Joint Resolution
DC Brau Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,400
Ranked #35,787
3.68 | pDev: 11.96%
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Joint Resolution is a Hazy India Pale Ale with a drinkable 5.5% ABV so the hops can play more of a starring role in this aroma-forward IPA. The beer has an approachable level of bitterness incorporating Canadian Pale 2-row, White Wheat, Flaked Oats, Carafoam and Acidulated malts, and a mix of hops including Michigan Copper and Chinook varieties among others. The high protein and dextrin-laden malt bill and aromatic hops of this unfiltered beer contribute flavors akin to Hawaiian fruit punch with mango, orange, tangerine and cannabis flower with overtones of citrus and resin permeating throughout, coming together for total flavor satisfaction.

Our newest addition to our flagship line-up, Joint Resolution is a very quaffable Hazy offering that will hit on all the notes hop heads are looking for.
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, light citrus. Taste is the same as the aroma, a bit of pine is present as well, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer. I'm glad the abv isn't high, as I could easily pound many of these in one sitting.

Jan 02, 2020
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bugman15 from Virginia

3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had this out of a can, maybe that’s a factor? Not a good IPA in my book, at least not compared to the Union Jack IPA I had before it ( Firestone Walker)... this is, at best, just ok. Better than Bud, Miller, or Coors products - but isn’t that the case for just about every craft brewery now?!

Oct 10, 2019
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of an impulse buy as I just wanted something new and I generally have a strong respect for this brewer. Strong start with a picture perfect head and close on translucency. Nose is kind of faint.

I realize the appeal of a light, flexible IPA for the summer but think it gets muddled with the NE IPA implicit robust sturdiness, which this beer doesn't display. The result is watery and somewhat muddled for the style. You can't be all things to all people.

Sep 23, 2019
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jfmorey from Virginia

3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Whole Foods in Vienna Va. Very hazy pale yellow with a good head and lacing. Taste has an unexpected funk along with crisp hops. The low alcohol makes it a good choice for summer in the DC area.

Jul 23, 2019
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CHTS from District of Columbia

3.14/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Can in DC; canned on 6/4, drank on 7/1

Look: Hazy gold, light white head.
Smell: Tropical fruit and resin
Taste: Tropical fruit and herbal hop profile. Appropriate for the style, but maybe 70% of where it needs to be.
Feel: Miller lite.

Overall: Very mild / bare minimum of what the style needs to be. Would be more appropriate as a Hazy Pale instead of a Hazy IPA. I would embrace it as a great, modern, summer session pale. As a NEIPA it falls flat.

At fridge temps the already mild hop profile is completely missing. Let it warm up a little to get what they were aiming for.

Jul 02, 2019
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 5/7/2019. 12 days old.

Hops: Michigan Copper, Chinook, others

Surprised at the low ratings. Is it amazing? Nope. But it is a solid hazy offering in a crowded field. I don't even like DC Brau, but I would pick this up now and again.

May 20, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned March 13th 2019.

Opaque body but not quite turbid with a dark orange appearance. Head creation is a bit small, managing about two fingers with soapy retention and a slow settling puck, and some pill like lacing.

Aroma has quite a nice dank quality. Hints big earthy hop and almost smokey tones, with only a light touch of tropical notes of fruit squeaking through. Hits a little mango goey slightly, and some faint dialed in sweetness.

Palate seems a little flat but not terribly. Hinting a bit wet bodied, light touching caramel and fleeting hop qualities that continue earthy flavors but not much juicy hinted character. Light bitterness but also sort of session like tasting.

Kind of a dialed down IPA, not terrible, love dank brews but kind of missing some things a little bit.

Apr 11, 2019
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Funny name in that it rarely happens in governing the country.
Yet, Joint Resolution could be a better representation of the style.
While it Looks the hazy part, its Smells could offer a bit more tropical fruit. Tastes are average at best and some off-taste cloys to my tongue. Mouth Feel is soft, but the good ones offer more bubbles than this.

Yet, this brewery ten years ago restarted brewing in DC. They are dedicated to their community and deserve some OA hugs.

Apr 02, 2019
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MrOH from Maryland

2.69/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy gold, thin white head, not much lace. In other words, it's a NEIPA
I'm guessing they used Nelson Sauvin on this. Dank, gooseberry and citrus, a whiff of diesel.
Meh. Dank and diesel come through in the flavor, but not the fruitiness. Bland flaked grain flavor. Finishes tart
Mouth coating and flat
Please go back to the drawing board for this one

Apr 01, 2019
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours light haze.. light orange. Small head, quick to go lacing.
S: Floral, A bit of citrus and a base dank aroma.
T: Citrus based on the front, very light pine.
F: Light to medium. Low carbonation and bitterness. Very well balanced.
O: An easy drinking 5.5% brew. JR doesn't have a ton of flavor, but it's a well represented lower ABV beer. I'm glad it's available locally.

Mar 30, 2019
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Soissons from Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is a hazy pale yellow (the can describe it as a hazy IPA, so they hit the nail on the head with the look). However, the smell is nearly non-existent. I love a good, fragrant IPA and this just wasn't it. It's a mild, hoppy-less IPA. The DC Brau website says there are notes of orange, tangerine, cannabis flower, and mango, but I really only tasted orange (and that took a lot of concentration). There is also a semi-unpleasant aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good though. The IPA leaves an effervescence on the tongue. Is this a bad beer? No, not at all. If you find yourself sitting outside on a hot summer day, this would enjoyable and refreshing. It's just not a great beer.

Mar 22, 2019
Joint Resolution from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 37 ratings