Cloudy & Cumbersome
Levante Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #3,032
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,230
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 8.03%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
119
From:
Levante Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  27
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: This haze is pillowy-soft from oats and wheat in the grainbill, while sun-showers of hoppiness shine down through the clouds. Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops burst bright with the citrusy pith flavors reminiscent of tropical passion fruit and freshly peeled grapefruit. Keep your head in the clouds!
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 119 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yeah, we all make mistakes and mine was picking up this beer when it was old and thinking that it was a New England IPA. No, this wasn't a drain pour as there was any sediment to be seen in it! However, this was a bit of a malt bomb but I had to wonder if even a fresh can of this would feel more like an American Pale Ale or IPA more than anything else...

Brassy in hue and nicely hazy, this had plenty of foam topping it off as the lacing left behind was plenty thick and wavy as the rings left behind weren't level by any stretch. Tons of white chocolate, weed, deep citrus pith, and exotic hops in the muted nose as this felt like something from the opposite coast as the oats, grain, and exotic tropical fruit combined with the lively carbonation to ensure that this was categorized incorrectly on here. Tons of tropical fruit find in the aftertaste was evidence that the Idaho 7 and Mosaic were felt, even if the hop burn and bitterness weren't that overt.

The aftertaste was green and the malt felt sweet as it was hard to discern the alcohol in this. Dated 12/15 on the bottom of the can, this held up well for nearly being a year old but even if I had this fresh, I'd never think that this was a New England IPA. Bought this at ShopRite Liquors in Little Falls and as much as I enjoyed it as it warmed, more pillowy beers are readily available for most. If you like your IPA's green and a bit exotic, grab a can of this while wistfully thinking of what might have been...

Nov 25, 2021
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap, served in a Shaker pint glass.

L---Hazy, burnt orange color. Nice enough head, but no retention or lacing.

S---Sweet & fruity. Grapefruit, mango, orange. Full of citrus & tropical notes.

T---Follows the nose pretty precisely. Lots of citrus & tropical fruits.

F---Not much carbonation. Medium mouthfeel.

O---A solid NEIPA from a brewery I was unfamiliar with. I will keep an eye out for Levante in the future.

Nov 25, 2020
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StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 15, 2020
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Lucular from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 06, 2019
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informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 26, 2020
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cjohns73 from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 23, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Jul 31, 2019
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A nice low(er) ABV New England IPA.

Jul 09, 2021
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trickynicky from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 13, 2021
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SkiBum22 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 30, 2020
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Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 16, 2020
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dsshuck from Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 07, 2020
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Jbavi360 from New York

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 31, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 6-8-20.

A - Extremely hazy and borderline opaque. Dark orange in color with creamy white lacing and little to no carbonation.

S - Fruity, floral, pungent citrus, mango, and stone fruit on the nose.

T - Juicy floral, tropical fruit, juicy grapefruit, light peppery spice grapefruit rind, juicy pine, and finishes fruity and balanced.

M - Finishes a little dry on the back of the tongue while the rest of the mouth waters.

O - I really dig this IPA...nice job Levante!

Jul 28, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thanks goes out to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits. Taste is passion fruit, mango, some grapefruit, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

May 12, 2021
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 05, 2021
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chicagoish from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 16, 2021
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osheamatth from New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Oct 05, 2019
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TLA from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 05, 2018
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drh88 from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2018
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tedho21 from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 25, 2018
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lccrunchy from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jul 25, 2017
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 15, 2018
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Kadonny from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Nov 30, 2016
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 11, 2019
Cloudy & Cumbersome from Levante Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 119 ratings