Blitzkrieg Hops DIPA - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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86
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-30-2014

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Ratings: 147 | Reviews: 23
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Photo of markgugs
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a Hopslam tulip

L: Pours a deeper orange, hazy, brighter golden edges. Big off-white head sticks around, and to the glass.

S: Decent, albeit standard, nose of pine needles, bitter citrus, and bready malts. At least it doesn't smell like a malt bomb, which is basically all I care about.

T: Now we're talking, this is tasty as hell. Lots of juicy tropical citrus fruits up front, I get a ton of ruby red grapefruit, then the malts step in to balance things out, remind you this is 9% ABV, and then boom - bitter beer face. No doubt this is a big, high IBU beer.

F: Maybe my favorite part of the beer, somewhere in between creamy, and lively. Perfect amount of carbonation, aka a flavor delivery machine.

O: Not sure what some others have been drinking, but I didn't find this boozy in the least. Can you tell it's 9%? Kind of, not all that much. It's actually a fairly easy to drink DIPA, and I will definitely seek this one out everytime it's released fresh. Really solid brew.

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When I get asked what the most underrated beer on BA is, this is the easy answer. I cannot even fathom how the ratings for this beer are so low. It is a dank, citrusy treat, an even better one than Shape of Hops to Come, NC's summer DIPA. Honestly, this beer is fantastic, citrus with a beautiful malt finish that brings the beer into balance. Could not recommend it more..

Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The use of high alpha acid British hops is well appreciated- the pilgrim hops really come through front and center with a grapefruit hop punch each sip.

Photo of Triklino
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New recipe, new review, great flavor!

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Per style it was mediocre.. Did not care for the choice of hops or overall taste. From a pounder 4 pack.

Photo of MidasMulligan
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up in a 16oz.can.A beautiful amber color and very cloudy.Washed over my palate with a citrusy,hoppy tidal wave.Really liked this one.My first brew from Neshaminy Creek.A fine offering.

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer, man. This fucking beer is unlike anything I've had.

Cloudy as hell. Big, dense head.
Nose is big, dirty, earth. Lots of grass with just a hair of juicy citrus cutting through.
Taste is much of the same - but it really hits you hard on the front end. Has a big hazy/cloudy quality to it - much like heady does. Finishes dry with more earth and some malt sweetness.
Feel is super chewy and sticky. Everything stays on your tongue for such a long time afterwards.

It's not your typical DIPA, but goddamn is it good. Easily stands up to some of the best.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A strong rush of effervesce rises within a bengal tiger orange colored body that showed a medium rate of obstruction. A foamy 2 finger head with yellowish undertones sits for a relative amount of time while leaving large speckled clumps of foam deposits on the vessel. Second pour shows a good natured amount of micro-bran particulate matter suspended in the body.

S: Aroma had a light fruitiness, apple, oranges and citrus notes. Some warm and spicy herbal hops comes about with some baked bread and dried grassiness on the trail.

T: Flavor showed a caramelized toasted grain sweetness with dried honey and a spicy hopping with background nuances of tropical fruit. Caramelized pineapple, mango hints with a sweet and spicy hopping of citrus and speciality grain gave this a light edge fruitiness factor combined with some piney-honeyed flavored alcohol content. Floral grapefruit touch appears on the finish with some caramel apple, glaze and alcohol glow.

M: Full bodied, sticky caramel and pine with a alcohol glow that was gentle and complimenting.

O: Overall a nice transition of flavor, some sweet and fruity moments, some spicy, and a sweetly toasted background of honey malt. Sticky sweetness, tropical notes provide a decent amount of complexity, while keeping things fresh and wet,not to dry in the hopping department but still brought enough respect and balance to make this 9.0% monster a very drinkable affair. Repeat worthy.

