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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 25
Gots: 34 | 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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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-28-2013 03:39:37 | More by DelicateDelirium
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-21-2013 04:05:13 | More by drewone
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Vlaminck

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

10-21-2013 01:27:21 | More by Vlaminck
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imbuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-20-2013 17:03:01 | More by imbuckeye
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-19-2013 02:11:19 | More by buzzy
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the brewery on 10-15-13

A - Pours a hazed gold color one finger of white head with some thin lacing
S - Big grape and orange juice, some dank pine, a touch of spice, some dank pine
T - Lots of grape and orange juice sweet mango, some caramel malt, definitely some alcohol, very sweet and ripe tropical flavors
M - Big cloying sweetness, big big feel, some alcohol burn.
O - Very good IPA, I dont see where the belgian part comes into play, but I did get a bomber, I'll re review later

Updated: 12-14-13 from Bomber

The aroma is STELLAR, lots of grape, some mango.
Taste has a lot more belgian punch that from my notes at the brewery, but is still good.
Mouthfeel is still lacking, you do get a strong spicy bitterness, and its kinda dry.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 02:16:00 | More by Omnium
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-13-2013 21:40:09 | More by Stum-pub
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2013 19:04:24 | More by NHSTEVE
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-12-2013 22:39:46 | More by Ivegotmule
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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-12-2013 15:27:41 | More by brycevolk
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-09-2013 02:50:55 | More by CesarLopes
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The_GrassHOPper

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-09-2013 01:27:17 | More by The_GrassHOPper
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-05-2013 00:10:07 | More by mjstacker
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Jwaks

Connecticut

4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Audacious? Yes.

Hoppy? Hell Yeah.

Audacity of hops? Abso-fucking-lutely!

Nectar of the greek hop gods!

I won't write you a long ass book about this once in a lifetime hop centric ale. What I will do is tell you it is so laden with hop oils that you can feel the oily viscosity on your palate as it goes down. The malt base is clean and neat and just enough to support the shocking and almost illegal amount of hops in this boozy endeavor.

CBC; a now sincerely loyal fan has been won.

Everyone else. Try this beer. It will earn a well deserved spot on your love list.

Awesome job CBC!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 02:23:11 | More by Jwaks
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Flashyspoons

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-01-2013 03:21:37 | More by Flashyspoons
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-30-2013 00:31:37 | More by mrchrisray
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-29-2013 22:28:49 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cambridge Brewing Co – Audacity of Hops – Belgian IPA

Bottled 8/2/13, consumed 9/27/13, 8% ABV, 22 oz. bomber to tall tulip

Cloudy light orange. 1.5 fingers of off white head with large bubbles.

Smell is buttery, sweet tropical fruit, some pine and a bit yeasty.

Hops and yeast battle for the top billing. Hops win out slightly by virtue of bitterness. Grapefruit, lemon, spice, some barnyard must, grassy herbs. Tons of flavors popping up on this one. No real sign of the ABV. Bitterness expands when this one hits the back of the tongue. There is a large hop presence but it seems to come in layers. Takes some time to find all of it. Mouthfeel is pretty wet. Not quite thick but definitely full bodied. Rather sticky on the lips. The aftertaste is lingering bitterness, hop resin, some more yeast, and pith. There is a buttery flavor that flashes here and there, sometimes rather noticeably, but it doesn’t feel like a problem to me. There are some hints of the peppery component you’d find in other Belgian pale ales. I’m really enjoying the complex combinations that are presenting themselves. I should not have gone so long between bottles of this one.

This falls right in my wheelhouse with the marriage of IPA and Belgian flavors. I thought it was damn good. I’d have to say that Audacity is to Belgian/white IPAs what Stone SSR is to black IPAs for me. It pushes out the limits of what I thought the style could hold and sets a high mark for others to beat.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 19:34:14 | More by jujigatame
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Amalak

New York

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. It has a pale gold color, it is completely opaque. It has a huge foamy white head and lots of lacing.

S. Very grassy with a hoppy undertone.

T/M. It is a nice hoppy bite, but not overly. It has a grassy undertone. Some fruity undertones with a dark fruit taste. Heavy and full bodied.

O. A beautiful double IPA. A mild bit too sweat, but good overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 00:32:43 | More by Amalak
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-21-2013 16:39:52 | More by 2GOOFY
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-18-2013 22:29:32 | More by makeshifty
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-17-2013 03:06:40 | More by Dave_Treat
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-14-2013 12:17:06 | More by IPAchris
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2013 00:40:14 | More by freewill35
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from the bottle and poured into a tulip glass. A little old, bottled May 29th 2013.

A dull orange and opaque body, with a good glowing tangerine colored edges. Frothy large white head with good clumping and retention. Grows large off the pour nice and even with a creamy appearance and whipped up top.

Nose has some slight candi sweetnees, but a good hop bitter that dominates and is subtle. Perhaps somewhat faded, but quite chewy leafy and almost minty smelling with a little floral kick.

Palate comes with a large hop bitterness. Minty washing front, with sharp finish on the swallow that lingers on and on. Get out the toothbrush it's warm and minty hot. Chewy palate with a very subdued and hammered down Belgian sweetness. THe heat almost translates into a bretty quality which it's not, but it's a very similar sensation. A little light bodied, but the lack of chewy malt depth provides an easy drinking beer on what could be overly hot.

Real nice take on a Belgian IPA and a large hop presence. Enjoyed my first CBC brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 01:32:15 | More by smakawhat
The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
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