Proclamation Ale Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,030
Ranked #3,219
4.15 | pDev: 8.19%
Proclamation Ale Company
Rhode Island, United States
Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 280 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review #1441
I have become fond of IPAs lately. It amazes me trying several IPAs from different breweries all those IPA are vastly different. The style of this beer is the New England style. Thus my quest continues to achieve IPA nirvana. The beer is approximately three months old. This beer comes from the great state of Rhode Island; furthermore, I have not drunk many beers from there. The beer is 44 degrees and served in a nonic. The beer created a beautiful two-fingered creamy and foamy white head. The retention of the head is not as impressive as other NEIPA I have tried. This beer did leave some lacing on the glass. Pale straw color with light golden hues are the color of the beer, thus graphing around SRM 3. I was expecting more haze in the beer. Overall the appearance of the beer is a bit above average.

The initial aromas in the beer are oranges, mangos, lemons, and biscuits. Nosing further, I smell cut grass, herbal, floral, pineapple, passion fruit, crackers, a hint of honey, resin, and grapefruit.

The flavors in the beer are oranges, lemons, mangos, pineapple, biscuit, toasted crackers, herbal, floral, malty sweetness, resin, grapefruit, and a touch of dank.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp, a touch astringent, and a skosh slick.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and medium finish.

Ripe oranges, lemons, and mango, then develops to resin, band-aid, floral, and herbal, then beer finishes smooth yet bitter. It is a solid NEIPA, but it does not build depth and character like Treehouse. I know I should not compare it to other beers, but that is the benchmark for NEIPAs

Aug 18, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can from Tavour. Pale yellow/golden, small patchy head. Aroma is a blend of citrus and dank, lemons, leafy, melon. Taste is a bit toned down from the aroma, focusing on the citrusy flavors. Get your nose in there when sipping, so you can tadte the fruity, juicy flavors while the herbal, dank tones fill your nostrils. Nice!

Jun 02, 2020
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hudsonvalleyslim from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had this before, on draft and growler fills from the brewery, I love it. Can dated 2/5/2020, so 2½ months in. I had 'em much fresher, but.... poured it into a favorite Bolton Landing sorta Sam Adams-style glass. It looked fine, hazy brightish yellow, nice aroma. It aged very well for an IPA I think, tasted fresh and the hops are still shining. This is a GREAT beer. Yippee!

Apr 21, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to @tasterschoice62 for this can. Poured into a 16oz Troeg’s glass given to me by one mate from another State @jzeilinger my number one trade partner. Pours a hazy orange with a finger plus sticky white head that leaves webs of lace with solid retention and canned on 11/18/19. 4.25

Smell is melon, mango, tangerine, apricot, and some white grapefruit. 4

Taste follows melon, mango, tangerine upfront with apricot and grapefruit in the balanced finish. 4

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, sticky not dry, soft gentle carbonation, and at 7% ABV drinks just like that. 4.25

Overall this is a rock solid NEIPA, nothing dazzles but balanced and tasty. Boring art work that made me skeptical at first. 4

Dec 28, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Bridge Liquors in Newport.

A hazy orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks good. The nose is deliciously fresh and fruity with peach, orange, passionfruit,papaya and mango - you know the drill. Mild malt bread notes with minimal bitterness. The palate opens juicy and fruity with minimal pulp and grass. Peach, passionfruit, mango and papaya are noticeable along with plenty of orange as well. Mildly sweet on the finish with lingering hop juice, this beer is quite impressive. Medium light in body and moderately carbonated.

Aug 19, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottom of can:
Something 5/29/19
Opened on 6/19/19

A hazy (mildly hazy for a NEIPA) frosted golden color. A thin white foam cap hovers, but relaxes pretty quick. Minimal Lacy strands stick around.

The nose is pretty classic for the style, sharp citrus hoppiness with sweet mango, pineapple, peaches and golden malty grains. Tropical and citrusy overall, a pungent nose.

