Anderson IPA | Anderson Craft Ales

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Anderson IPAAnderson IPA

Brewed by:
Anderson Craft Ales
Ontario, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 11-16-2016

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by bmacaskill:
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4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75


Colour: dreamily yellow
Mouthfeel: ambient and hoppy
Taste: true hops
Effect: well, it's an IPA -- 6.8% abv
Freshness: delivered yesterday
Notability: maybe first Ontario craft in a 355 ml can
Notes: noted on Twitter, checked on website, bought two days later
Result: great IPA. My home town. Thrilled

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper with a haze, no carbonation, and 4 fingers of fluffy, white head.

On a deep breath, it smells of pine, citrus and a light red cayenne.

The taste is more complex than the nose. Light, but full of pine, cedar sap, fresh cut log, a hint of grape, and a moderate bitterness.

Medium body, with little carbonation.

Got at Summerhill LCBO in Toronto, drinking in New Hamburg, July 13th, 2018. Satisfying.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thehyperduck
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 mL can from a six-pack purchased at the LCBO; dated Feb 3 2017 and served just below cellar temperature.

Pours a lightly hazed, effervescent golden-blonde colour, with roughly 2 cm of soapy white foam produced atop. Good retention, with lots of sexy, sticky lace left clinging to the interior surface of the glass as it gradually recedes down to a persistent cap and frothy collar about half a finger high. Citrusy lemon zest and grapefruit come through on the nose, as well as notes of peach, cantaloupe and just a touch of wet pine.

Not bad at all. Light pale malt sweetness is immediately overwhelmed by the hops - more peach, grapefruit pith, pine resin and floral bitterness, with the latter two intensifying as you approach the back end. Finishes with more of the same - resiny dankness, floral astringency, and a hint of stone fruit sweetness to balance it out a little. Medium-bodied, with relatively low carbonation levels that result in a smooth, soft mouthfeel. Pretty crushable for a 6.5% IPA.

Final Grade: 3.93, a worthy B+. Anderson IPA makes for a fine introduction to this fledgling brewery, and this sampling has pretty much guaranteed that I will make a point of stopping by the brewery on Elias Street the next time I'm in London. While I don't think I would necessarily consider this an especially unique example of an IPA, it's still a well-made one that I'm happy I grabbed, and would be willing to pick up again in the future. Stand sure, fellow Anderson.

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Photo of goalie35
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jesterr44
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first reaction to this IPA is that it smells and tastes more like Sculpin than any other beer I've tried. I'd attribute a good amount of this to the dank/grapefruit dominated hop flavours in this tasty new Ontario IPA. If, like myself, you've enjoyed Sculpin but can't get it where you live, then Anderson IPA will give you a nice mouthful of deja vu!

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Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really nice yellowy color slightly hazy. Nice tall frothy head that stays awhile. Nice lacing. The taste is bitter in a good way. I am pleasantly surprised with the all around goodness of this IPA.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours radiant peach with a shortlived head and some yeast chunks swirling around. Tropical fruit and toasty malts in the nose. Fruity, citrusy hops with an astringent edge mix with a grainy, doughy malt profile in the taste. The mouthfeel is light bodied with sparse carbonation.

Malty for the style with a bit of harshness in the hop profile but worth a try.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pine nuts! Well, of course.
A clever idea to implement, that was totally not relayed to me by the Toronto LCBO staff member who said that "this was more of the piney, old fashioned IPA". It absolutely isn't, because when he said "piney", I know he didn't mean this.
I have yet to taste roasted pine nuts in beer with such clarity and I am surprised that this is not recognized by others, but then again, you would have to consume pine nuts with enough frequency to instantly recognize it.
So let folks mistaken it for this and that fruit. I am loving Anderson's idea here - it works well.

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Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Anderson IPA from Anderson Craft Ales
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 15 ratings