Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager | Creemore Springs Brewery Limited

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Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale LagerMad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Ontario, Canada
creemoresprings.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have turned our brew house into a brewer’s playground with the introduction of our Craft Beer Exploration Series called Mad & Noisy Brewing, named after the two rivers that merge and flow through the village of Creemore. Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager is the first release in our ever changing series of imaginative, innovative, and delicious craft concoctions. A Czech twist on an English IPA it takes the best components of a lager and an ale and rivets them together to build a beer much greater than the sum of its parts.

60 IBU

Added by Sammy on 12-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
39
For Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of houseofstone
4.31/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really nice combination of hops with a toasty sweet caramel finish. I really enjoy this beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Logan12321
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a light head around 1", stays for about 30sec. Not a whole lot of carbonation. First smell gives off a slight fruit and hoppy aroma. Tasting has a crisp beginning and a bit of that hoppy bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattCampbell
4.11/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Drewsy for the trade!

A- Pours a dark copper color with a two finger thick off white creamy head. The head itself doesn't dissipate at an alarming rate either which is nice to see, eventually settling into a dense layer over the brew. There appears to be a medley of thin wisps of bubbly rising to the top of my beer mug, suggesting a mild mannered fizz factor. Lacing isn't exactly the greatest however, only leaving behind small curled patches of foam on the mug. Overall a decent looking beer!

S- The aromas are typical for an IP'L' style beer, and are not overwhelming, but definitely noticeable. First and foremost is the aromas of fresh hop cones....bitter, leafy and Earthy. There are also hints of caramel sweetness lingering in the background, offering some balancing qualities. The finish does contain a tart citrus note....somewhat lemon, somewhat grapefruit.

T- This is where the IP style really comes out hitting! Reasonably bitter hop flavors that hit the back of the palate in particular with fury. Just as the label suggests, there is a faint hint of very dark chocolate, with the fruitiness of the cocoa bean noted. Citrus flavors are also detectable, again, with hints of grapefruit and/or lemon rind. The finish is very bitter and leafy as well, and the flavor lingers on the palate right up to the next sip. The unfiltered nature of this beer also allows for a slightly yeasty/biscuit flavor that maintains throughout the drink.

M- This is a solid medium bodied beer, and the carbonation is in fact mild and smooth, allowing the full range of flavors to stick to the palate...in fact, I'd say this is somewhat of an oily beer, but not in a slimy kind of way....just the beer glides around the mouth very easily and sticks around for sometime afterwards.

O- I'm still not the biggest fan of Imperial Pale Ales, and now Lagers...this is done very well for a non ale! With that said, I actually enjoyed drinking this one, and could see myself enjoying this again in the future! It's full flavored, smooth and carries some solid looks and smells. I recommend this one and say that Creemore Springs continues to do solid work!

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3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Clear slightly unfiltered amber in colour with little carbonation, huge 4 finger light tan head that leaves chunky lacing. Fairly good head retention.

S: Light orange peel and citrus notes, medium roasted malt quality, a little pine and spruce, pineapple, a little sweet fruity quality almost like a pot pourri.

T: Starts with the medium amber like roasted quality then the orange peel, spruce, pineapple, fragrant perfume like qualities come in. Finally it finishes with a long dull hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

M: Medium bready resinous body with medium low carbonation.

O: Complex and keeps me wanting to drink more. Great can.

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3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I picked this up mistaking it for a creemore springs made India Pale Ale, and still thought it was one until later I read the can more closely and realized it was an India Pale Lager.

Picked this up from the beer store. Poured into a pub glass.

Pours a nice soft orange (similar to most IPAs), little to no head with some lacing. A rather nice and interesting beer; refreshing and crisp. I noticed a very citrusy taste, tasted like grapefruit. Not too strong, little to no boozy taste, yet doesn't taste watery at all. I'd recommend picking it up and giving it a shot, its pretty interest and unique (at least from what I've tasted).

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3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO 473ml can for just under $3.00. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass.

A- Excellent! Opens very well with a nice 1" head tapering to a film quickly

S- Not the most hops but hops are there that's for sure.

T- Excellent! Enjoying this lighter IPL very much. Nice carbonation. All an IPA can be with less hops really.

M- Excellent! Enjoying the bite with creaminess.

O- Very good. Looking forward to trying this on tap one day. Will buy again as something different. Not a lot but again.

Food Pairing

This nice light IPL went well with... Spicy tuna

Enjoy

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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

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