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Heist Brewery

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Heist Brewery
North Carolina, United States
New England IPA
4.45 | pDev: 6.29%
Nov 06, 2020
Jan 28, 2017
Imperial version of "Blurred is the Word". An IPA brewed with Mosaic and Azacca hops. Tropical dankness and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From Tavour. My first from Heist. These guys seem like geniuses in the IPA space. (I say "seem" because I am no expert, being a malt-head.) Nonetheless, I can sense IPA excellence when presented to me... and this qualifies.

Blurred Up Looks like a luscious, lively beverage. It Smells that way also, a full onslaught medley of tropical fruit. Whatever hops that typically bitter up the finish of a NEIPA, Heist has managed to avoid. (Thank you.) In my mouth, this a full and wonderful Feel. I got my money's worth.

As for my brewer review... Started in 2012 as Charlotte's first brewpub, Heist deserves some Hugs. Then in 2016, they" hit their stride" (quotations from their website) as they developed NC's first NEIPA... of which the NEIPA I just drank certainly seems to have as its ancestor. At any rating, they have done much in only eight years. And since they are a success, I'd like to see them return to their 2012 intent of focussing on Belgians and lagers. Their menu is creative and so, I hope, their Belgians have a good chance of better than good. Hopefully, I can get one of those from Tavour. In the meantime, keep bringing culture and the higher learning to NC.
Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Blurred Up from Heist Brewery. Received 10/8/20 from @nc41 in BIF 12. Reviewed 10/25/20.
16 oz can stamped on bottom rim “08/20/20 CAN’T SEE ME”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 52.8 degrees.
Appearance – 4.25.
First pour – Pale straw (SRM 2), hazy and opaque.
Body – Straw (SRM 3), murky and opaque. When held to direct light, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 7.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density, average retention, diminishing to an eight to twelve mm undulating crown with prominences and islands of thick foam remaining on the glass. The cap is thick, rocky, and complete. Second pour produces a tight one cm head.
Lacing – Good. Narrow bands of tiny to medium bubbles with marked prominences and plumes. See also above.
Aroma – 4.5 – Grapefruit predominates, followed by a weak band-aid aroma. No malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.25 – Begins slightly sweet with hints of tropical fruits, weak pineapple dominating. No malt, no yeast. No alcohol (8.4 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Ends slightly resinous.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25. Delicious – hard to stop drinking long enough to type.
Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy yet vibrant yellow with a pearl white head. Fresh grapefruit, papaya, clementine, peach, and pineapple with dank and onion hops. Taste is more fruit forward, brighter complexion than the nose. Tropical flavors in particular star, hops are more grassy. Feel is medium to light bodied with a rising hops trajectory, juicy and full with mild dankness. Classical and pleasant
Oct 18, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 16, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
nice hoppy ipa hoppy flavors and good after taste
Sep 30, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Sep 21, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by woodchip from North Carolina

Sep 16, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Sep 16, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
A: Pours a murky medium to dark golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate apricot + peach + dark golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thick film covering a little more than 65% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of very slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/mango + citrus/grapefruit + tropical/papaya + citrus/tangerine + tropical/passionfruit + tropical/pineapple + dank resinous hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + caramel + oat malts with moderate amounts of caramel + sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + caramel + oat malts with moderate amounts of caramel + sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/mango + citrus/grapefruit + tropical/papaya + citrus/tangerine + tropical/passionfruit + tropical/pineapple + dank resinous hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving moderate lingering tropical + citrus + dank hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of creamy soft/fluffiness with a light to moderate amount of dryness.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly creamy soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable with a great bright citrus + tropical + dank hop flavors and aromas. One of the best DIPAs that I have gotten he chance to try from Heist and possibly my favorite (not that the beer is that hard to find but rather that I always seemed to be busy or out of town when it did show up).
Sep 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Dec 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Nov 02, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by fthegiants from California

Oct 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Definitely the best beer I tried at Heist, It poured hazy like most of their IPA's with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer had a very nice hop aroma coming off of it. The taste has a solid bitterness coming off of it which was nice, The sweetness of the malt is still there but the hops kind of punch right through it. The feel is smooth. Overall This is the one to try if you're at Heist, they're all solid but this one is the one I feel hits the hardest.
Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Sep 16, 2018
Blurred Up from Heist Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 53 ratings