Brut IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Brut IPABrut IPA
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Style:
American Brut IPA
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
172
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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SCORE
84
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Brut IPABrut IPA
Notes: Bubbly, dry, crisp, and refreshing, Brut IPA is inspired by our favorite sparkling wines. With hints of tropical fruits and champagne, this effervescent brew is the perfect cheers to the New Year.

Hops: Huell Melon, Nelson Sauvin, Azzaca, Citra, Amarillo
Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 172 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy golden yellow with a thick off-white head.

Aroma is strong Belgium yeast, like a Duval.

Taste is like a hoppy Belgian golden ale. Very dry and crisp.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brut IPA pours a hazy golden color, with a small, but long lasting and lacing head. Bitter and dry aroma. Flavor is very dry, lots of hop flavors, a bit more on the bitter side. Good body and feel. Overall, a true brut IPA, dry and bitter.

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Photo of WYeates
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a golden appearance; similar to that of champagne. It has a wheat aroma absent of any over powerimg stench. It has a dry and slightly crisp taste. Absent of aftertaste and has a smooth finish.

The New Belgium Brut IPA is a solid selection. I prefer the Brut style over the traditional IPA and would recommend this to someone who likes IPAs that don't overwhelm the tastebuds.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brut IPA | New Belgium Brewing. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this sports a three finger thick head, with webbed lacing, and medium gold body.

Smells like earthy grains and cattier hops.

I taste hops almost overpowered my malts. Clean and refreshing nonetheless. Not bad, but I just don't know how I feel about it...

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation

Brut IPA | New Belgium Brewing gets an overall 4 out of me.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with a big white head of fizzy suds. Nice lace, too.

Aroma: Dry, juicy hops. Nice.

Taste: Dry and nicely hoppy, with bitter citrus and pine notes. Tasty and worth repeating.

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Photo of TerryMills
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expected this to be super dry but this is actually a great brew with a hint of juicyness to start then a clean finish but not dry ..

Dank flavor like weed .

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Photo of dfillius
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paler than normal for an ipa. Looks like a Belgian white. Dank and skunky aroma, similar to Hemperor. A departure from the fruitiness en Vogue now. Refreshing actually. Flavor is same and slightly malty but overall clean and crisp. Mostly dry finish that has the feel of a Pilsner. Good effort, not sure I’d buy a sixer, I would order a second though.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New Belgium Brewing "Brut IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "ENJOY BY: 07APR19..."
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Very hazy yellow gold body. Fluffy bright white head. Better than average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Limited aroma of citrus and delicate malt.

Taste: Lemon comes through clearly, backed by some light grainy and grassy maltiness. White grape and gooseberry appear as well, along with a light touch of grapefruit. Smooth median bitterness. Dry finish with some emerging pine-like and earthy notes.

Feel: Light-medium in body. Crisp with a fine-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: It certainly exemplifies the Brut IPA style, and it's quite easy to drink and refreshing. Somehow it's just missing a certain je nae sais quoi.

Review #6,554

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium yellow with large off-white head. Mildly sweet citrus, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter earthy grapefruit peel and pine flavor. Such a strange champagne taste to it, not overly impressed by it.

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Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle -

Pours golden. A thin lasting head leaves lacing.

The smell is of champagne with lemon and subtle tropical notes.

The taste is light, but pleasant. Subtle hints of lemon and grapefruit with champagne yeast.

It falls out a bit in the finish, but it is refreshingly dry.

A pleasant, subtle, dry IPA. Nice example of the style.

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Photo of bobv
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over a very bright, nearly transparent body, with some sticky lacing. Nose of slight tropical fruit, citrus, and hay/straw, with a bit of an herbal/floral note as well. Taste follows nose somewhat with a crisp and dry finish. Nice feel and overall, a more than decent Brut IPA. Cheers to N. B. in F. C.!

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Hazy-ish deep golden with 2-finger white, puffy head. Okay lacing.
S - Muted fruit aroma (orange, grapefruit).
T - Moe grapefruit than orange. Nice!
F - Medium mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Dry finish.
O - A nice beer overall.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Good Life in Massapequa, NY... The Brut action here is notable for a bit of a bigger body than usual, with some deeper fruit impressions... Despite the fruits, it is not a sweeter than usual Brut, but it has more meat on the bones and perhaps is slightly less dry and funky as others I've had...

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Best by date of '19MAY19'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. Two fingers of white fluffy, bubbly head upon pouring, which settles back, and leaves a webbing of lacing.
Aroma of lemon, orange, and pine. The smell is a little dank.
Taste of bitter pine, minor citrus fruits, and sparkling wine. Quite a dry finish.
Medium mouth feel, crisp, and with very good carbonation.
This is a dry and refreshing Brut, with a nod to champagne. No sweetness, and very short on the aftertaste.

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Photo of mjurney
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Light gold, clear. Medium rising bubbles. Thick fluffy head. Good head retention. Leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Bright zest, lemony, some herbal, sweet pale malts, faint honey.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop bitterness is medium, herbal-spicy, grassy, lemony. Hint of fruity ester, green grape skin. Semi-sweet pilsner malts, cracker, a little biscuit. Finish is very dry, lingers long. Light bodied, dry, smooth, low-medium carbonation, a little alcohol burn.

