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Neck Oil | Beavertown Brewery

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87
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15 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
80
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
23.37%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by FLima on 11-15-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 80
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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can a clear yellow colour. Aromas of citrus, hops, lemon and grapefruit. Like the title says, this is a 'session IPA.' Flavours are mild, making this a sessionable ale. Citrus hops and light malts are well balanced, with the malt back fading away with only a smooth hop body left to finish it out.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml can with a BB of Feb 2015. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as a session IPA; I love the bizarre artwork.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A hazy golden hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a massive head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of bountiful fruitiness with hints of grapefruit, lime, citrus, white grape, mild melon, tropical fruits, subtle grass, light malt and earthy yeast. Delicious.

T: Tastes of wonderfully fruity aromatic hops with a crisp, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, citrus, white grape, melon, tropical fruits, grass/hay, subtle grainy malt, earthy yeast and mild stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a stinging hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Hop oils tantalise the palate. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of citrus, bitter aromatic hops, earthy yeast and faint malt.

O: Fantastic - an amazingly hoppy brew that goes down a treat. Looks lovely, while the aroma and flavour are superb. Lashings of citrus and fruity hop notes backed up by subtle malt and yeast. Good body; perhaps a shade too thin. Wonderful, and demonstrates that IPAs don't have to be herculean in strength to deliver. An excellent brew - don't pass it up if you have the chance to try it.

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Photo of david_b
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinabottle
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brianthebadger
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of breadwinner
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of the better session IPAs I've had, which is no small feat based on my suspicion of the style. Big old citric nose, and a tangy hoppy palate. Easily compares with the best American versions of the style.

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Photo of Hallu
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very "polite" IPA. The nose is clearly a classic American IPA, and the foam is very thick. But it's not very pungent, it's subtle. So you tick all the IPA boxes (citrus, tropical fruits etc...). The taste is weird. You feel like it's an IPA, but again, it's not very powerful. The carbonation is strange. With the dryness, it feels like you're drinking Perrier, not beer. It's quite malty (bread) but the finish comes back to the citrus, and is definitely the best thing in this, as it lasts for a very long time. I'm not sure I would have this one again, it just feels odd, like it's not balanced properly. It feels like they didn't really decided to go for strong malts or strong hops (either in quantity or type) and just compromised on each. But it makes me wanna try one of their stronger IPAs to see what they can do when they don't pull out their punches.

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Photo of TheGoonSquad
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours orange with a large lasting head.
Nose shows lychee and passion fruit along with herbal and earthy hops.
Some clean malt in there too.
More lychee as a flavours followed by bready malt and herbal, earthy hops. Finishes with a bold bitterness.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Rwalford74
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hdtrice
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bjd88
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rbloomberg3
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Good stuff but maybe a little too drinkable
IMHO needs a bit more welly

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Photo of gnikola
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid session ale - pours a light yellow to golden in color with a thin head and lacing. Juicy citrus and lemon with well enough pronounced hops. Goes down very easily.

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Neck Oil from Beavertown Brewery
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