Oxymoronic | Martha's Exchange

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Martha's Exchange
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by wizo:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the source.
Pours a solid black with a smallish tan head that persists forever. Aromas of light dark fruits, spicy Belgian yeasty esters and a hint of caramel. The hops really don't come out in the aroma as advertised. The flavor is sweet fruity caramel malts with a heavy handed does of Belgian yeasty flavors. There is a spicy earthy hop flavor, but for my palette I have trouble enjoying them over the ever present yeasty phenols. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent brew, but not exactly what I was expecting.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a goblet of chestnut colored brew (based upon the light in the establishment). Thin, off-white head, but some lace.

Toasted malt in the nose, some yeast and spice, some leafy hop notes.

A surprise here. This is a bitter beer. Not chemical bitterness, but like bitter herbs/greens, or even over-baked brown breadcrust. The yeast and spicy notes come thru, but not in your typical Belgian IPA funk style. Brown toast, a little booze, this one works. An IPA with some twists. Bitter finish. Not alot of fruitt here.Unique.

Medium body, some carbonation.

I dug this. The a crazy combo, with good complexity-- works for me.

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Oxymoronic from Martha's Exchange
3.67 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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