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Brewmaster Jack
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
3.83 | pDev: 8.36%
Jun 23, 2020
May 17, 2018
Very Good
Notes: A New England Style Double IPA brewed with flaked oats. The oats add a smooth mouthfeel to complement the juicy flavors of Mosaic and Simcoe hops.
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Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Cloudy, dirty orange body; dense, sculpted head. Sweet, stone fruit aroma infused with some caramel malt notes; mild orange and banana. Thin malt and fruit flavor; a bit of toasted grain; nice hop bitterness lasting long into the finish. Medium body but a bit watery; some alcohol dryness underlying a slight sugary sweetness.

An underwhelming beer that looks fine but just doesn't get all the pieces together. It does have the look down and a very nice overall hop bitterness, but the malt backbone and body comes across as weak and underdeveloped.
Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned in 6/11/18 and opened on 8/22/18. A couple months out. But should be fine....

The liquid is an orange hued golden color. Hazy,but not opaque or milky looking which is a bit odd for the New England style. The foam is white, clumpy, more bubbly than most, decent lacing and good coverage.

Tangy citrusy hop aroma's pop out first, grapefruit, sweet tarts, citrus and slightly funky... almost soapy. The malt also seems a bit heftier and sweeter than most New England style dipa's I can think of.

The flavor had some seriously high-toned effects, sharp grapefruit style bite, dry earthiness after that. Soon comes orange and citrus notes, more dry-earthy tang, bitter, high alpha west coast style effects. The malt is also more Amber...darker toned, with a bit more sweetness in the long run. It certainly tastes and feels "double dry-hopped".

Oats are a favorite adjunct of mine within the NE IPA styles. It usually adds so much smooth charecter and a softer body to the mouthfeel. This one certainly has some minimal oat charecter, you can taste it within the malty flavor's, although the body feel and texture is only subtle. The smooth, hearty tones of the oats is the highlight for me, even though it's pretty subtle. Mosiac and Simcoe are classic hop strains, favorite's for sure. But they seem almost "old school" at this point. Higher alpha acids from these two, dry-hopped bring in more bitterness than I expect from the NE style.

All in all, this one has some sharp edges and odd happenings but certainly keeps you guessing and interested. Drinkability is limited due to the sharper and more extreme malt/bitter hops and slightly boozy charecter.b
Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Aug 16, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle served in a pint glass. Don't see a date.

Pours a grayish amber with a smallish head and moderate carbonation. Smell is dishwater and tropical fruit.

Taste is a little dishwater, tea, something tropical (maybe passion fruit).

Mouthfeel is medium, dry, a little flat. Overall...not bad, but unimpressive.
Aug 15, 2018
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Rated by Hawaiipa from California

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very interesting color and taste. I liked it.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.82 by Dmbphoenix from New York

Aug 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dated 6/12/18 on the bottom of the can, 5.5 weeks since brewing.

Pours a cloudy golden-straw with a finger of compact, white head. Nose starts with a floral + earthy catty mix, followed by even more florals, blackberry, over-ripened papaya and some toasted oatmeal. Lots of different big floral notes on first taste, followed by the notes of the nose as well as resin, slight hop candy and a fleshy orange. Mouthfeel is a soft and fluffy medium with light, prickly carbonation. Not your stereotypical opaque, heavy, juice only NEIPA. Soft with a mix of different notes and still maintains a bit of bitterness + drying. Great for a hot summer day, refreshing and full, but not heavy enough to weigh you down. If I see this around locally, I'll be picking it up again.
Jul 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
16oz. can served in a willbecker. Canned 6/2/18. Pours a hazy golden orange with a rocky, quarter inch, bright white head. Nose expresses sweet citrus and pith. Taste consistent with nose - flaked oats come out in the flavor profile; however, not really getting much Simcoe. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a consistent, even carbonation. Overall, solid and accessible, but nothing really stands out.
Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by dental from Massachusetts

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- Slightly hazy golden orange body with a one finger foamy frothy white head. Fairly good head retention and plenty of large sheets of lace.

