Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPARed Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA

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86
very good

48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 79
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 06-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by chefmikeanderson:
Photo of chefmikeanderson
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: nice appealing translucent golden honey color. Pours a decent 2 finger head that disappears to a thin layer that's leaves a film of lacing.

S: very nice blast of hop fruit and pine. The aroma attacks my nose before it gets to the glass. Nice! Doesn't smell very sweet at all just a clean fresh hop

T: very exceptional. Very well balanced. I like how the malt doesn't get in the way of the hops so it can show its bitterness but still have enough enough body to keep your palate in the game. Just like the smell a nice punch of citrus peel bitterness.

M: nice dry mouthfeel. Carbonation is really nice just to add to the pop of the hops

O: I really don't have a big fault with this beer. Its not amazing but its surprisingly quite enjoyable. This is the first non anniversary beer from red brick that I would actually order at a bar. Well worth buying and trying. I hope red brick keeps its coming (911 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. L: Pours orangish gold with a slight haze crowned by a clingy, slowly receding 2” frothy white.
S: Malt, earthy hops, citrus, herbal spice, light fruit, peach.
T: Sweet malt up front with hop driven fruit flavors, ruby red grapefruit, resin, light caramel, dries out on the finish with a citrus rind bitter finish.
F: Creamy smooth, medium to medium full body, medium to medium low carbonation
O: A big, full flavored, juicy DIPA. (456 characters)

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lcdawg
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of BennyL1
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Holy floaties! This Double IPA pours a golden orange. Maybe a finger of head forms but falls back into the glass. Lacing is spotty on the glass.

Nose is heavy on the citrus as one would expect from a Double IPA. Bit of caramel malt to round everything out.

Flavor follows the nose with heavy citrus notes like grapefruit and the like. Some nice malt goes well with the bitterness, pretty tasty brew.

Medium body with adequate carbonation.

Overall a nice DIPA that has all of the qualities you would want from a brew like this, well done. (574 characters)

Photo of Mavajo
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost-clear orange/amber color with brilliant white lacing. There's just the ever slightest bit of haze that keeps this from being perfection.

Fantastic nose. Huge fresh hops, citrus. The mouthfeel doesn't disappoint either. Bitter fresh hops, citrus, pine, resin. Very clean aftertaste - dry.

Mouthfeel is good as well. Appropriate carbonation.

Excellence! Cheers to Red Brick -- I believe you fellas have eclipsed all your fellow Georgia brewers in the IPA/DIPA department. (488 characters)

Photo of jmhart
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of poopsmitherson
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ddahlen
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another one of the brews I picked up while in Atlanta at Hop City. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel snifter with about 3 inches of head and a clear amber hue.
The nose has a huge floral presence with some lemon zest and caramel undertones. The nose seemed to fade pretty quickly as the head dissipated.
The taste has some deep caramel with almost a piney bitterness to it. The bitterness lingers nicely for a few minutes and I get a very slight amount of heat on the back end.
The mouthfeel is full and creamy. Definitely something I'd expect from a DIPA.
Overall, this isnt quite as well rounded as I'd like. It's still a solid DIPA, but not something I'd seek out again. (685 characters)

Photo of Bwbkicks
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DearthVader
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle sent over by LSUPT. Cheers bud!

Pours a very murky blood orange that has an insanely impressive off white head on top. The head lasts forever and leaves big webs of lacing all over my La Fin Du Monde tulip. I had to knock the points for appearance due to a hefty load of sediment that has settled at the bottom of my glass after floating around all over the place.

Smell is somewhat weak with the orange and grass being the highlight. Somewhat one dimensional in the nose, but it is still fairly nice.

Taste is completely different from the nose. Gobs of grassy hops, melon, citrus, grapefruit, and finished with the juiciest hops I've found in a beer yet. I've become so accustomed to the mouth drying west coast DIPA's, it was very nice to have a well put together juicy east coast DIPA.

Very creamy mouthfeel, but it works well with the juicy hops. Very easy to drink.

I really liked this one. A very solid DIPA that I think would shine even more if had fresh on tap. Thanks again Alex. (1,006 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to...wait, I actually got this locally! Nice change of pace. :)

Pours a nice dark, sunny color. Hazy as all hell, with lot's of chunky floaters... unnecessary, but not worries.

Aroma is lackluster, but decent. Juicy, slightly sweet citrus. Caramel and malt sweetness.

Caramel malt sweetness, nice bitterness, citrus, and lightly floral. Hint of booze, which was quite alright.

Slightly creamy, slick and medium bodied.

Pleasent DIPA. I think Red Brick is still coming into their own, but I really like where they are going. (544 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

light golden amber. Smooth and very cloudy, this thing looked like it was about to kick my ass, and as I was about to find out, it was defintley going to. Lots of ripe grapefruit and pineapple hops that just tore through the air as soon as I leaned in to it. Huge notes of hops dominated the entire flavor as well. Sharp flavor here as the resin like hops took all the moisture out of my mouth and left me parched, dry and looking for more. One of the best finishes I have had in a big IPA in a very, very long time. I (518 characters)

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful orange tinged marigold hue with a good bit of cloudiness. a frothy and foamy two-finger head has stunning retention and leaves a plethora of lacey dots down the glass.

aroma is fairly subdued but has some citrus brightness, caramel sweetness, and a touch of bready, toasty malt notes that come through.

taste is deliciously rich with a fairly citrusy hop profile, just enough doughy maltiness to balance. boozy and hot, but not too intense... almost in a pleasant way.

mouth is moderate, a touch slick, but lighter than many IIPAs. it's actually quite pleasant with a warming and slightly drying finish.

