Climax India Pale Ale

Katie bought me this one awhile back. Before I go on, I have to point out…who the hell names a brewery Climax? Seriously? How do you not laugh constantly like a 12-year-old boy. “What are you having?” “Give me a Climax please.” “Excuse me?!?” And I’m giggling now because apparently I am akin to a 12-year-old boy. Now, onto the beer.

ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This American-style, hop-driven beer starts with a citrus flavor, followed by two layers of caramel, and finishes on a hoppy note.”

Random: I used to work a town over from this brewery…never had a huge desire to visit. I’m not a huge fan of their labels either. They’re a bit on the dated side.

This one poured with almost no head. What was there was pure white and dissipated instantly, leaving no lacing behind. The body was a very cloudy dark orange color. Due to the cloudiness, there was no carbonation visible. The nose was grapefruit, lemon and the off putting astringency. The beer tasted like old grapefruit with a hint of biscuit. Does that sound pleasant? Well…it wasn’t for me. The beer was under carbonated. Perhaps it was a bit past it’s prime? The thickness was medium. The finish was quick with some bready malt. Overall, this brew does nothing for me. It’s got some flavor and it’s wet. Kate bought me a six-pack of this and it took awhile for me to get through it. I wouldn’t have this again, unless you’re from Jersey and want to drink a Jersey beer.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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2 thoughts on “Climax India Pale Ale

  1. Totally unrelated, I really like that dogfish head glass. Had a beer out of or the other day. Just a good, well shaped heavy glass.

    Also, I am from Jersey, and based on this review, pass. We have enough other good brews to choose from.

    1. I love that glass as well. Unfortunately, it has this little bubble in the glass which annoys me, so I may just use that as an excuse to get another one. I keep trying to like Climax brews, but they’re just lacking something. Many better options out there. Where in Jersey are you from?

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