The Little Brother
Brewmaster Jack

The Little BrotherThe Little Brother
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Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
4.1 | pDev: 7.07%
Jun 30, 2020
Jan 11, 2015
The Little BrotherThe Little Brother
Notes: The Little Brother is our biggest and most bitter double IPA. Brewed with loads of Citra hops and a just hint of Simcoe. This beer is named after our owner Tyler's little brother who, despite the title, is the biggest in the family.
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Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 4 by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Sep 03, 2019
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 13, 2019
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Rated by Sweinsier from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Fantastic double IPA. Beautiful hazy orange color. Nice strong citrusy aroma. Goes down very smooth.
Jun 19, 2019
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Rated by echris from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Opaque hazy with a short head. Good IPA with a grassy taste. clean dry finish.
Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

May 18, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts

May 15, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by degueulasse from California

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This hazy tan beer is a double IPA that comes with a dry mouthfeel and a taste of some dank hops. It is juicier than most beers of its kind, and it leaves with the memory of apples and grapes, even if that is mostly on the aftertaste.
Jul 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 27, 2018
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Reviewed by GHow from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
My 1st taste of a Brewmaster Jack product, Purchased a single 16 oz can dated 4/16/18. I didn't look at the reviews until I tasted and went to rate. Everyone below is right on with the summations. Great combination of flavors and tastes. Very smooth sipping IIPA. The IBU is rated high but not overpowering and in the way.The bitterness was on the top my tongue but not overpowering. Not bad "Little Brother", when I see you again we'll party. :)
Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Hazy peach colored body; thick, foamy white head. Fruity aroma of orange and grapefruit. Light bready base with a dry tartness and lighter citrus fruit taste; some alcohol. Heavy body yet rather soft and feathery; dry.

Perhaps this beer is past its prime. It certainly presents a strong, dry hoppiness and a rather boozy quality, but the malt character, for balance, just isn't there. Drinkable but wouldn't be a go-to unless a fresher version provides better depth and balance.
Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Bloodsnot77 from New Hampshire

Jun 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a dark moldy orange/copper color with a finger's worth of a white foamy head. Slight lace ran here and there.
The aroma had a nice blend of sharp pine and grapefruit rind. With a little bit of warming, the sweet side of the grapefruit came out, semi-pulpy but restrained a bit.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a little bit of hope spice kicking at the noticeable grapefruit rind. Pure and full with a chilled grapefruity sweetness in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a substantially keen sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt as the norm for a New England styled DIPA, low but I'm not bothered by this, just something one gets used to after a while (they're all doing it these days).
Overall, while some Brewmaster Jack beers can be hit or miss, this one has never actually missed it for me. This one is probably one of their best beers to date and am proud to say: I'd be happy to continue drinking more of this.
May 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Canned on 4/18/18

Pours a hazy dark orange carrying a short, off-white head.

Aroma of muted, but discernible notes of dank grapefruit and pine; definitely hints of an oncoming booze bite.

I'm tasting a boozy and raw balance of malt and hops; maintains a citrusy undertone that has it drinking like a malty Screwdriver with a bite leaving a lasting impression on the finish.

Feels relatively thin, but unexpectedly smooth overall.

'Disjointed' may be the best way to describe this one; its base notes are solid, but are kept from shining through by the imbalance and raw booziness.
May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The Little Brother - Brewmaster Jack
DIPA - 8.5% abv
Canned 4/16/18 (27 days ago)
Purchased for $5 at Threes’ Bottle Shop

L - 1.5 finger sparse head atop a vibrant orange body.

S - citrus, pine, dank, candy.

T - dank orange. Pine is very prominent in the middle. A little biscuit. Mildly bitter. Mildly sweet. Mildly boozy.

F - medium body and carb.

O - a dank juicy brew. Slightly out of balance towards dank, but still enjoyable.
May 13, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz. can served in a tulip. Pours a dull orange hue with a hazy clarity and a frothy, half inch, cream-colored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution and adhere to the walls of the glass. Big orange notes on the nose with just a hint of pith. Taste follows nose; however, it's a bit more subdued - more pith than juice. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. All and all, a solid shelf NEIPA.
May 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Maxms from Russian Federation

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had it from a can. 110 IBU. 8,5% Perfect combination. Good Double NEIPA overall. Citrus notes could be less though. Smelled distinctly lemon sugar cookie. Color is nice hazy dark yellow.
May 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Light golden colored opaque body... Was ready for some kinda NEIPA fruit smoothie bomb (is that even a thing?), but this was just flat out great! Nice amalgam of soft, smooth fruit and mellow, slightly dank pine... Well-balanced between the two coasts, with moderate bitterness, mild sweetness, and intense smoothness... 8.5% abv, 110 IBUs (but enough sugars to make it taste like half o' that)... Left a nice dull shellac on the tongue, with the kinda finish that makes ya wish ya had another... 4/18/18 canning...
May 05, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle served in a nonic pint. I don't see a date on the bottle. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours slightly hazy, amber, with a smallish head and moderate to low carbonation. Smell is pine, pine resin, something green that I might describe as cilantro.

Taste is much milder than I was expecting from the aroma. Juicier, but still piney, marshmallow fluff for sure.

Mouthfeel is a little slick and resinous. Overall, it's good. Not stellar.
Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by Donkster46 from Washington

Sep 08, 2017
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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - those little guys on the label! Adorbs! Crystal clear caramel gold. Slightly coffee-stained white head.

S - deep-rooted orange and pine. Light vanilla and caramel. Wood. Oak. Apricot.

T - more okay vanilla, but it's strange; this doesn't strike me as a barrel-aged beer at all, nor does it taste like one, but I'm getting those subtle flavors nonetheless. Earthy and grainy. Cardboard and orange malts. Numbing bitterness that sneaks up on you.

F - smooth and creamy as expected for a beer of this ABV. Slightly on the syrupy side and a bit sticky.

O - feels much more elegant and mature than it comes off. Refined and purposed flavors. Is this the little brother... or the older brother?
Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 3.95 by luvbier from Vermont

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by thoglund from New York

Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed by timmy2b from New York

3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can poured into a goblet. Hazy Yellow/golden color. Fairly clear with a smaller cloudy white head which dissipated quickly. Slight bitterness in the taste. Small amount of citrus in the aftertaste. Easy drinking with a pretty smooth finish, but a lighter than I expected it to be. Would drink again.
Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Aug 05, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by festizio from California

Aug 04, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the piney flavors are a touch stronger and stand out in front of the citrus. The hops lend a moderate amount of bitterness. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good example of a "juicy" New England IPA. I really liked the mixture of citrus and pine in the taste.

Serving type: can
Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by rjd722 from Maryland

Jul 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by MJSh3a08 from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2017
The Little Brother from Brewmaster Jack
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