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

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 06-04-2011)
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Reviews by mikesgroove:
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 05:41:24 | More by mikesgroove
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-06-2014 00:12:02 | More by BigGold
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-07-2013 20:48:13 | More by GABrew
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Florida_guy03

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-30-2013 23:13:28 | More by Florida_guy03
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Tonmeister

Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 17:40:26 | More by Tonmeister
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-16-2013 03:06:55 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-21-2012 04:25:44 | More by grahamboudreaux
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a more heavily malty beer than I would hope for the style. There is also a bit of a burn from alcohol on it as well. It's definitely a decent drinker, but for the style, I would hope for a lot more to be giving me an interesting experience. I could definitely pass on this one, but I guess it's always okay to be trying a new beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 04:23:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

12-09-2012 19:42:32 | More by sendbeer
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

11-12-2012 16:52:32 | More by tfsimpkins
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

09-17-2012 03:50:21 | More by NCbeerpirate
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nickfl

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Oours with a massive, three finger head of off white foam on top of a hazy, golden brown body. The head settles slowly and leaves good lace on the glass.

S - a sweaty Hop aroma with notes of pine and dirty socks as well as caramel and dark bread in the background.

T - Sweaty hops and dark sugar up front. Some pine and light clove in the middle with notes of brown sugar. Finishes with notes of red apple, pine and anise.

M - Medium thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - a bit on the dark side for an ipa. The aroma is relatively promising, but the hops are really muted in the flavor profile and the heavy malt doesn't help. At least it isn't infected, which is more than I can say for some other beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 05:14:34 | More by nickfl
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-09-2012 21:58:50 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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lcdawg

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-03-2012 13:53:54 | More by lcdawg
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TylerW


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-14-2012 05:17:03 | More by TylerW
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LandWorld

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-05-2012 23:22:25 | More by LandWorld
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chemtiger

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-19-2012 00:23:10 | More by chemtiger
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC.

A - A light golden color with a slight haze and a moderate white head. Good lacing.

S - Varied and complex hop aromas with both citrus and pine.

T - Starts nice with a citrus flavor and bitterness but hollows out a bit in the middle and finish.

M - A moderate carbonation of fine bubbles. But a bit thin for a DIPA.

O - Some good aspects but not complex or rich enough for a DIPA. After trying the IPA, I was careful to avoid the sediment but I lost a good amount of the beer as a result.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 10:26:19 | More by GJ40
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy gold with a subtle copper note. Very nice lacing. Single finger head.

S: mild aroma with mostly earthy and pine hops.

T: simple flavor with mostly earthy and slight pine hops. Nice malt presence though there isn't a distinct flavor.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: simple DIPA and not very boozy. Very drinkable for the class.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 21:22:18 | More by kylehay2004
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Blakeo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-11-2012 03:13:46 | More by Blakeo
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wabritton

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-08-2012 06:56:50 | More by wabritton
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

05-07-2012 05:30:23 | More by xHopHeadx
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-28-2012 15:11:16 | More by closisinthehouse
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-25-2012 19:29:12 | More by ltdantheman
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Kromes

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 02:59:48 | More by Kromes
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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company
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