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Infinite Jest | Notch Brewing

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Notch Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
notchbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by trevorpost on 05-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,512
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
54
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of ppark94
1.61/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Can

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.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shaymus
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of David19457
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mickyge
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IcemanCometh
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 7/16/2016 at Natty Greeneā€™s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, floral hops, wheat and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong for the style but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is on the thin side but provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of moysauce
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ela
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden color and clear. Good blanketing lace. One-finger head that settles to rim bubbles.

I smell mostly grapefruit, almost like a Fresca (a little bit of sweetness). No wheat.

If I were told this was an IPA, I wouldn't question it. I like this beer, but I still do not detect any wheat. Think bitter pale ale. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Full bodied.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Infinite Jest from Notch Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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