Photo of Smaxy
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I think this deserves a higher aggregate than it has... Maybe a casualty of America's hop obsession. It's a DIPA, but it's much earthier than what we're used to, with piney hops that underwhelm by design to balance out the malt. Really pleasant, easy drinking. Would definitely keep my fridge stocked with these.

Photo of Eden
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't ever want this again

Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light copper with a bunch of sediment. The nose is piney but also a touch astringent. Healthy body. The malt and hops compliment each other well but there's no "wow" factor here.

I really wanted to love this one; instead, I just liked it.

Photo of justintcoons
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Hazy golden-orange with 2 fingers of tight, white head.

Nose
Dank, spicy, woodsy hops. Caramel and candy sugar. Pine and grapefruit.

Taste
Earthy, spicy, woodsy, and dank hops. Lighter notes of pine needle, damp grass, and grapefruit zest. Biscuit, caramel, and candy sugar backbone. Finishes with touches of onion and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, crisp, silky, and off-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Perfect for an English-style DIPA.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.46/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Falls into the category of a very strong & powerful DIPA. Not me personal bag.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint glass: color is copper, opaque and somewhat dense looking, head is light tan.

Smell is hop forward, with a nice blend of citrus (heavy grapefruit) and lingering piney/earthy notes; malt is noticed, light bread and a touch of caramel.

Taste is bitter, hoppy, more muddled than the aroma suggests; malt is sweet and approaches a cloying presence.

Mouthfeel is sweeter than a preferred DIPA style, light cloying presence to the sweetness and bitterness; strong tongue presence.

Overall, a nice smelling but average tasting DIPA.

Photo of cosmicevan
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

big thanks to my man phil for tossing a can my way so i could check this one out. enjoyed from a modern times tulip.

a - brew pours a deep tanish orange with a big frothy ipa head that coated the glass like a milkshake with the lace.

s - nose is dank and rich...really dense and kind of pine cone...resinous, but not tropical.

t/m/o - as advertised...an english ipa on steroids. the hopping is big and dense and the beer is chewy, but it is not tropical it is not citric...it is resinous. big bittery finish. big beer. different for the double ipa category, but still nice.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance is hazy orange amber with a tall dense head.
The aroma is along the lines of floral and herbal to me.
The taste isn't as hoppy as the nose suggest. It's more bitter then hoppy. I get subtle hints of citrus and grapefruit and pine. Finishes malty with some warming alcohol.
i prefer the shape of hops to come then this one.

Photo of IronLover
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lightly weathered copper orange in color with a heavy hazy appearance. Poured with a short cream white foam that reduced to a wispy cap that left random sticky lacings on the glass. Dank, musty hop aromas, over-ripe tangerine and pineapple, with a sweet maltiness beneath. Medium bodied with a slightly resinous feel up front that quickly transitions to a smooth oily feel to the finish. Dank, bitter hop flavors with ripe citrus and a sweet, malty backbone. Finished dryly with a tangy hop bite, and ripe citussy and pine hop aftertaste. This was not what I expected. This falls outside the typical DIPA offering. Funky, slightly complex aroma, great feel, fabulous hoppiness, crisp finish. Impressive. 

Photo of JPowell712
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a local brew for me. I got it in a 16oz. Can. Right at the crack you can pick up the smell of hops. What better smell than hops right? Then the taste, very hopped up. I got a lot of citrus up front, tons of grapefruit and pine notes. The taste is a little on the bitter/sour side, but the beer is good overall. If you like a hoppy IPA, this is a winner!

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ACBF pour

A-Pours a dark orange color with a thin head of fluffiness.

S-Aroma is vegetal hops with some citrus as well. Malt is pretty heavy here. Balanced with a somewhat odd hop aroma.

T-Malt and hops hear the mic here. I'm still not very enamored with the hop bill. It has an strange vegetal flavor that I don't love. The hops give me some candied citrus as well. Malt is of bread and caramel.

M-Medium bodied. Bitter. Alcohol well hidden. Softer carbonation.

