New England Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #405
Ranked #2,936
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
Notes: Formerly Fat 10er #2 - Citra And Galaxy
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 70
Photo of Fieceheart
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Less alcohol notes and easier drinking than spin cycle 13. Doesnt feel as heavy either. An acidic stinging quality that ive noticed in nebcos ipas featuring citra. Not as bombastic as i was expecting for a dipa. Pretty good. Not mind blowing.

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Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 11/14/18. I have had Dose many times on tap from the brewery, from growlers, and also cans. Something is slightly off with this batch. The nose is there but the taste profile is disappointing. The citrus and tropical fruit notes on the front end (that I remember and also evidenced from previous tasting notes) are muted and almost non existent. I am getting pine the whole way through with an excellent bitter finish. Not bad, but not the excellent DIPA that I have had before and based on previous tasting notes would have rated overall a 4.5+.

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Photo of ravisingh
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Tried this in a tulip glass and it poured to about a quarter inch of head. Nice lacing. Hazy golden color. Fruity and floral aroma with pine notes. Taste is grapefruit forward with some lemon peel. The flavor gives lots of citrus without the strong pine flavor. Nice DIPA.

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

In line with other NebCo hoppy brews, definitely rocks that NEIPA 1.0 flavor to great success. Love the aroma and flavor that bursts out of this without the milkshake quality. A crisp, pungent NE double IPA. Good on you NebCo!

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Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Growler from NEBCo. for the holiday season. Finally stopped by the brewery on the drive up from NY for holiday leave.

Slightly hazy, golden beauty with a properly frothy head. Nose is of course massive fruity hops but also some booze. Flavor is also a lot of Citra but bready malt, as well. Tasty stuff. Maybe I don't have the palate to discern the differences between the 4 growlers of DIPAs that I got from them. All I know is that this is delicious, boozy, hop juice disguised as beer. In summary: bonkers drinkability and so much fruity, hoppy goodness. This is getting closer to New England IPA/DIPA status compared to G-Bot (not saying that's good or bad).

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tempered butterscotch shaded glass in appearance. Scent of golden mango and floral pine downwind a glassy glen populated by peachwood; distant grapefruit breeze. A sudsy, ivory froth of head lifts the liquid of a beer from an oily depth with contrasting texture. Tasty resin, sweet pine and candied tropical fruit. Sweet tasting sugared valencia orange oranges. Still, it's like fisting a face full of sour skittles.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a fresh growler from the brewery poured into a snifter. the beer pours a hazy goldenrod color with offwhite frothy head of about 2 cm. the head fades to a sturdy edge layer and leaves dense lattice on the my glass as it slips down the side.
The aroma is some citrus with orange and grapefruit and a bit of general sweet fruitiness. there is also hints of lemon and a biscuity malt backbone buried here.
First sip reveals a light crisp body with fine spacious carbonation that gently rolls across my palate. The texture is smooth and slightly coating after each sip.
Flavor is sweet fruit with orange and mango coming through up front with a bit of floral honey and then some rindy bitter hops. I also again find some biscuity cracker malt. The finish lingers with a bit of bitterness, but certainly not astringent. I dont get any hits of the booze after each swallow, but do get some pine and tropical fruit laden notes on the burps.
Quite a nice DIPA with a good combo of fruitiness and some balancing bitterness. Solid NEBCO beer.

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Photo of aqi317
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An incredible DIPA. Look and carbonation similar to most New England DIPAs, light golden brown color and moderate carbonation respectively. Very nice blend of tropical flavors to produce an all around fantastic brew. Among New England's best offerings.

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Photo of jhavs
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 64oz. growler poured into a fluted snifter.

Golden, orange tinted straw. Thick foamy white head, lots of lacing.

Aroma is citrus in the form of zest, juice, and bitter grapefruit rind. Bit of cracker malt.

Flavor is orange peel, juice, lemon zest, grapefruit bitterness and some tropical fruits (mango). Malt is noticeable, a bit toasted or cracker.

Moderate carbonation and medium body, nice smooth brew.

Overall a tasty brew, looks, smells, and tastes good. Balanced.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 32 oz growler into a teku glass.

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange color with a half-finger of white head. The head is gone instantly and leaves minimal lacing.

The aroma is a beautiful meeting of citrus and tropical fruits. There's lots of orange and tangerine, as well as some grapefruit rind. Finishes with some peach and mango. Has just the foggiest hint of cracker malt on the back end.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of oranges and grapefruit up front, backed up by some peach, pineapple, and honeydew melon. Finishes lightly bitter and resinous.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, yet extremely dry on the finish. The flavors just fall off the palate, keeping me wanting more.

Overall, a great, extremely well balanced DIPA. Very drinkable and assertively flavorful.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a snifter glass, Dose is a slightly hazy orange color with a big rocky head that doesn't want to quit.

Pungent aroma of hops, definitely some galaxy in there, nice citrus and tropical notes. On the flavor some maltiness up front, bit of sweet honey, lots of hoppiness afterwards, definitely getting some citrus and papaya, bitter lemon on the back end with some rounded herbal hop leaf notes.

This is an excellent DIPA, I'd put it a spot under Locust and the latest batch of 2xFuzzy, but it's quite a treat.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow in color with a tinge of orange. Hazy in appearance. Ummmm yum! Candied citrus rind, melon, tangerine and grapefruit bitterness. Semi dry. Hints of orange. Flavors are integrated well. Super balanced. Lighter in body. This is delicious.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a small amount of head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing. Juicy, fruity aroma. Mango, papaya, grapefruit, lemon and lime as well as peach. Some pine. The taste is more pine than expected followed up by the fruits. Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and lime, peach, and papaya. Bitter pine finish. Medium bodied and dry. Great blend of piney and citrus/tropical fruit flavors. Glad to see this one make the move from Fat-ten-er series to a more regular addition, hopefully.

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Photo of emount91
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

FINALLY they named #2!! pours a hazy orange color, head doesn't last long but lots of carb floating up to the top. smell is very tropical and hoppy: candied mangos, pineapples, oranges, and some bitter lemon skin, followed by a slighty grassy note. taste follows the smell to a T, then ends with a slightly crackery malt that is actually very nice under the hop flavor palate. feel was damn near perfection. another killer brew from NEBCO, but they rarely disappoint so what do you expect?!?

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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 70 ratings