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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

423 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 25
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Double IPA.

(Beer added by: EPICAC on 11-12-2008)
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shangwang

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popped open a bottle from the first batch, December 2011. Poured into a Chimay glass.

Great appearance- hazy amber color with a thin finger of bubbly white head that reduced to a thin coating over a few minutes. Lots of dense, tiny bubbles made up the head and it left smooth lacing on the glass. Smelled strongly of citrusy hops and banana, with some grassy notes. The taste hit me hard at first with a dry and bitter hoppiness, but a subtle sweetness quickly followed. Lots of bold character that you would find in a Double IPA. The mouthfeel was chewy and medium in weight, with a stickiness and a lot of carbonation.
Overall, enjoyed this one, and I felt like it was a fun take on an IPA. I tend to think it falls more into the characteristics of a DIPA rather than a Belgian, but it's light and easy to drink, and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 18:48:19 | More by shangwang
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A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of fruit, hops, and yeast. Very enticing.

T: Tasted of lots of light fruit (pineapple, mango, citrus), Belgian yeast, sweet hops, a little malt, and some spices (pepper especially). A little higher hops content than you would usually expect in a Belgian IPA, but this isn't a problem. It's a complex, focused, delectable flavor.

M: A lot of carbonation here, with a hoppy, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

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A- pours a hazy pale golden-yellow color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely, a bit of lace sticking as it settles

S- sharp peppery and spicy yeast on the nose up front with some basement must and faint cheese. The hop bouquet is a mix of fruity and citrus hops, with notes of mango, lemon grass & guava

T- big blast of tropical hops up front with notes of pineapple, mango & pear. Spicy Belgian yeast gives some nice musty notes with flavors of white pepper, coriander and light phenolic notes. More fruity hops on the finish with a linger of orange peel and fresh grass

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The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
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