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The Audacity Of Hops - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

510 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 31
Gots: 53 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

A - Cloudy bright amber body with bubbly light tan head. Retention isn't so great but nice lacing.

S - Lots of orange rind and some familiar Belgian notes, like banana

T - The flavors really sing. Bright orange citrus hops upfront followed by tangy citrus Belgian notes. Sweet malts follow at the back and into the aftertaste. No banana notes in the taste

M - Medium body with moderate/high carbonation. Somewhat sticky.

O - Really great brew. I tend to avoid the Belgians, but this is a nice mix that doesn't stray to heavily into the flavors I typically dislike. Will certainly pick this up again.

JAFoley, Aug 27, 2014
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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
The Audacity Of Hops from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.