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IPA - American
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Ranked #16,263
3.94 | pDev: 9.39%
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
Minnesota, United States
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metter98 from New York

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Able Seedhouse + Brewery, Minneapolis, MN

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, flavors of orange citrus are present in the taste along with a bit of floral hops. there is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking IPA that is very sessionable. I would have no problem drinking more than one of these in a single sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

Aug 02, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, pours a crystal clear light gold. Dense white head leaves lots of lacing. Nose kind of muted, but has floral and citrus hops. Taste follows but bolder. Feel a little light for the ABV. Solid West Coast IPA.

Jan 31, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into glass. Can notes, "JUICY, DANK, NORTHEAST-Y". The latter attribute refers to the section of Minneapolis (Northeast) where Able is located.
Clear dark amber body, Slightly off white head, dissipating to a ring. Some lacing.
Pungent hop aroma (tropical and citrus) and sweet malt.
Taste follows nose, is dank, and moderately bitter.
Moderate mouth feel, with a little stickiness.
I think the 'JUICY' has more to do with the mouthfeel, and the 'DANK' is in the taste. A solid IPA for sure, if one is searching for a hoppy brew with some bitterness.

Oct 08, 2017
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep gold. Foamy, short, white head that fades slowly with good lacing.

Smells melon, tropical, grapefruit, light floral, lightly fruity and light dank.

Tastes light bready malt, grapefruit, Tropical, melon, citrus peel and earthy bitterness. Finish is dry with a bitter citrus peel and earthy linger. Medium body and lightly fizzy, medium carbonation.

Aug 25, 2017
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ovaltine from Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, basic IPA. Copper color, lightntan head. Pine and citrus hop aromas, plus a nice malt aroma. Taste is piney, resiny hops, some citrus, and the malt backbone is really present. Nice effort by Able.

Jun 25, 2017
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Bighuge from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tawny copper colored body. Thin off white head. Sparse lace. Nice tropical aroma of pineapple and mango A little lemon zest and some light caramel. Bold flavors of hop goodness, but not necessarily torpical...or piney. Not citric in particular either. Unique flavors. I think the El Dorado shines through more than the Azacca and FF. I get bold flavors of stone fruit and to a lesser degree, grass. I really like this IPA flavor profile because it stands out and is distinctive. Body is smooth and carbonation is restrained just still has some nice scrubbing qualities as a palate cleanser if need be. Nice beer.

Feb 02, 2017
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fruity aroma with passion fruit, blueberries, and melons. That combines with an impressive floral aroma to create a great smelling IPA.

Carbonation and body are about perfect for the style.

Flavor is enjoyable as well. Toffee like english IPA maltiness gives some balance to a nice bitterness. Hops on the taste include the fruitness but more pine now that pure floral notes.

Has a fair amount of bitterness which in today's IPA world is getting more and more unique.

Solid IPA that I'd pick up on occasion for a changeup.

Jan 25, 2017
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morimech from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a non descript looking blue and white can. Clear, light amber color with a finger of head that had good retention. Aroma comes out as soon as the top is popped. Hints of citrus, pine, and a heavy floral element. Almost medicinal. Flavor is a bit astringent with abrasive bitterness. Dry malt that tries to carry the citrus and floral hop flavors. A bit harsh. Middle of the road when it comes to IPA body and feel. Nice. Priced reasonably.

Jan 22, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, one-finger head of foam. It smelled of caramel and citrus. It had a very light citrus taste with sweet caramel.

Dec 31, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid American IPA right here, these guys do a nice job. Enjoyed this one at the brewery. Just a slight chill haze to this sturdy golden brew, it holds a one inch white soapy head, and has a lot of visible carbonation. The aroma is maybe the best part, super fresh and very happy, even for the style. I get some orchard fruit, citrus too, and then even some spice there. Maybe cascade or chinook on top of a Citra or mosaic type underneath it, definitely a far few varietals, really nicely proportioned. It carries over to the flavor very well too, fresh as can be and quite hearty. A hint of sweetness from the malt really rounds this out, softens the edges, and adds a fine degree of balance here. Notes of straw and apple come on late, nice with the autumn oncoming. Fuller bodied, but still meant to drink by the pint, just a little more brawn to it, which also really works. I was impressed with this place and have been stoked on their beers for the most part. This is my favorite I have had from them so far.

Sep 28, 2016
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On Tap @ brewery Pours a clear light golden color with a very white head with streaks of lacing. Smells of tropical and citrus hops . Taste follows nose ..juicy hops of tangerine,melon, and citrus, some garden hops with a sweet malt balance. Mouth feel was a little thin but very tasty nicely hopped but had a slight session feel to it. very easy to drink and recommended.

Sep 13, 2016
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler from the brewery. L: Pours brilliant gold under a 1” clingy and moderately persistent off-white foam cap.
S: Melon, dank, fruit, berry and earthy aromas.
T: Attacks with a big fruit palate with tropical fruit and melon supported by bread crumb. Has a nice crisp, bitter drying finish. The malt, hop flavors and hop bitterness are well balanced.
F: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: This is a good, full flavored, easy to drink IPA.

May 31, 2016
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FourBetter from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of a flight at the taproom.
Look and smell are typical for an IPA.
Flavor is quite bitter, in a positive way. But a slight buttery aftertaste that probably shouldn't be there.
Overall a pleasant, bitter IPA that most may enjoy more than I.

Mar 06, 2016
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thorkelson from Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

You taste this IPA before it even enters your mouth. a huge whiff of malt sweetness, citrus zest, a bit of blueberry and slight amount of pine/fir. the azacca hop is used perfectly in this beer and they're one of the smallest breweries to have access to such a hop. thank goodness they do because they do it better than any bigger brewery. this IPA rings in at 60 IBUs and is so minimally abrasive to the senses. I crave this beer when I get a smell. The mouthfeel is so extremely effervescent and light for an IPA and the malt, although a little toward the orange side is not extremely caramelly (which i don't like in an IPA), instead it's citrus & berry forward in the taste and the bitterness created by el dorado is so pleasant. this is a beer you do not want to miss.

Jan 04, 2016
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer arrives a clear golden color. The head is small, but leaving decent lacing. The aroma is of passion fruit, mango, mandarine orange, and is very juicy. The taste is somewhat dank which mutes some of the juiciness found in the aroma. The is still a bunch of tropical fruit, but I wish t was brighter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and fine carbonation. Overall, this is a good IPA that I enjoy thoroughly.

Dec 27, 2015
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

at the tap room. Into a pint glass, bright golden pineapple with a decent head and lacing. Bright fruity nose -- ripe pineapple, fresh baked bread. Not too complicated, but really good stuff. Taste follows the nose, but it's got a gently hoppy bite at the end. Moderate carb, moderate to light body, fairly clean and dry at the end, even while the flavors linger. Well...this is a pleasant how do you do. It's a little one-note to really compete with the best beers in the style, but there's nothing wrong with it and a lot right. Happy to have this one...happy to have another.

Dec 23, 2015
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porter_collie from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Yellow amber body with slight haze. Foamy white head.
S - Citrus, tropical fruit, honey and floral. Very crisp and fruity.
T/M - Exceptional fruity and tropical notes from hops. Reminds me of a lot of the IPA from the Northeast. Malt not overly sweet and lets the hops do their thing. Mouthfeel is fairly dry.
O- A solid IPA - could see it being one of my favorites in the Twin Cities.

Nov 20, 2015
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