Oyster Bay Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,859
Ranked #36,696
3.66 | pDev: 14.48%
Oyster Bay Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of moodenba
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oyster Bay IPA 12 oz. can opened at 50F in February, 2020. Canned version says 6.1%, less than the 7% shown above.Beer was poured into a sham pilsner glass. Big blast of aroma hops billowed out of the glass. Body was a slightly hazy, deep amber. The head was large with a rocky top, long lasting, leaving good lacing. The flavor was tilted toward hop character. Both aromatic and bitter elements ware there. I think this could satisfy either a fan of the trendy fruity, floral IPAs as well as the drinker who likes more traditional flavors. The aftertaste is mild. I think this is a satisfying modern IPA with a middle-of-the-road 6.1% alcohol content.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: floral for a moment, then dank herbal;

T: dank and herbal from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

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

O: good, but the aroma was better than the flavor;

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Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

How could a small downtown famous from Gatsby support such a winning IPA?
Love all about this. Imagine oyster shells in the barrel too.
A) Rocky, bulbous head.
S) Mineral, salt, hops. Sweet and salty.
T) Approachable, sessionable balanced flavor profile because not too sweet or overdone.
F) Chalky, seaside dryness.
O) Winner. First from this brewer.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

-clear amber-orange tap pour with minimal aroma. Flavor is sweet malt with minimal hop bite. The body is thin.
I would not have known that this was an IPA/DIPA without the label at the brewery.

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Photo of Blackop555
2.47/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Would have rated a 3.5 but oyster bay took the liberty of giving themselves a 5 so i am rating it 1 point lower to make up for their over rating

Pours hazy orange. Foamy, medium, white head fades slowly. Good lace.

Smells malt, pine and citrus.

Tastes Bready Malt, Carmel, Pine. Followed by a bitter Pine finish that lingers a while with light malt. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, canning date printed on the bottom, but numbers cannot be made out

Pours lightly hazed, typical amber. Darker khaki cap, lasting and lasting, leaving moderate amounts of larger bubble strands of sticky lacing.

Sniff reveals a hint of malt and dusty hops in the background.

Im guessing this brew is at least a few months old, cuz its mostly about the malt at this point....maple and more maple.

Drinks as a respectable amber ale...IPA? ehh not so much

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Photo of daliandragon
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from Long Island, where I was visiting my parents' for the Fourth of July. Amazing how many breweries have sprouted on Long Island the last five to seven years. I remember when it was Blue Point or nothing forever.

This seemed delicious at the barbecue but I was pounding more than tasting. Appearance and smell are both only okay. Not much for head and some funk and graininess to go with the pine and citrus you expect on the nose.

Taste delivers what you expect without blowing your mind. Decent up front bitterness and broad biscuit notes but lacking a little something on the follow through. The texture is tight and oily but the flavor sinks rather than soars. Still very serviceable, especially during IPA season.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love the taste and feel. Look is average. Aroma is hoppy but flavor lacks some hoppiness and bitterness I would expect. Overall ( and I'm an IPA guy) this is slightly above what I would give an IPA. Based on flavor and crispness. But still want more bite.

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Photo of dar482
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is very familiar with a well done clean West Coast IPA. Up front, grapefruit and piney bitterness. A bready sweetness in the middle as the beer finishes with a medium plus bitterness of resin and pine.

An impressively solid IPA.

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Photo of JCHOPS
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

5 years ago I would have said this offering was top notch, but with the new IPAs out today, which utilize a variety of hops (mosaic, galaxy, etc.), with dry hopping of course, this Oyster Bay offering is simply mediocre. Mild smell of pine and citrus. Not too hoppy, and a little bitter. An ok IPA, similar to Lagunitas ipa or biue point hoptical. Nothing too special.

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Photo of plaid75
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured piney and tropical hops with a grainy caramel.

The taste consisted of a sharp pine, grapefruit and pepper atop an earner, grainy caramel malt. Perhaps a touch of rye detected.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a very quaffable ale considering the ABV. A nice local treat.

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Photo of pjkelley82
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best looking IPA... well top 3....

Brownish color to it with a massive off white creme brule colored head. Awesome bubbles all inside the glass racing to the top.

Standard dipa smell but a little toned down, more piney than citrus..

Smooth hop taste with a nice citrus rind taste. Nothing too killer... They said it's over 85ibu but I could hardly tell.. ithere oily hop bite is there but sorta mellow.

Mouthfeel was excellent.. medium bodied nice hippy aftertaste.

A solid IPA... not the best you'll ever have but far from the worst....

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