East Coast Double IPA | New England Brewing Co.

very good
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Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by alpinebryant on 10-27-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phorestfreak
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown tinted red with great head and lace with a piney grape smell. A medium body that is smooth and slightly creamy with a hoppy galore taste that has thick soapy, grape taste. Not overpowering, finishes dry but not overkill. A little herbal hop bitterness and a touch of caramel malt are noticeable as the beer goes down. Standard DIPA with a well hidden ABV that makes this a great beer.

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Photo of jdense
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pour Farm, New Bedford, MA., 12/15/09.

Dark amber brew, one finger white head, decent lacing. Fruity, citrusy hops in the nose, with bready malts. Nicely balanced taste, citrusy but not grapefruit, with dry finish, and a pretty bitter lingering hop finish on the back end. Pretty drinkable for the ABV, alcohol well hidden. Worth a try, but certainly not in the pantheon of great DIPAs.

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Photo of Durge
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thick orange tea-amber color with a solid off white head and great lacing. This stuff smells like toffee and rye malt with a pleasant tart citrus kiss. The flavor brings an earthy malt sweetness and solid grapefruit hop. It's a little peaty with nutmeg sort of hints. It's well carbonated, fine and tingly in what I would call a medium bodied brew that's lively, refreshing and pretty decent drinking considerring the alcohol level. Well done NEB.

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Photo of modernartblues
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first review ever, so bear with me....

decent head, but not so much on repeat pours from the growler....solid lacing and beautiful amber color (perhaps a bit darker than a standard IPA)...

the smell is where this beer really stands out IMO, hops and lots of them, lots of citrusy smells too (my gf loved the smell of this one and she's not a big beer drinker, though she almost always tastes/smells my beer and can pinpoint flavors better)...I wish they made air-fresheners of this so that when I'm driving and get pulled over....never mind

the taste is great with plenty of hops and not too much malt, it isn't quite as sweet as some DIPA, which suits my taste

I went straight back to the brewery after the first growler and bought another, which I drank on Thanksgiving---towards the end of the second growler I thought I tasted an almost cider like flavor

loved this beer, hope the folks at NEBC think about bottling or canning it soon....

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring a cold growler that I bought yesterday at the brewery into a pint glass.

The beer pours a slightly hazy amber with frothy eggshell white head of 2 cm foaming up and fading to a sparse yet bubbly surface layer.
Aroma is hoppy with some grapefruit rind and a bit of pine sap mixing nicely. There is a bit of grainy malt mixed in the background but hop dominant in this beer.
The first sip gives a fairly thick body with fine rolling carbonation and even a little syrupy texture. Flavor is caramel sweet for a second but then goes to sappy hops and finishes very dry. The booze is pretty well hidden even to the point of being sneaky.
Well crafted big beer that goes down sneakily easy.

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Photo of Hautacam
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice pour. Hazy deep amber....good foamy head that laces down the pint glass.
I can smell the hops two feet away. Nice..like peeling a grapefruit and an orange simultaneously ...in a northern boreal forest ( like that allusion ?). I guess I should just say, "holy shit this smells great".
The taste is much like the aroma....sweet malts precede a body slam of citrusy hops. It's bitter for sure, in a very good way, with a good balance of malt to keep it below astringent.
Just right. the mouthfeel is perfect for this style, dense , with the right amount of carbonation....not cloying, because the hops aren't done until you're done. Each sip leaves a clean, dry ,rindy finish that makes the tongue shout, "Thank you sir, may I have another? "
Nice going NEB. I drank and it was good !

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sunset Grill & Tap. Great looking, great tasting DIPA. In a tulip the beear was a hazy dark orange/amber color with a thick off-white head. Very sticky with abundant lacing. Mostly floral aroma, some citrus, sweet malt in the background. I tasted more grapefruit than pine, and still had the malt background. A really chewy, wonderful beer.

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Photo of loftisCT
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A really cloudy orange color. A nice big head from a pretty conservative pour. The head has really nice retention and the lacing is excellent.
S: Wow, really a lot going on. There is a really sweet and floral hop element which is really apparent. Underneath that you can pick up a little citrus and a little pine. The malt is also well represent though. Seems to be a little caramel and a little biscuit flavor.
T: The taste is amazing. The hops really dominate. The pine hops really come out, as do the citrus hops. The override the malt at the beginning before leaving a nice clean, easy hop finish on your tongue. From the smell I was expecting the taste to be a little resiny, but this is not the case at all. While the taste is really bitter, it doesn't leave a really attacking bitterness on your tongue, it finishes pretty smooth, probably from all the simcoe hops. The malt is there just to balance out the taste but they are clearly in the background
M: This beer is really viscous, you can almost chew on the hops. The mouthfeel is really strong for an ipa
D: The alcohal is really well hidden. While it poured an aggressive head I didn't really notice much carbonation while drinking it. This and the smooth finish of the hops made it really drinkable.

This is really a WOW beer. Anyone who is around New Haven should seek this out. IPAs are my favorite and once New England starts canning this I see this becoming my go to beer.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery split with a few friends; I was told that it was 8%, and brewed with Cascade and Simcoe hops.

A: Poured into a mason-jar type glass, this brew presents a clear orange-amber body and boasts two fingers of dense, sticky foam that stay for a good while, leaving lots of nice foamy lace behind once they recede. Great-looking beer.

S: Light, clean citrus and floral hops up front, followed by assertive sweet and toasty malts. Good balance, but nothing really stands out to me here.

T: Much like the nose, except that the toasted malts really assert their dominance here - not quite what I was looking for. The hops are delicious on the front end, but simply get overpowered by the sweetness and intense toastiness of the malt (especially toward the end of the growler). Definitely a tasty enough beer, but not as complex or hoppy as I was hoping.

M: Pretty full-bodied and a little sticky, with solid effervescence.

D: Extremely drinkable, showing literally no sign of alcohol and no off flavors - a bit more (i.e., any) hop bite on the finish would have bumped this up to a 5.

Notes: IMO, by far the best beer I've had so far from the great folks at NEB (here's hoping I get my hands on some Imperial Stout Trooper before too long). A solid offering in my favorite style, I wouldn't hesitate to pick this up again, and I really hope they start canning it regularly (which perhaps they are, as the only other review so far would indicate, but I haven't seen it except on tap). Good stuff, although I'd love to see just a bit more kick from the hops.


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Photo of alpinebryant
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a Sea Hag can, thanks to sample tasted at local shop!

Poured marigold with a nice white head settling around the edges of glass.

Smelled like fresh hops, lots of grapefruit, Citrus, sweet malt

Tasted like an abundance of fresh hops, sweet malt, and citrus from grapefruit / orange. Nice malt consistency

Mouthfeel was chewy perhaps from being so fresh. Very enjoyable

I could have quite a few of these.

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East Coast Double IPA from New England Brewing Co.
4.26 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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