Cybernaut
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #3,057
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #38,375
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
24
From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
84
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Notes: Say hello to this all new New England IPA. We’ve cranked up the wheat and oats and turned down the ABV, creating a hazy equilibrium. This is a beer that has all of the taste of a NEIPA but allows a more sessionable delivery. Stone fruits collide - Mango, peach and apricot, layered over a cosmos of cut grass and pine dust notes. Smooth, fresh and juicy, with a deft finish.

Cybernaut - a brave New World of possibilities.

MALTS: Flaked Oats, Pale, Wheat
HOPS: Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe
30 IBU
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My latest brewery horizontal returns me to the BrewDog boys, whom I have met on two ocCANsions - first at TJ's in Paoli & again at Victory BC in Downingtown. I think that they would wholeheartedly approve of The CANQuest (tm) & be proud of their inCANsion!

From the CAN: "Born In Scotland. Brewed In the USA."; "Cybernaut New Wave Session IPA"; "Say hello to this New Wave Session IPA. We’ve cranked up the wheat and oats and turned down the ABV, creating a juicy equilibrium. This is a beer that has all of the taste of a New England IPA, but allows a more sessionable delivery. Stonefruits collide - mango, peach and apricot, layered with cosmos of grassy and pine dust notes. Smooth, fresh and juicy, with a deft finish."; "Cybernaut - a brave New World of possibilities."

I Crack!ed open the vent on this relatively tiny 12-fl. oz. CAN & quickly beCAN an inverted Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed nicely to form just under two fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose smelled like P - pineapple, peach, papaya & pine. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was muted as CANpared to the nose & while I tasted the mango, peach and apricot as well as pine, I did not really get grassiness nor did I really taste them as strongly as I would have liked. Finish was semi-dry. Overall, this was a weak version of an NEIPA, IMHO. I am not a fan of Session IPAs for the very reason that I did not much like this one - they rely on aroma hops & lose on flavor as a result. YMMV.

Sep 16, 2020
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superspak from North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/9/2019. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy medium golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, red apple, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, red apple, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, red apple, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an awesome session NEIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish; great soft feel and not aggressive. Awesome Amarillo, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe profile. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone for the ABV. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example. One of the better session IPAs I've had for sure.

Oct 29, 2019
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2019-09-29 in Berhel Park, Pa at Al's Cafe on tap

A - hazy yellow with a 1-finger white head

S - Mango and pineapple

T - pineapple. Mango, cracker, vanilla, grassy spice. Moderately bitter. Not hop water. Much more like a light NEIPA.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Suits my taste buds.

Sep 29, 2019
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Nephilium from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright grapefruit aroma, pours a nearly opaque orange, with a thin cap of white head. Moderate body, a mild hint of citrus flavor, with some bready notes and a touch of bitterness. Overall, not a bad session IPA.

Aug 29, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, date stamped 06/18/19. Hazy pale yellow body is topped with a tall & frothy white head. Fruity aroma hints at passion fruit, guava, apricot, grass, and lemon-lime. Refreshing flavors with hops providing stonefruit, passion fruit, lemon-lime, grass, peach, and apricot with some cracked wheat and oat in the background. Lighter body, moderate carbonation, modestly bitter finish that ends up being tart with some soapy floral notes lingering. Pretty good flavors going on here for a session NEIPA of sorts. I like the wheat adding another dimension of flavor, but overall this wasn't the best beer ever.

Jul 26, 2019
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bark from Sweden

3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

The colour is yellow with a tint of orange; the liquid is a bit hazy. The two fingers head is white and compact. It sinks slowly down to a thick lid, leaving no lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy and somewhat sweet. Lemon juice, lemon peel, honey, green bananas and a hint of mango.

The taste starts with some gunpowder and rubber. It is quickly replaced by notes of grapefruit juice, lemon juice and unripe fruits. Medium body. Surprisingly strong alcohol in the aftertaste as well as bitter herbs, lemon juice and a hint of crispbread. The finish is bitter and green.

The carbonation is strong, he many small bubbles are long-lived and sharp. The liquid is semi-smooth.

Quite a bitter NEIPA, with too sharp bubbles.

Apr 15, 2019
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EmperorBevis from England

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in a big ole 660ml bomber bottle that gives twice as much imbibing as the can
pours a hazy lemon juice coloured body eith a lot of white head
big candy grapefruit aroma
crackers then fruit then

Nov 28, 2018
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jazzyjeff13 from England

4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 330ml can with a BB of Jan 2019. Purchased recently from ASDA. Described on the label as a new wave session IPA; essentially a mini New England IPA. Brewed with wheat and oats.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. Can-conditioned. A very hazy light amber hue with plentiful carbonation and tons of chunky floating sediment. Produces a large head of fluffy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a very patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of intensely fruity hops with hints of tropical fruit, stone fruit, mild citrus, subtle pine resin, a touch of weed, earthiness, ale yeast and pale malt. Very nice.

T: Tastes of seriously fruity hops with notes of tropical fruit, papaya, stone fruit, subtle citrus, vague leafiness, a hint of resin, earthiness, yeast and faint malt. Very dry, with a moderate hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with fizzy carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body. Lightly astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of fruity hops, tropical fruit, citrus rind, faint resin, earthy yeast and a whisper of malt.

O: Very tasty - a solid effort that goes down like a dream. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are a blend of intensely fruity hops, earthiness and light malt. OK body; a tad watery. The perfect drinking beer if you love hops. Well worth sampling.

Nov 11, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml Can from Morrison's supermarket (£1.50):
Very nice stuff & what ti said on the tin, a fresh & sessionable New England IPA that was probably a little closer to a session IPA initially but still proved a very enjoyable & lively offering. There was a great combination of tropical fruits & zesty flavours that worked well together & the balance to the beer was a good one. It was lively & well-carbonated with a dry, crisp finish & although it didn't have the fullest body, it was still a very enjoyable beer that I'd happily have again.

Oct 20, 2018
Cybernaut from BrewDog
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 24 ratings