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IPA | Six Rivers Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Six Rivers Brewery
California, United States
sixriversbrewery.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 12-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,188
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
52
pDev:
22.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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3
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of KarlHungus
1.13/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This beer pours a cloudy amber color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of butterscotch. There might be something else there, but if there is it is covered up by all of the butterscotch. The taste is even stronger in the butterscotch realm than the aroma. It is awful, and offensive. I really wish BeerAdvocate's ratings allowed me to give it a negative score, because this beer's taste truly deserves one. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with virtually no carbonation, and a chewy texture. Overall, this is one of the worst beers I've ever tasted. This is the kind of beer I would wish upon my enemies.

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Photo of dubinsky
1.49/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

!2oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland. Poured into a C&B Bruges snifter.

A - Pours a very dark, slightly hazy amber with a one finger head that doesn't wast any time sitting sticking around. No lace is visible after the head has receded.

Sl - The smell kinda reminds me of Alpine's Duet, which btw, i really don't care for. It has a really off-putting caramel and butter smell. Almost like a popcorn jelly belly tastes like. No pine or citrus or hop character for that matter.

T - I swear this is a Duet clone. Its got that same buttered popcorn flavor that i smelled earlier. Very caramel like and malted, with a very distinct British malt. I do get a slight hop bitterness, but the real dominant player here is that butteriness that i really dont like.

M - Medium bodied with to lower than average carbonation for this style.

D - I'm having a real hard time debating whether or not to dump this one. Its not the worst beer i have had, but im debating whether its worth the calories when i can reach into the fridge a pour myself something i know i will like. I will not buy this again.

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Photo of largadeer
1.53/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at The Bistro in Hayward. Flat hazy amber appearance, low carbonation and no head.

Tons of diacetyl in the aroma, this is incredibly buttery. It has an off-putting ambiguous fruitiness as well, somewhat tart in character, along with crystal malt richness. Hops are barely noticed beneath it all.

It tastes fruity and faintly tart up front, with herbal hop bitterness and buttery slickness following. There's a strong caramelized malt flavor supporting it all, and not nearly enough hop flavor to provide any semblance of balance. This one needs some work, not an enjoyable beer at all.

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Photo of dipso123
2/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of TTripp725
2.08/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hopstout
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of JohnF51
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of rastaman
2.28/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

[email protected] Rivers, May 2004. Tinny, rusty, sharp flavoured pale ale. Hoppy as i was expecting (lychee,pine etc...). I just found it a bit ugly, more of a rough alcoholic bitterness, rather a softly hoppy aromatic bitterness, that you find in so many Pacific North West IPA's.

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Photo of olmatty
2.39/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lightly clouded amber with a low white head. Aroma of decaying fruit, some spicy, vegetal hops. Flavor is creamy up front with a pronounced spicy hop bitterness and that rotting fruit muddles its way back in as weird flavor. Malt forward and a significant hop presence. Finish is dry with a very bitter and unpleasant long lasting hop finish. Something very wrong in ingredients or process here. This beer has more characteristics of amber than IPA.

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Photo of Beerswag
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Is this a brown ale? Deep copper and amber color to it, not inviting. Almost no head. Aroma was almost entirely devoid of hops, much less any dry hopping. Taste was all malt forward. English IPA with a double ipa abv almost. WTF is going on here?

Heavily roasted malt in the mouthfeel, takes on a metallic bitterness. Clearly a below average ipa, even in the janky EIPA category.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
2.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A much darker than preferred substantial deep burnt copper color going on. Thin head.

Aroma wasn't hoppy at all. This is shaping up to be a disappointment.

Taste, all malt. Woof. I understand its an EIPA, but damn man, this is disappointing even for that style.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Has a dark copper kind of color going on here, a little darker than your average ipa. Thin head. Aroma wasn't hoppy. Disappointing.

Taste, hey cool, I guess I have to talk about the malt bill, because the hopping is almost non existant. And I get it, its an English IPA made in CA, but even for the style guidelines, this one is disappointing. The bitterness tastes like it comes from roasting of the malt moreso than any hop character. The metallic toasted malt flavor isn't doing me anything in the mouthfeel.

Was glad to finish this one. Not quite drainpour territory, but not impressive in the least either.

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Photo of crowsoup
2.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The nice amber/copper pour could lead your expectations around the bend but don't let it unless you're hoping that the bend hides a cliff to walk off of. This IPA is a real let-down. I walked away with malt all over me, feeling slightly depressed, fooled and burnt. Of course the over-done taste of buttered toast might have had something to do with that...

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Photo of Hererfan
2.65/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of artoolemomo
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Irrigate
2.79/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Disclaimer: I AM A HOPEHEAD I HAVE A BIAS.

No f'n bueno.

Smells just like a couple poorly planned all-extract homebrews that I've made. Bad malt plus a faint bit of hops. I don't like trying so hard to find the hop aroma in an IPA.

Tastes mostly of biscuity malt and finishes with a light boring hop flavor. Hardly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium. It does mask the 7.2abv well. If only the taste was tolerable.

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Photo of CJNAPS
2.87/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Magpie14
2.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: surprisingly deep colored pour of burnt orange and hazy reddish yellows, close to amber. The head boasts a dark dingy cream color with a few solid sheets and blobs of lace connected around and about

S: the nose has a different aroma. Caramel is by and far one of the stronger whiffs with some faint roasted maltiness. Otherwise, my nose gathers smells of sugary lemons and soft metallic whiffs

T: well, this is to bad. First and foremost, a lemon sourness engulfs the tongue and is the defining character of this beer. Caramel sweetness is at every sip with just a hint of earthy hopped bitterness. Oh, and by the way, where are the malts?
This beer is a rather bland British type of IPA, if that is what they are going for? That sourness continues to linger and a new burnt leathery character develops on the tongue, not a fan

M: the body has some nice features with a medium style and feel. The carbonation is nice and tickles the tongue, close to creamy down the chugger

D: if anything they need to get some more hop notes and most importantly a hefty dose of malts. I find that lemon sourness a damper on the overall flavor. I find this one somewhere in between a wounded American IPA and a hobbling English IPA.
Another note, alcohol is nicely hidden

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Photo of Alpha309
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Halcyondays
2.98/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, procured at the Hi-Times Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA.

A: Dark amber red with thick white head which lasts a long time.

S: Smells of piney hops, a lot of grapefruit as well.

T: Weak, somewhat muted tastes of hops, a good bit of malt in the back.

M: Smooth, a bit watery, would like a little more robustness.

D: OK, not a really good IPA, but drinkable, pretty average.

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Photo of ackeeper
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -2%

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IPA from Six Rivers Brewery
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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