Cloudy And Cumbersome
Levante Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,446
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #19,789
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
86
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Levante Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Photo of osheamatth
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pour with some cloudiness and nice cling. Redolent of tropics fruit in the nose particularly pineapple and mango. That follows suit on the palate with a pleasant resiny tang. Nice aftertaste.

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osheamatth from New York, Oct 05, 2019
Photo of Buck89
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A hazy golden yellow color with a medium white head. Nice staying power and lacing in the glass. Aroma was fruity and tropical. Taste followed. Mango, berries, tangerine. Faint crackery malt backbone. Medium bodied and carbonated. Overall a tasty NEIPA that represents the style well.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Aug 16, 2019
Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can from the source, dated 7-16-19

Fully hazed pour, leaving moderate amounts of froth and low spotty lacing

Nose of soft and mild tropical fruits with mango coming to mind

Tasty and well crafted brew, more tropical notes, some tea and general NEIPA fruity goodness....notes of mango, kiwi and rice melon all in the mix...well worth a try.

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Billolick from New York, Jul 31, 2019
Photo of JA_26
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I got a free shipping code for Levante's new can shipping service for PA residents. So I ordered this one, Tickle Parts and Anthropogenic. Tried this one first. Meh. It's not a bad beer by any means - looks decent, smell is OK but not the fruity hop punch I expect from an NEIPA, and the taste is not what I've come to expect from the style either. Not much intensity at all, frankly. It's OK, but there are a lot better beers in this style that are easily obtainable.

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JA_26 from Pennsylvania, Feb 20, 2019
Photo of raider12
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Ganlys Irish Pub in State Hill,PA.It was love at first sight.The cloudy,hazy look led me to a delicious trail of happiness.Keep it up.So close to this brewery,and I was never blessed to go in.Will get there soon.

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raider12 from Pennsylvania, Dec 02, 2018
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 11-1-18 (a canning date.. always a plus)
Based on a 1 beer review. My 1st venture into Levante, and I'm quite pleased. Pours fairly hazy, smells of light citrus and a bit floral. Fruits were wispy and mild. Taste was pretty much the same, but varying.. as it morphed during temp changes. I found nothing harsh, nothing overwhelming. MF was smooth, with a good bit of bitterness on the backend.. but hey, it's only 5.9%. The hops were quite tasty, and I'm really starting to dig Idaho 7.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a teku glass via draft
Nice hazy orange color
Smell is more floral than citrus or fruit.
Taste is more floral as well but some passionfruit/guava makes an appearance here ..medium body and nice carbination..was expecting a bit more from Levante as the other beers ive had from them were solid

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Jlabs from New York, Apr 13, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice hazy look with slight head from tap. Not getting a lot from the nose , citric hops mostly. This is a bit watered down on the flavor. It’s decent , grapefruit and slight pepper highlights, maybe needs a bit more malt to add a bit more sweetness and body(my drinkers opinion).

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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania, Jan 21, 2018
Photo of larryi86
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
16 oz can, dated 8/17/17, poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy golden orange with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, some tropical fruits, biscuity malts, slightly piney.

T- Melons, berries, citrus, a little tropical, piney/floral finish, touch of biscuity malts.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A little more like a pale ale inspired by a NEIPA, tasty and easy to drink.

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larryi86 from Delaware, Oct 07, 2017
Photo of justintcoons
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 oz Crowler poured into a shaped IPA glass.
Purchases at Iron Abbey in Horsham, PA.

Appearance
Hazed out amber-blonde. 2 fingers of creamy white head with great retention.

Nose
Tangerine, orange cream, mango, pineapple, dank, blueberry, passion fruit, and caramel.

Taste
Tangerine, orange cream, and lemon meringue. Mango, pineapple, blueberry, and passion fruit. Firm dankness. Oats and caramel backing.

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

Overall
Smooth, easy drinking, and flavorful. Excellent New England style Pale Ale.

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justintcoons from Pennsylvania, Aug 14, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

on draft, in a pint glass

cloudy pale yellowish color, almost with some greenish hues. doesn't look appetizing. nice fruity hop aroma. taste starts okay, finishes dry with an odd aftertaste. thin, watery mouthfeel.

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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania, Jan 15, 2017
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery. Crushable but not terribly interesting or complex. Very hazy, lots of nutty oats in the mouth. Looks great and drinks easy but kind of fades from memory after one glass.

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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania, Jan 06, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap at home into my Teku glass. Keg is dated first week of November, so this beer is 3 weeks old.

A: A super hazy and cloudy medium golden color with a nice one finger white head. It looks creamy but not super thick. Full glass lacing.

S: Great hoppy citrus nose. Massive citrus and tropical fruits with orange, tangerine, lime, mango, pineapple and some dank weed mixed in. Great nose.

T: The hops are terrific here. Lots of citrus and tropical fruits with orange and tangerine, pineapple, mango, some lemon and lime. The fruits mix with some bready and biscuit malt along with the oats to smooth things out. Creamy. Towards the back I get some dank weed flavors and some prickly bitterness. Finish is bone dry. This is good!

F: Creamy at first, but it turns a bit prickly and bitter. No alcohol whatsover and its ever so drinkable with al lighter mouthfeel and lower abv.

O: This is a really, really great beer. Had I guessed, I would have said it was a pale ale as it is on the lighter side for an IPA, but you cannot deny the flavor that come out of it. They call it a NE style IPA and I can see how it is similar to up there, but it's not as full and creamy as others. No worries, though, this is a terrific beer and one that is so uber crushable. I love the look too, the name fits it well. Well done Levante, this should be your everyday IPA it will appeal to such a large audience.

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Kadonny from Pennsylvania, Nov 30, 2016
Cloudy And Cumbersome from Levante Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 86 ratings