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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

415 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 415
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 25
Gots: 33 | 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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pgrow

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-03-2013 22:54:44 | More by pgrow
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-01-2013 02:06:16 | More by phishfoolme
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BoilDinner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-23-2012 06:47:01 | More by BoilDinner
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Durge

Connecticut

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

A clear copper-amber color with a fair off-white head and tenacious lacing. The aroma offers sweet pine-citrus hops with a touch of piss and vinegar. The lemon edges blend with some skunky caramel. Very nice although I don't detect much of the usual Belgian ideas. The flavor brings a nice blend of caramel-pine and lemon along with a modest clove yeast that just hints at the Belgian theme. This stuff is pretty yeasty with a slightly funky hop. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The feel is gentle but with a pleasant frothy quality. Although it did not provide the classic Belgian IPA flavors it is none-the-less a very enjoyable concoction. Very much recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 04:37:29 | More by Durge
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-10-2012 03:08:23 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this about 2 weeks ago, finally getting around to posting the notes. This was Batch 3/June 2012 bottling.

Pours a palish orange with some haze. Good puffy white head retains pretty well.

Scent presents some light fruit, straw, yeast, citrus, grapefruit, bready malts. Nice, good balance.

Big-time Belgian yeast in the taste is a bit astringent at first but it evens out very well after some time. Good dose of American hops (earthy, grapefruit, citrus, peach) is backed nicely by saison-like goodness (straw, yeast, grass, crackery malts). Good balance.

A bit foamy on the mouthfeel and a little on the boozy side, but has a full-but-light feel to it.

Definitely liking the lighter saison feel, a nice variety of hops as well. Another great offering from Cambridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 22:03:12 | More by Chico1985
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-10-2012 14:34:49 | More by MNBeerNE
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-30-2012 01:47:19 | More by Ernest78
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sendbeer

Georgia

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-27-2012 15:31:51 | More by sendbeer
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-25-2012 02:54:31 | More by t0rin0
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Binger72

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2012 12:55:14 | More by Binger72
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-21-2012 21:04:25 | More by Prost76
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-17-2012 01:32:48 | More by pveilleux
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BPudd

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2012 00:30:14 | More by BPudd
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-11-2012 00:57:29 | More by brez8791
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-10-2012 04:17:17 | More by NOLANDMAN
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a 668 tulip.

A: Hazy medium-amber body under two inches of frothy off-white head. Great retention, lots of lace. A bit too soapy-looking head-wise, but still good.

S: Really spicy, quite floral, and almost minty. Good balance of hops and Belgian yeast. At times it, strangely, almost reminds me of a Philly cheesesteak - but in a good way. Interesting.

T: Fruity up front, with a mixture of citrusy hops and apple-like esters. Bubble gum, sweet malt, and some alcohol thereafter. Bittersweet, fruity finish. I wish it were spicier, but it's still pretty good.

M: Medium-to-full bodied, with creamy carbonation. Nice.

O: Good beer, if a little weird. I was expecting more from my first CBC bottle, though, given their stellar reputation.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 01:21:04 | More by woosterbill
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EtherealArtistry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-18-2012 04:27:06 | More by EtherealArtistry
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-16-2012 01:18:10 | More by Schmuckles
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-15-2012 01:06:20 | More by dubdrop
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-13-2012 13:33:48 | More by LCannon4
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natescape

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint stein out of a bottle. Batch 02, bottled in February, 2012. Given as a gift that was regifted. :)

A - Beautifully golden, with the last pour being somewhat hazy.

S - Not as much hops as I'd expect... with a bit of the yeasty Belgian Double aroma that I would expect.

T - YUMMY. Well-balanced - malty, hoppy, and very very smooth. Almost no aftertaste. Very impressive for an 8% brew.

M - Full mouthfeel, yet clean and not overpowering.

O - Seek this beer out. Really excellent example of a Belgian Double IPA. The 8% is totally lost until the very end (as it's warmed).

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 23:40:36 | More by natescape
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kree

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-10-2012 03:27:21 | More by kree
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-28-2012 21:36:04 | More by rondufresne
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Momar42

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into Duvel tulip
Bottled 2011 (it was a gift so I'm gonna drink it anyway!)

A - hazy deep yellow color with frothy white head the dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S - bready, biscuits, yeast and a hint of lemon. Perhaps even some tea notes coming through. Think the aroma has faded over time but still nice.

T - once again, I dont think the age has treated this one well. Its drinking more like a hoppy wit now. An interesting amalgam if ever. I really believe this would be a quality beer fresh.

M - moderate carbonation go well with the remaining bitterness. Not too smooth but pretty medium. Not bad given the age.

O - This gets a 3.5 because of the age. I can detect some really nice notes in here but they have faded too much. Not the beers fault but I will try and track down a fresher bottle to revise my rating. Would recommend others do the same. I have a feeling this is an overlooked good BIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:49:25 | More by Momar42
The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.