Admiral Perry
Scotch Irish Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
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3.78 | pDev: 2.12%
Scotch Irish Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 4
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden/copper, thick white head, nice lacing. Smell is hoppy through and through, which was the point. Lots of citrusy and piney goodness, no malt detectable through the hops, nice. Taste is mostly hops, grapefruit and pine, some caramel, bit of grain, bitter kick in the finish, but actually balanced out pretty well for being so big. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, very smooth, some warmth going down. Would have liked it a bit chewier though. Nice work.

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Photo of biegaman
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Certainly not the only, but of the more adventuresome and brassy entries of the Volo Cask Days 2006.
Admiral Perry is a Double IPA, ringing in at a tongue numbing 124 IBU's and a brain tickling 9.5% abv. Neither of those two facts do much to hamper with quality or obstruct enjoyment. While, admittedly not for the rookie hop heads, this was another quality offering from Scotch-Irish to and through.
Pours off cask, golden colour sullied with copper highlighting. Fairly substancial head. The aroma is gleaming with hops. A little one-dimensional, straightforward, but in no way bland or generic. This is lively without being too aggresive. The mouthfeel, that's slightly more aggresive - a certain inevitability with 124 IBU's!!! The bitterness isn't all that rough; rather my only qualm was that it cut the flavour short prematurely. There was more than enough malt in this to keep the drinkability high and the balance in check. Unfortunate, because that would have bumbped this really good beer to the realm of greatness. That said though, it IS a really (very) good beer, very (really) well crafted, and to much degree unavoidable to have such abrupt bitterness on so many IBU's.
If the intent of this one was to be overwhelmingly hoppy, tastebud smackingly bitter it both failed and succeded. On the one hand, it is, and it was. But on the other, this was - more than anything - a really nice drinking DIPA. Nowhere near as bitter as was enjoyable. Would be anxious to try again.

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Photo of grub
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

sampled on cask as part of the volo cask days 2006. thanks to ralph and all involved for putting together an awesome fest.

pours a slightly hazy golden amber colour with a thin head.

aroma is all chinook. very strong pine and grapefruit aroma. the aroma is overpowering, almost catty.

taste is dominated by hops. strong resinous piney hop flavour. loads of bitterness. there's some malt in there, but it's hidden beneath the hops.

mouthfeel is good. body and carbonation level are great.

drinkability is ok. this is a pretty big beast with tons of hops and alcohol, so it's not for every, but i definitely enjoyed it.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extreme bitter signature of this brewery, for Cask Day 2006 at Volo Cafe. Good hop aroma and nice head. Not balanced, rather astringent acid , 123 IBU. A Hophead fix, worked on cask, as adding carbonation would have made it undrinkable I think. Malt please.

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Admiral Perry from Scotch Irish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 4 ratings