Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Belgian IPA
Ranked #7
Ranked #6,115
4.13 | pDev: 8.47%
Nov 25, 2023
Mar 26, 2012
Farmhouse IPA with tropical hop notes enhanced by Brettanomyces.
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Rated: 4.3 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by JDizzle from Indiana

Sep 17, 2019
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from Oxbow Blending and Bottling in Portland, ME. Pours a opaque pale gold with fluffy white head, smell is crisp and sweet sliced green apple, white grape flesh, lime peel, grass, pollen, taste follows the nose with crisp sparking apple cider up front, white wine must, floral/pollen twang, funky/ Brett bitter finish, this beer is medium bodied, well carbonated, and dry. Bretty AF beer champagne.
Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by Budlum from Maryland

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Sep 09, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
another delicious beer from oxbow, although this was a little more tame than i had anticipated, especially on the hops. very very drinkable as they go, more delicate i think than a lot of beers in this hoppy wild category, even for its somewhat higher abv. its clear in the top half of the bottle, quite hazy at the bottom half, settling out to a moderately cloudy pale straw color when its all poured. it holds a full inch of airy rising white foam. the nose is really bretty, one of the more familiar strains, but also way more developed and mature than it often is in these. lemon and lime notes, hints of slice melon and even overripe pear. i like the fruitiness, but i am definitely thinking its more from the brett than the hops, which dont seem particularly dynamic or strongly dosed. slight floral character to them, maybe a little grapefruit zest element, but its subtle and well behind the yeast. the flavor is just a little more mellowed out than the nose, not quite as punchy, but still real tasty. the hops are again behind the brett, but i love this yeast character, wild enough, super wet and musty funky, without any acidity at all. a very light but majorly fluffy white wheat malt and maybe a dash of oats make up the base, and seem to be an excellent platform for this particular brett culture. a touch short on the carbonation after a minute, but nice and dry and really drinkable. i would love to get my hands on some more oxbow stuff, everything i have had has been distinct and beautifully executed.
May 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
500 mL bottle. Lightly hazy orange body. Smells of heavy brett. Bright orange tropical fruits. Taste has an intense amount of brett as well. Some doughy malts. Hops are a little lost here, but still has some orange. Big brett earthy bite in the finish. Medium body. High carbonation. It's not bad, but it's not great.
Apr 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that eventually reduced to a thin puffy layer. It is a hazy pale yellow orange color with some clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Barnyard, hay, rubber tire, citrus, grassy, tropical, biscuity, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: A lot I smelled comes through on the palate. Tart and pucker notes from the Brett, light bitterness, and chewy notes in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, tart, pucker, light bitterness, and light chewy notes.

Overall: Nice and funky dry hopped IPA. Might have to grab another bottle before it is gone. Or I can wait around till its released again.
Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Feb 24, 2016
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Reviewed by MadScientist from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375ml with a September 2015 bottling date

Hops and yeast funk dominates the nose. A medium amount of hops aroma That are both citrus and earthy but muted from age. There is a strong level of leathery and barnyard funk along with some spicy notes.

The flavor matches the nose with a strong hops bitterness and Belgium yeast dominating the flavor. There is a medium-low malt backbone but the balance is firm.y bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of hops and spice.

A very will craft beer with a great yeast character and hops bitterness dominating. I'd love to try this beer when the hops are fresher but I'll still gladly open an older bottle too.
Feb 22, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 14, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle sealed with a red pressure cap.

poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: Looks like orange juice with a bone white head. Opaque orangish / yellow bodied beer. 2 finger tall head from a gentile pour.

Smell: smells like brett with citrusy(tangerines and oranges) and tropical (pineapple and mango) hop notes.

Taste: Tastes exactly as you would expect it to taste based on the aroma. Lots and lots of fruity and earthy brett for days! Tangerines, pineapples, and mangos. Very faint bready biscuit malt profile. Light bitterness from the hops. Very balanced hops and brett profiles. The malt does a nice job as acting like a blank canvas. The hop bitterness grows as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Creamy carbonation. Semi dry finish. Drinks very easily.

Overall: This beer reminds me a lot of hop savant from crooked stave, but Funkhaus was just done better in my opinion. Great hops character in both aroma and flavor with out being overly bitter. I found yet another another under rated Oxbow beer!
Jan 14, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by frekky from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2015
Funkhaus from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 70 ratings