Trial By Combat | Brewmaster Jack

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
brewmasterjack.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Brewmaster_Jack on 02-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,832
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
72
pDev:
9.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Comes in a hazy translucent golden orange color, with a massive foamy and soapy head that dies down to leave lots of chunky lacing.
The aroma has restrained but tart passionfruit, orange zest, mango, grapefruit, and earthy, woody, spicy hops.
The taste is tart passionfruit, papaya, mango, orange, grapefruit, toast, honey, white chocolate, and earth and hints of pine and clove on the finish. A bit strange for an IPA, but it tastes good. Finishes lightly dry with just a touch of bitterness. Extremely crushable for its abv.
The mouthfeel is medium-plus-ish, well carbonated, dry, crisp, and slightly resinous.

Overall: Maybe it's not the passionfruit bomb you're looking for, but this is a tasty and crushable NEIPA supplemented with passion fruit juice. It's good.

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil9250
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/24/18 canning of this DIPA brewed with passionfruit juice... Deep golden color, hazy translucence under a coupla fingers of clean white head... Citrus and tropical fruits on the nose have an earthy, musty undercurrent... Passion fruit is evident on the sip, but accompanied by a character that is just as vegetal as it is fruity - suggestion of garden herbs and vegetables as well as having some tropical elements... Sweetness is mild, bitterness is mild - smooth and soft carbonation in a medium-weight body... Despite not being a passion fruit guy, and despite the odd, earthy, vegetal aspect, found this beer to be very enjoyable, even if not exceptional...

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Photo of AD17
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eddiefl
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dblais
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jrc1093
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
2.84/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ronl12
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blksab99
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jorgerod99
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Murph106157
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.28/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2018-02-03
22oz bottle served in a large snifter. Given to me by @mr-jj. I don't see a date.

Pours a fairly ugly dingy grey-brownish color with a smallish head. Murky. Smell is passionfruit and hop flowers, but very mild.

Taste is heavy fruit juice and a slow off bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, fairly still. Overall...it's not terrible, but I'm not impressed.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of holzman57
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
2.66/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Picked this up at Julio's.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super hazy dark orange hue one finger head that faded to leave light side lacing and a thin creamy wispy blanket.

S - Aromas of ethanol, caramel malts, weird vegative aroma. Not getting much in the way of hops at all. Just like caramel drizzled tomato slices along with a side of rubbing alcohol. Really, really perplexing here.

T - Taste is vegative again, tomato forward somehow. I get a slightly spicy, earthy hop flavour, but I also get an almost light salinity at the start. Finish is generic bitterness. Plenty of caramel malts and a little bit of alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated though perhaps a little on the thin side.

O - Overall this was an utter train wreck. Passion fruit translates so, so wonderfully in a beer but here it's as if someone mistook an heirloom tomato for a passion fruit. This has loads of potential but fell way, way short of the mark. I thought i liked Brewmaster Jack...but the past few beers I've had from them were just awful Kind of shocked...

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of jlindros
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No canning date, big creamy fluffy head fades slowly, thick lacing, murky pink grapefruit blood orange color

Nose juicy fruit, citrus, tropical notes, grapefruit, mild passion fruit, fair creamy malt, pith and spicy hop notes

Taste weird vegetal thing like carrot beet juice or something, tomato juice, little grapefruit and orange pith, faint passion fruit, creamy wheat and malt, hint of booze warmth. Little grassy spicy hop late

Mouth is med bod, creamy fluffy carb but a bit lighter, hint of booze warmth

Overall weird characters, decent hop notes, very little passion fruit

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Trial By Combat from Brewmaster Jack
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 72 ratings