Overall:
This is my first Brut IPA, it's very different, but it's bad.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is my first Brut IPA. I think the flavor is like a mild New England IPA mixed with a Radler or perhaps champagne in best case. Dry, carbonated and refreshing. Great for a hot day, but I am not sure this is my style.

Look: semi-clear light golden with an inch thick white head

Aroma: grapefruit and some pine

Flavor: The flavor is grapefruit, lemon, followed by some milder pine bitterness, no alcohol flavor, it's bubbly, Radler like and/or maybe champagne.

Feel: light body, noticeable carbonation

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Photo of Jeffrey_Moreland
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours straw yellow with a small head that fades fast but laces well. Smells amazing. Very crisp tropical fruit notes that are very inviting. Taste however is quite the let down. Just bitter hops that don’t follow the smell at all for me. Not much flavor outside of basic strong hops. Mouthfeel is pretty brash and bitey. I was excited for this beer because of the smell but everything after that was a let down.

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a clear golden color with a nice head head and lacing
A-Aroma has tropical fruit hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a crisp tropical fruit flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A decent Brut IPA

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Photo of Samlover55
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into IPA glass
BB 4/7/19
Pours an opaque straw color  which turns out to be chill haze, as it warms it's a clear yellow, with thin white head
Bright lemony aroma, white grapes, orange citrus
Taste its sweet and clean background that allows the hops to shine, followed by lemon drops, and a dry bittersweet finish
Feel is medium bodied, average carbonation with a drying finish
Overall this is quite the beer really balanced, and well brewed, great job New Belgium

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Photo of good_to_sea
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Crystal clear, bubbly yellow/amber with a medium-sized pale head. Good lacing.
Smell: Orange juice, grapefruit, citrus. Smells very much like a typical citrusy IPA.
Taste: A little bit of orange and bread flavor. Finishes very crisp and dry with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.
Feel: Thin-bodied, crisp, seltzery, champagne-like. Extremely drinkable and refreshing.
Overall: A mellow, minimalist, subdued beer that's dry and lacking in strong flavor. The 6.7% alcohol is *impossible* to detect.

This is a great beer to have in rotation -- it provides a nice balance to stronger-tasting, more full-bodied beers, and yet it still has some great hop aromas going on. I would prefer a bit more complexity to the flavor, like you'd find in a good dry, sour ale.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours golden straw with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Zesty citrus, grassy, a touch of pine, light fruity notes, and crackery malt.

T: Opens with zesty citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and orange, followed with light tropical and fruity notes, peach, apricot, passion fruit, white grape, gooseberry, and a hint of melon, grassy, some pine, and crackery malt. Pretty much no residual sweetness whatsoever.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, yet slightly creamy which feels out of place.

O: Drinkable, but pretty "meh" to me. Not quite as light as I would expect in the body, while also being lighter than I would like in the flavor department. Feels like an imperial session IPA.

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Photo of Suds
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle, this is a completely clear beer...deep gold color with a long-lasting white head. Great lace. The aroma is wonderful. I have found brut IPA’s to bee heavy in the must or heavy in the hops, but this one is a wonderful mix...fresh-smelling and engaging. Light fruit, plenty of hop scents...a littler malt. The flavor is bright and clean. Medium body. Great.

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Photo of biiru_ojisan
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear, but somewhat dull looking straw color. The head is a bit rocky, but mostly fine bubbles.

Nose is citrus, crackers, guava, cotton candy, and a slight hint of pine.

The palate is crackery and bready with noticeable citrus notes and a touch of pine. The finish is really off feeling here, almost giving a vomitous impression. Think I get hints of DMS. Each sip starts happy, but just kind of makes me sad at the end. Finishes dry as well, as it should.

The mouthfeel is simultaneously medium bodied and water. The carbonation is much weaker than expected. There is a hint of alcohol warmth. The beer leaves an unpleasant slickness in the mouth as one would expect from diacetyl.

Overall, this feels like a pretty weak offering from New Belgium. Been trying to get to this beer all week, and I'm not super stoked on what is being presented here. I can't recommend this one.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 2 finger finely pored white head that receded to a thin cap; nice thick rings of lace;

S: pale malt and a hint of lemon;

T: follows the nose from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish trhat continues to dry out through the aftertaste;

O: pretty mellow; I would have liked a little more aroma;

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Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent straw-color with two fingers of pillowy, white head. Head retention is good. Aroma is biscuit, crackery malts and light citrus and floral hops. It's very light bodied and timid. Flavor profile is crackery, bready malts with hints of herbal, citrus, and resin hops. A light hit of black pepper and grapefruit round out the flavor profile. It opens up as semi-dry, but closes out as dry. Mouth feel is lightly crisp with a light effervescence that decays into a soft, pillowy texture. It has a medium thickness. Overall, it brings about light malty notes with expressive hops, and cuts it off with a dry finish. It's refreshing and easy-going, making for a nice sip-able IPA.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.

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Brut IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 172 ratings