Golden Perch IPA | Martha's Exchange

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Brewed by:
Martha's Exchange
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2002

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by masterbruewer:
Photo of masterbruewer
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured the color of iced tea with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Heavy lacing.

The smell was of hops and citrus.

The flavor was classic IPA, a strong hop prescence. A bit of citrus and a hint of pine. A very forceful flavor.

The mouthfeel was average, maybe a little syrupy.

Takes a little hit on drinkability, due to the very strong flavor.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AP: Pale Golden Amber, Foamy, bubbly white head, nice legs.

Smell: Fruity Hop (Cascade?) Very aromatic

Taste: A strong fruity hop dominated flavor, very hearty aftertaste, only mildly bitter ending.

MF: Crisp and clean, but somehow thick and smooth feeling in an IPA sort of way. Nice thick lacing adds to the smooth feel.

DA: an all-around really fruity and tastey IPA.

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Photo of Franchise
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnt butter gold that has a sticky white head. The aroma is nice, lots of herbs, hops, flowers, honey, spice. The taste starts with a hop bitterness blast followed by some smooth warm caramel consistancy (syrup but not thick) sweetness that finishes with the a grapefruit sqeeze. I like this beer a nice IPA that I could sip all day.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a cask into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, orange-copper coloring with a tall, frothy, big bubbled, white head that is loose and light. Aromas are caramel and toffee malt, with a rich, wet, deep hop nose that is green and grassy, as well as grapefruit in the blend, both tart and citrus. Flavors are smooth and light, with peppery and oregano spiced hops. The caramel smooth backbone gives the other flavors a good launch point. Mid-bodied, with a tangy citrus and hoppy aftertaste, giving a slightly drying and lingering finish of resiny hops and pepper. Tasty.

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Photo of NEhophead
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy white head that leads to some rings of pretty durable lacing. Golden with a bit of orange in color; very hazy.

Very subtle hop aromatics: orange, lemon, grapefruit.

Very smooth and creamy at first which gives way to a very strong hop flavors. Resiny and very bold. Finishes with a strong burnt hop bitterness. A little unbalanced in terms of the strength of the hops, but still a nice flavor for the style.

Grainy yet smooth on the palate. A tad heavy, but still very pleasant.

For a pretty strong/heavy American IPA it is still light enough to have a few of. A good version of the style.

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Photo of kunzbrew
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was very nice brew, it pours a light copper color with a nice white head that lasted for a while. A strong smell of hops filled the nose with great pleasure. The strong flavor of hops that hit the palate was quite nice also. The beers at Martha's have come a long way in the past year. I can not wait to try the Red Barrel Stock Ale on cask soon.


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Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Hhawk06
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First trip to Martha's? Straight to the cask I say! This brew, served at room temp of course, poured a hazy caramel color with a small, inconsistent head that reminded me of a soda. Hops o' plenty in the nose, I'm guessing a heavy dose of Cascade? The body was medium-to-heavy with a full, syrupy mouthfeel. Its quite subdued on first contact, but like a wave nearing the beach, it gains strength. A nice lemon pucker matches well with a creamy maltiness that lays in the weeds. It finishes with a similar bitter citrus kick and is standardly dry. The cask temp of the beer really serves it well, as the flavors are allowed to evolve and breathe. Solid!

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Photo of rowingbrewer
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap at martha's exchange on sunday. the beer pours a deep yellow color with hints of orange, and a thin offwhite head. the smell is very fruity, passionfruit and grapefruit, the taste is the dsame fruits with very little bitterness. the mouthfeel is a little on the medium boddied side with low carbonation. overall not my cup of tea, but a decent beer

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Photo of PatandDavid
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on cask at Martha's. Dark gold, not too much head. Buttery. Some hops in the aroma, but butter as well. Tastewise, some malt shows through, some hop 'twiggyness' also punches t's way through, but I found there to be a bit too much butter in here for my liking. Not bad, just...buttery.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 5 oz sampler glass from tap.

Appearance: Golden brown with some haze and a trace of white foam.

Smell: Strong flowery hop aroma.

Taste: Nice balanced flavor, with a strong taste of hops, but with a hint of malt.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, moderate carbonation, good, crisp hop finish.

Drinkability: Very good. Clean and crisp IPA.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark-golden to light-copper color with a nice, small, creamy head...fades quickly, but leaves some lace... Nose has a mild, nice floral hoppiness to it... thin to medium body, with a medium mouthfeel.... mild malt sweetness fades to a nice tasty, smooth, dry hop bite which lingers, ...nice!! (Originally reviwed 23JAN02).

overall: 3.95
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


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Photo of tscanlon51
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Golden Perch IPA from Martha's Exchange
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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