Neverender | Austin Street Brewery

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4.26/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Austin Street Brewery
Maine, United States
austinstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jakeaustin on 07-20-2015

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Ranking:
#2,575
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
70
pDev:
10.09%
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0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by Phigg1102:
Photo of Phigg1102
3.51/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like it should, Turbid with a thin head. Lots of green onions in the nose. Slightly over the top with the bitterness, but then again we're deep into the NE style hype right now, and sometimes I forget that IPA's can be bitter. I'm taking some points off the flavor some vegetal notes. Mouthfeel is chalky, I need some water!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. Can with only a N on the lable.

I'm not sure how to describe the look....I mean, its, very thick, muddy liquid. The color reminds me of a protein shake I once had that was mostly Egg and orange juice blended together. White-tinted orange and gold color.....sort of. Opaque, muddy but bright. Strange color!! An all white foam cap stands high, dissipates to a thin white coverage. I know New England style ipa's and 2x ipa's are hazy, even opaque. But most have a distinct color, this one doesn't have a pleasant appearance....it's muddy, thick and strange. But it's unfiltered nature is all good, no bright gold or orange...just a dirty, muddy, white tinged, egg shake looking thing.

The nose is very bold and complex, tropical juice, orange, mango and vanilla make up the hop derived aspects. Major juicy aroma....super fresh hop bomb!!
The malt brings in slightly grainy but very clean honey and wheat tones.

The flavor is startling in complexity. Endless layers of fresh hop tones mutate throughout the first sip. Tropical: pineapple, grapefruit and kiwi. Earthy:bitter, leafy, dry wheat and wet grasses. Citrus, both sweet orange and bitter grapefruit. Dry, earthy, malty grains come in waves, sweet and herbal for support and balance. A warming, zippy alcohol tingle adds to the depth. The high abv. Presence also adds some extra kick to the tangy, dry-earthy bitter bite in the mouhfeel. Full, lush, thick but freshvand crisp are alloutstanding virtues of this massive hop experiment. Tangy, sour, slightly bitter and dry notes linger on and on in the aftertaste. When I burp, it tastes like freshly crushed hops. Peppery, earthy tones with dry notes also happen in the finish. The peppery, earthy bite after the citrus is just awesome.

Certainly not as "easy"to drink or session as some of the other stellar New England 2x ipa's in high demand right now but the Neverender is exactly that...almost limitless complexity of flavor and feel. Heavy, but righteous, fresh, clean, thick....hops for days!!

This is holding up well, even after a session of Tree House offerings.

Overall: complex = endless, fresh.funky. quality. The depth of hop charecter might be about as high as I've ever expereinced.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is easily one of the worst looking DIPAs I've ever seen. Opaque dirty orange juice. Some zesty citrus, orange, lemon, lime all on the nose. Super pithy and grapefruity. A touch of mango. It kind of has that acrid vegetal hop character on the finish. This left me with not the best taste in my mouth and I didn't feel like having another beer after it. Unfortunate.

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Photo of Ahhhummmm
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consumed from a 32oz growler... Very quickly
This is a beer that I don't know how often anyone will taste - it's brewed on a 1 barrel system and Austin Street doesn't do much bottling as of yet - but it is the most drinkable IPA, IIPA, Pale Ale, or just plain beer I've ever had. I don't have many posts in here as a user bc I generally don't review or rate unless I really feel a beer deserves praise, or is underrepresented. I also don't trade and don't follow whales so I don't have a portfolio of rarities, but I brew and read obsessively and I care about the culture, and I've got to say that this things is special.
It pours so fucking murky, like guava or mango concentrate. A small head accumulates, but if you build the head up it'll last and last, and leave amazing lacing.
It's aroma is not strong, but possible bc my growler fill wasn't counterpressure. Or possibly bc of the density of the body.
The beer appears to have somewhat low carbonation, but I can't pick out what's going on with carbonation, bitterness, or aroma due to the malt and yeast bills used in the beer. I assume it aha high percentages of wheat or corn, maybe even some flour, and a low flocculating British yeast, oh and a ton of dry hopping, and the combination of these make for a unique thing. It drinks like no other style. It's high in alcohol but there's no booze. It's almost akin to a nitro English pale ale with how round it's body and flavor profile are. The topaz and Colombia come ringing through with peaches and mangoes and citrus fruits, while the chinook is somewhere in the background doing who knows what with all that's going on. I know there are other beers to compare this to but I haven't had them, and I'm cherishing every last drop of this baby, hoping it comes again soon.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at York River Landing.
An opaque, straw-colored beer. It looks like a fruit smoothie, thick and pulpy.
Total fruit aroma, both tropical and citrus.
Taste of mango, pineapple, orange, and grapefruit.
Medium-bodied, chewy.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tørst. Very hazy golden color with a small layer of foamy white head. The smell is full of citrus and floral notes. The flavor follows the nose but with some pineapple upfront before the grapefruit comes in and adds a good amount of bitterness. The feel is medium with a dry finish. This is a great IPA with a good amount of bitterness.

