India Pale Ale
10th District Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,032
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #31,654
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
From:
10th District Brewing Co.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Emoto from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a clear, hoppy, IPA more in the sense of the old IPAs that I recall from years ago than what a lot of craft brewers are offering today, in my opinion. The somewhat bitter hoppiness stands out. This is not a cloudy fruity IPA; it is more of a traditional IPA to my way of thinking.

They just got their canning line up and running, and this was my first purchase from them since all the taprooms were closed due to covid concerns. They offer growlers of just about everything, but those don't really match my consumption patterns well enough to prevent waste, so i was happy to see them selling cans.

May 17, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is earthy, hemp hops, grapefruit rind, and roobios tea. Light bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Makes for an average to below average IPA. In the glut of local IPAs of all styles, this one is a pass for me. Not a bad beer, but not one that really sticks out much either.

Jun 21, 2017
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AndyAvalanche from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, currently in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out golden yellow, excellent clarity it will glow as you hold it up to the light. Mostly small bubbles but an aggressive pour will give you a thick foamy head with EXCELLENT lacing. Good looking beer.

Smell is very good, some good balance and depth here. Not a hop bomb but appropriately hoppy. Citrus, tropical and floral hops. Sweet malts provide a nice balance on the back end.

Taste is really excellent. Much stronger than I expected especially based on the smell, the flavors really step it up to where it's kind of bold. Hoppier than you'd expect based on the aroma. It's got excellent citrus flavor, tangerine, blood orange and maybe a bit of clementine. This follows a nice sweet fresh baked bread flavor provided by the grains. At the end is some bitterness from the hops again, sort of like a bitter citrus pith garnish.

Mouthfeel is good as well. It's surprisingly light on the tongue because it does have a nice long lingering flavor. Maybe a little less carbonated than it could be, but not much. Great balance. Starts of with a bit of citrus hoppyiness going to some sweet bread and buttery in the middle than a bitter finish that's fairly dry. Great drinkability. This is a beer that's meant for a growler. Great beer I hope it's always there when I go to Tenth District. Great addition to the community.

Dec 01, 2015
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

L - Dark yellow/light orange. Three fingers of white head that won't go away.

S - Grassy and herbal with hint of grapefruit and spices.

T - Incredibly bitter mossy hops, but with a touch of lemon zest. Very spicy, but has an orange kick to the finish.

F - Thin for the style and abv and a little undercarbonated. Dry aftertaste, but no alcohol presence.

O - Not you typical NEIPA juice bomb,but it has managed to utilize the flavors of the hop varieties used.

Oct 11, 2015
India Pale Ale from 10th District Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 17 ratings