night, reviewed from notes. Bomber to pint glass, no dates

Pours a nice golden orange with a finger and a half of foam. Alright lacing and retention

Smells of earthy mandarin, pine, light grapefruit, with a solid caramel malt

Taste follows the smell pretty well, earthy and floral citrus hops- mostly mandarin and orange with some grapefruit. Finishes with caramel and a little bit of alcohol

Feel is a moderate body with good bitterness and low carbonation. Alcohol is hidden well, pretty easy to drink

Overall not bad, nothing special about it either

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Photo of kflorence
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours copper with hints of gold and amber. Carbonation levels look average with a nice two finger thick head atop that subsides to a film. Lacing is present as well as some residual hop oils. Looks delicious, but also nothing out of the ordinary.

S: Fresh cut hops; floral and tropical fruits with notes of pine and rosemary and an earthy, toasty malt undertone.

T: A balanced blend of bitter, soapy pine hops and toasted, bready malts. Finishes slowly with the bitter tang of grapefruit rinds and flowers. Decidedly hop forward, especially in the finish, though quite balanced for a West coast IPA offering. The malt profile reminds me a lot of New Belgium's Fat Tire. Alcohol is masked nicely until the final few swallows.

M: Medium bodied with average, but lively, carbonation that tickles the tongue. Thought this would be a little bit more chewy based on appearance, but comes off a tad bit thin. Does like to stick around after the swallow, most likely from the hop oils, but doesn't leave the tongue overly sticky. Fairly drinkable for the ABV, but not quite smooth.

O: Slightly above average for the style, this brew is fresh, tasty and balanced. It certainly will not offend, though perhaps that's its flaw. This is my first brew from Third Street Aleworks, and it's certainly got me interested in trying out more of their offerings. This seems like a decent IPA to grab for a picnic on a hot summer day, but I'd probably pass on it if I were searching for something a little more memorable. Cheers!

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Photo of craigdb
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SMITHAND
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Bodega Head IPA from Third Street Aleworks
Beer rating: 48% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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