Pure And Simple IPA | New English Brewing Co.

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Pure And Simple IPAPure And Simple IPA

Brewed by:
New English Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 36
Photo of HalfFull
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler served up into a pint glass. Pours deep straw to golden in color with a good level of carbonation and a resilient cap of just off white foam. Guessing the malt bill was pure and simple given the color, and I like that in a West Coast IPA.

Aroma has a good dose of hop character with citrus and a light dank character. Not over the top yet everpresent on the palate, making this a good choice with food where a true hop bomb might overwhelm. Taste follows with a silky citrus character, more citrus on the finish and a moderate bitterness on the finish.

Feel is a bit thin for me but expected given the profile of the beer. The 75 IBU's quoted seems a bit high at times, but then again, not. The mouthfeel fluctuates with temperature and letting the beer warm up a bit is a good thing.

Not breaking any barriers but this is an enjjoyable and better than middle of the road IPA from a brewery that isn't really accustomed to such things. Cheers to bending the rules..

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Hawai‘i Bowl pint glass
From: Bine & Vine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $6.49
Purchased: Feb. 26, 2016
Consumed: Feb. 28, 2016
Misc.: N/A

First time reviewing this after having it twice before (gave a 4.0 on Untappd). I vaguely remember it just being a pure and simple good IPA.

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white, frothy head. An average amount of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal wet lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled a potent mx of hops up front, mainly Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo. Bottle also reads Centennial, but I don’t know if I could point our Centennial right now. Also floral aromas, dankness, hints of resin hops, bitter, earthy tropical rind and tangerine. Couldn’t quite pull off a 4.50. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste wasn’t quite as good, but still followed nicely. Got Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, floral, bitter, earthy mango rind, bitter elderberry, hints of Nugget, juicy peach and red grapefruit. Not as balanced as I’d like. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium-to-light body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.50)

This was a pretty good IPA, although I think I may have slightly overrated it a tad. Smell was the best part by far. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00)

3.98 | 89 | B+

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Churchill’s Pub – San Marcos, CA
Full pint – 06/03/2015

Nugget, Centennial, Citra, and Mosaic

A: Lightly burnished gold color body with only some minimal hop haze. Has a mostly clear appearance. About a half finger of paper white foam forms over for a few moments before slipping back away into a tight crown. Some light sticky webs observed along the glass.

S: Aromatic green melon with mango, grapefruit, and gooseberry, all wrapped up in a bouquet of tropical flowers. The nose is incredibly fresh and fruity with the hops. I get a little malty cracker there as well but for the most part this is all about those dry hops leaping out of the glass.

T: A floral tropicalia on the palate. A fresh medley of melon, gooseberry, mango, apricot, peach, and orange zest notes greet the tongue. Lightly dank with some green onion on the backend. Malt is bready biscuit with dry soda cracker added to the flavor. There is an upper moderate amount of bitterness to this lending itself to a very dry and lingering finish. Quite refreshing with a flavorful balance.

M: Dry, smooth, and light bodied. Moderate amounts of peppery bitterness midway. Crisp at the finish with some mild hoppy linger to it.

D: Pure and Simple this is delicious. Best I have had from New English. Picked this up in the bottle as well and while the draught version had a bit more of that fresh vibrant pop it was still a solid offering. Would have again.

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Pure And Simple IPA from New English Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 36 ratings