New England Style India Pale Ale With Honey | Wyndridge Farm Brewing

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New England Style India Pale Ale With HoneyNew England Style India Pale Ale With Honey
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wyndridge Farm Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
wyndridge.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
16
pDev:
7.25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
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Photo of Shenk87
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

-spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Deep murky and rustic orange coloring is dense in nature with a 1/2 inch cotton white topping. The capping was thick, well lasting turning patch on its demise, while the carbonation was low key.

S: Light tropical citrus, fresh and wet first appears on the nose, along with some honey sweetness. Clean scent, but really lacks that aromatic and pronounced punch. Some pineapple-orange peel is soft, along with some buttered grains for sweetness. Good aroma, just really weak and lacking that fresh burst I have come to known per style, a bit more subdued if you will.

T: Dense and creamy honey malting has pineapple-orange grinds with a light flowery touch. Tart citrus flowery delivers a quick hop punch, that quickly fades off the tongue. Dry orange hops, semi-sweet honey malts, and bittering semi-dry tropical notes is balanced quite well.

M: Creamy mouthful, creamy oranges, nice thickness, provably aided by the honey, thick and sticky and a standout among the drink.

O: A slow building creamy bitterenss of oranges and dank tropical hops continues to grow throughout the drink that was more subtle in the beginning. The dense mouthful is the highlight here, as well a nice soft balance of flavors. A good drinker that grows on you and becomes stronger at the finish, just give it some time and temperature.

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Photo of rdoggg
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a drop-dead gorgeous clear golden-amber with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is a silky-smooth, lightly hopped, very drinkable DIPA with a slightly sweet, sticky mouthfeel. This is emphatically NOT my take on a NEIPA, but it's pretty good on its own merits. Alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Finish is sweetish and sticky. A little too much honey, IMHO. IPAs should get your taste buds' attention - this one is too mellow for the style. It's not something you could drink a ton of, but very enjoyable in moderation.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass'

L---Cloudy, burnt golden color. Nice white head with ok retention and excellent lacing.

S---Juicy & sweet. Tropical fruits are dominant, but it's just such a medley of sweetness, that I can't identify individual fruits. Like a tropical fruit punch. Advertised honey does not come through.

T---Sweet, cloyingly so. The honey comes through here. A melange of unidentifiable tropical fruits. Tastes like fruit juice. For a million dollars I wouldn't guess this had alcohol in it, much less 9%. And someone is telling fibs about this being 80 IBU.

F---Wet & juicy. Thick, but from sweetness.

O---I think NEIPAs may be lost on me. I just don't get anything from them, they have nothing in common with the thing that I call beer. I'm trying to rate to style, but it's hard. This is a drink for high school girls who can't stomach the taste of alcohol. It's like the 80s are back and there's a newfangled Bartles & James. The only saving grace is that this one is 9% ABV.

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wyndridge Farm Brewing "New England Style India Pale Ale With Honey"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 10/04/18" and sampled on 11/09/18
$2 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: The beer is surprisingly dark for being a New England style IPA. It's a hazy deep amber that borders on heading into copper colored territory. There's some particulate visible in suspension; and the head is a short cap of slightly yellowed off-white foam. Unfortunately by the time I've written this the head has dropped to a patchy surface covering and average collar, and there's little lacing left behind where it once was. The aroma is hoppy but it's not pronounced. If this is double dry-hopped they probably didn't use enough. It's citrusy and lightly resinous and piney. On to the flavor... well, I was hoping to say they got something right but it's actually strike three, at least in terms of being a New England style IPA. There's some malt it for sure, and some fruitiness, but I'm not getting hoppy fruitiness, it's more like yeasty fruitiness. I'm finding apple, and some orange, and perhaps some mango or something like that but it's not bold. There's a light bit of acidity to it as well, which is odd. Had you handed this to me blind I would have thought it was an interesting pale ale with a little more body and strength, or maybe even an IPA that's a blend of English and American styles, or a strong ale, but not an NEIPA. You can feel the strength but the alcohol remains well hidden in the flavor and aroma. So what about the honey? Well I'm guessing that's adding to the fruitiness, and there is some nice honey character to it. I don't know what kind of honey but it's got a lot more character than clover honey. It's not that bitter, which is interesting because the label lists 80 IBUs. They must be calculating too much coming from late addition hops. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp-then-smooth. Overall it's a really nice beer, I very much like it, but it's certainly not like any NEIPA that I've ever had.
Review# 6,337

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip. No freshness date.

L: Nearly clear golden amber pour. 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Sweet honey and citrusy/floral hops.

T/F: Toasted grains and sweetness... a combination of booze and honey, with a moderately bitter hop profile. Citrus forward with lighter floral and pine notes. Peach and summer fruits. Medium bodied and sticky... fairly balanced... ABV not entirely hidden.

O: A decent heavy hitting honey DIPA. Another one that reminds me of a poor man's 'Hopslam'. A little north of easily drinkable but a decent brew.

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Photo of hozersr
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass canned on 9/11/18. Pours a very hazy yellow orange with a massive 2 finger sticky white head that leaves thin wisps of fine lace.

Smell is tangerine, pineapple, guava, honey, and a tiny wif of grapefruit rind.

Taste follows pineapple, tangerine, guava, honey, and a shot of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, soft gentle carbonation, not dry but a tad sticky, and goes down pretty darn easy at 9% ABV.

Overall this is a very nice beer, the honey hides but actually balances this one out. Thanks jzeilinger for this one.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Extra hazy apple cider amber color. Short white head.

Nose
Dank, pine, grapefruit, candied orange, honey, oats, and florals.

Taste
Dank, wintergreen, and pine sap. Sweetened grapefruit juice and candied orange, Firm caramel and honey maltiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, smooth, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Wow! The honey really mellows out the 9% abv.

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Photo of templetom
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful beer that has a very west coasting and NE style hybrid combo. Really enjoyed it in a tulip glass. Nice carbonation and head. Tropical notes blazing thru, mango papaya, clementines, honey, maple sugar, piney and juicy. Alcohol is there but hidden pretty well. Get it and enjoy it.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque medium copper gold color with thick frothy white lacing that's extremely sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Juicy tropical fruit: passion fruit, peach, mango.

T - Peach, mango, lime, red grapefruit, some mild peppery spice, and finishes with a fruity, pithy resin with nice spiciness and low citrus bitterness on the back end. The inside of the mouth is coated with a healthy layer of lime and peach. The ABV is incredibly well hidden.

M - Thick and frothy with the texture of a milkshake (maybe even a little too thick).

O - A solid New England style D-IPA at a perfect price point. I'll be going back for more of these.

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New England Style India Pale Ale With Honey from Wyndridge Farm Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 16 ratings