IPA | Swiftwater Brewing Company

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IPAIPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
24 Ratings
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Swiftwater Brewing Company
New York, United States
swiftwaterbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Juicy with notes of Melon, and Grapefruit. Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, and Cascade.

Added by GreesyFizeek on 01-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,473
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
24
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that consistently left a short head covering the surface and some rings of lacing around the edges of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit are present in the nose along with notes of melons.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting off with initial flavors of grapefruit and finishing with notes of melon towards the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has an interesting mix of grapefruit and melons, particularly in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a hazy but translucent straw color with a rocky white head. Near perfect retention. Sheets of lacing.
Smells of white grapefruit, pineapple, white peach, nutty oats, clover and fragrant pine.
Tastes of white peach, tart pineapple, white grapefruit flesh, lemon zest, honeydew melon, passion fruit, white cracker, oats, peanuts, grass, and a hint of pine. Just a touch of bitterness on the finish, though it doesn't linger.
The feel is medium, well carbonated, crisp, lightly dry, fairly clean, and slightly resinous.

Wow, this is a great local IPA! It reminds me a lot of HopHands, which is a huge compliment. Super tasty beer!

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Photo of Greybrew
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of entenduintransit
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JFrez145
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has a nice citrus aroma, and pours a delightful hazy yellow. The overall feel is smooth, and it has a nice even carbonation. It is subtly juicy with a piney bitterness that provides a deliciously well rounded IPA from a great brewery.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

SRM 10 is easy to evaluate in my new SRM Color can glass. The beer is a hazy dirty yellow with a foamy one-inch white head that lingers a few minutes before leaving a coating of foamy lace.

The aroma opens with a ton of juicy citrus. This is mostly orange, with a mango secondary. Grapefruit and notes of floral lilac are subtle against a background of caramel middle to late.

Bitter grapefruit dominates the entry. Sweetness comes out middle to late with an interplay of citrus juice. The finish is very dry and filled with bitter pith. Slight to prolonged warmth reveals the sweet orange and mango flavors.

This beer has a full body and soft woollen texture. The alcohol is modest with a well-carbonated soft fizziness. Astringency comes out slightly in the finish.

This is sunshine in a can as it brings to mind enjoyable thoughts of summer. Even on this bitter cold night with squeaky snow underfoot, I recal memories of water skiing.

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Photo of baldy00
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a can, in a tulip glass, honey/gold in gold, hazy in opacity, lots of grapefruit on the nose and the palete, more new school ipa than classic ipa

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Photo of Lucular
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This has some of the advertised flavors of citrus and melon but it is tainted with serious off-flavors as well. Not the worst beer on tap but needs some reworking.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, purchased at city Swiggers in NYC, NY.

Pours about medium hazed on the NE IPA scale, delicate off white cap and leaves nice looking scattered lace.

Ripe fruit nose...yum

Soft fruits, citrus of assorted varieties, drying resiny hops late and into the finish....dry, citric, fruity...delicious stuff...go get some

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Photo of Kinger22
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy yellow with a small, white head that leaves residue behind. The smell is beautifully balanced floral with some hints of citrus. It's a light IPA, and goes down easy on a hot day.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronn
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancregg101
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StrangerTides
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acehart1
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulytasker
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

IPA from Swiftwater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 24 ratings