John Martin's IPA | John Martin's (John Martin SA)

John Martin's IPAJohn Martin's IPA
BA SCORE
23.9%
Liked This Beer
3.28 w/ 71 ratings
John Martin's IPAJohn Martin's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
John Martin's (John Martin SA)
Belgium
john-martin.be

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Martin's IPA (Indian Pale Ale) is born out of pure passion for the brewing tradition and the pursuit of quality. A unique beer with a pronounced hopflavour and a cheerful sparkle. Hopflowers are added during fermentation : the secret of its exquisite bouquet. Bottle refermented, discover and enjoy this lively beer, full of tradition and know-how of 4 generations of the Martin family.

Added by Phyl21ca on 11-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,401
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
71
Liked:
17
Avg:
3.28/5
pDev:
15.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.01/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a medium copper color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of dry hops with solid Belgian style malt backbone with limited sweetness and some floral notes is pretty enticing. Taste is a good balanced mix between some dry floral notes with semi-sweet Belgian style malt with a light caramel touch. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not your standard IPA but nice touch of floral and dry hops.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with frothy off-white head. Aroma has belgian yeast esters, some apples and a light spicy cinnamon note. Taste is grainy, malty, quite sweet, floral, with a light herbal bitterness on the finish. Medium body, high effervescence. It doesn't really taste like an IPA, more like a belgian pale ale.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The looks are OK, but other than that, this beer lacks any hop flavor aside from some nasty herbal bitterness. OK for a drink or two if you're out, better than the average pilsner out there, but this is not even close to an IPA, certainly not Belgium's "Finest IPA", as advertised on the label. Houblon Chouffe still reigns supreme.

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Photo of BdM
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. After dinner. Easy drinking but not much in nose or taste. Low bitterness for an IPA.

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Photo of desint
3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thierrynantes
3.87/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (75 cl.) purchased from V&B, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : golden color, with white foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : malty and grassy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavors, with a bitter long duration.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style IPA.

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Photo of innominat
3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Deltoro
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marco_Gtz
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Bright brass color, chill haze appearance. Off-white & rocky froth. Good retention & lacing rings are shown. Aroma profile displays mild toasted malts, moderate orange & ripe peach, hints of resins, minty hues & sugar. Watery upfront & slight malty flavors overwhelmed by citric notes. Light body. Moderate but lively carbonation. Texture is watery. Hops arise as a citric gentle touch & soft citric astringency. Sweet fruity finish. Orange juice & caramel notes on the aftertaste. Unfortunately malty backbone is not sticky enough.

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Photo of drmeto
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a hazy amber with a big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-cherries,caramel,grassy,slightly tart,cardboard,raisins,red apples,pears
T:
-caramel,cherries,raisins,grassy,bready,corn,toasty finish
-dry
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol quite present
O:
It's a weird one.
Probably a Belgian try at an English IPA with some shades of Orval.
If you just put aside a certain 3 letters,it's quite decent.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of mytu420
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of janubio
3.47/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber colour, two fingers head that fades leaving a crown and some lace. Smell is sweet, caramel, malts, dark fruits, hints of clove and tropical fruits. Medium body, creamy palate. Taste is also sweet, malts, chocolate, dark fruits, lemon and hints of tropical fruit and spices. Very good, but not what I expect frm an IPA.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anatole
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of BJSmit
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ToddThompson
3/5  rDev -8.5%

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John Martin's IPA from John Martin's (John Martin SA)
Beer rating: 23.9% out of 100 with 71 ratings
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