Neck Oil | Beavertown Brewery

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Neck OilNeck Oil

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Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by FLima on 11-15-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 99
Photo of Vader444
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can pour into 2/3 pint glass.

Tasty, easy drinking session IPA. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Clearly not a complex beer for pontificating over, this is nonetheless perfect for sitting and shooting the breeze with your amigos. Nothing to complain about here.

I like. Cheers!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried the Neck Oil at the Pink Moon Saloon in Adelaide. I didn't have time to write a review on the spot. From what I remember I thought it was pretty good. Poured a golden clear with white head. The scent had some citrus notes. The taste was decently balanced. Overall its worth a shot.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky straw with billowing head

Plenty of aroma, tropical fruits, sweet, citrus,

Decentcsimilar taste too, low malts, thin body, fairly short finish considering but a bit of bitterness hangs on


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Photo of Hallu
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very "polite" IPA. The nose is clearly a classic American IPA, and the foam is very thick. But it's not very pungent, it's subtle. So you tick all the IPA boxes (citrus, tropical fruits etc...). The taste is weird. You feel like it's an IPA, but again, it's not very powerful. The carbonation is strange. With the dryness, it feels like you're drinking Perrier, not beer. It's quite malty (bread) but the finish comes back to the citrus, and is definitely the best thing in this, as it lasts for a very long time. I'm not sure I would have this one again, it just feels odd, like it's not balanced properly. It feels like they didn't really decided to go for strong malts or strong hops (either in quantity or type) and just compromised on each. But it makes me wanna try one of their stronger IPAs to see what they can do when they don't pull out their punches.

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Photo of interzen
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml can poured into a chalice glass

Look: Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a thick, foamy off-white head that seems to be a bit of a 'thing' in Beavertown's beers. Good retention.

Smell: As you'd expect from an American-style IPA, it's hops front and centre, with a bucketload of citrus and passion-fruit leading the charge with a more subtle earthy floralness in the background.

Taste: Fresh, clean, almost 'clinical' hop taste - heavy on the citrus and passion-fruit (again) with a malty hoppiness following closely behind. Finish is long, dry and delightfully astringent.

Feel: Despite being a fairly 'low' ABV for an American-style IPA this manages to avoid being thin and watery. Very refreshing.

Overall: A session IPA, you say? Don't mind if I do - Beavertown have managed to capture the flavours of the American IPA (hops, hops and more hops) without giving the end result an octane rating. This means it lives up to its name, beautifully - I'd be quite happy to spend a lazy hour or three kicking back and drinking this. As session beers go, you'd be hard put to find better.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of the better session IPAs I've had, which is no small feat based on my suspicion of the style. Big old citric nose, and a tangy hoppy palate. Easily compares with the best American versions of the style.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Very pale streaming gold in colour with a big rock white foam head with what is best described as so, so retention.

Smell - Pine, passion fruit with pineapple dominate the nose of this fruity brew. There are also floral and grassy notes to be found in here too.

Taste - This one is dominated by a fruity front. Grapefruit, Passion fruit, Pineapple along with blood orange. The blood orange bitter end is strong and the pine element to the hop is also very pleasing.

Mouth feel - Crisp fresh sparkling and heavy on the linger.

Overall - Very tasty and well enough balanced for a style that is famously lacking in the balance department.

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Photo of aleigator
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Has a hazy, peach-straw color, with a huge, bubbly head.

Lemony aromas fill the room just after opening the can. Offers up an intense, hop driven, citrus infused dankness. Incredibly rich on the citrus, accompanied by mango and kiwi, putting together a fruity, hop forward nose.

Has a light body, with a citrussy, dough mouthfeel, finishing with refreshing, crisp lemony hops.

Tastes of bready malts, amped up by a slightly prickly, lively carbonation, introducing bitter, citraic hops to the palate. Produces a very refreshing appearance, with hops converting into a leavy direction during the finish, while still being heavy on the citrus, together with a mineralic, fitting aqueous quality.

Fantastic, light and refreshing session Ipa, while delivering a convincing taste diversity, with just the right amount of hops in it.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid session ale - pours a light yellow to golden in color with a thin head and lacing. Juicy citrus and lemon with well enough pronounced hops. Goes down very easily.

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Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A cracking session pale ale which has bags of flavour and low on the alcohol. It pours well, has that typical hoppy aroma and then tastes great. A bit like dead pony from brewdog

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can a clear yellow colour. Aromas of citrus, hops, lemon and grapefruit. Like the title says, this is a 'session IPA.' Flavours are mild, making this a sessionable ale. Citrus hops and light malts are well balanced, with the malt back fading away with only a smooth hop body left to finish it out.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +1%

Pours orange with a large lasting head.
Nose shows lychee and passion fruit along with herbal and earthy hops.
Some clean malt in there too.
More lychee as a flavours followed by bready malt and herbal, earthy hops. Finishes with a bold bitterness.

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Photo of grapeandgrain
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

A fantastic session IPA that you really can drink all day. It is deceptively drinkable, fresh and has plenty of tropical fruit without being too overbearing.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml can with a BB of Feb 2015. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as a session IPA; I love the bizarre artwork.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A hazy golden hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a massive head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of bountiful fruitiness with hints of grapefruit, lime, citrus, white grape, mild melon, tropical fruits, subtle grass, light malt and earthy yeast. Delicious.

T: Tastes of wonderfully fruity aromatic hops with a crisp, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lime, citrus, white grape, melon, tropical fruits, grass/hay, subtle grainy malt, earthy yeast and mild stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a stinging hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Hop oils tantalise the palate. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of citrus, bitter aromatic hops, earthy yeast and faint malt.

O: Fantastic - an amazingly hoppy brew that goes down a treat. Looks lovely, while the aroma and flavour are superb. Lashings of citrus and fruity hop notes backed up by subtle malt and yeast. Good body; perhaps a shade too thin. Wonderful, and demonstrates that IPAs don't have to be herculean in strength to deliver. An excellent brew - don't pass it up if you have the chance to try it.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottledand possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a golden body with decent enough white head
Good stuff but maybe a little too drinkable
IMHO needs a bit more welly

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is an extremely average beer, and no doubt a crowd pleaser in the same line as most other new "craft" session IPAs and lagers, designed basically to lure away those with a taste for bland, but crisp and refreshing beers. Don't get me wrong, it most likely succeed in that purpose, plus it's a decent lawnmower beer. It's all watery hops, with very little depth of flavour and a thin body.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pale lemon with lots of sticky, lumpy white foam.
Knockout fresh mango, grapefruit, and pineapple sorbet.
Flake yellow pasty + apricot jam with tropical fruit compote, a touch of and tangerine juice hops.
Gently piney finish and orange peel linger.
Almost medium, slight chew, some oil.

Staggering. Superb fruit and the body is bigger than it has any right to be. Don’t know how they get all this NZ-ishness out of just Simoce + Amarillo. (edit: Because it's also Columbus, Centennial, Galaxy, and Mosaic!) Stands toe to toe with All Day.

Best new UK session IPA out there.

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Photo of FLima
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank at its original brewery home.
Hazy amber color with a head that keeps a constant ring and leave some laces.
Predominant aroma of tropical fruits and sweet peaches.
Flavor is a festival of tropical fruits, papaya, peaches, passion fruit and pineapples on a base of slightly toasted malts. Hints of pine and honey. Dry aftertaste with a pleasant long bitterness.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Smooth and flavorful beer, very fruity, a nice surprise.

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Neck Oil from Beavertown Brewery
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