India Pale Ale | Bitter Root Brewing

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bitter Root Brewing
Montana, United States
bitterrootbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
First brewed in England around 1800, for export to the British population of India, IPA was generously hopped as a preservative for the long sea voyage from Britain. Combining both English and Northwest brewing techniques, Bitter Root Brewing's IPA is light in color, high in hops, with a balanced malt flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft, poured into pint glass, hazy caramel color with nice head and lacing. Light hoppy and grassy aroma with similar taste profile. Good, if not particularly memorable.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of casapy
3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Siriusfisherman
3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not even close to what an American-Style IPA should be. To much caramel and malt sweetness. With that said, this drinks as a decent hoppy red ale. Overall the beer is pretty unbalanced and is also nearly impossible to find in fresh condition on the shelves (which seems to be more of a general montana beer problem than the brewery's). Not impressed.

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RenzoD
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The very last beer of an assorted 6 pack I brought home from Montana. Vacation is officially over : (

Darker amber color, huge head that dissipates rather quickly but white froth remains on the surface of beer throughout. Aroma is citra, citra and more citra. Not a complex aroma at all but it will make your mouth water. Very easy, not-overly sweet taste, subtle finish of bitterness (maybe a LITTLE less than I would prefer). Goes down very smooth and easy. All in all a good IPA! Would be great to drink watching a baseball game or hanging out at the ocean, in the mountains or wherever on a warm Spring/Summer day.

I'll look for it again next time I am in Big Sky country! Thanks, Bitter Root.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of schatzs
3.25/5  rDev -9%

A: Copper color, not much head when poured into pint glass
S: Sweet, citrus, not much smell
T: Quite sweet, less hoppy, citrus notes, dry finish
M: Bit syrupy, good carbonation
O: Its an OK IPA, no complaints but nothing special

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Jellopants356
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The color is a dark honey. It smells pretty bitter and alcoholic but less hoppy. Also smells of juniper/pine. Thin cream head with some lacing. Meh. This isn't the best IPA out there. In fact, it doesn't taste like an IPA but more of a Pale Ale, which i enjoy, but the hops are just too slight here to justify calling it an IPA. The mouthfeel is too thin as well. Overall not a bad beer, but not a great IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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India Pale Ale from Bitter Root Brewing
3.57 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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