Hoppiness Is A Warm Pun
Brewmaster Jack

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Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
4.2 | pDev: 8.33%
Oct 10, 2019
Nov 20, 2014
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Rated: 4.23 by Cliffy21 from Canada (QC)

Oct 10, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Mar 09, 2019
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Reviewed by GHow from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Dated 01.18.19. Hazed unfiltered gold look. Hop and Fruit aroma mates with taste including a back of the palate IBU bite and feel. The name fits the brew. Have one..........
Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by RyanF78MA-FL from Florida

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. There's a spot for a bottled-on day to be printed, but there's no date there, so I guess we're rollin' the dice here!

Appearance: super-duper hazy, milky body with an orange hue, and a finger of frothy ivory foam atop. Fills the bill for a hazy IPA!

Smell: big fruity aromas; tropical and a bit citrusy, there's plenty of juicy aroma here. There's something aromatic here that reminds me of fresh latex paint -- and somehow, it's not a bad thing. Bodacious.

Taste: the juice is loose! Admittedly, it's hard to determine what fruit the juice is from, but let's go with ... hops? It's kind of grassy, along with a bit of a mango-ey fruity flavor. I really like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a very nice creaminess indeed. For an IPA, it's really wonderful.

Overall: this beer ticks all the boxes for me. Although the flavor is more "miscellaneous hop character" than any particular fruit, it really works exceedingly well for my palate. Outstanding!
Apr 24, 2018
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Reviewed by degueulasse from California

4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This beer has a gorgeous yellow haze to it, its cloudiness as mysterious as it is inviting. It has a delicate flavor that seems to be Massachusetts standard for IPAs: sweet without recalling any specific fruits, though this brand of sweetness might be a bit closer to peach and pear than to pineapple or mango.
Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Apr 13, 2018
Rated: 2.52 by jesusgorilla from Maine

Apr 09, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by Ksanderson03 from Washington

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 31, 2018
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very hazy orange yellow with a nice inch plus head that leaves plenty of thick foamy lace on the sides of the glass, with some very solid retention. 4.5

Smell is papaya, tangerine, passionfruit, pineapple, and just a hint of grapefruit. 4.5

Taste follows tropical front to back with papaya, pineapple, tangerine, and passionfruit dominating with a subtle hit of grapefruit in the amazingly balanced finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, just the right soft carbonation, juicy but slightly sticky from all the fresh hops, and at 8.2% ABV it is dangerously approachable. 4.75

Overall I just really loved this beer, just exactly what you want in a NEDIPA. A friend gave me this and I want more!
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by Shaymus from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2018
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Rated by generic_beer from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very Good DIPA. Somehow the distribution makes it's way to central/northern Vermont. I like it
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Gsquared12 from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by Paul-G from New Hampshire

Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 4.55 by Bloodsnot77 from New Hampshire

Feb 28, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by Maudrey from New Hampshire

Feb 28, 2018
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 2/07/18

Hazy,murky apricot-gold, with light, creamy off-white head.

Aroma is fairly muted. What there is a light peach pie filling, that is then overcome by a slightly boozy fruited-brandy aroma.

The taste is inscrutable at first, as with the aroma. There is a fermented mixed fruit juice flavor, at first. (Yeah I know, beer IS fermented. ;) ) If you mixed pineapple juice with tangerine and apricot juice, all just as they start to ferment - THAT is the taste and feel. Not a bad thing. : ) Then a touch of pine,bitterness, and alcohol come along to finish.

The texture is medium lightly creamy/oily with fine carbonation throughout, with a lingering tingle on the tip of the tongue.

Overall while this is difficult to dissect , it's easy to drink. A pleasant experience, & I'm glad I got a 4pk, not just a single. (As I almost did. ; ) )
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by EKubik from New York

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by kniles38 from New York

Feb 20, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4 by CMC73 from Oregon

Jul 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Rogerlb from California

4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottled from 4/24/17. This boring but strikingly-labeled Brewmaster (hey, it's about what's in the bottle not on it) pours a cloudy opaque orange gold. No floaters or carb bubbles visible, however. A 1 1/2 finger head that's sudsy. Insincere lacing and no alcohol legs when you swirl. This is a good looking glass of beer.

Aroma is citrus, juicy, all hops, no real malt. Bit of pine but only if you insist on looking for it.

