Old Pine
Matchless Brewing

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American IPA
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3.81 | pDev: 0.79%
Matchless Brewing
Washington, United States
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Notes: This is our modern take on a “old school” West Coast IPA, harking back to the resinous hop bombs of yesteryear! Sweet pine resonates on the nose along with hints of fresh peeled citrus. The medium body hits the pallet in a way that allows a full bouquet of tangerines, grapefruit and oranges to come through. The beer finishes with an appealing, resinous bitterness that leaves you wanting to drink on.

75 IBU
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice clear light yellow that looks like old school beer. Wet white head of bubbles that slowly settles in to drifts in the corners and a fair smattering across the middle.

Nose has inviting old school aroma of light sweet caramel and grassy hops, mildly fruity, and a touch of citrus.

Flavour is pleasantly enjoyable and really catches that old school no frills basic IPA feeling well. Hops are certainly present, but they aren't the bash you over the head palate wreckers, they're more the carefree grassy/fruity/floral with some dull bitter finish that for some reason reminds me of wandering through Golden Gate Park when I lived in SF.
Working t hrough the can, the sweetness does kind of build up a bit more than I would prefer, especially given the rest of the profile of the beer.

Clean and drinkable with a mild to low-moderate hop finish, this captures the spirit of what it is trying to do exceptionally well. I do find the name a little misleading as it is not some pine bomb, or woody, or anything like that, but it is a nice pleasant inoffensive throwback to simpler times.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Collins Pub in Seattle.

Appearance: medium gold hue with a moderate haze and a finger of frothy ivory foam. Nice!

Smell: sweet, with fruity, grassy and slightly earthy hop character. Not bad.

Taste: more earthy and piney than the aroma, with a pretty big underlying sweetness. It's not bad, but for this earthier flavor profile I find it's a bit on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: a decent IPA, if rather sweet for me.

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Old Pine from Matchless Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 3 ratings