Heist Brewery

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New England IPA
Ranked #43
Ranked #200
4.54 | pDev: 6.39%
Heist Brewery
North Carolina, United States
Notes: Sometimes listed as Citra-Quench!-Al or Citraquintial

IPA brewed with Citra. Flooded with the unmistakeable aroma and flavor of Citra hops. Big tropical fruit accompanied by a smooth, dry finish. Hazy on purpose, delicious by intent.

65 IBU
Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 300 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jimmybram from North Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Crowler into pint glass 1 day after canning

Look - Pale orange. Large bubbled head with thin lacing. Classic NE style IPA look.
Smell - Tons of citrus and mango.
Taste - Nice balance of acidity and sweetness. Citrus notes, specifically tangerine, shine through with subtle vanilla and mango.
Feel - Smooth as all get out. Soft mouth feel with low bite.
Overall - What a great beer. Nice balance and on par with most great haze. Not overly complicated and that is a good thing.

Dec 25, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Super hazed juice bomb our. Big fluffy white head leaves great lacing.

S: Citra hops. Fruity/tropical and citrus.

T.F: Light grains up front. Sweet... lush tropical fruits with mango, orange juice, and grapefruit. Lighter pineapple and tangerine. Creamy and smooth... medium bodied and sticky on the tongue. More fruit at the finish.

O: An outstanding NEIPA. One to seek out.

Jun 28, 2019
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LAC420 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing. This was my introduction into IPA's, and now I am hooked! I absolutely recommend this beer to everyone who is in Charlotte and loves good beer. All of Heist Brewery's brews are amazing though!! For sure one to check out!

Jun 04, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned fall 2016; drank 10/15/16 @ the Palace.

Opaque orange juice appearance.

HUGE white head; frothy lace.

Orange citrus & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fresh orange citrus flavor up front; mild grapefruit bite on the finish.

Very fruit forward; simple but effective.

Feb 24, 2019
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a crowler if this when I was in NC for a house hunting trip. Moving from CT I was anxious to try the best NC had to offer. It’s almost as good as any NE IPA from the classic stops. Well done Heist!

Feb 22, 2019
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to russpowell for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11 14 2018

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava, pineapple, peach), nice little diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava, pineapple, peach), nice little diesel like. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Orange Julius! Addictive! Milk Shake! Thanks Russ!

Jan 02, 2019
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on draft at Smoke and Barrell bbq joint. Juicy, creamy, smooth...enter any adjective here and it applies! Throughly enjoyed this even though smoky bbq might not be the best pairing!

Nov 24, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured with a short white head that left lots of wisps of lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit juice are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of grapefruit juice along with a touch of associated sourness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes just like drinking ruby red grapefruit juice. It is very crushable.

Serving type: can

Oct 13, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - massive head atop a glowing orange body.

S - grapefruit, herb.

T - Mmmmm. Meaty hops. Brisket, cheese, garlic, fried onions. A little grapefruit. Low bitterness. No sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - now only the 6th beer I’ve found that tastes like barbecue to me. I taste Citra in a strange way apparently. Yum!

Oct 06, 2018
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I unfortunately can't get down with 100% Citra IPAs much anymore (with the exception of Double Citra from HF - drool) - the overpowering qualities of cat pee dominate here; good to try though, and a great body for what it is.

Oct 03, 2018
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CollinaTiger from South Carolina

4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the tap:
Look: Golden orange color with nice 1" white head; very hazy and opaque.
Smell: Hints of mango, orange, grapefruit.
Taste: Very tasty with hints of tropical orange/grapefruit, slightly dry with a little bitterness at the end.
Feel: Medium to heavy body; smooth and creamy. Lightly carbonated.
Overall: Probably my favorite newly discovered beer this year. Very drinkable and highly recommended.

Aug 21, 2018
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2beerdogs from California

3.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mr. Beer_Economicus for this Charlotte beauty.
Pours a vibrant orange to golden hue. Opaque. Fluffy white head rises about 2 fingers in height. Scattered lacing.
Smell is bright citrus. Orange zest, floral lemon, and a fluffy oatmeal grain note. Very inviting.
Taste follows along. The flavor really does move in unison with the mouthfeel. The lite, fluffy delivery of such smooth citrus notes is quite satisfying. The finish is almost bitter, but definitely juicy.
Overall, a notable hazy. It is more nuanced hazy IPA, and I like that.

Aug 20, 2018
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Shroom from South Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewery. Get there EARLY to get a park. My favorite draft IPA to date, smooth and power-flavors with excellent finish. Great staff at Heist let me sample others without asking. Highest recommendation! Also got some 16 oz cans for my homeboys as I live 259 miles away

Aug 15, 2018
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 07/06/18, so 10 days ago.

A: Pours a light orange, sort of orange juice like, completely opaque, with a third finger of off white head. Leaves some waves of lacing on the glass, with pretty good retention.

