Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
This beer tastes really boozy. There is a definite alcohol presencez. Not my favorite.
06-10-2013 17:40:26 | More by Tonmeister
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
12-11-2012 04:23:41 | More by RblWthACoz
3.18/5 rDev -16.1%
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.
09-09-2012 05:14:34 | More by nickfl
3.33/5 rDev -12.1%
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.
05-29-2012 10:26:19 | More by GJ40
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
05-18-2012 21:22:18 | More by kylehay2004
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
02-17-2012 02:59:48 | More by Kromes
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.