Augusta 1856 IPA | Augusta Brewing Company

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Augusta 1856 IPAAugusta 1856 IPA

Brewed by:
Augusta Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in the old world style, this India Pale Ale is well hopped for the long journey from England to India.

Added by winomark on 12-13-2004

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hooliganlife
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Augusta

A - Poured an amber color with a small, off-white head. Nice lace.

S - It smelled of grasses and caramel.

T - It had a nice sweet flavor and maltiness. Good hop character bitterness at the back of the mouth.

M - It was crisp and sharp.

D - This is a nice IPA.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of davet100
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of birchstick
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at the brewery. Pours a light caramel color without a head. Nose is Earhty hops and a lot of caramel malt. Taste is the same...caramel Malts dominate early and fade to a slightly bitter hop profile of citrus, earth, and grass on the backend. Mouth is a little watery but full and goes down easily. Overall, this is a pretty decent IPA. Nicely balanced with just enough hops to bump it to that IPA level.

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Photo of Keeton
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on a trip to Washington and wish they had more places to buy it in the bottle to take back with me! Currently you can only get growlers and bottles from the brewery and I just didn't have enough time this trip.

The IPA was one of my favorites on this trip, citrus and grapefruit notes that are full on the front side and quickly dissipate to a malty goodness!

Pretty well balanced for the style with the hop front that you would expect from the style. Slight haze in the appearance well within style guidelines.

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Photo of wooddoug
2.26/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Good color. Weak to non existent head no foam a few bubbles around the side of the glass. hops taste very weak, no apparent citrus flavors, no delicious complex blend of hops and malt, rather watery taste. I was looking forward to a good effort from such a famous name.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the brewery.

A - Pours a nice strong orange color with a very mild haze. There is a nice white head about an inch tall with some nice denser bubbles.

S - Grassy hop notes with some nice citrus boldness to compliment the biscuit malt. Very strong but pleasant grapefruit notes to the beer.

T & M - starts off with a very nice tangerine and grapefruit blast. Very citrusy flavor. Absolutely delicious biscuit malt background is overtaken quickly by that same hop grassy notes. Very nice dry mouthfeel with some nice resiny and slightly piney notes.

O - Delicious notes of hops and malt. Well balanced but definately hop forward.

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Photo of soju6
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A; Served a hazy copper color with a two finger head that had good retention and good lacing.

S: Clean, smell of grain and hint of citrus.

T: Taste was refreshing & clean with hint of citrus and a nice touch of bitterness.

F: Smooth, well balanced with a surprising crisp feel

D: Went down easy and ordered another with out hesitation. Good beer from a small brewery.

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Photo of seedsofchaos
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's nice to see craft breweries popping up in a normally devoid area. Augusta Brewing Company is a welcome edition to the metro-area beer landscape. I had this IPA while out on the wine trails last fall.

The appearance is very nice. It's a bit cloudy but has a nice thick consistency and glows a great amber in the sun. It's smell is simple and to the point: Cascade hops and a bit of citrusy sweetness. Tastes like a standard IPA should, lacking any extreme hop bitterness or extreme vegetative hop flavor. This definitely isn't going to surprise anyone or knock your socks off but it's a great start for the area. Mouthfeel is balanced and has a crisp finish. All in all, a damn decent beer from a nice little brewery in the backyard of St. Louis metro.

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, amber/orange color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong hops and slight citrus. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. There's also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of strong hops, slight citrus, and some tart malt background. Overall, a good, smooth, full bodied beer that's not too bitter.

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Photo of Juggernaut
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a copper/amber color with basically no head, and the aroma was mildly hoppy, and basically nothing else.

The taste was of herbal/organic hops, with mild maltiness mixed in. It had an ok mouthfeel and was very drinkable, but isn't the most exciting IPA to be had.

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Augusta 1856 IPA from Augusta Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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