Geary's IPA | D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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Geary's IPAGeary's IPA

Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ale has its origins in the traditional English style, with a generous helping of American exuberance. Bright copper in color, it has an assertive hop bitterness balanced with a subtle malt foundation. Dry hopping at two sates of the brewing process provides floral and fruity hop flavors adding to the complexity of the brew. Original gravity ~ 1060; Alcohol by volume -- 6%.

Added by bishopdc0 on 03-12-2011

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Photo of tacoME
5/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a true IPA in every sense of the word. Pours a medium-medium copper with a 1 finger head. Slight lacing on the glass.

Smells piney with some citrus notes. Not overpowering for an IPA at all.

Slightly malty, but only if you concentrate on it. The hops really take center stage, but aren't overpowering if you're a fan of IPAs. Dry back-end, but not more so than any other IPA.

I don't know why I've been avoiding this (probably because I still harbor some resentment towards Mr. Geary after my last encounter with HSA), but this is the Eddie Murray of IPAs. It does everything very well, but not enough to draw attention to it. I'm here to change that. If you like IPAs, BUY THIS TODAY. I promise you won't regret it.

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Photo of Timdrumming
4.4/5  rDev +34.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of smcolw
4.17/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate head that settles to a single layer of bubbles. Leave some streaks and some spotty rings. Deep orange-amber color with a mild chill haze.

Smell: Light earthiness from the malt. Pleasant floral hop aroma that does not overwhelm. Well balanced.

This is a dry IPA. It is closer to the American IPA version than the British one. There's a touch of caramel without any of the sweetness. Plenty of hop bitterness in the swallow and aftertaste--peppery. Rich body with a touch of undercarbonation. Very smooth.

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Photo of ZacMetalFan
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of at7000
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical regarding how this beer would taste, based on the fact it's brewed in Maine, bottle label is not too impressive, and it was on the cheaper side price-wise. I was indeed wrong. It's a fine English style IPA, tastes good, and goes down smoothly/easy.

It pours a hazy, copper colour. The nose is not huge, but I do get plenty of pine resins. The thing I like best about it, is the hop/malt balance. They did not go overboard and turn it into a sweet, hoppy, syrupy mess, as many of the current, overpowering, trendy IPAs do. Actually, those 'out of balance beers', could learn a lot from this "little engine that could" IPA.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a soft off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel and a little citrus that are quickly followed by a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness. The mal character is hearty. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid EIPA to drink for a while.

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Kendo
3.92/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured - moderately aggressively - from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is clear amber with a small (half-finger) khaki-colored head. No lacing.

S: Nice - citrusy (grapefruit) and toasted grain. Kind of a cross between an English IPA and an American version.

T: Toasted malt and cereal grains provide the malt tastes, while citrusy hops provide hoppy bitterness and balance. Reminds me of an ESB, really - though the hops are just a wee bit too "juicy" to make this a perfect version of an ESB. Call it an American ESB and you have the idea. I like. Touch of spice/heat at the finish, slight lingering (lemony) bitterness.

M: Light-to-medium in heft. Carbonation is modest, but there.

O: Good stuff. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

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Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.87/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not surprised that Geary's would make an IPA, but what is surprising is that their label looks that of a brown ale. I guees looks are decieving, so this should be good.

A: This beer pours a bright, hazy orange, with a solid 2 in, bright white head.

S: Very powerful citrus aroma up front with an underlyning of pine and apricot. Residual scent consists of some honey and a dash of grapefruit.

T: The flavor starts out with some floral hops and grassy notes. Blended very well with an underlyning of citrus and pine, that finishes sweet with honey sicle and dry yeast.

M: A slight bitter hop bite and tang, but mostly tame and creamy. Does have some slight carbonation and is drinkable as a six pack.

O: Very good IPA by Geary's, not the most bitter in terms of hops, but very well balanced between the citrus and complimentary spices. gearys has a tendancy to make strong beers despite the ABV, and the flavors of this beer make it a drink 1, drink 6!

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Photo of Pmag0942
3.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not very hoppy, tastes like an American ale.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, pours a deep copper color with a frothy white head that holds decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are earthy, bready, malty caramel, citric, piny. Tastes are nice an malty up-front with bready malt and caramel, toasted grain, earthiness, pine, faint grassy hop, somewhat spicy hop finish. Nice balance with a good malty dose I'd expect from the style. Mouth-feel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, this one grew on me the more I drank. Great for a session, exceptional balance, very well executed.

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Photo of Brad007
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild amber color with a one-finger head into my glass. Good color for the style. Honest.

Grassy hops mesh with buttery malt to satisfy part of the style's hallmarks.

Grassy hops greet the mouth with a wave of buttery malt following it through. The hopping is just right. Never overwhelms.

Lingering sweet, buttery malt with grassy hops. Finishes warm.

Decent example of the style. English Pale Ales are known for being lower in hopping rates with a push towards balance.

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schaffer9252
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mkyer
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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