Oooh, the sharp citrus hop flavor really packs a dry, fruity punch. Malted grains of gold pop out next, dry wheat and oats, grapefruit and dry herbals add up to really good complexity.
Mouthfeel that follows is light and dry, then juicy with a crisp edge. Stone fruit flavor's happen next, tangy melon and starfruit and classic piney resin for sure. The flavor relaxes a bit in the middle, mellows down slow.
Mild to medium bitterness, mostly juicy and dry earthy tones dipped in citrus. There are multiple layers of hop charecter with good complexity.

Overall, I find this to be mostly New England style with hints of West coast supplementing, via the big piney tones. Certainly interesting.

Jun 20, 2019
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can dated 05/29/19. Sampled on June 15, 2019.

Cloudy looking yellow pour with a long lingering foamy white head and lacing. Semi-opaque.

The aroma emits a meaty fruit character such as pear or apple and a lesser citrus note. But unfortunately, I get some sort of soapy character too. Not overwhelming but it is enough to set things off for me.

Medium to above medium mouthfeel. Chewy. Cheesy maybe.

It has a sweet malt character in the taste and a mild to moderate bitter finish. But again - there is something buttery or soapy in my can that spoils the experience.

Jun 15, 2019
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright orange color glows in the vessel with a translucent clarity showing a good rush of effervesce. A sturdy, bright white foam head dominates atop, with a lasting stance. Big patches of lace deposits adore the glass.

S: Fresh lemon-citrus is wet with a touch of onion-grassiness proceeds to a soft trail of green melon grind. Average strength overall, good durability. Some dry grains and dry yeast round out.

T: Citrusy-pine hops are tart and juicy with some onion-grass highlights. Musky sage, herbal traces of rosemary spicing. Dry orange peel, bittering citrus, dry hopped, with some wildberries and grapefruit rounding things out. Citrusy-orange rules here.

M: Grainy palate, medium body, dry flowery coating on the tongue and mouth coating. Dry lemon bitterness with semi-sticky resins.

O: Overall a herbal citrusy pine hopped ipa that has a lot of secondary flavor character. Good first impression, earthy green hops, with a good level of bitterness that is very smooth and rounded, flowery and balanced.

Apr 17, 2019
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ericstin from Rhode Island

3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Meh. I believe this is one of their original NE IPAs. Just doesn't bring anything to the table that the genre now has - including their own iterations. They should retire it, in my opinion.

Mar 16, 2019
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy orange yellow with a white frothy head.

Aroma is pretty light. Little tangerine mixed with bitter herbal ness.

Taste is a mix of citrus tangerine and sweet honey.

Mar 04, 2019
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jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time tasting...in a can, purchased Shoprite Liquors Westfield NJ 2/27/19...holy fuuuuhhhhh.....magnificent ripe mango dry quenching quaff...looks perfect, smells great, and just heaven on my tongue...this is special stuff imo!!

Mar 01, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is citrus, grapefruit and starfruit. A touch mellow but pleasant. Beer opens pine, grass and grapefruit. Some citrus and piney hop bitterness in the middle but this one reminds me of an old fashioned hoppy IPA. A touch of cane sugar and melon in the middle with a bright, grassy bitterness at the end. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Soft on the palate and goes down prickly, dry. Sticky, bone dry aftertaste keeps me coming back for more.

Solid. Good balance.

Jan 14, 2019
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

“Schmendril” 11/13/18

Crisp, pungent, typically delicious New England IPA. Has that tropical fruit combination of dry yet juicy, like a mango. Seems like a consistent and staple example of a NEIPA at a reasonable price for a 4-pack.

Dec 24, 2018
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about fourteen dollars. Have heard of this brewery before, but never tried. Very solid brew, would buy again.

Nov 30, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Pours moderately hazy. The beer is a dull, burnt orange. Darker than some you see. Light crown of foam leaves ghosts on the glass. Aroma is modest in intensity. It actually has some malt character too. Citrusy hops in the juicier variety. Flavor is more of the same. Bright citrus that moves into a sweeter citrus and finishing maltiness. A "New England IPA" with some of it's backbone crafted in the more traditional mold. Approachable.

Nov 18, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly settled down, leaving a layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar consisting of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of honeydew melon are present in the nose along with hints of mango and pine.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting off with flavors of melons and finishes with hints of tropical fruits (including mangos and pineapples), citrus and pine. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer had an interesting blend of flavors in the taste that were very well balanced, with further showcased its complexity.

