Albatross
Brew Gentlemen

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #64
ABV:
8%
Score:
98
Ranked #500
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 7.03%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
88
From:
Brew Gentlemen
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  23
Gots
  3
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Reviews by gcasher:
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Yeah. They did it. This is a delicious hop juice bomb. Wow this is good. Poured from a growler. Very hazy yellowish brown. Short white head. Fantastic lacing. Strong citrus fresh hop aroma. Orange/grapefruit flavor. A bit strong on the alcohol in the taste. Mouthfeel is pleasantly heavy. Keep em coming! Go Pens!

May 23, 2016
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psnydez86 from Pennsylvania

4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Libbey brand Snifter purchased at TJ Maxx from a BG 750 swing top.

L- The Beer is very Hazy, very light colored, almost looks what I would picture being straight Pear juice. Small white head that sticks around when swirled.

S- Wow. Melon, Pear, with some Tropical notes on the Mango side of things. Very subtle resiny notes. This beer is smelling like straight fruit juice. Oh boy. I'm in love.

T- WOWZA. Mango Tangerine Juice. Some melon/pear juice flavors integrated as well. Very slight taste of dank resin....very slight, this one is a total Juice Bomb. Pillowy malt bill in this one guys.

F- Feels is where this beer gets me. It has such a beautifully soft mouthfeel with a very soft rounded bitterness. Nothing in the mouthfeel is sharp. I can't stress the word SOFT enough. Bitterness is there...but it builds slowly and doesn't drop kick your face.

O- This beer is absolutely World Class. Better than some of the Tree House and HF beers I've had. The super soft mouthfeel feeds that tropical fruit juice nose and taste. Could crush this beer all day. Then take a nap. Then crush it some more later that same night. Unbelievable.

Defines the highly debatable NEIPA style. So glad I got to try this.

Apr 01, 2016
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outoffocus from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 12, 2016
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absoluthamm from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 16, 2019
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OleDixie from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 03, 2018
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Eziel from Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 05, 2016
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 05, 2016
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Thishops4u from Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 22, 2016
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caahare from West Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 19, 2020
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jbwimer from Kansas

4.42/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy turbid, batman. Love me some haze but this looks like orange juice mixed with baby formula. Good thing that doesn't matter when it comes to the onslaught of melon, pineapple, tangelo on the aroma. Has a hint of pine, too. Same tropical and orangey flavors with a solid grapefruit bitterness adding another dimension to the flavor. A little more carb would do this well to help integrate the flavors, but it is quite smooth and hella juicy. I like galaxy hops in BG's hands.

Mar 28, 2016
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moarmare from Missouri

4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 27, 2016
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Nhens0016 from Louisiana

4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love Pittsburgh brewery scene. So many great brews and probably the OG brewery of Pittsburgh turning out the best IPAs, is Brew Gentlemen. I have had the privilege to try a number of their brews, but have never had the chance to try any of their DIPAs. Whereas I feel General Braddock is a bit lacking, this brew is hits he hop profile perfectly. It is mango, pineapple, stone fruit bomb with a mild bitterness of a fantastic NE IPA. This is a king in a city of champions. It is on par with the top DIPAs in the style. Really love this beer and hope canning is in the future.

Apr 20, 2017
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PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 21, 2016
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Opaque turbidity, dull yellow/gold
S: Peaches for days
T: Juicy, refined, muddled in a perfect way. No bite...hop perfection, focused on flavor.
F: Lucious and juicy
O: Juggernaut by style. Refreshing and crushable.

Mar 26, 2016
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fthegiants from California

4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 27, 2017
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robgage from Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 28, 2016
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Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 01, 2016
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HOPTOMIC_BOMB from California

4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 17, 2019
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Beer4B from Florida

4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jan 03, 2019
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GregA135 from Pennsylvania

4.91/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 22, 2017
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Dogleg from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 25, 2016
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trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

4.98/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750ml swingtop poured into a Brew Gentlemen stem glass:

Look: Pours an awesome and very hazy light yellow color. About an inch of head with plenty of lacing present and awesome lace retention. The haze in this thing is freaking awesome.

Smell: Getting huge notes of juice right off the bat. Also some tropical fruit notes or something along those lines. Smells awesome!

Taste: Dank, juicy awesomeness! Huge notes of citrus and juice! Lots of grapefruit notes as well. Not overly bitter in any way! Just downright amazing!

Feel: Medium bodied and super smooth!

Overall: This might be the best double IPA I have had to date. Haven't had any of the Northeast brewery ones to compare to but from what I have read it is right up there with them. I wish I would have gotten a full growler of this instead of the 750ml. I recommend getting down there and getting this limited brew before its too late.

May 22, 2016
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avas from New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 30, 2017
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cshafer7 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 09, 2018
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Desp59 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 07, 2018
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 88 ratings