1916 Shore Shiver
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #4,752
Ranked #25,586
3.8 | pDev: 10%
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing
New Jersey, United States
Very Good
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Photo of jmdrpi
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft

Appearance is golden in color, white head. moderate earthy hop aroma. Medium level of bitterness, some mild malt flavor. Thinner bodied. okay, but forgettable.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

DATE: August 11, 2017... OCCASION: expecting Jer and Matt for a golfing weekend, and planning to give them some Jersey brews... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours from a can a hazy, sallow yellow body, murky and opaque like the water the shark may have struck in... a thick, clumpy snow white head that leaves a skyline of clouds around the glass's rim... grapefruit, resin, lemon, tangerine, and a bit of booziness that hints at the 6.9% ABV... smooth, creamy, almost too easy in its movement through the throat--lacks the effect of any weight associated with an IPA, though, especially at its entrance and exit... almost syrupy in its sip, an appreciable lacing screens the whole glass as it is sipped... the flavor profile is more lemon than stone fruit, more melon than grapefruit--surprising, but not off-putting... secondary dough malts provide some balance, but this NJ beer seems a decidedly West Coast approximation.... light, crisp, and tipped with enough resin to approximate the style, though it lacks the robust profile that leads to higher ratings... an overall fair representation, but not one I would spend my money on when so many other quality IPAs are available--locally, even...

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.72/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can to nonic pint glass, the appearance was a slight golden burnt yellow color with a finger’s worth of white foamy sliding head, not much lace. The aroma had some soupy sweet fruity hops playing with a gentle bitterness and then some light grassy hops. The flavor played with the balance of sweet to bitter off and on and back through each other never fully blending. Aftertaste was soupy fruity hops. Finish was the same. The palate was between light and medium on the body. Some sessionability. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent at best, but the aroma and flavor doesn’t seem cohesive enough.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky pale amber topped with a towering head of silky white that seems content to maintain the place of its vantage point. Great white indeed. I wouldn't say that it has left any lacing as the liquid volume recedes, but more tufts and clumps still cling to the side of the glass, like the drifts found on the floor of a white animal prone to shedding.

Nose is immediately.... clean. Can't think of a better way to describe it. There is an appealing nature to this cleanliness. Not that of crisp hops and malts joined by their living denizens of yeast, but a whole lot of florid language that even I'm too self-aware to type. Fresh grains meet lightly perfumed hops. Airy. Light of spirit but not of flavour.

Leafy and zesty leading into the spicy finish denoted on the can. The veneer of sweet peaches too were prophesied if one took the care to read the can. Finish is spicy giving way to pine.

Delightfully carbonated, thin, and dry to the end.
Included in the NBS BIF#4 MWK box from @TongoRad. Thanks Michael, I really enjoyed this one!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper color with a hazy complexion and a an inch of creamy tan head. The aroma is of floral to lightly piney hops and faint pineapple along with light malt. I'm tasting a light pine presence and plenty of light malt to round it out. The body is fairly light and quaffable for an IPA with just a hint of light stickiness.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am really looking forward to getting The CANQuest (tm) up and rolling again. I have been noodling around with bottles lately as well as making preparations for a recycling run tomorrow & this has all CANbined to cause me to lose focus. In case you are CANcerned, the recycling is all "found" aluminum CANs - Red Bull, Arizona, a LOT of Bud, et al. I crush them down and take them for recycling about twice a year. The craft CANs go to Jeff Lebo, at his request. Jeff is the owner of Brewhouse Mountain Inn, which CAN be seen at CANsmartbeerCANs.com. This is how The CANQuest (tm) rolls!

From the CAN: "A Curious Brewery and Refuge"; "Profile[:] Resiny hops reminiscent of stone fruits mellowing to a spicy finish"; "Notice[:] Known to bite & leave you cold! - Enjoy responsibly"; "A swell ale from the depths of hell"; "Man-Eating Shaks Infest the Atlantic! In the summer of 1916, a shark haunted the New Jersey coastline killing four & injuring seven. While there is much debate over what shark was responsible, there is no question that the attacks found their way into pop books & films depicting one great white shark who made the shore shiver."

The Crack! served to remind me that there are full CANs, brimful CANs and then CANs where the seaming on of the lid must have caused spillage on the line! This was so full that it could not help but squirt and release its CANtents with a bit of foaming to go along with it. I got a magnificent two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head out of my relatively gentle Glug. Color was a hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. Nose smelled like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice commingled with a pine air freshener. Mmmm! I am a self-described, self-avowed hophead & beers like this really trip my trigger. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was just my thing - lots of juicy, citrusy flavors like grapefruit, but also orange & tangerine, plus an underlying hint of pine mintiness to cool things off on my blistering tongue. Note that I did not say anything about the malt(s) & that is because they were well-hidden. I know that they existed, based on the sticky lacing that was beginning to line the length of my glass, but the hops were the showcase. Finish was dry, but very tasty. I have had some like this where they felt and tasted like they were saturated with hops. This was right up my alley & just the thing to throw into a cooler & take to the Jersey shore.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 05/25/16 notes. 12 oz. can into a tulip.

