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Cask Conditioned IPA | Island Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Island Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JayTheFinn on 06-04-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
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4.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this one at the brewery.

Served room temp. It had a nice orangy brown look in the glass with a small off-white head. Light hoppy scent. Subtle grapefruit taste. So amazingly smooth, creamy and light on the tongue. Flavorful and absolutely drinkable! Extremely refreshing on a hot day.

Like most of Paul's creations, this one is flavorful but light and drinkable. And of course always better on tap than in the bottle. In fact, I feel the subtle nature of his products just don't translate well to the bottle, which is a great shame.

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3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served room temperatrue via beer engine at the tap room. Here is what the beer description said on the white board.

Unfiltered cask conditioned real ale, dry hopped, 6.1% abv, 60 ibus

I like IBC as they always do a cask conditioned ale. Next up is a Pumpkin Spice cask conditioned ale. yummm!

A: amber hued, small offwhite head, looked not hazy but not clear either...must be the unfiltered aspect
S: not as strong as I had expected, perhaps due to the cask conditioning mellowing it out....noticeable hops, but not the usualy punch of the normal IPAs around here
T: subdued and mellow, especially for an IPA. IBC likes to hop the crap out of their normal IPA, so this one was a nice surprise, again perhaps due to the cask conditioning.
M: hmm, it was good, but not great.
D: Overall, I could down a few, however I much prefer the taste of their normal IPA.

However I do like how they experiment with cask conditioning...more power and flavour to 'em!

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Cask Conditioned IPA from Island Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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