Fat-Ten-Er #2 | New England Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops.

Added by MooltiPass on 11-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
6.51%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TomMorris
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tregan_20
4.37/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackrockBrew
4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neutralaction
4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swierczt
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arusso13
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PicoPapa
4.42/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler straight from the source. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a half inch of head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is very fruity. Orange, mango, papaya, guava, pineapple and a hint of grapefruit. The taste is sweet tropical fruit hops but more pine than the aroma indicated. Tangerine, mango, peach, lemon and guava. Very dry and a bit boozey. Grapefruit finish. Bitter throughout. Piney aftertaste. Probably one of the best of the Fat-Ten-Er series. Overall, fantastic.

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Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a small growler (cubbie? meowler? what are these called?) from the NEBCO location. Poured into a snifter and tulip glasses. Such a beautiful looking, smelling, and tasting DIPA -- lots of orange and sweet fruits with a real flowery punch as well. I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at the brewery yesterday and out of the growler today, 9/5 (edit: update). #2 pours a beautiful golden color with a hint of haze, but not totally opaque. Really potent hop aroma coming from this one, lots of fruit. The main aroma is a strong orange juice, really inviting. The taste is solid New England style DIPA. Big Citra hop note, orange juice all around. Considerable malt bill, too, giving off a medium body leaning heavy and a bit of sweetness. Finishes sticky and bitter. Overall a good beer but I would love to have this in regular IPA form.

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Photo of Burkbom23
4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Like almost all New England beers this one has an unbelievable hop aroma. Very similar to Ghandi bot. Not quite on the same par, but very very close.

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Photo of ctwybeerguy
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of threeviews
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

32oz NEBCO growler poured into a G-Bot branded snifter glass (beer geek...yes, understood)

A - Pours a hazy, ripe apricot color with about a single finger of white head. Absolutely DIPA perfection. (5.0)

S - Intensely aromatic and incredibly juicy. Peaches, mango, orange, tangerine, grapefruit along with a hint of pine resin waft from the glass. There is also confectionery sweetness that may be due to an addition of dextrose. (4.75)

T - Much like th aroma, the tropical fruit and citrus medley found in the nose dances on the palate. The mild pine makes for a gentle and drying bitterness that compliments the beer very well. (4.75)

M - Medium body, delicate carbonation and a dry finish makes for one dangerously drinkable DIPA. I do, however, wish it possessed a more aggressive carbonation to better open tickle the palate. (4.5)

O - This is very reminiscent of the highly sought after Sip Of Sunshine from Lawson's. As such, I will give Fat-Ten-Er #2 the ever so slight edge because the raw bitterness is softer than that of SoS. What's more (and although great for what it is), I even enjoy this more than their flagship DIPA, Gandhi-Bot. NEBCO certainly knows hops and this is no exception...the fact that do not can this beer is my only gripe. (4.75)

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Photo of emount91
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jalop
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.41/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.09/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moarmare
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CayseyW
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy gold/copper that pours with a light-orange head that turns white and leaves a stringy ice-cycle lacing
S: The citrus aromas you'd expect from a galaxy hopped beer are first apparent but then the more funky and fruity citra hops dominate late. Very complex aromas.
T: Grapefruit, orange and pine flavors mix it up beautifully with a very mild sweetness. The flavors are extremely mouthwatering in the literal sense.
F: Some might consider it a little too bitter but I think it's spot on and fits NEBCO's style. Despite the bite, it had a very nice mouthfeel that is not soft and prickly thanks to a great carb. Drinks smooth without booziness but there's no mistaking this as a DIPA.
O: Definitely one of NEBCO's best. I have to say that I disagree with the Gandhi-bot comparisons. They are both amazing beers but their flavor profile are not at all similar.

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Photo of grahuba
4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Fat-Ten-Er #2 from New England Brewing Co.
4.61 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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