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Brix City Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,479
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,008
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 5.64%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
From:
Brix City Brewing
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Summer
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: NE Style IPA brewed w/ Citra & Mosaic Hops
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really wanted to like this beer - but like so much else in my stash, this was old and more importantly, not dated on the bottom of the can. I think the main problem that I had with this beer was that the hops in it were so common that nothing was going to stand out to me, even if I had this fresh from the canning line. No, this wasn't a drain pour but with so many superior offerings in this category to be had, this just didn't stand out to me in the end.

Of course, the pour to this was cloudy with a muted golden hue bordering on amber, topped off with plenty of frothy head. Enough dark sediment was floating in this with much of it settling at the bottom of the liquid. The lacing was decent as there was a moderately thick ring near the top of my glass with some of it dripping down to the layer below. Lots of melon, cantaloupe, and tropical fruit in the nose as the taste was just as exotic, with some pineapple and star fruit thrown in to round things out. Ripe, dank, and subtly sweet, this wasn't bad as much as it never caught on with me - even with a recessed malt presence and light carbonation.

Not a lot of booze in this either as the liquid was easily palatable from the get-go. This wasn't my cup of tea per se, even with an underlying herbal tone to it that tied everything in together. Hard to detect the Citra here as the Mosaic clearly dominated, long after I finished this off. I would have preferred to have this fresh but as it was, this was a fun beer with enough going for it that I'd want a second round - if it was available on hand!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Curt3
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours completely hazy and dark, burnt orange in color. Love how dark these Brix City NEipas are. It forms a pinky of tightly packed, eggshell colored crown.

The nose brings huge melon along with some dankness. Juicy with some sweetness. More tropical than citrusy.

The taste brings the melon again before transistioning into a cracker/biscuit element. Slight orange. Some slight sweetness at the back. Caramel maybe.

Mouthfeel is soft and coats the mouth with that nice sweetness before turning slightly dry for the finish. No hop burn, slightly any sharpness.

Overall, these Brix City NEipas are very good.

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Photo of JimmyAddo
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp45
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty Jams from Brix City Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings