India Pale Ale | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.85%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 07-31-2011

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Photo of emerge077
3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apparently a new arrival in the market, thankfully it will be fresh.

Bright and clear copper orange, thin wispy skim on the surface. Weak patchy blanket of foam that doesn't stick around more than a few seconds, oddly enough. Clinging string of bubbles around the edges, no lace. Ho hum.

Smells like dried citrus peel, orange mostly. Some light maltiness under that too.

Low level bitterness, it comes off more as an English IPA right off the bat. Mild, with more maltiness than hop character. Mild citrus rind, grassy pine bitterness in the aftertaste, but it's understated. Toffee, caramel, the usual specialty malt flavors with hops as second fiddle though there's some underlying spicy tea notes. Lower carbonation. Overall it's playing way too safe to be an American IPA, and leans more toward a milder English rendition. Not something i'd seek out again.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy honey straw with a half finger of head that quickly dissipates to a ring with some lacing. Heavy pine on the nose. Taste is resinously piney with some bitterness at the end. On the thin side.

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Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small head that dies to only a rim of bubbles. Surprisingly, it leaves some streaky lace. The liquid is deep amber color with a hint of haze.

Earthy aroma with a mild floral hop background.

The flavor is classic American IPA: lighter malt in the front of the taste, but the hop strong and peppery. The body is richer than most IPA's. The carbonation is appropriate. Long bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at The Firkin.

This cask was apparently dry-hopped with Apollo hops. Nice. Things pour a slightly cloudy tawny amber topped by a bit more than a finger of light cream-white foam. The nose comprises pineapple, sweet pine, light mint, buttery toffee, dry biscuit, light honey, and light mandarin orange. It's pretty fruity, but in a breathmint sorta way, and it's all balanced pretty well by some nice maltiness. The taste continues this idea of balance, with some biscuity caramel coinciding with that aforedescribed fruit salad, which is now met with a near-equal bit of straight pine. The body is a light medium, with a rather light carbonation and a fluffy, creamy feel. Overall, it may have been the cask-conditioning and the dry-hopping, but this was a very enjoyable IPA. Good times.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

This IPA has a very heavy malt presence that the hops accent, at best. It's thick and heavy, but not really in the manner that I can appreciate. Which turns this into more of a beer to just drink as opposed to being one to experience. Unfortunately, this is my 3rd beer from this brewery and I have to say I am less than thrilled. Would suggest passing on this one.

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One pint bottle:

Pours deep golden with a thick white head that settles to a lasting cover. Broken rings of lacing stick.

The smell is medicinal/herbal, citric and slightly piney.

The taste is of a general hop bitterness with a firm sweet malt backbone. Grapefruit bitterness lends dryness in the finish.

It has a medium body.

A competently made, standard American IPA.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a pint glass, the beer is a vibrant, ruby-tinted, slightly hazy, copper coloring with a very low profile, foamy, big bubbled, off-white head that clings to the glass. Light citrus aromas dance upon a heavier note of caramel malt and some wet, fresh hops. Good balance in the nose. Flavors are very peppery hopped, with a dry feel to it, and a good foundation of grapefruit citrus sweet and a dark caramel malt sweet. Hopcentric, by far, but fairly well balanced overall. Round, smooth, and slightly astringent feel in mouth. The aftertaste is hops bitter and pepper spiced, with a tangy caramel sweet once again. The finish is a little slick, with a drying feel from the spice and hops. Very strong flavors and a very hoppy brew. I like it.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of lupercmda
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Milwaukee Hinterland. Pours bright amber with a slight copper hue under a 2" cream colored foam colar. American hops, grapefruit, malt – hops rule, medium carbonation, medium body

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Photo of PEIhop
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Hinterland IPA pours eye-appealing burnt orange with light and foamy head. As the head recedes, small intricate lacing coats the glass. Holding the glass against light, the beer is extremely clear and has minimal carbonation.
The aroma that is released from this IPA is very reminiscent of citrus fruit, most notably tangerines and grapefruit. Expecting the traditional American "Hop Bomb", I was pleasantly surprised to smell the subtle hop character with an excellent balance of malt sweetness.
Hinterland's IPA is more English than American in style. The taste begins with malts coating your palate leaving a biscuity flavor and ends with grassy-earthiness from the hops. The citrus aroma that was present in the nose is somewhat masked from the grassiness, but due to the balanced flavor, the taste is very nice.
The mouthfeel is light-bodied with an appropriate amount of carbonation. These two characteristics combine for a very dry and crisp finish, which results in a very refreshing pint.
At 6.7% ABV and combined with the english influence of hop and malt kinship, Hinterland's IPA is very drinkable. Everytime I purchased a Hinterland product, my respect for this Midwest brewery continues to grow. If you see this in your local bottle shop, definitely give it a chance and make Packer fans proud of their local brew.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus and pine. Decent IPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Bighuge
2.86/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 16oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer was a dark copper color with a medium-sized tan head. A good amount of lace.

Mostly a citrus aroma, with some sweet malt.

In the taste there was a tiny hint of caramel, followed by biscuit. Overwhelming taste, though, was grapefruit.

A nice hoppy IPA. Fun to drink.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA and super easy drinking. Aroma was fresh hops and some malt. Appearance is a large foamy frothy off white head that settles very slowly, lots of lace and a hazy orange amber color. Flavor's like nose, mainly bitter with a long finish. Body is perhaps a hair thin. Very good drop.

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India Pale Ale from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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