S- Juicy and fruity hops make up the bulk of the aroma. Mango, peach and sweet juicy stone fruits lead into tangerine, sweet orange juice, bubble gum, herbs and floral hop hints.

T- Shifts somewhat from the aroma here with a very obvious zesty citrus and ruby red grapefruit note joining in with the big mango, tangerine, oranges, peach, floral, mint, dank herbs and slight pine. Slight bit of subtle pale grains but mostly the big juicy and fruity hops.

MF- Fluffy and silky smooth body thanks in part to the oats. Very creamy and somewhat chewy and a high level of carbonation. Ends with a medium bitterness.

Bright fruity and juicy hops with a smooth and luscious mouthfeel. The mix of bright citrus and stone fruits is a classic one and this one finds a very nice balance of hop flavors.
Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 4 by Bustersuess from New York

Jul 12, 2018
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Canned 6/12/18
pours a nice fluffy creamy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, a bit of lacing, hazy lemon yellow color

Nose lots of citrus and some tropical, a bit musty dank with some pine and sap notes, big lemony, zesty, young tangerine and some grapefruit, little dank passion fruit and generic tropical

Taste brings more dank and grassy slight pine, a touch of malt but seems a bit watery and light esp for DIPA, but a bit of creamy oats, a little grapefruit pith, citrus zest but a bit lemon and young tangerine again, a touch of candy sweet citrus marmalade, a bit of a generic tropical fruit jam, fair grassy pithy and a bit spicy pine, the finish dries a bit and gets a bit of warming alcohol, fair bitterness kicks in with a weird pine earthy bitter plant thing that is kinda icky.

Mouth is med bod but a touch thin, a bit soft creamy, decent carb, touch of warming alcohol late

Overall a bit of a let down, not enough malt to really prop up the finish as the hops get really weird and bitter, fruits didn't explode as much as I expected them to, however not terrible and mosaic doesn't turn to nasty, so not bad, but I usually expect better from Brewmaster Jack
Jul 10, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Double dry hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic hops, brewed with flaked oats... Pale gold, faintly hazed under a coupla fingers of white head... Presents suggestions of candied grapefruit pith and peel, mildly bitter, mildly sweet; some undercurrents of light pine airing it out... Light-bodied, amply carbonated, soft and smooth... Decent, but unexceptional... 6/12/18 canning...
Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 03, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Jul 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into IPA glass. Dated 6/11/18
Sweet candied pineapple orange nose with a nice golden orange look. Taste follows nose with little pine bite at end. Creamy feel. Very nice NE IPA. They did a good job on this one.
Jun 28, 2018
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Rated by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Canned on 6/12/18
Jun 27, 2018
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Reviewed by iculus from New York

4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a 16 oz can dATED 6/18/18. Well this is a different beer from Brewmaster Jack. It is a citrus forward, grapefruit in your face, refreshing kind of brew. Excellent summer beer and very different from what I have had from this brewery. At 8.2% no sign of alcohol. Supper white head, excellent lacing and medium/light mouth feel. I would have liked to have more of a hop transition, but over all tasty summer drink. Brewmaster Jack, this brew shows your versatility. I hope I can grab another 4 pack, before it is gone.
Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
So they stamped the can on the ring where the can sits on in turn makes it hard to decipher the stamped on date. However, I believe it says 06/11/2018.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was murky orange color with a small cap of a little white foamy head. Mild lace slid with the sips. But light spotty specks dot the glass.
The aroma had some pineapple and a little pine, however, the flaked oats bring in a huge effect on this beer which end up stifling some of the Simcoe. Light whiff of wax, uhmmmm, yeah, that's not nice to me.
The flavor yields to the sweetness of the hops and the flaked oats. Mild aftertaste of pineapple with a semi-sticky sweetness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, not sure what Brewmaster Jack is trying to pull here, but I don't care for candle wax in the aroma of my beer. I was able to finish two cans but I really don't see myself coming back to this.
Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by kniles38 from New York

Jun 22, 2018
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