Heady Jams | Brix City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Brix City Brewing
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
NE Style DIPA Citra, Mosaic & Galaxy

Added by Jsalz21 on 10-18-2017

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Curt3
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moestavern
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walleybeer
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of agreenman19
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - tubular can art bro. In classic Brix City fashion, it pours a borderline gross, turbid, yeasty mess. Fortunately I can dig it.

S - big Galaxy pineapple with notes of berry and and tangerine. Maybe some apple in there too. Oats.

T - surprisingly muted juice flavor given the aroma. Focus is on the dry hopping with loads of herbal, bitter, and tropical grassiness. Some mango peeks through accompanied by doughy mosaic and citrusy orange. Biting, aggressive hops; I feel this one in the back of my throat. Pineapple smoothie. Bitter and herbaceous on the finish.

F - thick and velvety. Tingly carbonation. Electricity on the tongue.

O - this is certainly heady, haha. Chock full of hops with a restrained balance between juice and bitterness.

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Photo of nashvilleforeigner
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It’s just a beautiful fluid. My head is a pillow.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.59/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Amguerra305
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours light yellow but super turbid, looks like a liquid yellow cotton ball. Smell is predominated by tropical fruit with passion fruit predominating. A little bit of over ripe mango and some guava even. Taste follows right along with the smell. A little bit of sweetness in the middle and almost no bitterness to speak on the back end. It is there, but just enough to cut the sweetness; and it is not a malt sweetness either. Very unique taste as a matter of fact. Super smooth. It feels pillowy, like most IPA's of this style, but also leaves a slight stickiness from the hop resins. Overall I was rather impressed by this beer. The lack of bitterness with a nonetheless superbly strong hop profile makes for an amazing experience. The passion fruit and over ripe mango are not my favorite notes which is why I don't this it is perfect but damn if that fruit explosion without the lack of bite aint something truly special!

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Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, w/o freshness/canning date info

Great look to this NE IPA, clouded, with nice looking fine lacing left behind

Fragrant fruited up nose

Tropical and tasty, pineapple all over this one...well worth a try

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this, because I love most new Brix IPAs and I expect this to be no exception.

Pours into a teku, pineapple juice cloudy, and a fluffy white head to match.

Nose starts out purely like passion fruit and other tropics. Smells like a heady hop salad...

An amalgam of hops, with all of them competing for flavor but they seem to compete too vigorously. The malt here feels a little jacked up too so as to keep up with the hop volume. Strong yet soft citrus, pineapple, slight vegetal notes, and passionfruit are what I get for the most part.

This is also one of the smoothest drinking IPAs I've ever had, even in spite of how much it is evidently hopped. No burn, just fresh and clean, smooth haze all around.

This is a very, very good attempt at a NE IPA. I am let down by how little distinction I find in the hop character here (with CItra, Galaxy, and Mosaic, I feel like the hop flavor would be incredible) but everything else is stunningly good, with the feel of this beer being among the best I've ever had. Seriously, for a TDH beer this is not harsh or biting at all. Again Brix is leaving me stoked for future offerings and with a smile on my face in the present.

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Heady Jams from Brix City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 13 ratings