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

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 6.21%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
121
From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  26
Gots
  18
SCORE
97
World-Class
Notes: Dry-hopped with Galaxy and Citra hops.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 121 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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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The best beer of the Fat-Ten-Er series. A delicious DIPA with mouthwatering fruity hop flavors of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple balanced off by a gentle piney undertone. Just a fantastic beer!

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Date: 10/29/14
Location: New England Brewing Co.
Draught/Bottle: Growler
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Gold to light amber in color. The High carbonation that is bone whit in color is trying to cling to every part of the glass. Just tilting it to the light and I see the beer release CO2. Nice head decent retention, fair amount of cling.
Aroma: The citra hops supply much to the aroma as I get a lot of grapefruit, pineapple and some lemon. The galaxy absolutely absolutely adds more citrus aroma but it also gives it a drier/earthier aroma then Fat-Ten-Er-#11. A light biscuit smell from the pale hops is evident even when the beer is still cool.
Taste: The citrus is large in the flavor. More citrus fruits, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and a hint of lemon. The beer is perfectly balanced between hop sensations dank, dry and resinous. The blend is perfect.
Mouthfeel: Medium High to High body. Medium High carbonation. So much of this beer sits on my tongue well after the finish that it seems to add weight to the beer. Its a touch drying and resinous.

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Fat-Ten-Er #2 from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 121 ratings