Neon Gypsy | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Neon Gypsy, our 6.5% abv India Pale Ale, is medium-bodied and clear with a thin white head and crisp mouthfeel. A vagabond blend of 7 different hops dominates with grapefruit and citrus flavors and aromas, accented by notes of pine, that continue to roam your palate long after its clean, hoppy finish. Disconnect, and you will find your way.

Added by Boone757 on 04-22-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
431
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
32.88%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
134
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 431
Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop haze tinging this beer a translucent tangerine amber color. Nice collar formed.

Zesty citrus, pine, and pale and caramel malts. Notes of grapefruit, mild tropical fruit rind, some fresh leaf mintiness, and a hint of pine.

Dry hoppy flavors. Muddled between citrus and pine. Grapefruit pith, tangerine, papaya, and pine. Malts have a bitter toast and create decent balance. Works well as an East Coast IPA. Body has good mouth to it. Weighty enough with a sparkling carbonation. Works well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Professor_Frink
2.32/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

I must have gotten a bad one, but the beer had floaties in it, with a strong biting not-so-great flavor. Almost no head. Definitely wouldn't drink again if I thought this was how it was supposed to be. Got it in a "Beer of the Month" club shipment, and I like IPAs so will give it another go. Addendum: I used my Fizzinator on the 2nd one. Not much of an improvement. Really just not my taste.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Neon Gypsy has a thick, off-white head, an amber-copper color, lots of tan chunks throughout, and fairly heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of spicy malt, some citrus, some caramel, and hop resin. Taste is of sweet, white bread, white bread crust, peppery rye, strong, yet, not harsh, piney hop bitterness, and shades of grapefruit and citrus. Mouthfeel is high medium and sticky, and Neon Gypsy finishes dry and puckering. A full-flavored, but pleasant ale.

RJT

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated 7/20/2016

For a fresh IPA this thing is dull as hell. Malt bomb that might have been a good IPA 10 years ago. Things have changed for the better. Avoid this brew.

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Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

*Total Wine advertised this as a Centennial single-hopped beer, but the bottle says 7 hops are used. Don't rely on chain liquor stores for info ;)

Pours copper with quickly dissipating head. Plenty of malt in the aroma for an IPA with some vague citrus. Tastes earthy, and then very bitter. I wish one of the 7 hops would stand up with some aroma or descript flavor, but instead, I get sugar sweetness. A bit strange. Carbonation is low, but body is nice.

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Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AshlandNacho
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ravenz98
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Photo of tigg924
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste is of grapefruit, citrus rind, and pale malt. The body of the brew was a nice mix of the hops and the malt. The end taste of this tasty brew is bitter and dry. The dryness stayed a while. I have other American IPAs that I prefer including a couple from DuClaw, but this is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.34/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BoobieMyles
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was past its prime but was still a decent brew. I imagine when fresh the hops are much more delicious, but as it is its bitter but not exceptionally tasty. Will revisit when I can find fresh.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Runofthemiller
4.71/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. Very citrusy. One of DuClaw's best. Better than Serum.

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Photo of juicebox
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much nose on this. Pretty solid ipa though. Malt forward with pine following close behind. Not bad at all. Above average for style but unfortunately it probably won't get much attention in todays ipa saturated market.

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Neon Gypsy from DuClaw Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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