Indian Summer
Cold Harbor Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #1,746
Ranked #12,787
4 | pDev: 8.5%
Cold Harbor Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of rdevlin
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a little hole-in-the-wall neighborhood brewery that puts out some really nice beers. This is my favorite -- it's got the cloudy New England IPA thing down, and while it isn't at the level of the regional giants of the style it is a nice, flavorful IPA to get from a local place. You can drink it at the brewery or take a growler home.

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Photo of Tracs
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 32oz growler less than one week filled (not sure when released at brewery).

Looks like an NE IPA should: opaque. But doesn't seem to have the nose and the flavor to back it up. I appreciate that more breweries are embracing the dry hopped NE style (my favorite) but this one needs work. Seems like more dry hopping is necessary to get the taste and aroma of the style. It's not just about the haze.

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Photo of HilltopBeer
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler filled same day.

A - a muted orange thick with haze. The appearance is distinctly New England IPA.

S - for a fresh IPA there is very little in the way of smell, no distinct fruit notes. Slight malt sweetness.

T - Orange rind, grapefruit and a slight pepperiness. A strongly bitter finish

M - soft, pleasant, pretty on point for the style

O - Not a bad beer by any stretch but not on the same level as the big boys in this category (TH & Trillium). Less bittering hops and more dry hopping would benefit this beer quite a bit

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Photo of Sheppard
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks, pours, and smells like a New England style IPA. There is a nice bouquet of citrus on the nose. It is that deep orange-ish gold in color. Visually, it is what I like to see in an IPA. There is plenty of citrus fruit, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, in flavor but the finish was off putting. Overall, I did like this, but that finish made it hard for me to like it more. I'd love to revisit this at some point.

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Photo of -Rick
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this brew on tap at the brewery. L: a golden haze color, bright with a nice white head. S: sweet fruits, mango, grapefruit, orange peel. T: loads of grapefruit dominate the taste here. Slight other tropical flavors also present, orange, mango. A slight acidic taste (in a good way) to it. F: a nice soft feel to this beer, nice carbonation too. O: this was a great treat to find. These guys are putting out a solid product. I will certainly return to this brewery.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled on 6/3/16; drank on 6/6/16; drank this right after a double dry hopped Trillium IPA and this held its own; this brewery should focus on these hazy, hop forward IPAs

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Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cold Harbor Indian Summer IPA, poured from a growler filled this afternoon at the brewery. This is their clone of the Vermont juicebombs. Weighs in at 6.5% abv. A translucent beauty, I love the look of this cloudy brew. Nice aroma, light but stubborn lacing, and juicy citrus, a tad on the bitter end of things.

Very nice. Hill Farmstead and Trillium are the masters of this style, but Cold Harbor (like many others now) are starting to figure it out.

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Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at the brewery grand opening.

A - Poured a hazy golden orange hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and light halo.

S - Aromas of light grapefruit, faint malt sweetness, earthy spice. I would imagine mosaic again.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, there is nice grapefruit, good earthiness and resin, fair amount of orange peel to start. Not much malts. Solid.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, crisp dry finish.

O - Overall this beer was a solid ipa. Mostly a hodgepodge of flavours; orange, grapefruit, pine sap, earthiness. Solid beer.

Serving type: on tap

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Indian Summer from Cold Harbor Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 40 ratings