Civilized Brut IPA
Founders Brewing Company

Civilized Brut IPACivilized Brut IPA
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Brut IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 8.07%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
88
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2021
Added:
Sep 13, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  8
Like a fine Brut Champagne, Founders latest IPA is brilliantly clear, highly effervescent, and refreshingly dry. Designed for a more sophisticated IPA drinker, Civilized Brut has a clean and restrained bitterness. And the lack of haze and malt sweetness allows the hop flavors and aromas to tantalize your palate in a bold yet never overpowering way. There’s nothing savage about this brute - this IPA is well-refined and elegant.
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Rated: 4.06 by Nunya from Ohio

Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Jan 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice Brut. Pours clear and gold, with several fingers of fluffy, rocky foam. Nice aromas of stone fruit, grape, and citrus. Excellent dry feel with flavors of tropical and stone fruit, white grape, crackery malt. Some grassy notes. One of the better Brut offerings out there in distribution.
Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by mcrawford from Michigan

Jun 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by mhe1931 from Michigan

May 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Yellow gold with big foamy head. Sweet smell of tangerine, stone fruit, tropical fruit, floral, hint of herb and of bready malt. Flavor follows, with a touch of booze and a little perceived sweetness, and not as sharp of a carbonation bite as I expected.
May 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy and streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is quite strong of a sweet citrus smell of tangerine and orange mixed with some other sweetness of a apricot and peach. Along with these smells come a little bit of a herbal and pine smell as well as a touch of cracker. Overall the aroma was much sweeter then I was anticipating, but very nice none the less.
Taste – The taste begins way drier then the nose would let on, but very appropriate for the style. Upfront there is a rather dry cracker malt taste that is paired with some flavors of a pine and earthy hop. The hop tastes grow stronger and stronger as the taste moves forward with some herbal hop joining is as well. While the maltiness is light upfront, it manages to get even drier as the taste advances. That said however there is a very light fruity taste of apricot and peach that arrive at the very end, and with the dank hop and crisp malt taste it leaves one with a very nice dry, bitter, biting taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style the feel is fantastic and makes for one super crisp and easy drinking brew.
Overall – Nice, dank, and dry, all while keeping a drinkable balance. A very well reconditioning of a brut!
May 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.44 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Apr 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can. Golden in color with a smile fizzy head. Smells of pine, citrus and fruit. Flavor starts fruity and ends in a dry more piney taste. Pine and bitterness are fairly strong.
Apr 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.6 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours light straw color with a large fluffy white head,
This is the driest beer I’ve ever head. Big floral hop some hay light biscuity maltiness and a super dry finish.
It’s well done, just not a style I like a lot.
Mar 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire

Mar 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by brew-Ed from Texas

Mar 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by Boone757 from Virginia

Mar 21, 2020
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can poured into a Founders Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Pine, citrus zest, a little herbal spice, subtle fruity notes, and crackery malt.

T: Spicy herbal pine, zesty citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and a touch of tangerine, underlying fruity notes, apricot, peach, passion fruit, and hints of mango and papaya, floral, a little grainy, crackery malt, and just the tiniest touch of sweetness.
M: Medium body, moderately lively carbonation, crisp, but with some substance, almost has a slight creaminess to it.

O: Was waiting for this one to show up. (Our Founders distribution is notoriously slow here.) Even with it not being super fresh it's held up quite well and it's growing on me as I drink it.
I keep going back and forth with this one. On the one hand, there's definitely more body here than most of the Bruts I've tried, and that's definitely a big part of the style. On the other, there's also more flavor, very pleasant at that, which keeps it from feeling like an over carbonated session IPA. In the end it's a good beer that drinks like a slightly lightened up West Coast IPA.
Mar 19, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Bright yellow with 1 full finger of head. Pretty brew

S - Lots of piney hops. Dried fruit.

T - Very dry and piney, like the aroma. Bitter aftertaste.

F - Dry, high carbonation.

O - A tasty dry IPA. Founders does the style well
Mar 13, 2020
Civilized Brut IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 88 ratings