Mass Riot
Prison City Pub & Brewery

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Prison City Pub & Brewery
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #29
Ranked #1,168
4.37 | pDev: 7.32%
Mar 07, 2023
Jun 30, 2016
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Rated: 4.3 by fthegiants from California

Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 15, 2022
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Reviewed by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a 16oz can with what appears to be a canning date of 07/22/22. Not a bad NEIPA, but not great either. Probably better soon after it was canned.
Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Oct 25, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Sep 25, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 29, 2022
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Reviewed by TimothyD11 from New York

3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Maybe I'm spoiled. I know what a great tasting NEIPA tastes like. Yeah there is some variation within the greats I know but...

Tree House, Hop Butcher, Root and Branch, River Roost, Weldwerks. (Other Half over 5 years ago!)

I've had exceptional NEIPA's by Prison City before but this is like the second time in a row I bought their "flagship" Mass Riot and it disappointed big time. Smelled and tasted like a sub ordinary NEIPA. Not crushable, not soft, not a juice bomb. Semi bitter citrusy semi vomit. Ordinary. And I just don't like beer enough to drink ordinary. This doesn't make me go wow, this makes me wonder if I should stop drinking my daily beer. This is like a 3.9 or less. I don't waste time with beers under 4.2 and I HATE a beer that is supposed to be in the world class category and is just an ordinary drinking experience. I got 3 more...hoping something miraculous happens to them in a few weeks and they aren't drain pours.

This is why you don't buy beer that is distributed....this is why you drive 2 hours to go to Root and Branch or Tree House and pick up 4.5 rated beers that drink like a 4.5!
Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Noelito76 from New York

Apr 08, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by dansushi from New York

Mar 24, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 06, 2022
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Rated by Winton_Ross from New York

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great, open nose and effusively fruity palate. I really like this. This is my first Prison City, and I grabbed it accidentally. Excellent accident.
Dec 20, 2021
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16oz. can into a Founders snifter.

Color is hazy as usual but this one comes with a nice, foamy 1 finger head that really sticks around. Nose is super dank. I get aromas of pineapple, mango, clementine, and strawberry. All overripe and bursting with flavor. Beer opens papaya, melon, and pineapple. Dank, earthy, juicy. ripe. Mango in the middle complemented by citrus and cane sugar. End is more papaya and sweetness. Same finish. Taste profile is very similar to what you'd expect from the style but the dankness of it all separates this one a bit. Body is light with moderate to ample carbonation. Smooth and soft on the palate with some bubbles going down. Slightly lingering aftertaste that finishes bone dry. Incredibly drinkable.

This one's one of the better offerings in a loaded style. Worth seeking out for sure.
Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a growler filled about two hours ago.

Hazy medium yellow, with slight hints of pink and orange. 1.5 fingers of creamy white head that leaves a 3/16" ring and some spotty lacing. Looks like pineapple juice, with a bit of tangerine and pink grapefruit in it.

Smell is grapefruit, papaya, mandarin orange, with hints of kiwi, plum (fresh/ripe flesh), and pineapple. Plus some doughy malt. Slightly creamy. All in all, smells like a tropical fruit smoothy made with all fresh fruit.

Taste is grapefruit, white grape, peach, kiwi, and an indeterminate fruit mix. Moderate bitterness, and light pine/green onion/grapefruit pith aftertaste at finish and beyond.

Feel is lightly creamy and juicy at first, followed by moderate , very fine carbonation bite, and some slight astringency. Guessing this is very fresh, and that might fade in a couple of weeks. Might have to go back for some cans. ;)

Overall, while this level of juice may not be so unusual as it once was, this is still outstanding.
Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2021
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by kuhndog from New York

Aug 09, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Broken Bow tonic glass; canned 05/27//21.
A: Pours a hazy, golden-orange color with solid carbonation, a white head, strong retention, and foamy rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of grapefruit zest, candied pear, caramelized barley malt, and earthy pine predominate.
T: Semisweet. Grapefruit zest very strong alongside elements of the nose, balanced with the solid bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with solid effervescence.
O: I have really been enjoying the nicely varied Prison City IPAs. This was no exception: delicious.
Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jun 08, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
great hoppy smell - hop taste all thru the drink
May 21, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 17, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by TomWight from New York

Nov 27, 2019
Rated: 4.79 by Melissa_44

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 4.67 by Rones09

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by metter98 from New York

Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Aug 18, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by pdurkee from New York

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Finally had chance to try Prison City’s Mass Riot. Have been a big fan of Prison City since first busting them last year. Had read that Paste 2016 survey placed MR as #1 vs over 200 highly regarded beers nationwide. Had heard good things while visiting Treehouse and also from Other Half brewers. So was pretty excited to be nearby during last Saturday’s can release and fresh draft in the pub.
Related, this beer was awesome. Beautiful to look at; robust fresh hoppy fruit nose; swirling textures and flavors in a class like really great NEIPAs... in my experience like drinking fresh draft at Trillium ; Tree House; and one my favorites, Foundation’s Epiphany.
Apr 22, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by DaveCash from New York

Feb 05, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by mparella from Pennsylvania

Nov 24, 2018
Rated: 4 by Robbles from New York

Apr 13, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 4.91 by dgeebs07 from New York

Jan 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hazy NEIPA. A bit more pine and bitterness with a less pillowy mouthfeel than the very best NEIPAs but this is still an excellent beer which I would gladly drink any time - and an argument could be made that the pine/bitterness makes this even better than a straight-up OJ NEIPA.
Dec 26, 2017
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