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
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#42,893
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
171
pDev:
12.64%
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Photo of ipaMontreal
2.51/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

meh....just a weird mix of different flavors.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uncleotis
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juiposa
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

fortunately they rebranded this one from the can pictured here, it looks a bit more grown up now, which i think really probably helps. the beer is an idea to fuse a czech pils type lager with an english pale or ipa type, and the result is somewhat less interesting than it sounds like it should be. there are more hops in this by far than any other beer i had from creemore springs, not even close, and this is without a doubt their boldest offering that i experienced from them on my trip. its copper colored, fragrantly hoppy, balanced by sweet bready english crystal malts, and has been crisped up in the finish by their house lager yeast, which to me isnt the most exciting strain in the world, but it does its job well enough here. i get more of the english grain than i need, and i think the bitterness is a little excessive, but its flavorful, which is a turn on to me among some of the more mild creemore lagers. a warming nutty middle gives it a wintery vibe which works with the season, as does a pine note in the hops. this beer is a little confused, but its something different and i found it enjoyable enough. not rushing back to find this again, but its a cool stab at something new. a more flavorful lager yeast would make this more compelling...

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Photo of Bhunter0812
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bixby1971
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chillin
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I brought a can of this back from Hamilton, ON last January whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a slightly hazy amber with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had hints of bitter pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink....somewhat English leaning. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of kier
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of binno
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty. Mild citrus. The lager flavor is there but too malty.

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Photo of socon67
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattCampbell
4.11/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bruceb
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of portwood
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Smell: orange peel, caramel, floral hops.
Taste: thin mouth feel, low carbonation.
Finish: bitter dry, mild pine note, astringent.
Seems unbalanced - bitter without much citrus.
(can code D131616:01)

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Hazy dark gold color with moderate activity. Creamy beige 3 finger island head, lasting around 10 minutes, with good leggings. Flavors of biscuits, caramel, orange, pineapple, lemon, roasted grains, herbal spices. Sugary yet overwhelmed by bitterness. Oily, almost full body, with moderate carbonation. Strong strength finish, lingering astringent grassy and piney hops, with caramel and tropical fruits. Feels more like an IPA. The smell is faint and the taste is decent, but nothing amazing. Okay freshness, but a little dull. A little too strong for the lack of flavors. Overall the quality is pretty average for this craft.

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Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 171 ratings