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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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90
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551 Ratings
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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 34
Gots: 67 | 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:
Beer added by: EPICAC on 11-12-2008

Belgian Double IPA.
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Ratings: 551 | Reviews: 141
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a 22oz bottle.

The beer pours a nice hazy bright golden color. There is a nice orangey haze to it. There is also a nice half-inch head that forms.

Aroma is of juicy hops. Delicious tropical fruit notes. Some papaya and some nice passion fruit even. Mango and some pineapple. In the background the notes of Belgian yeast can be perceived. Some nice phenols and chalky fruit sweetness can also be noted.

Flavor is more IPA than Belgian. Strong hop kick starts things off with some nice citrus notes. Some grapefruit and some slight piney notes round out the hops. The nice piney notes go well with the Belgian notes of phenols and some slight spice. This is definitely a DIPA with some slight Belgian notes in my book. It is pretty delicious though. Resinous and nicely hopped up. There is a slight boozy note to it and some good fruit sweetness in the middle of the brew that is rounded out again by some good hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and with a nice dry finish. Overall this brew was a great surprise. It’s nice and hoppy like a DIPA but it has slight Belgian yeast notes and spices. Well crafted.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via NBA LIF victory
Thanks, brooklynbrews!

A very cloudy, yeasty burnt orange, golden, and light amber. Moderately sized near-white head. Lots of stick left down the glass. A pretty Belgian IPA.

The audacity of hops are present in the aroma at the colder temperatures, but nice, somewhat tangy, distinctly Belgian yeast character emerges more and more as the beer warms. A very nice combination--the two works really well together. The hops have a white fruit, pear mainly, component to them, along with a bit of passion and citrus fruit character as well.

The flavor follows the aroma. This is certainly a nice, hop-forward DIPA style beer, but the yeast is allowed to play the starring role, especially as the beer warms. Moderately bitter. Clean finishing. Nice tangy yeast character up against lots of interesting, expressing hops.

Medium to near full in body for the style. Nearly high carbonation. Very drinkable.

Excellent Belgian IPA--easily one of my favorites, in fact.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy orange marmalade body, finger white head,
great lacing

S: lemon peel/grass, spices, Belgian yeast

T: grapefruit/lemon grass, sweet yeast
long spicy pine sticky bitter finish

M: med body, solid oily/sticky mouth

O: Enjoyed this first CBC sample. Would
like to try more of their beers before
passing judgement.

QUITE GOOD; NOT A MUST BUY!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Audacity of Hops
22 oz. brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz. tulip glass

Pours a hazy and cloudy orange color. A nice head forms on top leaving spotty patterns of sticky lacings.

A very pleasant nose with whiffs of citrus (think orange & limes) and baked bread.

Toasted caramel malt backbone with a sweet syrup flavor underneath. Very “bright” tasting with a really nice hop profile with hints of oranges, herbs and a touch of pine. The Belgian yeast is noticeable, but doesn’t overpower this beer. I detect a touch of spice, perhaps black pepper. The 8% is very well hidden too.

This is a real nice change up to the usual double IPA. The Audacity of Hops
is an interesting and enjoyable local beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into tulip. Pours hazy orange with a two finger white head. Smell is tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, pine resin, some green apple. Taste is very fruity, very piney, with tons of Belgian yeast, some banana, some floral spices, slightly dry, amazing balance between the styles, maybe the best I've had. If you're in the area, make sure to try this amazing Belgian IPA. It's got a huge hop profile with a ton of Belgian taste.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Slightly hazy orange color. A medium off-white head that dissipated quickly. There was a bit of lace.

Funky aroma, earthy hops. A good deal of sweet malt.

Caramel taste, funky. The hops were apparent later.

This was a nice Belgian IPA. Smooth and balanced, fun to drink.

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The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.