MegaBoss IPA
Newburgh Brewing Company

MegaBoss IPAMegaBoss IPA
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Newburgh Brewing Company
New York, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,741
Ranked #14,238
3.94 | pDev: 7.11%
May 07, 2022
Dec 11, 2015
Very Good
MegaBoss IPAMegaBoss IPA
Notes: “Mega Boss” (adj): meaning ‘radical’ or ‘awesome’ or ‘super duper’

3 years after we opened in 2012, we really think this whole IPA thing might be taking off…

So we bring you “MegaBoss IPA”, our American IPA loaded with 8 different hop varieties, showcasing some of our favorite IPA things: a rich pineapple & tropical fruit aroma, with a flavor profile that very much follows that aromatic start, concluding with a lemon & herbal hop finish.

At 7.0% ABV, it’s incredibly smooth & easy-drinking, with a bitterness that never overpowers the wonderful flavors from the many hops. An IPA to be enjoyed over & over again.
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3.74 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2022
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

Cloudy, medium yellow gold, which looks quite lemony, in the sunlight. A rather spiced, lemon peel with the juice, a hint of light toast malt, for the aroma. A very lightly malted lemon peel flavor, without a big bite. Medium bodied, with a bit of a tang, with a lemon peel finish, in a good way.
Enjoyed this at the nearby Lakeview House restaurant. Make a reservation, if you go there.

Nov 12, 2021
3.73 by Shiredave from New York on Aug 28, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Poured into a belgian snulip style glass.

L: 3.5. Murky yellowish. Evident carbonation. Lingering head.
S: 4. Very fruity but with a nice resinous backtone.
T: 4.25 Starts out fruity. Tropical and citrusy. Finishes bitter with a malty edge.
F: 3.75 Medium mouthfeel. Bitter and slow going. Enjoy, do not crush,
O: 4. Solid IPA out of Newburgh, recommended for those who prefer West Coast style.

Aug 07, 2021
3.79 by hopley from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2021
3.77 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2021
4 by msondel from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2021
4 by Sinister from New York on Apr 28, 2021
3 by Kaitash from Connecticut on Apr 13, 2020
4.36 by BaxterQ from Maine on Dec 26, 2019
3.83 by Leftover1223 from New Hampshire on Dec 26, 2019
3.75 by SpaethJam from New York on Oct 15, 2019
3.81 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 05, 2019
4.25 by GaryGelb from New York on Oct 04, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

And now, I am finishing my embarkation on yet CANother brewery horizontal as a part of The CANQuest (tm)! It's all very exciting.

From the CAN: "Bright & Floral"; "MegaBoss India Pale Ale[:] Mega Boss” (adj): meaning ‘radical’ or ‘awesome’ or ‘super duper’, which is what we think of our American IPA. The skillful blending of 'New-Age' hop varieties produces a beautiful floral aroma and rich flavor notes of both citrus and tropical fruits, light in body, clean in flavor and crisp in character, MegaBoss IPA is a beer drinker's hoppy paradise."; "Drink Fresh[,] Store Cold".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug since a) it was getting late & I did not want to risk a mess & b) it was not a usual Boss in that it was a standard AIPA. I was happy to see it form just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a hazy, NOT cloudy, Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was very tropical, running the gamut of the usual suspects. Fair dinkum, as long as the taste has some of the advertised citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but definitely solid in the mouth. Mmm, the taste was a welcome break from the previous Bosses! Here, the bitterness of the citrusy hops really stood out, backed up by the tropical fruit hops and an unobtrusive malt presence. Finally! I will grant you that palate fatigue was beginning to set in, but this was more like it. Grapefruit & lemon led the way, trailed by pineapple/guava/mango, but with the latter in a distant position. This was the way that modern AIPAs should be - less reliant on tropical while still giving them a ChANce. Finish was semi-dry to dry, lacking the forceful bitterness of the style. YMMV.

Sep 27, 2019
4 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Look: Slightly cloudy yellow, billowing carbonation. Large, creamy white head.
Smell: Grapefruit, pine, mango, spicy herbs. Some malt sweetness in the background. Really nice.
Taste: Sweet mango, grapefruit, lemon, and malt. Hints of other tropical fruits, maybe some banana. Light herbal bitterness.
Feel: Medium-bodied, crisp, slightly prickly carbonation.
Overall: A really nice, light, citrusy-tropical IPA. This is right up my alley.

(Blind review)

Jun 11, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read "BONANZA 9/28/17" with "CUE THE BRASS" written above it. Only had one beer from Newburgh before and as great as this label was, the liquid on the inside was enjoyable, but not particularly noteworthy...

This had a light goldenrod hue to it as I poured it out, with enough spongy, white head topping it off. Plenty of soapy rings coated the back half of my pint glass once I sipped it, as the consistency was quite nice for a beer of this type. Not a lot could be discerned in this aroma but plenty of floral notes, tropical fruit, and star fruit could be felt here after a b few sniffs. Bitter lemon, lemon pepper spice, herbs, and a springtime floral presence came through in the taste as this felt quite rustic and fruity. Dank pineapple, weed, and deep forest came through in the taste and mouthfeel as this warmed up with this beer going from light to spicy to dank and heavy as it settled on my palate and fully went down the hatch...

Thankfully, this didn't have a lot of booze as there were a lot of other notes for me to chew on both both literally and proverbially. The tropical and star fruit notes emerged more on the palate over time but they weren't enough to fully win me over to this. No, I didn't dislike this beer but it's taste and flavor profile weren't quite up my alley. More malt and depth would have been nice but as it was, this IPA was more of a curiosity than anything else...

Jun 10, 2019
4 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Jun 04, 2019
2.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jun 03, 2019
4 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania on May 26, 2019
4.22 by RichieRich1812 from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2019
3.88 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2019
4 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on May 04, 2019
4 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Apr 20, 2019
3.67 by mltobin from Connecticut on Apr 19, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by VoxRationis from New York

Served on tap in a 16 oz (473 ml) clear cup at the Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange side of golden (polished brass) color with a one finger white head, slightly more than r retention, and decent lacing.
S: Aromas of tangerine, white grapefruit, nectarine, pineapple, and pine.
T: Semisweet but a touch of candy at first. Palate is certainly composed of fruits in the nose, but a caramel core and hints of coarser grain are (pleasantly) evident. Light, nicely balanced bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth.
O: A solid American IPA. Very good: I could certainly see this settling in well when on the beach.

Apr 11, 2019
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 08, 2019
3.75 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: quite aromatic; mango with lemon; a hint of pine;

T: lemon for a moment, then lemon with lemon pith; moderate bitterness from the middle through the finish; a touch of mint toward the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: a lot of fruit in the flavor; smooth; not especially interesting;

Mar 13, 2019
3.57 by pdurkee from New York on Feb 02, 2019
3.71 by Mississippi from Virginia on Jan 08, 2019
3.63 by Magnapinna from Connecticut on Jan 03, 2019
4.14 by JACruz from Massachusetts on Dec 08, 2018
4.03 by BubbleBobble from New York on Nov 03, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy with a goldenstraw hue; the head rises one finger tall and leaves a strand or two

Smell: Lemon and pith with a hint of pine

Taste: Lemon pith and a hint of mint with increasing bitterness, through the middle; dry finish with a lingering bite

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For a beer with eight hop varieties, the flavor profile is rather one dimensional; OK, not great

Oct 16, 2018
3.99 by mickyge from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2018
4.29 by BklynBryan from New York on Aug 29, 2018
4.04 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Aug 16, 2018
4 by Bum4ever from California on Aug 07, 2018
MegaBoss IPA from Newburgh Brewing Company
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