Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA - Red Brick Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -9%
Tried this one tonight as a first beer. Pours a nice orange blond with a good 2" head that quickly dissipates typical of an IPA. Wasn't expecting the yeast cake in the bottom of the bottle though. I poured chunks of bottle conditioned yeast right into the glass, which left the beer a little more yeasty than I would've liked (i'll be running for the toilet tonight before bed, i'm sure of it).
The taste is pretty good. I'm fairly close to Georgia where I live, and the beer was nice and fresh. It's hoppy with plenty of citrus and floral earthy aroma from the beer. I'm willing to bet it has some dry hopping but not late hop additions in the whirlpool nor a hop back treatment. I was looking for more balance from malts, but it was very dry and alcoholic which took away from the sweet balance I look for in DIPA's from hops. If you're looking for a dryer, more alcoholic tasting non-sweet DIPA, this is your beer.
Mouth feel is fine. It's best cold and has plenty of fizz with a warming middle. Overall, it's a good beer, just not quite up to epic standards.
01-24-2012 00:53:45 | More by Aiptasia
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
A - An light orange color with an off white creamy one and a half finger head that leaves great lacing, tiny bubbles coming up too.
S - Bam, citrus with lots of grapefruit, orange and lemon. There is also some floral notes and some malt if you're looking for it.
T - Lots of citrus hops, big time on grapefruit on orange with a touch of lemon, hop forward but some malts balance it a touch. The end is slightly bitter and leaves the taste of citrus and flowers on your tongue.
M - Coats most of the mouth, medium bodied, nice medium carbonation.
O - An excellent hop forward DIPA, I don't like too much malt in my DIPAs so this is right up my ally and quite delicious!
12-17-2011 18:05:13 | More by Jerone
3.35/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
12-13-2011 03:30:43 | More by BayouBengal1537
4.33/5 rDev +14.2%
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
12-11-2011 05:41:24 | More by mikesgroove
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
12-05-2011 02:38:53 | More by generalnotsew
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
11-18-2011 00:15:41 | More by KiltedCulinarian
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
11-11-2011 06:11:45 | More by BennyL1
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
11-09-2011 01:14:34 | More by twiggamortis420
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
A-dark amber with a nice light cream colored head. lots of floaties.
S-creamy tangerine. a hint of vanilla. some faded hops. strong scent...not terrible.
T-comes in with a very evident flavor of tangerine and slightly bitter hops. its a good, full flavored taste. the tangerine flavor lasts and makes up a good long lasting after-taste. this tastes like it was made from high quality ingredients, though the hops didn't hold up so well.
M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry and slightly bitter carbonation.
O-its definitely a tasty beer but this isn't quite what i want when i'm scouting for a good double IPA. i wanted more bitterness and hops, and this seems to focus more on the flavors, which is fine when you don't want a kick in the mouth. its a decent IPA, I won't being craving for this, but I'll recommend to my hop head friends.
10-19-2011 04:53:29 | More by AdamBear
3.55/5 rDev -6.3%
#130. Enjoyed on tap at Taco Mac Metropolis. Service as usual was blah, but the selection somehow makes up for it. I went there specifically for this brew which has been out for some time and is starting to dry up stateside. Try it when you still can.
Served in an 11 oz. glass.
(Appearance) Arrives with a pleasant half-finger foamy head. Retention is pretty nice. Color is a medium amber caramel. Medium lacing. Appealing. 4.5
(Smell) Simcoe and Chinook hops with a grapefruity aroma and maybe a bit of lemon essence. Malty base lies underneath. Well balanced and appealing nose. Potency could improve a tick. 4
(Taste) Medium bitterness overlooking a more malty base. Some notable alcohol burn in the finish. Hops don't come in through as nicely as they did in the nose and the fruit tones aren't as well preserved. There aren't as many high notes, it's mostly malty. Hops aren't as bold, kind of a bummer in comparison to the lead-in but far from bad in the end. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) More smooth than perky. Just shy of a medium body and pretty easily discernible alcohol content docks at least 1 pint. It doesn't help the beer much. 2.5
(Overall) Greatly anticipated but much more imbalanced with a malty base. Not the best IIPA I've had but it's still decent. 3.5
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10-18-2011 03:59:16 | More by Jadjunk
3.35/5 rDev -11.6%
Thanks to kkipple for this interesting guy.
Pours a fizzy and light fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades slowly with a bit of lacing, over crazy hazy orange peach colored beer.
Nose has some hops but not as much as I expected, some citrus hops, touch of grapefruit, bit of sweet malts underneath.
Taste starts rich and malty, lots of malts but not a big malt flavor, a bit on the sweet side and hint of booze. then some hops with a bit of citrus, hint of grapefruit, some earthy chewy hops, and decent bitterness at first. As it goes the bitterness grows with a bit more chewy earthy hops on the finish, and hint of citrus.
Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, hint of booze, decent carb.
Overall not bad, not a huge hop or malt profile, malty balance but not a lot of malt flavors, and not a big hop profile, almost like the decided to make a DIPA but weren't sure where to go with it so just went right down the middle and nothing in particular.
10-16-2011 23:01:15 | More by jlindros
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip. Thanks to my buddy Audi for bringing this up from Atlanta.
A: Very nice hazy burnt orange color. Aggressive pour leads to a huge 3 finger fluffy white head that disappears to thick, viscous lacing.
S: Probably the weakest component of this beer. Slight citrus hop smell, with a bigtime malty backend. Not too much else going on here.
T: Malt and hops balanced back out here on the palate. Nice blend of sticky hops and caramel malts.
M: Sticky hops create an aftertaste that leaves me wanting more and more with each sip. Perfectly carbonated, alcohol is well hidden.
O: A decent IIPA, glad I have a 4-pack as this one is a nice sipper.
10-15-2011 01:50:53 | More by suspect
4.4/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
10-04-2011 20:27:53 | More by TheSeeker61
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #2: Double IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company
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