Thicket Autumn IPA
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,664
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #34,531
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 9.54%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
32
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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a clear copper body topped by a beige head that has good retention.
A little sediment remained in the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma is more dank than the flavor which is nicely bright and fairly clean. Both are appropriately hoppy.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L:Pours brilliant chestnut with ruby highlights producing a cream to tan 1” foam cap that is moderately persistent and lacy.

S: Not a big nose. Some dark malts, a trace of tobacco, medium low malt, not much hop, clean fermentation character.

T: Spicy, rich malt, a touch of chocolate, faint anise, dark caramel, nutty, no harsh roast, fairly clean fermentation character. The malt is medium to medium high seasoned with a medium hop bitterness that lingers. Balance leans to the malt.

F: Very creamy, medium to medium high body, medium carbonation.

O: Comes across as the off-spring of a brown ale and an IPA but it works.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish light brown color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet aroma of toasty malt and earthy hops. Notes of brown sugar, maple and fig. Yeah, very sweet smelling.

T- More earthy, herbal hop flavor with moderate bitterness and a metallic aftertaste. After the palate acclimates, the metallic taste subsides and you're left with toasted malt sweetness and some underwhelming hop character.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- If this were categorized as an English IPA, they might have gotten away with this beer tasting the way it does, but an American IPA isn't supposed to have this much herbal, tea-like quality from the hops. The sweet malt character makes this beer drinkable but, overall, unremarkable.

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Photo of JimKal
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is much darker in appearance than most IPAs, closer to a black IPA than most. It pours a very dark amber with a two finger white/tan head. As the head dissipates it leaves some very nice lacing, one of the nicest things about this bear. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is malt forward and, for me, has some flavor of coffee. I'm not sure if this one is for me but it is growing on me. I still think that their Elm Street IPA is my favorite IPA offering from Natty Greene.

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Photo of ClePaul
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thicket

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 15/20

Overall 79/100

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Photo of hman43
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours an amber with ruby over tones. It produces plenty of lacing with a frothy head. It has aromas of plums, citrus hops, and soft hints of malts. It has flavors of plums and roasted malts. It also has floral hops and grass. It is moderately bitter on the palate.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear dark reddish copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and some moderate garnet red highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film (of larger bubbles) surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of floral + herbal hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and brown sugar.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of caramel malts with a light amount of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal/leafy and floral hops which contribute a moderate amount of slightly aggressive bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy upfront with some oily slickness and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: A little maltier upfront than I prefer my IPAs but still and enjoyable brew - I like the hop profile and for some reason it seems fairly autumn-like. Easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of wedge
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep, dark copper body under a huge mousse-like head of thick, rocky foam. Smells of floral hops, sugary malt, and toffee. Flavor is malt-forward and simple...flowery hops, caramel grit, and leafy bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, and bitter. Not terrible, but absolutely free of any nuance. There's caramel malt, there's mostly nondescript hops, and that's about all there is to it...

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Photo of oberon
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich amber with a billowing off white head atop,great color for an "Autumn" beer.Caramel,butter,and earth in the nose,have to say it smells like a fall beer but maybe not an IPA.Buttery caramel toffee,grass,and earth on the palate a bit of spiciness from the hops but alot of caramel butteriness.If Natty's said "Thicket Autumn ale" instead of IPA I might get it more.

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Thicket Autumn IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 32 ratings