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): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bccrosley on 07-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mtieds12
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urs
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sulldaddy
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cold growler filled at the brewery 5 days ago. The beer is poured into my snifter and is a slightly hazy golden color with a fluffy and frothy bleached white head of 3 cm foaming up. The head is fairly dense and fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer. I dont see any bubbles rising to the surface in the glass.
The aroma is a bit of resinous pine sap and also fruit with peaches or mango. I do get a bit of musty dank weed like hits on the nose as well. Complex and assertive hop nose that allows only the faintest of grainy malt to come through in the background.
The first sip reveals an average body with fine tingly carbonation. The flavor is a brief hit of caramel malt and then moves to some bitey hops with a bit of citrus rind and pine sap. I also get a little bit of tropical fruit but there is a lot more bitterness here. I have a bit of lingering resiny hop bite. This is not a juice bomb as it allows for significant bitterness.
The booze is hidden and sneaks up a little bit as I work through the glass I have poured. This is a nice DIPA and one I would fill up on if I visited NEBCO.

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Photo of ajwii33
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chivermac
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwbbq
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bvac21
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cshafer7
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this one back to back with Super Super Naught, FBD, and Double FBD, so it had a lot of competition, but came out on top. Great IPA, and typical NEBCO goodness, but just a little too lean ... needs a little more New England attitude!

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Photo of jcflorian
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled at brewery 12-15. Pours a light orange with minimal head. Very nice lacing.

Aroma is dank galaxy.

Taste- if u are a fan of galaxy u will love this beer. This is dank all the way. Malt is light in the background. Not overly complex flavor. It's dank galaxy.

Mouthfeel is a little light for an IPA

Overall- I have been spoiled by treehouse and trillium . Nebco is a great brewery. Love everything about the place. Great vibe, awesome cool staff. But the sad truth is that they finish way behind the other 2. This beer is just lost in the shuffle of amazing New England ipas

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Photo of motoxrdr21
4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wenzl
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicrm2007
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of burns3y
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beast464
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newcastlemike
4.16/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Locust Reign from New England Brewing Co.
4.51 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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