East Coast IPA | General Lafayette Inn & Brewery

BA SCORE
3.92/5
5 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Chinon01 on 08-10-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
5
pDev:
5.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by tgbljb:
Photo of tgbljb
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served a medium amber colored beer with moderate white puffy head.

Smell has a demonstrable amount of citrusy hops present.

Taste combines the hop and malt nicely. Swett, but with enough drynesss to balance it weel without going too far.

Finish is a bit thin.

Easy to drink. Very flavorful.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark copper in color with a crimson tint and orange highlights. A very creamy bone white head tops it and hold incredibly well, leaving behind solid sheets of thick, creamy lace as it goes.

The nose displays a dark caramel maltiness that's not really sweet, just caramelish and a touch bready, and grapefruit (it's dry-hopped with Cascade even though it's "east coast").

The flavor follows suit with some soft, berry-like fruitiness from the yeast, a mild caramel-like maltiness, and spicy, leafy and grassy notes. It finishes dry with a little bit of spice, grass, and citrus rind.

In the mouth the cask-conditioning really delivers the creamy smooth feel that a medium-full bodied beer can deliver.

Very nicely done. Not overly hopped or bitter, just a straightforward IPA that reminded me more of England than it did New England. Worth trying.

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Photo of Chinon01
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at the General from the engine.

Appearance - A beautiful cascade ends and then opens to a dark tea color and a 3/4" bishop's collar.

Smell - Nose is malty and grainy.

Taste - Semi-sweet due to malt with tea and orange quality. Grainy taste and bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Very drinkable, round and smooth with again graininess in the finish.

Thanks Chris

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hyped by my friendly waitress as the pale ale doubled for hops. Thusly introduced I'm up for an adventure. What unfolds is a great looking beer that has a light almost noble hop bite but with a touch of citric to bring it around and while not strong, buoy my dining choice.

worth a try.

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Photo of callmemickey
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Rich copper body, thick white head, good lacing on the glass

S: Grapefruit-citrus tones characteristic of Cascade hops... like another reviewer hinted, what about it is east coast?... i guess it doesn't have the abundant fresh piney character present in the west coast ipa's i've come to love

T: Much like the nose... caramel comes through a bit more than the aroma, otherwise much is the same.. grapefruit bitternes, some floral notes at the end

M: Smooth, medium body, nice bite

D: A good drinker... its almost a cross of an american ipa and a british ipa in terms of malt presence .. a good brew to enjoy at the Inn or at the new Tiedhouse

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East Coast IPA from General Lafayette Inn & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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