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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
Ranking:
#40,794
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
165
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
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4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Logan12321
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
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 DoBeerDoBeerDo
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little too strong on the malt and weak on the hops for my liking, unfortunately in this case it subdues the fruitiness/citrus ambiance that one expects from an India Pale beer and displaces it with a touch of sourness. A difficult beer to get ones palate around, 5.3% a touch on the light side for an India Pale beer.

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3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevofficiel
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first Indian Pale Lager

So the look of it: golden colour with a finger of head. Bold colour also.

The smell of it: You have that Indian Pale Ale with a touch of lager on it.

The taste of it. Very powerful. A both combination of Indian Pale Ale and a larger. A bit too strong on the after taste I will say but a very easy drinking beer

So overall would I recommend ? Yes, if you like Indian Pale Ale and Lager this beer is for u !

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

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Judged as an India Pale Ale, not so great. Judged as a Lager, not so bad. Just not a style I enjoy that much.

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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +23%

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3.88/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.48/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of NedShakeshaft
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

This purchase was largely the result of walking into the Beer Store at three minutes before close. "Hops" and Bolts? Bright red, funky label? Brewery I'd never heard of? Sold.

Turns out this is a Creemore creation. I assume the reason they chose to market it as "Mad and Noisy" and not as part of their own label series is revealed in paragraph one, and good on them, I suppose.

Poured into a pint glass, the beer came out an unfiltered, ruddy brown. The head was an eggy white and dissipated quickly, leaving only a faint rim that stuck around for the duration.

Smell was equal parts citrusy hop and toffee malt with some earthy character beneath. The earthiness came through more in the taste, but complimented, rather than overpowered, the sweet, biscuity malts and grapefruity hops. It had the feel and easy quaff of an English Ale, like a citrusy London Pride. Nothing challenging here, but it works well together.

With its 5.3% ABV and moderate hop profile, this isn't an "India Pale" anything, but it's enjoyable. I'd be content to take the full eight pack to relax with at a cottage, or enjoy it at a family gathering alongside some barbecued pulled pork.

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3.12/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Mad & Noisy Brewing Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager from Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 165 ratings
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