Infinite Jest
Notch Brewing

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Notch Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
Wheat Beer - American Pale
3.96 | pDev: 10.61%
Feb 14, 2022
May 08, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Zen Arcade

An American Pale Wheat beer brewed with large portions of malted wheat and malted oats. Dry hopped with Equinox, Mosaic, and Citra. Fermented with a US ale yeast.
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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is bubblegum and kiwi. Light bodied, slightly sweet, moderate carbonation. Excellent low abvbeer. Could have several.

Feb 14, 2022
3.58 by Mikexw from New York on Jan 20, 2022
4 by seakayak from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2019
3.99 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
4.51 by Hallaluna from Massachusetts on Oct 13, 2018
3.5 by cherche from Washington on Sep 12, 2018
3.87 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts on Jun 03, 2018
4 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on May 06, 2018
Photo of egrandfield
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Hella refreshing and hoppy without offending

Mar 29, 2018
3.91 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Feb 04, 2018
3.72 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Jan 25, 2018
4 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2018
3.43 by Hughespjh from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2018
4 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Dec 25, 2017
4.23 by Phineasco from Massachusetts on Aug 24, 2017
4 by Ela from Massachusetts on Aug 15, 2017
3.75 by nmwhitehead from New York on Jul 11, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Smcavoy from Massachusetts

Been to notch a few times. Pick this up before the beach. IPA lovers will dig it and IPA haters will drink it

Jun 11, 2017
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3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Sample at homebrew club last night.
Hazy deep yellow color with a thin white head. Earthy spicy wheat malt on the nose and in the flavor. Earthy pine tropical citrus hoppiness counters. In my opinion the body is horribly lacking and feel's a bit watery, I'm not a fan.

Jun 11, 2017
3.58 by Boone757 from Virginia on May 24, 2017
3.27 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on May 15, 2017
3.98 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on May 12, 2017
3.5 by mickyge from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

People's Republik

Apr 29, 2017
3.75 by mothman from Minnesota on Apr 25, 2017
4 by IcemanCometh from Massachusetts on Apr 03, 2017
4.19 by ssato27 from Pennsylvania on Mar 18, 2017
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1.61/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
by ppark94 from New Jersey


A - N/A

S - Aroma's got green onion and grass upfront. Mild garlic and pine. Finishes as malty,

T - Hits you with green onion and then drops off. Quite watery. The linger is full-bodied and earthy.

M - You can easily separate that which is silky and frothy (thin) from the very very watery and weak in your mouth. Initially silky but very watery.

O - Perhaps I am missing the subtlety, but quite a disappointing beer. It hasn't quite found it's balance between wheat and hops. Really flimsy and awkward.

Feb 14, 2017
4 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2017
4.5 by David19457 from New Jersey on Jan 14, 2017
3.84 by moysauce from Illinois on Dec 16, 2016
4 by Phantom2665 from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2016
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- The 12oz can pours a slightly chalky, starch hazed brew into my goblet. The head is thick, white and frothy rising up to about two fingers with pretty good staying power. Spotty lacing stays on the glass.

S- Hoppy up front with a mix of stone fruits, dank, floral hints, citrus and herbs. Has moderate strength of aroma as it does not come off as juicy pungent but also isn't faint. Whole cracked grains and a hint at sweetness round it out.

T- Follows the nose with some more specific and obvious flavors coming into to forefront and for my palate passionfruit, melon, clementine and floral hop notes run the show. The backdrop provides herbal, grassy, spicy, lightly sweet, cereal grain, bread and citrus zest hints.

MF- Silky smooth consistency, some of which must come from the yeast, with a creamy foamy texture. Medium overall carbonation with a very light bitterness in the finish.

Melon and fruity hops laid upon a slightly sweet grainy base with a smooth and silky light body.

Sep 07, 2016
4 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by smm0589 from Massachusetts

Great summer brew. Hoppy without being over the top. Wheat plays a role but it's hardly a wheat ale. Overall very balanced and light enough to go back for a couple.

Aug 29, 2016
4.22 by paresis from Massachusetts on Aug 24, 2016
3.1 by joberlander from Massachusetts on Aug 20, 2016
3.77 by TripelMark from North Carolina on Aug 13, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

canned 5/13/16

Pours a big fluffy foamy 2 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice soapy lacing, hazy sediment laden golden honey color.

NOse big hop profile, lots of tropical fruits, papaya, little dank musty guava, floral grassy a bit, grassy and resin with a faint pine sap and touch of green onion, orange peel, creamy base, orange cream note, generic tropical, touch melon rind and pear skin like.

Taste brings the mild green onion and pine sap out front, then mild tropical, very dank, resinous, earthy pine sap and grassy, a little papaya musty guava, some citrus, a little creamy malt base, orange cream, citrus rind and a little pear or apple skin thing again, big juicy citrus orange cream on the back end, dry finish with fair bitterness, htankfully the onion and pine sap fades as orange citrus and mild tropical fruit comes through more.

Mouth is med bod, a bit creamy, decent carb.

Overall, decent beer, but the mosaic comes through too much and destroys the niceness with that pine sap resin and green onion.

Aug 13, 2016
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 68 ratings