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Photo of MAbrew88
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours an opaque white grapefruit juice color. Very thin head that disappears within a minute and leaves almost no lacing. Then again, the head is not what's important on this beer I think, but it gets a down vote for it.

Aroma is an intoxicating mix of orange, mango and grapefruit along with a little floral bouquet and a tartness lingering in the background. Truly a superior nose for a NEIPA.

The taste is surprisingly low in the sweetness, so the tart kind of takes over while the sweet tropical flavors go far in the background. I think the taste is best described as "floral grapefruit mixed with green tea". The finish is dominated by a creeping medium bitterness.

Feel is creamy smooth and thick-bodied but also a bit dry like white wine. At least cold there is no alcohol flavor peeking through.

This is a fantastic beer that carves its own path away from the sweet base NEIPAs and into a tart, higher bitterness category. The creamy, cloudy, smoothness is done perfectly. Austin Street has upped their game greatly here. Between this and Florens (IPA) they are killing it. When I went there to pick it up there was a 100 person line wrapped around the building up to the main road... not sure I have ever seen a line more than 2 people there any other day. I can see why all the fuss now. Glad I bothered to wait in line now!

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Photo of mmorris15
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light hazy yellow. Aroma of pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor follows with a nice breadiness and a dank finish. Smooth feel. Overall, excellent DIPA that has a nice balance between juicy and bready.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one pours like a bowl of chicken soup- this is so turbid and chunky looking- like milky orange juice. There's a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells super raw, with intense grassy bitter hops, biscuit malt, and a big blast of orange and pineapple hops.

This is fairly good, but it's so muddled and raw that it's hard to rate this super highly. It's got quite the burn on the finish, and the hops up front are juicy and tasty, but ultimately quite muddled and grainy. This feels unfinished and green. There's a little bit of honey sweetness.

This is quite creamy, and a bit grainy- it sits in the mouth kind of weirdly. There's a normal level of carbonation.

This was a little bit disappointing. It's just too raw, and clearly needs a few tweaks.

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Photo of dohedan
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a completely opaque yellow-gold color with a half finger of white head. The head is gone quickly, leaving a few spots of lacing along the way.

The aroma brings notes of overripe mango, grapefruit, and pineapple. There's a touch of sweet vanilla and orange flesh before a biscuit malt finish.

The taste is pure pineapple juice with a hint of lemon and orange. No malt to speak of.

The feel is medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. Very creamy with a dry finish. Tons of lingering bitterness and chemical burn.

Overall, a good but massively overhyped DIPA. It's got some solid flavors but it feels unfinished and muddled. Worth trying I suppose.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stockatron
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautfil hazy NE IPA. On tap at Bondurants in NYC, must be real fresh as the nose is a revelation, even as we approach peak NEIPA, flowery, citrusy, overwhelmingly brilliant.

Few points lower on tatse just for the finish, bit of a sudden acidic bite, but overall the flavours carry through from the aroma. Great stuff.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.33/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JaredT58
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mkyer
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of holzman57
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Neverender from Austin Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 70 ratings