Hidden City
Medusa Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,971
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,896
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 5.99%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
28
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Medusa Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Hidden CityHidden City
Notes: This well-balanced hoppy concoction prominently features El Dorado hops and is rightfully named in honor of the lost "Hidden City". Medium-bodied, distinct tropical stone-fruit character, with a solid background of citrus and herbal notes. Finishes dry and crisp. Hops: El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra. Grains: 2-row Crystal 35, Pale Wheat, Carafoam. Chico Yeast.
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite well done! As most of the beers are from this Hudson microbrewery.
Cloudy golden color with a 3F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.
Aroma: not strong, citrus and pine.
MF: Very smooth, almost creamy.
Taste: pine, citrus. Excellent beer to check out.

Feb 16, 2020
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Icka31 from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 10, 2020
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 26, 2020
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2020
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QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 09, 2019
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Jason-gerrish

4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 03, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light amber color with a modest haze. Little head. Good 20% lace coming from a mixture of spots and steaks.

Strong weedy smell. Despite the darker color, I don't get any toasted malt aromas, just a bit of malted sweetness.

Mostly dry with a strong bitter finish. Moderate body and carbonation. The initial flavor is lightly toasted malt. There's a fruitiness and a bitterness in the swallow with a long bitter aftertaste.

Jul 08, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 5/2/2017 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange/amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus like tangerine and others, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of tangerine, other citrus fruits and caramel. Then a strong floral hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

May 03, 2017
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 26, 2015
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big fruit: mango, lemon, and melon. Slightly bitter, medium bodied with moderate carbonation..Very juicy. Makes for a very tasty New England style IPA. Great first beer from Medusa. Has me curious to try more.

May 17, 2017
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crobinso from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 25, 2018
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grahuba from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 17, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 19, 2016
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braican from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft from Armsby Abbey in Worcester. Pours a clear copper/gold. Leaves spotty lacing down the tulip glass. Smells amazing; tropical fruit and citrus, with a touch of malt. Taste is very tropical, stone fruit, some citrus rind. A touch on the bitter side. Finishes very clean with a slight lingering bitterness. Overall a really nice ipa that's very drinkable.

Jul 15, 2016
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emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 22, 2018
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2017
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vdub191 from Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 29, 2017
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gonzo000 from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 14, 2016
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hophugger from Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great deep golden color with an ample amount of slightly off-white head. Aroma is very citrusy and has the essences of fresh hops; dank !. Taste is full of citrus and a great balance of citrus and slightly bitter hops

Apr 19, 2018
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 01, 2017
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 16oz can, dated 01/18/18. Served in a spiegelau-style IPA glass.

Pours a moderately hazy, dull, burnished copper colour with two-plus fingers of soft, tight, creamy head. Retention is very good and leaves scattered wads of sticky lacing.

Smells of toasted biscuit, tea and orange rinds.

Taste follows the nose pretty exactly, malty with toast and tea, some orange, a little pineapple. Sweet earthy maltiness with decent bitterness, finishes with more tea, a little tacky citrus and, oddly enough, steamed clams.

Feel is smooth and medium-plus bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, meh. Decent enough but I probably wouldn't have it again, at least not out of a can. I had it on draught at the taproom and it was a totally different beer, lighter in appearance and mouthfeel, hoppier in the aroma and taste. So, I don't know what's up with that.

Jan 27, 2018
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A delicious APA cloudy Amber color and a creamy head. Great hoppy dank smell when poured. I think you get the malt first the a nice bang of hops then the taste that smooths out. Very drinkable light but tasty

Feb 27, 2016
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 27, 2018
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled on 11/22/15; drank in a teku glass on 11/24/15; according to the Medusa website, "our latest hoppy concoction prominently features El Dorado hops, lending distinct tropical fruit character, while Centennial and Calypso provide a background of citrus and herbal notes."

Nov 25, 2015
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jtk21351 from California

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 17, 2016
Hidden City from Medusa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 28 ratings