all in all, an impressive offering! a bit strong and boozy, but not in an offensive way... all of the flavors, while somewhat simple, come together nicely to make a delicious brew I'd love to try again. (828 characters)

Photo of generalnotsew
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is very clean orangish light amber with a nice foamy head. Smell is very sweet more akin to apricot and peach than the usual citrus in an IPA. It is different but still has some earthy tones as well. Taste is surprisingly bitter actually. Smelled like it would be one of the cloyingly sweet ones. Clean citrus tones. With a clean malt backbone. Not one the best IPA's out there but better than a lot of them. Very solid for $8 a four pack. (444 characters)

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into Nonic pint glass. Pours a burnt orange copper color with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus and piney notes, sweet malts. Taste - I was expecting more of the hop bitterness to shine through but no. Some citrus and grapefruit but much more sweet caramel malty base. Medium carbonation with med. mouthfeel, a bit boozy. Overall, a decent DIPA but with more imbalance to the malty side, which is not really my favorite. (438 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a super-hazed, dark gold color with a tight-bubbled light tan head. Ok retention and good lace.

Nose is tropical and citric hops and has a fair amount of sweet biscuity grain...bordering on caramel. Candy-esque in the aroma.

Taste is very nice and smooth, well integrated and flows nicely. I like that the sweetness from the malt is not dark, cloying and burnt caramel. Balances the sweetness with the big alcohol and vibrant hop bitterness quite well. I am impressed. Has plenty of carbonation, but the bubbles are so fine is has a silky texture going down. Not perfect, but there certainly isnt much to complain about here...maybe if I had to nitpick I would say the beer is not overly complex and the alcohols can get a touch rough around the edges. To say this DIPA flys under the radar would be an understatement! Good stuff Red Brick. (861 characters)

Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of huhl23
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a local brew from Atlanta, and from what I can tell not very well known. Thinking this hasn't been around very long either. Pours a medium amber orange color, with some yeast sediment in the pour. Doesn't affect the taste but does affect the look. The nose has floral and fruit hints. Taste is creamy and has hints of grapefruit. Very good beer, a little pricey even here in Atlanta, but something I will have in my fridge if available. (444 characters)

Photo of Kromes
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Note: You have to let the beer warm before drinking, otherwise it will hit you up with an a big band-aid flavor.

A: An unfiltered dark orange color with a thick off white head that laces the glass.

S: A big Crystal malt aroma. Good caramel and a bit of citrus hop.

T: Unfortunately there is still a bit of astringent flavor with some caramel malt and bittering hop flavor. The finish has some alcohol phenols with the hop flavor and bitterness. To me it seems like a 2 dimensional beer. I'm getting a tiny bit of peach, but for the most part, the fruity esters are trying to come through but I'm not getting them. Lots of malt and a bit of hop that is overshadowed by the malt.

M: Medium feel with good carbonation.

O: Not too bad. I would recommend the beer, but with the caveat that you have to serve it at the correct temp. In the world of DIPAs, which is vast, I would say it is average. (897 characters)

Photo of KiltedCulinarian
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured in an American Pint glass, resembled cloudy apple juice. Not much head to speak of. Heavy citrus, specifically grapefruit, both in the smell and taste. Not as hoppy as I was expecting, which was a little disappointing. Decent beer, very drinkable, but nothing to write home about. (287 characters)

Photo of TheSeeker61
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance was a half inch head which dissipated to a ring which hung around. Very good lacing. Very good carbonation with many tiny bubbles which hung around.

The nose had a clean citrus piney aroma with some malt in the back.

At the beginning of the tongue is the hops followed by malt/hop mix. A balanced beer.

Overall this is a smooth DIPA for a 9.00 ABV. Had a couple of times before but really enjoyed it this time. Would have it again. (447 characters)

Photo of shand
4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

This brew pours a hazy orange-amber color with two fingers of head. Lots of sediment in this one. Retention and lacing are good. The aroma is a straight-up, clear your sinuses, hop bonanza. Citrus hop candy and pine. Awesome. The taste is a little hot, but is otherwise is smooth citrus and piney hops, with a bit of a herbal aspect. The malt aspects are very well-done, they stick to the back letting the hops shine through while providing a nice backbone. A great tasting DIPA.

The mouthfeel is nice, this is well-carbonated and actually very smooth for a double IPA. The drinkability is dangerous. This one goes down easily. Overall, this absolutely blows away anything I've had from Red Brick. This is a just a great double IPA that can stand up to anything on the market and hold it's own. Highly recommended. (857 characters)

Photo of hopking311
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy orange into my swamphead snifter.. one inch white frothy head, spotty lace.

smells.. biscuity malts. citrusy hops

well carbonated, medium body

Tastes of a rich smooth malty base with citrus undertones.

Overall, not as hoppy as I would expect from a "double" ipa... However..Drinkable for 9 octane. (314 characters)

Photo of Tonmeister
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served into a tulip shaped glass.

Appearance: murky yellow, amber with a thick white head. The hop particles are largely visible floating around the glass. Some of the head is composed of the hop particles.

Smell: Piney, hoppy, citrusy, vanilla, apple skins, cinnamon

Taste: piney, hoppy, and bitter on the front end. I can taste the alcohol on the back end. I can also taste in the middle the sweetness from the apple skins and vanilla.

the mouthfeel is thick and highly carbonated.

Overall This is my favorite unfiltered Double IPA. I love that the hop presence cuts through in this one. It goes down very smooth. I feel like this beer could have been better blended with hiding the alcohol taste because it also cuts through somewhat.

UPDATE

This beer tastes really boozy. There is a definite alcohol presencez. Not my favorite. (846 characters)

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.