This BOLD flavored, extremely well balanced India Pale Ale is defined by premium hops and a fine selection of varying malts. At 8 1/2% by volume and brewed with three varieties of hops, Woodstock IPA TM is the new Imperial style ale with plenty of bite to match its bark!
Hops: Nugget, Willamette & Cascade
Malts: 2 Row Pale & Caramel
14 years ago
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Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Mouthfell is excellent. Aroma was hoppy with a nice sweet maltiness to it as well. Flavor is sweeter and maltier than most IPAs, with some caramel tastes to it. Finish is hoppy with a nice citrus bite. A pretty good IPA, although the flavor seemed more like a pale ale to me.
Bottle courtesy of aracauna. Pour yielded a very generous slight off-white colored head, very good retention, and excellent lacing. The aroma was piney, earthy hops, sweet toasty malts. The flavor was herbal, earthy, slight pine-resinous hops, caramel malts, tea bags, bready malts. Surprisingly thin for this level of abv, leading to a higher drinkability than many a dIPA. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, some floral hops appear at higher temperatures, but this was a pretty drinkable dIPA, like a heavy noble-hopped (not sure if that was really the case) IPA.
Pours with a brilliantly clear, deep amber color that shows pretty, rich ruby hues if held up to the light. The beer is topped by a frothy, initially three-finger thick, dirty, light tan colored head, that summons forth despite a soft, careful pouring of this beer. The aroma is a mix of citrus / pine like hops and sticky malt. Lots of crystal malt notes are found in the aroma; caramel, raisins and toasted biscuits. This does have a rich, and even dominating, hop aroma to it; notes of candied orange peel mingle with notes of berries and a solid herbal character that at times seems green with notes of menthol and pine.
The beer only has a light sweetness to it, at least the hops are big enough in the flavor to not let this beer get sticky sweet, though it does remain quite chewy. A solid bitterness runs throughout the flavor profile from beginning to end. At times it is even a touch astringent, especially in the finish were it lingers on in my mouth after the beer has already passed down my gullet. Big pine like herbal notes are the dominant hop flavor, but the malt sweetness does accentuate some soft citrus notes as well. The crystal malt character, while playing a definite role here, does not seem as big as the aroma might have suggested. Still this has lots of caramelized malt character to it, with lots of chewy brown sugar glazed bread-crust notes, and even a dry biscuit like character that is noticeable towards the finish.
This is certainly a big beer. It does not quite have the lightness on the palate that I would prefer of anything with the IPA moniker on the label, but it is certainly not as sweet and chewy as some that I have had. The hops are not as typical as many American IPAs, in that this leans toward astringent herbal pine notes and does not focus as much on the über-fruity hop notes of many (including my favorite examples of the style). The harsher, astringent hop notes are nice as a balancing character, but not really as the leading role, at least to my palate. Still this is quite an enjoyable beer if you have an inner hop-head.
This imperial India Pale ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral and piney. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet, with lots of caramel and fruit. Hops are kind of aggressive, piney and grapefruity, some orange peel. Balance is way towards the hops. Hides the 8.5% alcohol well. Lively carbonation. Very flavorful IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
A dark amber appearance. The aroma is citrus filled with some apricots and oranges. The flavor is hoppy and creamy with some orange peel and pineapple. Not as big and complex as I like my IIPA but not a bad beer.
"Noogfest 06". The aroma was nice and floral and had nice sweet overtones with some bitterness and was very hoppy. The appearance was a crisp orange-bronze with a frothy head on top that diminishes to a light lacing that is off-white in color The mouthfeel was actually light-bodied with an array of tastes on the palate. The flavor was of grapefruit, citris, lemon zest, and was very floral and bitter. Overall, would be a great session brew to sip on and is very nice and yet another great Georgia that has been created.
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