S: Fleshy orange, pink grapefruit, a bit of mango/guava, and very light grainy-ness. Very well constructed, though not exactly bursting with flavor.

T: Pink grapefruit and orange, fairly dry which tends to accentuate the medium-light bitterness through the finish. A bit less bitterness or a bit of sweetness to balance it would go a long way.

M: Silky smooth medium body but with what seems like a bit of gritty hop matter. Medium-light carbonation. Fairly creamy.

O: Tasty, very drinkable IPA, kind of on the lighter and (somewhat, for a NE IPA) more bitter end.

Jul 25, 2018
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crowler, shared with friends on 5/26 - Citraquench'l pours a light, attractive yellow-orange. It looks a bit like Tang, actually, plus carb! It smells fantastic - sweet and full of citrus.

The taste and mouth feel are light and refreshing, with lots of orange and citrus. It's also fairly yeasty, chewy, and hoppy - though not bitter.

I really like this beer. This would easily be a go-to summer beer were it in my distribution.

May 27, 2018
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a three hour old crowler. 
Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of white head.
Smells of citrus, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, faint herbal notes.
Taste follows to a tee. Juicy sweet citrus balanced with a bit of grapefruit.
Medium bodied, super smooth.
Overall an outstanding beer. The best all Citra IPA I've had in awhile.

May 14, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Southern Grist. Bright yellow haze with a fluffy white head. Huge Citra aroma. All citrus and berries with no catty notes. The taste stood up to the nose. Great and bright citrus Notes with a faint underlying dankness. Bready malt. Just outstanding.

May 02, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A pale, murky, juicy looking beer with a nice light and sticky head. The nose is full of grapefruit, papaya, a tiny bit of green onion and pine. Sweet caramel, bitter citrus pith, grapefruit and pine. Finishes dry with a big pine aftertaste. Very good beer.

Apr 27, 2018
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orangeish yellow. Foamy, tall white head that lasts A while with good lacing.

Smells tropical, orange, light grapefruit, caramel make and papaya

Tastes mango, papaya, orange, tropical, melon and citrus peel. Finish is semi dry with a citrus peel and grapefruit linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

Apr 06, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a turbid, peach-flesh like color with two and half fingers of white foamy head. Head forms eagerly even out of an 8 day old crowler. Lovely lacing left behind as well. Splendid start to the drinking experience. Aroma is tropical fruits - specifically, papaya, mango, and pineapple with a sweet marmalade note in the back. On the hop spectrum of bitter to sugary sweet, this lands at about a 60% sweet. Not overly so, but just enough to welcome a sip. Flavor profile oozes papaya, mango, pineapple, sweet marmalade, and peaches. Yeast is present, but just barely so, with a dash of biscuit malts in the back. The soft, slightly grainy, calcium-like feeling keeps this beer drinking smooth delivering those wonderful hop notes. It has a medium thickness that fills out the palate well without drinking like a meal. Overall, a sublime NE IPA. Loads of hop notes that remain well balanced. It is a touch sweet, but isn't overly so.

Served in a 12oz snifter from an 8 day old 32oz crowler.

Apr 05, 2018
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: cloudy, yellow orange, nice lacing, looks like a milkshake
S: citrus all over the place
T: very citrusy, with hints of apricots and melon
F: phenomenal mouthfeel, rich, creamy and juicy
O: fantastic beer

Mar 30, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw color with a slighly white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a grapefruit and slight hops that is very pleasant. Taste is also a grapefruit and slight hops that is very appealing.

Mar 17, 2018
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a nonic pint glass.

Pours an orange-juice looking hazy body with a fluffy white head that reduces to a layer and leaves good chunky lacing.

Straight citrus on the nose, creamy orange creamsicle and dank orange skins. On the tongue it’s a burst of orange creamy dank hop notes sitting on a decent slightly sweet malt backbone. Easy mouthfeel low carbonation.

Quite delicious, reminds me of Julius.

Mar 10, 2018
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oldn00b from Virginia

4.82/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is easily one of the best, most surprising IPAs I've come across in a while. Had this while I was in Charlotte and it was easily the best beer I had on my trip. Not to knock the rest of their beer, but this was by far their standout. I had it on tap and from a crowler a couple days later and it was just fantastic. Locally, it reminds me a lot of what Triple Crossing does in Richmond, but it was just better all around. Absolutely fantastic beer I hope they start making more readily available so I can trade for it. It's worth it.

Oct 03, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Pours bright orange hazy with thick fluffy white head that lasts forever. Lots of stringy lacing all over the glass.

Aroma - Huge amounts of juice orange, pineapple, orange sherbet this things smells juicy and amazing.

Taste - Taste is exactly like the aroma tons of orange, mango, papaya and pineapple smooth with a tart grapefruit bite at the finish.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated creamy smooth

Overall - I cannot think of one thing I would change about this beer. Excellent tropical flavors and aromas.

Jun 17, 2017
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