Pours a cloudy deep orange color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, fruity malts, bready malts and wheat. Maltier than hoppy. Medium body and low carbonation, pretty smooth.

Overall a decent beer; not overly hoppy but easy to drink and nice.

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Photo of pkalix
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

rough, lager-y flavor... defionitely NOT an IPA-type of flavor... IPL? it's "alright" but not up my flavor alley, if you know what i mean.... not getting the "stone fruits" they're talking about, but this is okay....

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can good until early June, 2016. It didn't make it to June. Poured into ale glass.

L: 2F foamy head with decent retention, little lacing, ring. Beer is a hazy light amber.

S: Light citrus, tropical fruits, pine.

T: Light citrus, piney, resiny. Not very complex, but that's perfectly OK.

F: Light to medium body, medium carbonation, resiny finish with little drying. You will want to session this. Be careful.

O: Solid, pretty refreshing for near 7 ABV. A beer you could make your "regular" beer and be very happy.

Also, I love the historic reference. Exactly 100 years ago, four swimmers died due to attacks by (thought to be just the one) a juvenile great white shark in Monmouth County, NJ.

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Photo of djkman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Update from my initial review. This beer is growing on me.
Enjoying this brew. Solid IPA. I personally like the hop balance.
Totally drinkable.
I think the phrase "totally drinkable" for this brew applies well here.
And that's my update

Original review below.

I have been trying beers from my home state.
The look: good yellow unfiltered color
Smell: regular hop aroma with a hint of citrus
Taste: tell you your drinking an IPA but on the light side. Citrus small and light citrus taste to me.
Oh tasting from the can into my Guinness glass.
Feel: I'm not telling. That's personal..........
Overall; good standard IPA from these guys. I can see having 2 or 3 of these nice and cold.
Not heavy in my subjective opinion.

Not a bad thing. An IPA that doesn't fill you up like a hardcore Imperial IPA.
You can have a few and enjoy it.

Umm I would go out on a limb and say enjoy it like a Pilsner... Like the six points IPA or like a craft Pilsner.

And that's my review

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Photo of dar482
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a beautiful pale amber color, rich orange.

The aroma is filled with spicy and leafy herbaceous hop character, crackery malts, resin, dank.

The flavor offers a lot more fruitiness with cantaloupe, grapefruit, tangerine peel, a medium biscuity malt in the middle, onto a spicy and resinous finish. A clean drinking IPA with wonderful transitioning from upfront fruity hops, balanced malt sweetness, and a spicy hop finish.

A surprisingly balanced and complete IPA.

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Photo of GRPunk
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can (Best by 1/21/16). Christmas present from Ted & Vicki. Duvel tulip.

A- A cool, funky label design. A liberal pour creates 1 finger of foamy, off-white head. The body is a hazy, golden-orange (a little yeast sediment came out in the end of the pour). Awesome sticky rings are left by a head that sustains at a thin foam.

S- Leafy hops at the crack of the can. There's a sugary-sweet malt/alcohol that brings a nice balance. Pretty bold.

T- A really nicely balanced IPA here. Spicy and leafy hops up front, with a sweet, sugary middle, and more hops to clean up the finish, keeping spicy and getting on the herbal side.

M- Medium full body is bone dry. A little hoppy bite.

O- I love a bold IPA that I perceive as balanced, and this fits the bill. I received a sixer from out of town relatives. Could see this as a regular in my fridge if it was readily available. An easy drinker.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is golden Amber with a thick frothy head.

Hops smell a little flat. It's a fairly fresh can but it smells a little stale.

Not a particularly outstanding taste. Straight bitter with no aroma or complexity.

Very basic IPA.

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Photo of Act25
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cherry Hill ain't the boardwalk - that first bit of inauthenticity hints at the also-ran, but good effort of this SOUTH Jersey brew. The real board walks - Asbury, Seaside, Ocean, Atlantic - are where you may find the real brews (Cartons, Kanes, etc) But still a strong effort here and I'd cycle through all their styles!

A. Decidedly cloudy orange-amber, medium head and lack luster lacing. Sediment galore.

S: Stinky, earthy good. Mixture of herbal, floral and fruity scents. Some grapefruit, citrus rind, and over ripe oranges. On a English malt base. A bit over ripe in a good way

T: Follows smell. A little over ripe on the grapefruit and citrus, but I'm liking it. Not that alcoholic, if you like earthy, scat IPAs this is a great fall one, almost English in style - the English malt base takes me around the Horn.

F: Best part - good feel, crispy. Well-carbonated.

O:NJ has got great minerally water (see Cartons) and this brew takes advantage of it.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-Darker orange, off white head
-Toffee, little citrus, peel, tiny bit dank,
-Grapefruit, lemon zest, floral hops, solid toastyness
-Medium carbonation, good bitterness

-I enjoyed this and look foward to more from Forgotten Boardwalk.

