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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

424 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 424
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
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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Ratings: 424 | Reviews: 129 | Display Reviews Only:
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VTEno17

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-21-2014 00:14:12 | More by VTEno17
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2014 03:32:43 | More by zeff80
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2014 02:46:23 | More by jim_carignan
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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-18-2014 17:37:59 | More by ThirstySavage
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mattknueven

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-14-2014 00:25:25 | More by mattknueven
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2014 16:08:48 | More by EgadBananas
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-12-2014 00:55:15 | More by BKotch
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-11-2014 23:53:11 | More by slim2043
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-11-2014 23:34:49 | More by ralphw56
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Userme59

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

05-11-2014 13:57:37 | More by Userme59
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-11-2014 13:51:35 | More by ubufan2112
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-10-2014 05:06:12 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-09-2014 23:05:09 | More by jwps214
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Altrurian

New York

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal-clear amber body; short white head. Terrific, strong aroma of flowers, limes, lemons, and naval stores. The beer's flavor is subtler than the smell portends. It's more savory than fruity, with a subdued hoppy waft followed up by a cozy afterthought of caramel. The feel is a little pricklier than I was hoping for, but some might call it bright. All in all, pretty darned OK.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 22:03:02 | More by Altrurian
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mnrider

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. Brown Bomber---->Tulip Glass

A: Pours clear golden color. large foamy white head. A small amount of carbonation
can be seen slowly gliding to the surface. Suitable head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet yeast. Faded floral and pine hops. Stronger citrus aroma. Kind of tropical.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Fruits and spices enter first, they are sweet. Second are the hops, they
are mostly piney with a hint of faded floral notes. Bitter. Has a warming alcohol feel that
increases as the beer warms. Medium bodied and surprisingly creamy. The aftertaste is
bitter and spicy.

Overall: Outstanding! But never crosses the threshold to perfect. Not as hopy or Audacious
as I was expecting. The interesting mixture of hops, yeast and fruit flavors make for an
enjoyable double IPA. Has elements of Belgian IPA's.

Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 21:02:21 | More by mnrider
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2014 02:00:16 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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pdmoore714

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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jofat

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-19-2014 00:16:26 | More by jofat
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

04-15-2014 02:34:43 | More by beernads
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-14-2014 12:22:09 | More by Burkbom23
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threeviews

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 3/11/14 (purchased at CBC, so just over a month old) into a 16oz Rastal Teku 2.0 stemmed glass...uber fresh!

A- Initial pour reveals an absolutely clear, golden orange color with about a 1/2 finger of a white, tight head with minimal retention (being that the second pour was significantly cloudy, this beer...like most Belgian beers is bottle conditioned). As the eyes are concerned, this is an absolutely beautiful looking beer. 5.0

S- Massively complex with hoppy aromatics dominating! Tropical fruit and citrus notes (pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit) assault first followed some piney/minty resin then (courtesy of the Belgian yeast) hints of banana and clove spiciness. 5.0

T- Although undetectable in the aroma, the pilsner malt comes out of hiding and mingles perfectly with the hops creating a delightful experience. Malty/candi sugar sweetness hits first but is quickly wiped away by a grapefruit rind and pine hop bitterness. Far from astrigent, the hop flavor lingers and rivals any of the best DIPA's on the market. Being that an 8.0% ABV brew is no slouch, the alcohol is completely undetectable...a testament to quality brewing. 5.0

M- The Audacity of Hops finishes quite dry with a lingering piney/spicy bitterness demanding nothing more than another quaff. The carbonation is (dare I say) absolutely perfect. Despite the style, a non-nucleated glass (as I am using) stands to be the best glassware for this offering, as I figure that the dissolved CO2 is b/w 2.5 and 2.55vols. 5.0

O- I had this on tap at the CBC brewpub, yet I agree with fellow BA member StonedTrippin that this is better from the bottle. If you enjoy this style and can score it fresh (after all, the bottled on date is coded in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle), then get yourself 1, 2, 3 bottles...if not a case because this stands to be my favorite in the category...trumpeting Stone's Cali Belgique, Flying Dog's Raging Bitch and flirts with overcoming Lagunitas' A Little Sumpin' Wild. 5.0

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 22:44:40 | More by threeviews
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patpbr

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured a hazy orange with a small head.
S - hops some grass, but the belgian yeast is most present.
T - Fruit, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, coriander and noticeable bitterness.
M - Medium body and a sweet finish.
O - Nice blend of styles and enjoyable as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 02:41:51 | More by patpbr
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-01-2014 18:04:53 | More by Benesi88
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Beeahluvah

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-31-2014 01:18:38 | More by Beeahluvah
The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.