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

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Geary's IPAGeary's IPA
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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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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 26
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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 WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

True to form, Gear'y English IPA is exactly what it says it is. The beer pours a nice clear copper with virtually no head or lacing. The smell is malt and bittering hops. The taste is bitter with notes of sour. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body and even carbonation. Overall it is drinkable, but there are just some many other beers out there.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of imbibehour
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A nice simple off white head of three fingers uniform and soapy looking. Crystal clear real nice amber looking body, this is one good looking beer here. No lacing or stickiness.

Bouquet is a great simple citrus, but also a very sweet over ripe grapefruit sense of hops. Kind of mushy.

Taste is missing in the mid palate but all seems to come together at the end. Mild grapefruit bitterness and a good balance on the malt with a slight bready finish even though it is small. Finish is a good simple grapefruit also but does bring some of the mushy quality to it. Seems a little light bodied as well.

Overall not bad, I would have this over many other beer choices out there, but probably not over many other American IPAs. This tastes more American than English style.

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3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of cjbmcdon, 12oz bottle into a tulip - no identifiable best before/bottled on date. Thanks Chris.

Pours a reddish orange, with a finger or so of bubbly white head. Doesn't last for long an fades to a thin film and a light collar. Nose holds a ton of malt, sweet caramel and breads, some light rye or graininess too. Lightly earthy. Some orange-y hops as well, a touch floral with a bit of grapefruit. Flavour is bready, , some lightly earthy malts as per the nose with an offputting sharp graininess, some adjuncts in here? More hop flavours as per the nose that come across as slightly faded; a touch of clementine. Lengthy but modest bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with a relatively high carbonation that fizzles away lightly. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Drinkable, but not all that desirable.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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1/5  rDev -69.4%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Well rough start so far. Sediment floaties in my glass, very little head, and no bottling date to speak of. Ow and did I miss the fact this was a twist off? Never a good sign for a IPA. Color is a relatively clear dark amber brow.
S - Pine and citrus hops, somewhat muted, with an English tea like malt base.
T - Well it's hoppy but not dish soapy with a harsh edge it does have some balance. Malts seem to be a sort of toffee like sweetness parrying to the hops heck even lingers on the palate. Very impressive for such an average beer.
M - Medium bodied, somewhat chewy, not as dry as I expected.

Overall I guess with a bottling date and a non-twist off cap these guys could make this IPA much better. Slightly above average IPA.

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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 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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3.4/5  rDev +4%

Photo of gford217
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ben for this 12oz bottle.

Pours a light, clear golden amber with a short-lived off-white head that recedes to a thick collar.

Aroma is sweeter than most IPAs but certainly right in line with a typical English IPA. Lots of caramel malts, almost buttery smelling. The hops are present but subtle with mostly grassy floral hops but with some citrus as well.

The taste is more of the same with the butter and caramel from the malts taking the prominent role. The hops are earthy and more present in the finish where there is a bitterness as well as an alochol burn which I wouldn't expect from a normal IPA.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and comes across as very lively on the palate, especially with the alcohol and hops leaving the tongue stinging after each sip.

The buttery character of the malts weren't really my thing but the other aspects of the beer line up well for the style. A little crisper and cleaner taste and feel would have made this better for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ScaryEd
2.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangy-amber with a cream colored head. Some spotty lace.

Some light hop and caramel malt, some buttery notes.

The ringwood works against this one. Butterscotch funk and some hops and caramel. Sweeter than expected, with more malt than hops. Blind taste would have yielded a big ?

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

No sure how I feel about this. Non-traditional based on Geary recipe for brew. Nothing I'd want again.

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1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -8.3%

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Geary's IPA from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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