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May 2019 - IPA, Pale Ale, American-Style Ales, English-Style Ales

May 2019 - IPA, Pale Ale, American-Style Ales, English-Style Ales
This month's Beer feature is IPA, Pale Ale, American-Style Ales, English-Style Ales

IPA, Pale Ale, American-Style Ales, English-Style Ales Reviews

City Lights Brewing Co. Hazy IPA
96 points
Hazy pale old gold color. Aromas and flavors of pear syrup, fresh mango slices, apricot jam, and coriander with a soft, effervescent, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish with accents of Hawaiian roll, navel orange zest, and ripe pineapple finish. Everything you want in a New England Syle IPA; juicy, tropical, and instantly appetizing.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. Great Lakes IPA
93 points
Amber color. Aromas of raw green onion, bloomy rind cheese, and fresh cut grass with a syrupy, soft, petillant, moderately sweet body and a graceful, brisk lemon pound cake, white toast, mandarin orange segment, and roasted carrots finish. A tropical flavor packed IPA with lots to offer.
Wild Leap Brew Co. Chance IPA
93 points
Hazy pale gold color. Aromas of green onion stems, peanut shell, flower vase water, and bay with a soft, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-length mineral water, bitter green salad, and savory pastry finish. A bitter yet smooth IPA with strong floral hop aromas and a dry finish.
4 Hands Brewing Co. Divided Sky Rye IPA
90 points
Clear golden amber color. Aromas of raw cauliflower, grapefruit pith, dried parsley, and fresh toasty baguette with a lightly tannic, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, medium-long charred grapefruit, shaved ramps, carrot greens, and raw pilsner malt finish. A beautifully balanced IPA packed with tasty complexities and a long, satisfying finish.
Vancouver Island Brewing Pipers Pale Ale
90 points
Minutely hazy light medium amber color. Aromas of fresh brioche, fresh thyme, warm butter, and toffee candies with a round, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length tea biscuits, cucumber skins, fresh grated ginger, and honey finish. A spot on American take on the style that nimbly combines sessionability with astringency.
Argus Brewery Bloodshot Red E.S.B.
89 points
Clear medium amber color. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit peel, passionfruit, wildflower stems, and green onion with a silky, bright, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length honey graham cracker, fresh chive, light rye bread, and orange pith finish. A fruit and hop forward ESB for everyday pub drinking.
Damm Brewery Complot IPA
89 points
Pale clear golden yellow color. Aromas of cilantro leaf, catty, toasted rice, and honeysuckle with a silky, soft, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length peach juice, cottony, papaya jam, and fresh cucumber finish. A very smooth IPA with soft, fruity flavor that invokes a feeling of springtime.
Revolver Brewing Mullet Cutter English-Style Double IPA
89 points
Brilliant medium dark red oak color. Aromas of fresh oak, fenugreek, red bean ice cream, and caramel syrup with a thick, soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length German black bread, leather, and caramel malt syrup finish. A very herbal, spicy Imperial IPA.
Wild Leap Brew Co. OG: Cascade Double IPA
89 points
Hazy pale gold color. Aromas of orange creamsicle, lemon Italian ice, and honeycomb with a slightly chewy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, brisk orange lollipop, fresh arugula, lemon basil, and pink peppercorn finish. A chewy, juicy double IPA that delivers the tropical hop goods.
Revolver Brewing Hop Device Hazy IPA
88 points
Hazy pale light gold color. Aromas of fresh chives, dried grass/borderline cannabis, black pepper, and savory/sesame with a soft, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length wheat thins crackers, lemon seeds, and underripe stonefruit finish. A fruity, juicy NEIPA sure to please fans of the style.
Vancouver Island Brewing Faller Northwest Pale Ale
88 points
Minutely hazy pale gold color. Aromas of bruised green onion, charred orange peel, raw rosemary, and fresh pine needle with a round, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, medium-length grapefruit soda, multigrain wheat cracker, bitter greens, and malort finish. A rock solid, crushable pale ale with everything in its proper place.
Wild Leap Brew Co. Alpha Abstraction Vol. 6 Double IPA
88 points
Hazy pale gold color. Aromas of floral - lilac, fennel fronds, tomato leaf, and lemon verbena with a soft, petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, medium-length pear syrup, mild yellow onion, orange pulp, and sesame oil finish. A super juicy and mouthwatering NE IPA that combines fruitiness and balance.
4 Hands Brewing Co. Incarnation IPA
87 points
Medium clear golden amber color. Aromas of black currant, apple skins/seeds, and tomatillo with a silky, soft, spritzy, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium honey graham cracker, eucalyptus/mint, and rye bread finish. An in-your-face, hop-forward IPA with a super appetizing style.
Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA
87 points
Cloudy pale light gold color. Aromas of glazed lemon bar, papaya, pine sap, and crushed aspirin with a soft, spritzy, fruity medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length orange pith, biscotti, toasted Hawaiian bread, and minty/eucalyptus finish. A New England IPA that delivers on the style with juicy fruit flavors and low bitterness.
Wild Leap Brew Co. Metagalactic Enigma Pale Ale
87 points
Hazy pale light gold color. Aromas of raw green onion, wet grass, mango skins, and grapefruit pith with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, brisk Wonderbread crust, orange marmalade, fresh thyme, and fresh grapefruit juice finish. A hop-forward, tropical pale ale in a juicy, summertime style.
4 Hands Brewing Co. City Wide American Pale Ale
85 points
Minutely hazy medium golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of peach pit, navel orange zest, fruit salad cocktail, and cracker dust with a syrupy, soft, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a short finish with impressions of orange lollipop, lemonheads candy, and melon rinds finish. An approachable pale ale with lower bitterness and strong citrus flavors.
Revolver Brewing Full-Tang Tangerine IPA
85 points
Clear gold color. Aromas and flavors of orange marmalade/peel, apricot skins, green onion root, and croissant with a soft, crisp, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish imparting nuances of wheat cracker, fig Newton (cookie part), and dried grapefruit finish. A easy drinking citrusy IPA.
Big Boss Brewing Co. New Guy New England IPA
83 points
Pale minutely hazy golden amber color. Buttery aromas and flavors of orange jam on toast, raw white onion, spinach, and water chestnut with a silky, effervescent, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying notes of overripe mango and pineapple salsa finish. A solid NEIPA .
Big Boss Brewing Co. Mountain Time IPA
83 points
Pale old gold color. Aromas of almond croissant, lemonheads candy, pineapple syrup, and tomato paste with a soft, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, medium-length cracker with honey, artificial orange flavoring, and charred romaine finish. A funky American Style IPA for the table.
Argus Brewery Pegasus IPA
82 points
Clear pale light gold color. Aromas of odd banana peel, hard-boiled egg on toast, squash blossom, and white peach with a slightly chewy, soft, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, medium-length maurice lennell swirl cookie, Swiss chard, radish, flower vase water, and Meyer lemon zest finish. A curiously smoky and savory hoppy IPA for the table.
Wild Leap Brew Co. Local Gold Blonde Ale
80 points
Minutely hazy pale light color. Aromas of lemonheads candy, raw sage, lime zest, and veggies with a soft, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brief lemon bar, candied grapefruit, kale, and slightly tinny finish. A thirst-quenching pale ale with refreshing citrus flavors.
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