Pocket Trick
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing

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Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing
New Jersey, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,036
Ranked #5,057
4.15 | pDev: 9.4%
May 08, 2023
Jan 17, 2016
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Rated: 3.5 by db9000

May 08, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by Wiffler27 from South Carolina

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Curt3 from Ohio

Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Around a finger of light tan foam, the surface mottled by an array of larger bubbles, respectable retention, thick and soapy lacing. Liquid clear on the whole, the bubbles spread out, no beds, dark golden color, just short of amber. Heavily malted nose, cocoa, caramel, molasses then a dankness in counterbalance with little attention paid to citrus or fruit elements, an echo of orange or tangerine. Full-bodied and close to heavy, not sufficient carbonation to swing things in a different direction. The malts dominate here too, similar profile, kind of like someone dropped a few malted milk balls in the beer and let it dissolve. That orange-based citrus a little more noticeable. Yet, still no fruit to speak of. Turns bitter once that sweetness subsides, hence the finish has more than enough pucker. Just too exaggerated to be truly enjoyable. (Can states best by 9/11/19)
Sep 01, 2019
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Rated by nj-bill from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Not for light beer drinkers. This is my favorite beer because it has a very robust taste; lots of hops and full flavor.
Jul 27, 2019
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Rated by elcue from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Delish beer. Nice fruity notes. Smooth beer for such a strong beer. Will definitely be buying again.
May 28, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey

Oct 06, 2018
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

2.08/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12 oz can poured into a shaker.

Golden amber. Good clarity. Short head dissipates quickly.

Caramel, peach, passion fruit, and toffee.

Firm caramel and toffee maltiness. Bread and biscuit. Light peach and passion fruit. How old is this??

Medium-plus bodied, silky, smooth, and off-dry with a medium-light bitterness.

I'm just assuming this is a really old can...sorry for the low score. :(
May 25, 2018
Rated: 3.91 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

May 08, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: draft in 8 oz serving vessel. Dark glow orange with a skimpy off white head that quickly dissipated. No lacing.

A: Aroma of sweet fruitiness from the mossiac hops, stone fruit, tropical notes and orange-caramel. Sweetly toasted malt tropical citrus, with average regards in terms of strength. Oranges, tangerines and spicy hop notes finish off.

T: The flavor delivered some dank citrus and tropical fruitiness. Stone fruit, some cherries, toasted grains and melon combine for a well rounded flavor. A big grassy bitterness finishes this off.

M: Nice feel for mouthful, light tingly, medium body.

O: Sweet tropical and toasty grain start that finishes with a nice bittering of grassy hops will keep your tongue off guard and happy. Nice drink ability and good regards in terms of flavor and bittering aspsect from the hops.
May 04, 2018
Rated: 3.62 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Apr 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
One of the best DIPAs in NJ, along with Carton.
a) Pours viscous reminding me of hazed apple sauce on the simmer, dots lacey like apple sauce too.
s) Apple juice, orchard fruit, and citrus. Peach, and fall wet grass between the peach trees.
t) Tastes follow aroma, but it's a winner. I get pear candy first, on caramel malt sweetness, then pear, peach, apple puree, with floral and pine aromatics, cleaning up in a tight, bitter, cleansing finish.
f) Delicate carbonation, smooth, sticky oils provide weight and mouth feel.
o) I agree with BAer who said this is seductive brew. Try 24. Best of NJ/ east coast.
Apr 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Lorianneb from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On draft into a tulip. Cloudy dark orange. 2 fingers white head. I believe it to be their attempt at a NE IPA. Not much nose. Some citrus. Taste is between west coast IPA and NE. Too bitter for NE, too juicy for west coast. Very enjoyable drink
Sep 05, 2017
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nice notes of orange and papaya on the front end, but a little too malty for me on the backend. Medium+ sweetness. Some stinky leafy green on the nose. Overall, good but not one I'd rush back to.
Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing "Pocket Trick"
12 fl. oz. can without freshness dating
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Cloudy golden-orange body beneath a short head of rocky white foam. It looks very much like a hefeweizen except for the limited head. If I was judging this for the BJCP I'd really have to ding it as the style guidelines call for "Good clarity, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy." The head retention is also limited, but the lacing is better than average.

Smell: Tropical/citrusy with mango, and grass and pine. It's not bold, but it's prominent.

Taste: The flavor brings in some bready and gently caramelish malt that's lighter upfront but then becomes similar to the taste of a crusty soft pretzel in the finish. The hops remain,but they're not they're not bold, nor particularly prominent against the malt. The aroma is stronger than the flavor but the characteristics remain: mango, peach, tangerine, some other non-distinct citrus, and herbal and piney notes in the finish. It's surprisingly not that bitter given its Imperial IPA designation, but it is balanced for what it is, which is kind of an Imperial IPA Light, or maybe better, just a strong pale ale. Medium-dry finish with some lingering sweet malt and hops. Some alcohol comes through as it should, but it's never seen as "hot".

Feel: Light-medium to perhaps medium-light in body with a moderate carbonation that leaves it smooth across the palate.

Overall: While it has the strength, which is very well done, it doesn't quite have the hops required for the style. On the other hand this could be an old sample, but I'd have no way of knowing that as it doesn't even have a production code on it. Where it shines is that it's it's a bit lighter and sweeter, and certainly less bitter, than any Imperial IPA I've ever sampled, which makes it highly drinkable while still retaining its strength. I previously mentioned this in the "Taste" section above but I'll note it again, it's clearly not to style. I'd call this a strong pale ale over Imperial IPA, even if strong pale ale is a stretch. Call it what you want, but don't call it Imperial or Double IPA. Perhaps it's a new style! And it is my favorite beer from Forgotten Boardwalk regardless.
Jun 15, 2017
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Rated by Workingquad from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really smooth. Another fine brew from NJ.
Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2017
Pocket Trick from Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 107 ratings