O-Didn't love this one all too much.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +5%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep orange-amber color with a tiny white foam head. The head has a decent level of retention fading to leave a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is a nice mix of tropical fruits and hops. The tropical fruits are of tangerine, pineapple, and mango aroma with just a hint of a caramel sweetness adding another sweet touch. The hop are heaviest of a more dank pine and vegetal aroma. With these smells also comes some other lighter hop smells of grapefruit with some grass are earth there as well, mixing with just a hint of a toasted bread like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a super thick malty flavor with a little bit of a tropical fruit flavor of tangerine and pineapple mixed within. The thick malty flavor has notes of breadlines and doughliness mixed within, with some moderate hop flavors also being present in the taste right from the start. The hop begin strongest of a grapefruit nature with these maintaining a moderate strength and maintaining a base hop flavor for the brew along with the tropical fruits and thick malt flavors. Along with the grapefruit hop, some other hops hit the tongue more toward the middle to the end of the taste. Initially they are of a more pine nature but toward the end they take on more of an herbal and grassy flavor. Some light fermenting fruit and vegetal flavors also develop a bit on the tongue, mixing with the malty and hopped flavors to leave a rather interesting malty, fermented, and hopped flavor taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather light. For the huge malty flavors and the blend of hops and decent showing of fruit flavors, the thick coating feel is rather nice bathing the mouth in all the robust and diverse flavors of the brew.

Overall – A rather thick and interesting double with a light level of fermenting flavor, which actually melds decently with the thick malt, hop profile, and sweeter tropical flavors of the brew. A rather nice slower sipper and one to try if you get a chance.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was the second of two beers that I was given at the Cloverleaf Tavern for earning 20 punches on their PhD list. I like IPA's just as much as anyone else but there wasn't something quite right with this one. The hop presence was overdone and almost forced, as if it was attempting to coverup the lack of malt or balance in this. The bitterness was too astringent and the aroma was lacking in notes beyond the bitterness that was magnified in the taste.

Once I opened up the can of this and poured out enough to nearly fill my pint glass up, with a moderate amount of thick foam that quickly settled. This had a dark amber hue to it with a lot of sediment floating in it that gave this an oddly alluring draw for having such a subtle lucidity. Not a strong aroma here but piney, earthy, metallic hops that felt even stronger once I gave this a sip. Strong, piercing, and sharp, there's just too much hoppiness in here to fully appreciate this. Sure, the mouthfeel was like amber but with the search of a glass of water needed, who would even notice? Citrus pith eventually took over with a hint of tropical fruits underneath. Thick with resin, there needed to be some malt and depth to this to make it better but the bitterness never let go, even after each sip went down.

Sure, the booze was strong here but the burn was to prevalent here that I never even noticed. Dry in feel, this beer only a slight hint of bready malt kept this from going over the proverbial deep end. It's almost impossible to brew a bad IPA and a beer like this is proof of that. While not bad, it's behind nearly every other offering currently on your local retailer's shelf and is only worth a go for the die-hard hophead. A burst of floral brightness saved this beer but not enough to make it rise above the level of mediocrity. Slightly disappointing.

Photo of PhillyFoodie
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a tall tulip glass.

Smells just okay. I'm detecting some pine, orange peel, and a small amount of herbal notes like sage and tarragon. Some alcohol smell but not surprising considering the 9% ABV. The alcohol scent came and went throughout the session. Nothing to write home about.

Taste isn't as complex as the smell. Kind of one-dimensional and that alcohol really doesn't do this beer much good. Hits you with an unwelcome bitterness in the sides of the tongue that lingers. Not much malt taste at all to balance things out.

Thoughts- I really wanted to like this beer since the brewery is new and local but I just couldn't. Sorry guys, but it takes more than throwing in an extra few handfuls of hops to make a good DIPA. Would not buy again.

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

English IPAs aren't so much my thing

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Blitzkrieg Hops DIPA from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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