Merman IPA
Coney Island Brewing Company

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Coney Island Brewing Company
New York, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,899
Ranked #20,234
3.8 | pDev: 10.53%
May 07, 2022
Sep 13, 2016
Very Good
Notes: Bringing together the strong malt backbone of traditional East Coast IPAs, the clean hop bitterness of West Coast IPAs, and the hazy, intensely fruity hop character of New England IPAs, we have created an IPA that stands alone. Thrill your tastebuds with Coney Island Merman IPA, our very own New York IPA.
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3.58 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 07, 2022
3.98 by FrankCastle from California on Feb 23, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Deanis11

Good beer. Very drinkable and smooth with a happy overlay. Strong for a lighter IPA

Jan 22, 2022
3.75 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Nov 09, 2021
3 by jeschaefer from Texas on Nov 02, 2021
4.68 by Notninja from New York on Sep 12, 2021
3.98 by Edy-Cantarero from New York on Oct 26, 2020
4.37 by njhighlander from New Jersey on Aug 16, 2020
3.79 by jtbone from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2020
4 by JohnnyForeign from New Jersey on Jan 14, 2020
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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Jlabs from New York

Poured into a pint glass via draft
Color is honey mustard yellow
Smell is an earthy hop and light tropical citrus
Taste follows the nose but with more muted flavor and with some additional hop bite
Carbonation is medium
Mouthfeel is light

Dec 15, 2019
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3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by hopley from Massachusetts

Had this at Smoke, jazz club on the Upper West Side of NYC, 12.07.19. 10 oz pour draft.

Not a bad looking beer, clear with white head that left nice artful lacing as I drank it. I tried to get a sniff when taking my first sip, wasn't great. I couldn't figure out if this beer had been sitting around in bottles or cans for too long, but then I realized it was draft. Sorry to say, this beer just didn't work for me, it just tasted lousy.

Dec 08, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Beertsipper from New York

Gold/orange color.Can with BB date of Jan/2020. So I don't believe it's too fresh. No carbonation and a small white head. Looks thick in the glass. Nose is orange sweetness, sweet malts, apricot marmalade, hops. some pine and a trace of ripe papaya and mango. Taste is similar. Not too much in the area of dankness or bitterness, however. Medium mouthfeel and it goes down smooth. Clean crisp finish, not too dry and not overly wet or oily. All in all, this was quite good and very easy drinking. Good gateway beer for the stye. Nothing offensive about it.

Nov 15, 2019
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4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by coolforcats from Vermont

Really nice caramel up front, which fades into a pleasant grapefruit bitterness.

Oct 01, 2019
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Sep 14, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

12 oz can poured into a shaker.

Hazy golden orange. Short creamy white head.

Grapefruit, peach, pine, dank, and candied orange.

Grapefruit, pine needle, and overripe papaya. Light caramel and candy sugar backbone. Finishes with earth, resin, and grapefruit pith.

Medium-light bodied, crisp, and lightly bitter.

An easy drinking and approachable IPA that may find success with mainstream consumers but will ultimately get lost in the ether.

Sep 12, 2019
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz can into a Speiglau glass.

Look is a dark orange amber with an off white head.

Aroma is candied orange peel.

Taste is a good balance of pithy bitter and malt.

Aug 13, 2019
4.08 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Aug 10, 2019
3.84 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Aug 10, 2019
4.05 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Aug 04, 2019
3 by prisdefer from New York on Jul 21, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by muratakinci from New York

(Draft) Cloudy light golden color, apparent IPA bitterness balanced with subtle sweetness which makes it easier to order the next pint! Great head & lacing on the glass. Balanced citrus, creamy maiz flavors really fills the palate... Great beer to set you up for your next bite of your crab cake!!!

Jul 02, 2019
3.94 by TXRobbo from Texas on Jun 15, 2019
3.44 by chiefz1 from New York on Jun 08, 2019
3.5 by osheamatth from New York on May 31, 2019
3.72 by Stignacious from New York on May 05, 2019
4 by BEER88 from Washington on May 01, 2019
4.24 by jguzman718 from New York on Apr 29, 2019
3.85 by btbcolo from Colorado on Apr 06, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by erickc from Washington

Tried on tap at the Perfect Pint New York, NY

Apr 02, 2019
3.5 by probert from New York on Mar 23, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Act25 from New Jersey

One notch higher than other BAs, pleased to be the 7th Review of Merman which is flavorful, session IPA at 5.8%.
Got that long island thing going on. (A bit of all coasts)
a) Pours hazed dark golden, amber-brownish body making a lasting head and lace.
s) Dank hops w some grapefruit and pine.
t) Ample flavors balanced across multiple dimensions, leaning lightly toward English IPA.
f) Full bodied, creamy with ample carbonation.
o) Taste blind against any 5 and change IPA.

Mar 04, 2019
4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Feb 22, 2019
3.67 by jpaulreese from New York on Feb 16, 2019
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3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by moodenba from New York

Merman NY IPA (Coney Island) draft was tasted at a late lunch at a Long Island bar during the Government shutdown. (I was greeted by a furloughed acquaintance at the bar.) Merman IPA was served in a chilled glass. The beer was slightly cloudy and exhibited a longlasting creamy head. The over-chilled beer didn't emit much of an aroma. The flavor was fairly typical of modern IPAs, possibly with a less than normal assertive hop flavor. It's a pretty good product of a Boston Beer subsidiary, but nothing outstanding.

Jan 09, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Vegasindependentbeerscene from Maryland

Tapped at overlook bar on east 44th street in Manhattan.

An east coast ipa meets a slight west coast style in a pint glass.

Wish this beer was as memorable as the old east coast vs west coast rap wars.

It's no Biggie Smalls. It's no Tupac Shakur. It's a straight up 3 and a hey.


Jan 08, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by OompaMentor from Georgia

11/24/2018; NYC - Thanksgiving

Jan 04, 2019
3.6 by Eychung from New York on Dec 14, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Boozenburg from Maryland

Look: Fair skinned mermaid with a slightly above skinny-fat body and a culturally appropriated pacific island tattoo sleeve.

Smell: Smells like beer air.

Taste: I like the idea of blending multiple styles to create a unique Indian pale ale. Very hip. But I believe there were one too many coasts involved in this concoction. They all cancelled one another out. @BrewMaven got it right when he picked up on the Cymbopogon. That was definitely lingering on my tongue on the back end. Mostly tastes like nothing. Kinda wet.

Feel: It felt good.

Overall: Overall this beer is nice for a December night but would probably be terrible in August. Next time I might get this. I don't know why.


Just drank a few more and boy am I feeling it. This beer actually got progressively better as I drank a few more, but then got even worse after about 3 or so. I don't know if I got tired of it, or if I'm just so drunk that I don't know what good beer is. After drinking about 5 of them, I'm never getting them again and I know why. Prob cause they taste like toddler shit. Not changing the rating though. Actually I'll make it a 4 point something. Pretty impressive that I drank twelve beers and I'm not even drunk yet. Only peed once too. I'll make a second edit if I find anything else. Thanks guys!

Dec 02, 2018
4.8 by Sd_johnson from New York on Dec 01, 2018
Merman IPA from Coney Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 65 ratings