Tallship IPA | Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Tennessee, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DeltaGolfSierra on 10-23-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 15
Reviews by DeltaGolfSierra:
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2.48/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Since Smoky Mountain Brewery is a local brewery, and I love IPAs, I thought I'd pick up a bottle and give this a try.

The appearance is a clear dark amber, with a down-the-center pour yielding a very puny head. There is some lacing on the glass though. The smell is primarily malt, with a slight floral scent. Not the big citrus scent I look for in a good IPA. The taste is also malt-forward, with a bitter herbal taste that isn't particularly pleasant to me. It is really lacking in hops flavor - it's closer to an amber ale than an IPA. Mouthfeel is quite thin. I won't be picking this one up again.

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Photo of Genx
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

July 2015 on Brewmaster's tap

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Falcone
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the brewpub. A pint was a hazy, almost cloudy, copper color with a moderately sized head. The aroma is both hoppy, with an earthy, slightly spicy hop nose, and fruity, with some grapefruit and distant stone fruit. The taste is solidly bitter, and well balanced. It's not as assertive as many IPA's, nor is it particularly noteworthy or interesting, but it is drinkable and one of the better brews that were on the selection.

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Photo of khargro2
3.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GabeQ
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served into an Pint glass.

A- Amber Orange color, looks a little hazy. I missed the pour a bit, so the head was only about a finger, off white in color and dissipated quickly. Some film hangs around the glass.

S- Citrusy, some floral hops, sweet and malty at the end.

T- Citrus, and floral hops, weak bitter after-taste. Faint malty hint adding just a little complexity. A fairly weak IPA.

M- Moderate Carbonation, kind of oily.

O- Really a weak IPA. I expected something much more hop-heavy. I probably won't get it again if I'm looking for an IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Tallship IPA from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
3.08 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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