India Pale Ale | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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82
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137 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.85%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 07-31-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
16.53%
 
 
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2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served to me on tap into a standard pint glass, appears medium cloudy with haze and has a peachy / tangerine color to it. One finger of cream colored head leaves behind some mild lacing, but deflates kind of rapidly compared to other IPAs. As for aroma, this is disappointingly mild in strength for an IPA. I can smell mild citrus peel, an odd wispy pumpernickel bread scent hiding behind grassy hop tones....very strange as I don't think this beer has any rye in it.
Tastes of an understated pine bitterness paired with a standard bready caramel malt and some vague herbal grassy notes come through from the aroma, but still there is not as much complexity as I am used to in an IPA, I wish there was more to experience here. Body is on the thicker side of medium heft, but I would expect something this 'heavy' to have a heftier flavor to match the body. At least it is nicely creamy in texture.

In overview I agree with another BA before me that this one is more of an English IPA in feel than an American IPA because of how subdued the hops are, but even judged as an English IPA I feel that this one lacks a certain level of complexity that I have come to expect. Don't get me wrong, this is an OK beer, but it is only just OK, not "great".

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark amber-orange with a low-slung stained white head. It retreats towards the surface, but leaves a great deal of lace behind.
Crunchy, brown leaves, crusty bread, old pennies, caramel, toffee, dates, and a peppery grassiness dots the nose. It's not a particularly assertive aroma, and had this not just arrived in stores, I'd question it's age (and I felt the same about Hinterland's Pale Ale).
Into the mouth, it's wetly doughy and semi-sweet with caramel and Fig Newtons. Malt is the driving engine here with toasted and burnt toast breadiness with a splattering of sweeter nuances. A vague, stewed apple and date fruitiness gathers in the middle. It's like an ESB or Old Ale with hops that don't quite jive. They bring a moderately bitter, rusted tin and pine bark acridity, along with muddy smears of orange peel and dried leaf herbality.
The medium+ plus body adds some needed character. This is a weird one. It carries some rustic charm and is actually kinda drinkable once the acclimation process is complete. I can't recommend it as an IPA, English or American. It's like a buddy's off-base, but not racid homebrew. Fuck it, let's drink.
As a general rule: It seems that Hinterland's non-hop-focused offerings are the ones to seek out.

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Cloudy orange amber. Thin head but tons of lace. Aroma is pretty baseline and simple. Some fruits but mostly caramel malts and some slight resinous hops. Flavor is straightforward. This is definitely a malt forward IPA, which is kind of an oxymoron. Too much malt flavor in my opinion. Caramel dominates. Resiny hops are there but just not prominent enough. Bitterness is low key. Good enough beer, just not what I'd expect from an IPA.

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India Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
3.57 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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