Locust Reign
New England Brewing Co.

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New England IPA
Ranked #56
Ranked #256
4.49 | pDev: 7.13%
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
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Notes: Columbus, Galaxy, Mosaic

82 IBU
Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 372 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Photo of MrRB
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the greatest beers I've ever had. Can release yesterday and I got my maximum allotment of 12 cans. This is hazier, more obviously "New England" in style than NEBCO's other DIPAs. Peachy yellow in color. Thick, dense head that goes nowhere. Room-filling aromas of mango, cantaloupe, orange zest, strawberry, and spearmint. Overwhelmingly flavorful on the palate, insanely resinous and dry, still fruity, with a finish that lasts for minutes. In appearance and aroma, this reminds me of the best DIPAs coming out of Vermont like Foley Brothers Prospect. What sets this apart is the abundance of bitter resin and clean dryness that balances the fruit and creates a more exciting, more complete DIPA experience. Sometimes a beer is so well made and so delicious, you just have to say, "This is perfect." Well, this is perfect.

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Photo of Evmo31
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is probably the best batch i have ever tasted, i think the addition of mosaic is new. This beer is up there with FBD

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Photo of woosterbill
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

32oz growler into a Duvel tulip. Gigantic thanks to Matt and everyone else at NEBCO for making this incredible beer and getting it to me while fresh. Cheers guys!

A: Hazy orange-amber body under a full two-inch head of thick, dense, creamy off-white foam. Terrific retention and thick cobwebs of lace. Perfectly gorgeous for an unfiltered DIPA.

S: Huge, complex hoppiness. Tropical fruit is at the forefront, with lots of mango and pineapple. Some grape, pear, grapefruit, and orange as well. There's also a distinct hint of onion, which I'm not a huge fan of but which stays decidedly in the background. Overall, it's terrifically heady and enticing.

T: Even better than the nose, as the onion is nowhere to be found and the interplay of tropical fruits and dank citrus can unfold undisturbed. I'm getting strawberry, papaya, lychee, white grape, nectarine, and plenty of grapefruit bitterness on the long, clean finish. It just gets better and more drinkable as it warms, with the decadent fruitiness always balanced by the solid bitterness. Outstanding, even for NEBCO.

M: Creamy medium body. Great carbonation level, period, but especially impressive for a growler that's been shipped 1,000 miles.

O: I knew this was special from the first whiff of aroma as I took off the cap, and it only got better from there. It reminded me a lot of the most recent batch of Coriolis, but with an additional dose of grapefruit bitterness that tied it together even better than that magnificent beer. My favorite NEBCO DIPA yet, and one of my top 5 DIPAs of all time, easily. Get some if you can!


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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 agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - a crisp, clear, amber. Leaves a lovely glow on my hands as the light glimmers through the orange ball of NEBCO deliciousness.

S - fresh buoyant hops. Crisp and clean pine with mild juice to tie it all together. Some lemon water.

T - wintry piney hops up front. So clean and with such purpose. Slight sweetness due to the mosaic. While some beers slip into dank territory, this one harnesses the tangy zesty flavor and filters out the cloying sugary candy.

F - as with all NEBCO brews, this feels like it cuts right through my cheeks and gums. So sharp and pointed.

O - fantastic beer. Better on tap! Seems like it has more of a fullness to it. Like a smoother Gandhi Bot.

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Photo of zshaft
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours nice dark orange yellow. Good amount of haze with nice pillowy head. Nose is super ripe melon,berries with some minty scents coming through. Pretty dank. Nice! Mouthful is good and coating making the flavor profile all that much better. Front end palate follows the nose with nice ripe apricot and melon with flavors of berries , kiwi, and serious resinous mid to end palate blast leaves you rather stunned. The flavor builds throughout the sip and bitter dry finish is perfect. Flavor bomb with tons of tropical flavors make this amazing. A little more harsh on the palate than say, treehouse but every bit as good. This beer knocks it out of the park. Top of the line. Prob my favorite from this brewery. I need more!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just the right amount of flavor. Not too light, not too heavy.

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Photo of ScottieD
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ajwii33
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very underrated beer from New England Brewing Company if you ask me. I'd put it ahead of G-Bot and Fuzzy Baby Ducks which is ranked much higher. Will make a special trip!

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Photo of HopsHopenstein
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Ross_Marshall
4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hefewiseman
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of RealDeal
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of newcastlemike
4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAKeeler
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Stephan16
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Locust Reign from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 372 ratings