Locust Reign | 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:
Columbus, Galaxy, Mosaic

82 IBU

Added by bccrosley on 07-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#217
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
328
pDev:
7.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
81
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of farnold
3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery. Enjoyed on the icy trip up from NY to MA for Christmas leave in December 2017.

Another bonkers hop-bomb with an insane flavor profile, feel, and drinkability. Juicy yet bitter and in the end, a solid reminder that it's a DIPA.

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Photo of jhavs
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Golden straw, cloudy but not full haze, pure white thick foamy head.

Aroma of resinous earthy pine, fresh and ripe tropical fruit, zesty citrus.

Flavor is tropical with a big resinous background. Earthy and bit herbal, but smoothed over with fruit and citrus zest.

Moderate carbonation and medium body.

Very nice flavor and aroma, great DIPA, not full on juice bomb, nice balance.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light golden yellow orange in color. Cloudy in appearance. Dank, grass, melon, tangerine, orange, nectarine and citrus zest. Cracker malt. Light. Nice citrus bitterness that lingers. Not too sweet. Real good.

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

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

Photo of unclejazz
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very well executed DIPA. This one flies under the radar but no longer for me. Side by side with the baby ducks and this holds its own and then some. Klaus!

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

Photo of rabbott2
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler filled 10/22/17 and drank 10/27/17

Look-Dark orange, good clarity, creamy and thick head, lacing is sticky and lingering

Smell-piney is the main item here. There is also a nice complexity to this that is very tropical and hard to pinpoint. Mango and pineapple for sure, lemon zest, orange. Nice and unique.

Taste-follows the nose a lot. Some more orange opens up into this as well. Definitely some lemon and peach and pineapple as well. It’s tropical but the pine is strong and the bitterness is powerful.

Feel-speaking of bitterness...it’s here alive and well. I really love this true dipa style that has a powerful bitter backbone that our hazy bombs miss. It’s creamy and bitter and drinkable at 8% as well.

Overall-love the style and this competes with the tier 1B of HF dipa of the same style. Very enjoyable and I’ll see it out again for sure. Best of the NEBCO I’ve had.

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Photo of Jmonah3
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of agilleo32
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baldy00
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urs
4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Locust Reign from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 328 ratings
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