Butte Creek Organic India Pale Ale | Butte Creek Brewing Company

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Butte Creek Organic India Pale AleButte Creek Organic India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Butte Creek Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2002

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Photo of Jordan
4.45/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh aromas of brown sugar malts and herbal hops. Potent bitters mix well with introverted malts. Very good E-IPA, the difference between the american IPA and english IPA are apparent.

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Photo of sinistersteve
3.76/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent dark copper color in the glass. Head came and went rather quickly, but the 'after-head' sticks around and hugs the sides of the glass somewhat nicely. The aroma leaves something to be desired though, especialy for an IPA, but don't let that fool you. This beer has a decent citrus bite to it and it sticks around in your mouth for that friendly IPA feeling. I wouldn't consider this beer as a 'must-have' for the true hopheads out there, but if you're trying to aquire the taste for IPA's this one is probably for you.

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Photo of marc77
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy dark copper hue topped by a quickly dissapating head. The fruity esters, caramel and light diacetyl coupled with the earthy hop nose lend the aroma a "British" character. Hop bitterness is assertive, but doesn't possess the sharp, quinine - like qualities that American "4 C" hops can have. Yeast esters, mostly sweet fruit, add complexity to the flavor profile. Hop flavor is distinctively earthy. Mouthfeel & body is moderate, but full enough to leave me wanting more. This beer grows on me as I drink it. This is definitely an assertively hopped British - style IPA... no citrus here at all. Take Sam Smiths IPA, double the IBU's, kick up the grainbill, tone down the esters a notch and you'll have this beer.

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Photo of hooligan
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber to copper colored beer with a thick, creamy head. Herbal, grapefruit hoppiness and faint toasted malt in the smell. Citrus hoppiness throughout with a fairly established toasty and robust malt presence.
Smooth, creamy, thick on the tounge, very enjoyable. A well rounded and exceptional IPA from an excellent brewery.

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Butte Creek Organic India Pale Ale from Butte Creek Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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