Amherst Brewing

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Amherst Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
American IPA
Ranked #609
Ranked #7,734
4.08 | pDev: 9.8%
Oct 19, 2022
May 04, 2015
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.89 by harsley from Massachusetts

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by ReverendSoup from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
First Amherst Brewing beer. Poured into pint glass, paired with chicken-flavored ramen noodles, as I have to excuse buying a 15 dollar 4-pack by my dinner only being 20 cents.
Straw-gold in color, two-finger head, scattered lacing. Pleasant oaty smell. You can taste the hops, but it's not punch-you-in-the-face bitter. It's sweet, a little citrusy. PERFECTLY carbonated, wonderful fine carbonation, light and smooth and delightful on its way down. I agree with another reviewer that it's very easy to drink. A good IPA for someone who's not really tried them before, maybe. An introductory IPA. Pleasant beer, good beer, a 7.3% alcohol volume that I really did not expect at all. Will buy from this brewery again.
Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by CJRubes from Massachusetts

Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy yellow gold with a foamy off white head that faded slowly and left nice foamy lacing. Tastes and smells of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, lemons, biscuit, caramel, faint floral notes, citrus hops and light peppery spices. Good stuff.
Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by jay25mac from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2022
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Reviewed by biointen from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the smoothest least harsh and most delicious IPAs I’ve tasted. Tropical and domestic fruit aromas and flavors with honeydew melon, guava, and mangosteen predominating. Scarily easy to drink
Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jul 14, 2020
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can dated 6/3/20.

Looks good, a cloudy pale orange with some thick lacing.
Smell and taste are pretty hoppy, with citrus and pine and tropicals. A light toasty caramel in the malts.
Full bodied, substantial and a mix of juicy/resinous, with a light spicy bitterness in the end to balance the earlier sweetness.
Overall very good, glad I picked it up!
Jul 07, 2020
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Hazed orange with two fat fingers of yellowed head. Solid retention. Spotty, soapy lacing.

Restrained aroma with sweet citrus and tropical fruits.

Pine, tropical fruit, light citrus and black tea in the taste. On the sweeter side up front. A mix of earthy, tea-like hops and peppery, lightly pint hops in the finish.

Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

The beer is fine, but not worth seeking out and not one I would return to with all the other options out there.
Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by jlmontague from Connecticut

Dec 11, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
First beer from the brewery.
Light cloudy golden color with a 4F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.
The aroma is not strong with melon and citrus.
Light MF. Smooth.
Strong taste with lots of character. Melon and citrus.
Mild hoppy finish.
Excellent beer. Looking forward to tasting their beers.
Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

May 31, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Apr 15, 2019
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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tried 4/6/19 at Franck’s suggestion
Tried again 3/20/20 at home
Apr 06, 2019
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Reviewed by usernamenotinuse from Massachusetts

2.97/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
16 oz can poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is golden hued yellow, very turbid, with small white evanescent head but lasting lace.
Smell is Dank, jungle floor, soft, fermented lemon.
Taste is soft, dank, rotten fruit, a little pale malt, herbal, wild honey.
Medium bodied, low carbonation
Overall, similar to Alchemist beers; in particular, focal banger, for better or for worse. A new-profile hop tea.
Feb 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by DIM from Pennsylvania

Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by TripleShot from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by Blksab99 from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
ordered this randomly off of a mediocre draft list, not really knowing what i was in for, but this totally impressed me! really awesome ipa here, and as dry hoppy as it is, it seems at least partially west coast to me, more clear than cloudy, and with more bitterness than a lot of these have, this reminds me of something green flash would make in their glory days, which is a high compliment. its oily in feel, thicker, some oats in the mash right? it holds a resinous honey sort of texture to it and has elements of fresh orange juice, heady weed, and sticky hop buds in it, really fresh and balanced and good. not afraid to use a little malt, which i like, just a trace of sweetness to the base lets the oils of the hops latch on and linger, sweet peach, ripe melon, juniper. simcoe, citra, mosaic, i mean, come on, how common can you be at this point, but this beer seems to employ them uniquely, i thought it was awesome! great body, killer balance, really assertive but dangerously drinkable too, this really turned me on!
Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 4.84 by Oysterhaven from Massachusetts

Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by BrianJT1972 from Massachusetts

Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear, neutral amber color. Beautiful 3D streaks and spots from the modest head.

I get an interesting weedy aroma along with a light bubblegum sweetness. When I re-froth the head, I get an earthiness which fades quickly, not to be captured again.

Strong start to the hop. It forms the base of this beer. The malt is toasty and dry with a rich "chew" to the mouth. High carbonation. Balanced (leans to the bitter) finish. Long aftertaste which becomes completely bitter.
Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 3 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by jstilwell from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by dsm45 from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dated 4/25/18 on the bottom of the can, just under 3 weeks old.

Pours an unfiltered deep amberish bronze in the glass with two fingers of creamy white head. Nose starts off with a blend of dank citrus followed by a hint of peach, mango, pine, wet earth, pineapple, lime, pink grapefruit pith, slice of herbaceousness that borders on floral and an underlying honeyed bready malt. Taste follows the nose although a bit more muted. I also get a bit of increased sweetness I didn't pick up the nose changing the malt to a sort of raisin bread quality. Medium body with low bitterness and no drying. No detectable alcohol and a well balanced profile. A solid, well brewed balanced IPA that only really suffers from a lack of distinctness from other brews in such a crowded field.
May 15, 2018
Rated: 4.61 by BostonWhaler_ from Massachusetts

May 06, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Tiernan from Texas

Apr 20, 2018
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