And the taste -- malt and hops, and earth, even a bit of oregano (not kidding). Spoiled mango, along with a bitter undercurrent fighting with that sweet alcohol tinge that you get in a lot of "triple" IPAs. That said, this is full-bodied and balanced, it's not too much of anyone thing, although this thing is loaded with hop flavor without being a "hop bomb."

Tropical, this could almost pass for a seasonal summer beer, but with the boozy 8.2% ABV, which is pretty hidden in plain sight, probably makes it sweeter and balances out the hops without being "boozy" or sickly sweet. Well done.

As other reviews note, it's a little different, intense without going off the rails. Brewmaster Jack is one of my favorites, makes solid IPA and DIPAs and this is another great beer.
Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by FFreak from Vermont

Jun 21, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.17/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a golden copper color with a thin transparency about it. Some carbonation could be seen rising at a decent pace to fill a finger’s worth of quickening foamy head. Messy ring of lace. The aroma had some sweet dried wood, light peaches, some pine needles, and lime. Steady malt base. The flavor copied the aroma pretty much spot on leaning towards the sweet side and sliding into a sly bitterness of the pine. Drying bitter piney to peachy sort of aftertaste. Finish was quick with some subtle piney dry bitterness. The palate was about medium bodied with a steady sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, decent DIPA that I could go at again.
Jun 21, 2017
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Reviewed by TrojanRB from Texas

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a opaque brownish orange, with a finger of creamy white head and good retention

Smells of pineapple and tangerine, a bit of malt

Taste is kind of muddled....large malt presence, some fruit, some pine, but not very cohesive

Thick mouthfeel, alcohol is noticeable, moderate carbonation
Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle served in a tulip. I don't see a date. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours hazy dingy amber with a medium head and lots of fine carbonation. Smell is nice, tropical and green, rich, I like it.

Taste is also very pleasing. Same descriptors as the aroma, but with a medium bitter kick to finish it off. Maybe a touch too sweet or lacking a touch of bitterness, but still a very pleasing beer, and probably perfect for some tastes.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Overall, very good beer.
Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by dfecteau from Massachusetts

Jun 02, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by smcel371 from New York

May 28, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by AGust82 from Connecticut

May 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

May 26, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by festizio from California

May 23, 2017
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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
16 oz can bought in Newburyport, MA - no date found on can

Pours a slightly hazy warm orange gold color with a one finger head at most. Spotty lacing.

Aroma is a thin but fruity lime and orange - unusual.

Taste has a bit of a burn to it up front - expected from a DIPA. Malt is light to moderate with a sweetness to it. Hop flavor is up front with a vaguely fruity tone to it. The lime does stick out. Hard to pick it out through all the burn. A moderate to strong bitterness comes in near the end and lingers.

Feel is not too sticky but with a in your face alcohol burn, maybe a little astringency too. Not ideal in my book.

Overall it's a pretty good DIPA but I'm not a fan of overly strong alcohol flavor so take my score with a grain of salt.
May 23, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

May 21, 2017
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a can of this at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice deep dark golden hue with a one finger white head that faded slowly to leave a nice creamy blanket and very light lacing.

S - Aromas of very bright citrus, orange peel, light grapefruit. Nice tropical pineapple notes as well. The orange juice aspects of the nose are excellent, super fresh and lightly sweet.

T - Taste is unfortunately not nearly as good as the nose. The orange juice is more subdued and the citrus is more of a zest/peel with some lightly generic bitterness. There is something else going on, I can't quite place it but there is an unusual taste. There is some malt sweetness, the flavour profile is on the thinner side. The odd taste...it's not vegetative but something else. Without that this would be a a rather tasty beer.

M - Mouthfeel is on the thin side, alcohol is hidden well but not much in the way of carbonation.

O - Overall this had the potential to be a very, very good DIPA. Great appearance and aroma but the taste and mouthfeel was really lackluster. Very unfortunate.

Serving Type: Can
May 18, 2017
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Reviewed by flaskman from New York

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is cold and fresh from the fridge. Purchased 2 bottles in the .99 cent bin and the bottled on part of the label is blank so no idea how old this is. It poured a very attractive cloudy orange with a decent head. The head dissipated fairly quickly with residual around the edges. Some lacing is present but nothing great. It smells Interesting enough to want to take a sip. It is a very interesting DIPA. Kinda fruity but not overly so. Kinda bitter but not overly so. It is well balanced with a slight boozy taste that I am having difficulty describing. Good mouthfeel and slightly bitter on the back end. A very good brew.
May 18, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by wafers from New York

May 16, 2017
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