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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 29
Gots: 49 | 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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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%

Fhan1818, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ColForbinBC, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Granted, this review is on a 5-month old beer, so it's probably going to be a little low.

A: looks a bit more like a witbier with a cloudy yellow base to which a little tan is added. The head is nice and foamy and lasts well.

S: I get a little Belgian yeast, maybe a little hay and lemon, but really weak for a beer proclaiming to be hopped up. I can chalk this up to age a bit, of course.

T/M: starts fairly crisply, with a lemon-based citrus taste, with a mildly floral base (almost like lemon in tea). The later taste is a bit tropical, pineapple. I sort of get the Belgian yeast after the initial taste. In the end I get a little mint, but also a dull taste of wet grass (again, thinking age factor).

O: I almost thought I wouldn't rate this given the fact I wasn't getting the best of it, but wanted to record my thoughts should I get another chance. Even with age, it wasn't that bad, so if the base that remains can be replaced with fresh hops scents and flavors, I could see this being quite enjoyable.

cjgiant, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Peter1977, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

raulazzer, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GClarkage, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

benj1123, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MacQ32, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sbanacho, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ocmdesigns07, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

bcoyle, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Petegrieco, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

J-Bonestradamus, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Iantorrey1, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

dcp27, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

OKCNittany, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Stagga_Lee, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

sunilmallya, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Quinlan276, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

O: A tasty, somewhat unique and American take on the Belgian IPA. Well made and easy to drink.

avalon07, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Liverocks, Jul 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 3/11/14, poured into a tulip

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

M- medium body and carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy smooth somewhat dry finish

O- the tropical fruity hop flavors worked very well with the spiciness of the yeast. An outstanding Belgian IPA.

Treyliff, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

bobv, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

smaddock, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

doc_logic, Jul 05, 2014
The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.