Springdale Beer Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,276
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3.86 | pDev: 4.15%
Springdale Beer Co.
Massachusetts, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Hibernator from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Springdale Dang!
16 oz. can
Canned on 6/8/20 in jet ink on the bottom of the can
Served in a Brewery Ommegang glass

Pours a hazy mustard yellow with a head that dissipates rather quickly

I take a couple of whiffs and get a citrus and floral nose

Biscuit malt backbone with a citrus profile overall with a Tropicana orange juice sweetness, freshly chopped tangerines and lime juice blend. A hint of black pepper notes on some sips as well. Welcomed hop burps ensue after a few more sips. The mouthfeel is a tad chalky

Sep 18, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- 16oz can pours into a goblet with a very hazy, floury looking yellow body and a one finger cap. The head has a thick and frothy texture and decent retention. Lacing is a bit rare and spotty for me.

S- Bright hops emanate from the glass upon pouring and they bring mostly fruity vibes with some dank, grassy and floral character as well. Notes of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, nectarine, strawberry-orange creamsicle, berries and orange juice. Oats and whole grains too.

T- A bright flavor for the most part as bright fruity hops, grassy, herbal and floral profiles come together. Some raw green hop character but no burning bitterness on the back of the palate. Less distinct than the aroma but grapefruit, pineapple, bubble gum, scallions, grapes, strawberry, orange juice and green hop pellets come to mind.

MF- Medium bodied and definitely a touch on the light side with a somewhat lower end carbonation. Fizzy and just a bit frothy but isn't as soft and silky as you would expect. Ends with a moderate herbal bitterness.

A nice aroma brings well balanced hops but the flavor loses some of the touch of the aroma and the body is a bit thin. No regrets jumping for it but it lacks subtlety and balance in the taste.

Aug 01, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, orange yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is earthy hops, cantaloupe, and papaya. Light body, slightly bitter, juicy, high carbonation. One of the better Springdale ipas in a while. I think there are better local options.

Jul 21, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6/08/20
Pours a small fizzy head with low retention, no lacing, super hazy cloudy peach-orange color

Nose is interesting, lots of tropical fruit, a little dank, pineapple, musty passion fruit, guava, papaya, a bit of citrus, loads of various tropical fruits, a touch of a sweet malt

Taste brings some sweet malt notes but not a lot, doughy creamy like, flaked proteins, lots of tropical fruits again, a little musty and dank tropical, again the passion fruit, guava, pineapple, a bit of citrus, some spicy and green hop characters coming in later, drier finish but a touch sticky, with lingering spicy green hops, getting a touch astringent as well

Mouth is med to lighter bod, fair creamy though, getting a touch spicy astringent, med foamy carb

Overall nice nose, taste started well but got really green and spicy late, way too much, but other than that it might be pretty decent, so maybe sitting on it for a bit would work

Jul 09, 2020
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Pentastar from New York

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours cloudy orange with minimal head. The haziness is nice though.
Smell: Not a strong aroma but there is apricots and wildflowers and some nice orange zest.
Taste: The flavor is pretty good. Not too bitter, but there is a botanical and citrus taste that makes up for that.
Feel: Despite the thin head there is good carbonation to this beer.
Overall: A decent IPA, not very bitter but still good.

Jul 04, 2020
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've had a bunch of Springdale IPAs, ranging from the hazy to the juicy to the dry and balanced, and this is a brand new one which rolled off the canning line only 11 days ago. It features Strata and Comet hops, which is a cool combination I don't think I've ever experienced together before, but it seems that there are a few beers outside of my distribution area that have combined these varietals before. Strata prominently features grapefruit and resinous cannabis/dank-like overtones and Comet, well, seems grapefruit-forward as well, with the distinction of being an older varietal of "wild hop." Could be cool to see the old and new work together, I guess.

Pour is pretty unattractive right off the bat... a muddy-looking, yeasty orange color with absolutely no head formation whatsoever. Huh, guys, you know better. Springdale has had some true lookers before, so this definitely seems weird. I'm gonna go ahead and give them the benefit of the doubt overall, but there's no denying this is one of the poorest IPA pours I've seen in a while.

Smells pretty decent, with an upfront focus on grapefruit and herbal hops backed up by some grassiness, pineapple, and light undertones of mango. I dig this for what it is, though it doesn't seem like it's doing anything too overly interesting with these hops, and that appearance is kind of bringing the experience down for me, more than I usually think ugly beers do.

Interesting flavor, kinda marrying old-school bitter IPAs with a softer, juicier profile that has some good elements ranging from mango and papaya to chewy wheat in the mid-palate, followed by herbal and dank bitterness in the finish that carries all the way through. Good supporting notes of pineapple and tangelo with even more grassy bitterness. Almost hop burn-like, so I'm thinking I might have gotten a can that was packaged towards the end of the batch, but that would also imply this wasn't centrifuged, which would be odd for a brewery as big as Springdale. Overall, better flavor than I thought it would have but, by god, is it ugly. Won't bother revisiting this one, and I don't think I would suggest it as a first time beer for those new to this brewery either, which is lucky because it's a rotating beer that likely won't see the light of day again, for a while anyway.

Jun 17, 2020
Dang! from Springdale Beer Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings