Bodega Head IPA | Third Street Aleworks

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Bodega Head IPABodega Head IPA

Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by travolta:
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2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Photo of RoyalT
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This AIPA is light orange in color and crystal clear with a nice, retentive head.

Smell – The big, citrusy hops are lightly spiced and come with some orange peel remnants and a bit of a malt balance.

Taste – Where did all this malt come from? This is a malt bomb. There are some grainy notes here at the tongue but the hops turn sharp and leafy.

Mouthfeel – This medium-bodied ale has a strong, uncomfortable bitter finish.

Drinkability – This was a very awkward ale that I managed to finish due to an incredible display of drinking discipline.

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Photo of JupiterJesus
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of watermelonman
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This sat a plain looking copper-orange in the glass without much of a head. Floral flavors are plentiful. This doesn't have the punch of hops that one has come to expect in this sort of beer, but it does have the expected bitterness. Nicely drinkable; I feel like I should have had another.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A decent bang on west coast ipa, enjoyed at the brewpub. Light reddish colour. A lot of hops , everything was on the higher hoppy side, but also a lot of carbonation. Still decent drinkable bt would be more so if not so much carbonation. Some off notes.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

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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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy honey orange almost has a maple finish color (if that make sense). Firm white head and okay lacing.

S - Fresh Citrus, muted pine and some toasted malt.

T - Bitter up front with the citus and pine the background has toasted and carmel malt notes.

M - oily and slick with an unexpected dry finish.

D - Everytime I come to 3rd Street Aleworks I enjoy this tasty brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kimcgolf
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap to a light reddish-orange with a thin white head that lingered thru mid glass and left decent lacing. Nose was a nice crisp citrusy grapefruit, mouthfeel was full and tingly and the flavor even accentuated the grapefruit more than the nose. This all led to a full long finish.

A pleasant surprise from this out of the way place.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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

Presentation: Sampled at the Third Street Aleworks over the New Year weekend. Listed on the chalkboard just as IPA from recollection.

Appearance: Simple looking brew, orangey body with a soft but flaccid looking whispy head. Average carbonation. Basic looks.

Nose: Malts seemed more prevalent than the hops, baked bread and a light grass floral middle.

Taste: A soft IPA, light hops but solid malts. Verging on a half decent Pale Ale but not that enthralling for an IPA. Lacking.

Mouthfeel: Enough conditioning to carry through the malts but the lack of hops lends a flat feel overall.

Drinkability: Did the Pint, but one was enough.

Overall: Very average and forgetful when compared to other local IPA’s.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of beerguy101
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity and a touch floral. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and sweet. Touch of fruit. Hops are grapefruity and piney. Smooth taste. Balance is a touch towards the hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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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

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Bodega Head IPA from Third Street Aleworks
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 50 ratings