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Damnit Jim! - New Republic Brewing Company

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Damnit Jim!
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Republic Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: PaleAlefroMan on 10-04-2013

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 2
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22 oz bomber is ridiculously over-carbonated, took 4 pours to get 2/3 of the beer in a duvel tulip. Even on the crack of the crown, I knew it was not going to be good - Im surprised the bottle didnt break.

Nose is a nice hoppy amber aroma with a little bit of fruit, nuttiness and toasted malt. Well-rounded and balanced.

Taste throws some nuttiness with toffee and hops. Nice, too bad it is waaay overcarbonated, even some swirling leaves it too bubbly. This could be a upper tier amber if they get things worked out on the CO2. Leans hoppy, which I like in this style and the malts taste fresh and grainy. Im impressed despite the carbo issues, there is some good stuff going on with the malt and hops here.

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22 oz. bomber poured into nonic

L: amber orange brown; clear ... almost as clear as a German lager or English pale with definite red in it; HUGE head of off-white to tan foam that sticks at the top; the foam almost pours out of the bottle -- like a Belgian. do they bottle condition this thing? man, does it have a nice thick head. beautiful beer.

S: pine hops crashing into something that's taking just a bit of its edge off ... grain? a malt backbone? the hop smell is fresh but not green, not grassy ... it might be a big earthy note from the Fuggle hops? it's nice, and the combination of pine and this other note is like apricot or a sweet, juicy orange

T: huge hop bite squarely in the middle of the first swallow, BIG pine ... resiny pine sap; sweetens out just a bit on the back end but for 50 IBUs, this sucker is *bitter*. might be some toasted grain or enough malt for a hint of balance ... yes, as it warms up, there is a good toasted grain note. but ultimately, this beer is all hops.

F: solid all around, no complaints on weight or carbonation

O: a big, big hoppy brew contained in a modest 5.6% ABV package ... loads of taste with a big full feel. if somebody told me this was an 8 or 9% brew, I'd believe it, yet the beauty of the beer is it's NOT 8 or 9%. you can drink a bit more, enjoy a longer session, and i expect i will be doing just that with this one.

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