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Photo of farrago
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Healthy two finger head of off white dense foam, even surface with excellent retention, the lacing stretches into long streaks and sticks well enough. The liquid is a cloudy and opaque yellow to brown color maybe than amber, looks to have some particulate silt inside, only a few bubbles visible but they are super large. The nose is compact and deftly integrated, smooth orange to lemon citrus, crisp graininess, dried pine sap, black tea leaf, subdued apricot and peach fruit scents, floral finish with a seashore saltiness as well. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and tends more towards heavy than refreshing, however, does not have the sappy, sticky sweetness which would make it a chore to sip. Tangerine, pink grapefruit and lemon citrus frame the mouth entry and take their time making room for pine, potpourri and leafy green matter. The malts are large and in charge, both vanilla and cocoa accents waft in and out and at times it is almost doughy. The carbonation has some bite but does not last deep into the sip. Not excessively splashy which can impair a positive impression given the quantity of entrants in the beer type. That said, it both impresses from the start and grows on you as you sip.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass.

Nice looking copper color. Clean and lively with a 1F white head and nice rings of lacing.

Mild pale and caramel malt aromas. Not much of noticeable hops, just a touch of citrus. Slightly alcohol-strong.

It was not what I'd call American IPA flavor. Malty, minimal hops, some alcohol, caramel.

Medium body, good carbonation. The alcohol smell does not translate to a burn, and it finishes smooth. But there's no hop presence.

Ok, I tried it and now it's "forgotten".

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Photo of papat444
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can.

Very nice orange body, slightly hazy and the color just pops out. Nice mango aroma and the flavor is full of sticky fruit including pineapple. Mellow but juicy and good.

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Photo of cfalls
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Copper and hazy, good sized head, some lacing

S: Herbal, apricot, not a very strong smell overall

T: Floral, herbal, grapefruit, too malty for me, mild bitterness on the finish

F: Well carbonated

O: Not my style. More alcohol and malts than hops.

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Photo of leantom
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Decided to give this NJ offering a try. Here goes:

A: Somewhat cloudy orange-amber, medium-sized head and OK lacing. Just alright - nothing impressive.

S: Good. Mixture of herbally/floral and fruity scents. Tons of grapefruit, citrus rind, and oranges.

T: OK. A little too heavy on the grapefruit and citrus, however; almost makes the beer taste a little too sour. There are a million other IPA's like it.

F:Nice and crispy. Well-carbonated.

O: Solid beer but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Mineo
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great crisp mouthfeel, but the overall taste is too malty despite the fresh by date being in three months. The hops provide a nice citrusy bitterness but is overshadowed by a crackery malty character often apparent in beers past their prime, but this one appears to be fresh so not sure what to think.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to Joe Canal's in Parsippany yesterday to see what was new and on the shelf during the unexpectedly hot weather that we had. Sure enough, this was brand new and on prominent display so I grabbed a six-pack of these in cans and was hoping that it would be up to par with other new beers from this neck of the woods as of late. It's really, really difficult to brew a bad IPA and with so many other good ones within easy reach, I almost thought that this would have a hard time measuring up. It wasn't a standout but I enjoyed it and it was a good brew that wasn't weak or too easy to quaff.

The pour to this was good, as the beer had a murky apricot hue with a lot of light sediment floating around in it. Lots of stone fruit like peach and apricot in the nose, with even more in the taste. The malt? Crystal, maybe caramel, but certainly present and enough to balance out the bitterness here. The burn was fruity, earthy, and slightly metallic but the consistency was not terribly oily or resinous. A small amount of enduring head was present once I poured the beer out of the can but the lacing was quite a sight as half of my pint glass was coated in the web that it formed.once I sipped this through.

While not weak, this wasn't strong in the booze department and I think that this was one of the few American IPA's that was where it should be in terms of the ABV. Although the best by date was 8/22, I don't see how I would have held onto this for that long. I enjoyed this beer and thought it was a good first impression by Forgotten Boardwalk, along with the stylish can design and embracing of a Jersey legend. Find a good rocky cheese to pair this with and you're set, even if the sharks, sand, and waves aren't nearby. A solid first impression!

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Photo of sjones5045
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Home 5/10/15

Beer guy at store pushed me to try it saying it one of the up and comers in NJ. Saw the reviews and wasn't expecting much. Poured copper golden is a great head and equally great lacing.

The smell is hoppy citrus that is very pleasant. The taste is great. Smooth and mellow citrus fruitiness flowed by a bit of bitter that fades quick. Very enjoyable and I'm very impressed. I don't want to crown them anything with just one beer but I'll definitely be quick on the draw to crack the other 5.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at MTG - Boardwalk 1916. Dirty bronze darker color white. Malty nose. Lighter. Floral fruity swirling bitter. Bright and bold. Tasty bitter. 4375 4 4 4

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Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can direct from the brewery.

This was on tap when I visited, but as I saw a huge fridge loaded with the stuff, I figured I'd grab a 6 pack for the road instead. Typical IPA appearance, slightly hazy, golden, with a good white head. Decent bit of hops in the aroma, herbal, earthy. Taste didn't come off quite as good, with the maltier taste overpowering the herbal/bitter hops, and telling me that these cans were probably already close to being too far past their prime. Either that or it's just an IPA that's on the malty side. Basically what I'm trying to say is, there was no freshness date on the cans. Light-medium body, good carb level. An okay beer and an easy drinker, just not really what I'd call an exemplary IPA.

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