Serving type: can

Oct 10, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium golden color, opaque, with a finger or two of white foam on top... Has a colorful melange of aromas and flavors, ranging from orange to melon to berry to grapefruit, along with a light undercurrent of pine... Fairly sweet and juicy - berry-like in that regard... Bitterness is very mild, though some bittering piles up as you drink through the beer... Smooth and soft - nice feel and body... 9/10/18 canning...

Sep 30, 2018
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brewskival 2018.

Pours a hazy yellow with fine head.

Smell is juicy and slightly sweet with notes of strawberries, pineapple and mango.

Taste is slightly earthy and grassy with nice, big notes of melon, strawberries and a robust but soft bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, drinkable IPA.

Sep 02, 2018
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brureview from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Honey color with a 4F head in a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Floral and fruit aroma- not very strong..

Medium body MF.

Citrus and earthy taste. Not very balanced. Finish: hoppy, slightly spicy.

I find that a lot of IPAs lately have good taste, but poor balance. Where are we going with this beer? No continuity. There should be some kind of continuity between the aroma , MF , taste and finish. This beer is similar to many others I have tasted in the past year which lack a distinct flavor profile and are all over the place. No continuity.

Aug 27, 2018
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16-oz. can purchased at the brewery today, poured into a 20-oz mug. Required a stong pour to get a half finger sized white head that quickly retreats to a ring, with minimal spotty lacing.
Looks like hazy half orange half grapefruit juice. a little bit murky.
Smells of fresh piney hops and pinapple with faint sweet malt and a hint of sour yeast,
Taste is fresh, orange peel replaces the pineapple and the piney/resinous hops control the middle. Sweet malt at the end blends with the hop bitterness for a semi-dry finish.
Medium bodied with below average carbonation, there is a drop off in the middle of the mouthfeel leaving an astringent bite although the alcohol is barely perceptible and the malt comes though in the end.
Very fresh taste and smell, if it was not so murky and had a little more CO2 it would have got the A rating.

Aug 11, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Canned, ummm, no date, thanks for nothing

Pours a decent foamy smaller head with not so great retention, a touch of lacing, super hazy lemony yellow tan color

Nose mild citrusy hop, a bit floral grassy as well, lemony and a little tangerine citrus, grapefruit juice, very little malt, pretty light in general

Taste mild citrus and fruit, a weird canned stone fruit and some tropical fruit I can't put my finger on, stone fruit with a mild citrus, tangerine note, bit herbal grassy too, and weird ester notes, also some weird phenol or something else I also can't put my finger on but it's unpleasant, weird mineral chalky thing maybe, mild bitterness, creamy toasty malt notes, generic fruity late, with a sticky semi sweet finish

Mouth is med bod, a bit of a soft creaminess, decent carbonation

Overall not that great IMO, def some things that need to improve and some weird off things in there. Was not a fan of this one. It could be on the older side, but I have no idea since there's no friggen date on the can!

May 12, 2018
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Zenhaus from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious beer. Soft mouthfeel. Hazy and juicy with an nice finish. Grassy hints. Just a well put together beer that I’ll do my best to get my hands on again.

Apr 16, 2018
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Dirty Truth in Northampton. The beer had a medium-dark orange appearance, a nice white, thick head, and some patchy lacing on the sides. The beer's aromas were pretty heavy with orange citrus and piney hops. Taste generally followed the nose with a mixture of grapefruit flavors with an orange juice-like flavor. Medium body with some carbonation. Overall, really enjoyed the appearance and taste to this drink.

Mar 29, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

can dated 2 27 18

Poured into a teku glass

Hazy straw colored liquid, one finger off white bubbly , frothy foam cap

Fragrant on the pour, citrus, tangerine, whiff of pine

Taste has tangerine, bit of grapefruit, bit of melon, whiff of dank

Good sudsing, smooth , hop taste not a bite, lingers nicely

Good beer

Mar 08, 2018
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keith40 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 1/31/18 purchased at the brewery. Hazy light orange color and Citrus/ stone fruit nose. Favors include apricot, melon and touches of mango and peach. A touch of grapefruit on the finish. Enjoyable.

Feb 26, 2018
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