Party Crasher
LIC Beer Project

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #205
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,550
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 6.46%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
104
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LIC Beer Project
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  19
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Party CrasherParty Crasher
Notes: Mosaic and Citra hops for bright hop notes
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11-12-19
Pours light orange, whiter base. Nice foamy retentive head, and thin sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy on the citrus, mild on tropical (muted) and pine. Taste is citrus, earthy and a bit on the bitter side. MF is medium, and carbonated.

Dec 13, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: True hazy translucence. Orange-peach hue. Nearly four fingers of ivory froth. Lace on the glass sticks indefinitely.

S: Muted aromas of plum flesh (no sour skin), booze and mineral qualities.

T: Mellow but also moderately bitter grapes and unripened strawberries. I did not personally find any diacetyl here.

F: Medium-thin, well carbonated and mostly dry. I like the feel here.

O: Crushable though less flavorful.

Sep 15, 2019
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RC_Saunders from North Carolina

4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kind of tangerine and orange flavor. Low ABV makes this cloudy neipa a winner. Only had one can from my local bottle shop but was well worth it. Would love to have more. LIC is solid

Sep 05, 2019
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JRed from New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy citrus smoke liquid. Froth. Tangerine, papaya, lemon, mango, grass, cream in the nose. All of the above in the taste but with added layers of sorbet cheesecake and hop bitterness and spice. Thick. Real good if you’re in the mood for a NE IPA.

Jun 21, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From an undated can, but tastes fresh. Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge white head that leaves thick lacing. Smell is huge and fruity, with peaches, pineapple, and general tropical and citrus notes. Taste follows, with an added touch of earthy herbs. Amazing beer, especially impressive at this ABV.

May 11, 2019
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Earth from New York

4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I only drink IPAs and only love NEIPAs. Hate me all you want, but I only admit my shortcomings so that you might appreciate this review if you are similar. I spent a few hours at LIC's taproom tonight sampling IPAs. This was the lowest abv and the best tasting, which should serve as a HUGE endorsement to anyone who drinks modern IPA. To fortify my point, I'll point out that the easy second choice was the 8.5% IIPA. All the 7.whatevers were very good. So your choices are to drink a bunch of very good 7.5% beers, or an even better 8.5% (so far, this should seem very familiar), OR an even better 5.5%.

Mar 13, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - 3-finger fluffy offwhite head atop a murky yellow body.

S - grass, herb, grapefruit.

T - buttery grapefruit, grass, with a touch of dank. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - wish I wasn’t so sensitive to diacetyl.

Mar 09, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very cloudy whitish yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cantaloupe melons are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of melons along with hints of citrus. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and juicy on the plate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice IPA if you really like melons. In some aspects, the juiciness and lack of bitterness makes it taste like a New England IPA.

Serving type: can

Dec 02, 2018
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Nicolaiw from Denmark

3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright hazy yellow with large frothy white head.
Aroma has lots of pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine, bitter hops.
Taste is not quite as fruity as the aroma, more citrusy, heavily hopped.

Oct 17, 2017
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up the same day as the SAMO and like it, finally got around to having this tonight. No date on the bottom of the can but I'd guess that it was canned on or about 12/21. This was quite light in hue, body, and taste but for a sessionable beer, had everything in it that I could have asked for!

As per the other LIC beers, this one had a wonderful pour that I could have admired all day - a nice, dank melon hue, full but thin head, and *tons* of thick and soapy lacing down the side of my pint glass all combined for a very appealing look for this beer. Once again, the aroma lagged behind but there was melon and cut grass in it with hints of dankness. Of course, those were all in the taste along with stone fruit, pith, and some juicy citrus. The mouthfeel was like that of Perrier or mineral water as the carbonation was quite lively. The Vienna Malt and British Oats gave this enough body without making it feel like there was bread or dough in here and a hint of banana esters rounded out this brew.

While not a true session beer, it would be so easy to crush another one of these down after polishing this off. There wasn't anything outstanding about this beer but sometimes, you want something well-rounded and light enough to savor all day long. This would fit that bill and was another example of how fast LIC has grown in the last few years. This should be categorized as an American Pale Ale given the alcoholic content and balance here, as the hops were not that distinct. A great beer for any type of party!

Feb 03, 2017
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is beautifully hazy yellow gold with a bubbly white head.

Aroma is of herbal citrus hops.

Taste is a lot hoppier and fuller than the 5.5abv would expect.

This is the type of sessionable IPA I'm all about. Delicious.

Jan 26, 2017
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Meyers1023 from New York

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a murky orange color with a fingers worth of foamy white head. The nose has a lot of sweetness to it with pineapple, mango, and melon leading the way. The flavor has a bit of bitterness but mostly sweetness to it, like a bowl of tropical fruit with tiny pieces of grapefruit. The feel is very light and delicate but smooth at the same time. Does not feel like your typical IPA. This is a well done IPA with tons of flavor and very drinkable at 5.5%.

Jan 25, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grapefruit-colored and opaque with a big white head that persisted to the end and left plenty of lace down the glass. Aromas of citrus and grass with floral accents. Muddled mash of mild citrus, with grapefruit being in the mix, mildly bitter, mildly sweet; very soft and fluffy-feeling with a nice clean aftertaste.

Jan 21, 2017
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ChipChaight from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Noble Grains NYC
Hazy pale yellow/light gold (pineapple juice), fluffy sticky head, candied yellow grapefruit, dried mango, cantelope, mild pineapple, hints of grain and chewy malts, thick and creamy, only a hint of carbonated citrusy bitterness. Yummy.

Jan 14, 2017
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mdfb79 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky burnt orange. Lots of citrus hops, pats, fruits, tropical notes, and ready malts. Medium body and low carbonation, super smooth and creamy with no bitterness.

Overall very drinkable and tasty; not the happiest beer in the world but they're out front and it's very good.

Jan 13, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

3.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch head that is down to a ring in a few minutes with a very hazy, dirty dishwater body. Lacing at first and that, too, is gone in a few more minutes. Nose of tropical fruit, citrus, and some pine. Taste follows with an added yeastiness that can't be overlooked. Medium feel and overall? I think I'm being generous with this one. I'm thinking this was near the end of the canning run and they should not have let this one out the door. It's called quality control and they should be more careful.

Jan 12, 2017
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cfalls from New York

4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - hazy, straw colored, nice head

S - tropical and dank

T - off dry, low bitterness, tropical fruit, slight pine on the finish

F - light bodied, fairly high carbonation, not what I usually look for but appropriate for a more sessionable ale

O - NE style juice in a sessionable package, but they should market this as a pale ale

Jul 08, 2016
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full pour at the brewery in a wine-glass shaped glass.

Excellent color. Straw-colored and golden with a light haze and a bright glow. Pale white head in abundance.

The aroma is excelent and shows mango, pineapple, melon. Clean and alluring.

Taste is just killer to me and it's aided by a superb feel. Such a delicate touch and lightness to the body without being watery. Still has plenty of richness, touches of sweetness, minerally qualities and light carbonation and bitterness. As for the flavors here, the honeydew that bursts from this is lovely. Pineapple, passionfruit and mango all complement that core.

I want more of this. I didn't fill a growler but I should have. Phenomenal.

Jun 12, 2016
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twizzard from New York

4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a fresh crowler dated 6/7. A bit of a muted nose is more than made up for by the beautiful look of this beer and amazing lacing. The Citra/mosaic mix is such a drinkable combination and at 5.5 abv this is one terrific summer beer! Well done LIC!

Jun 08, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beers hits of fresh hop pellets, green herbaceous, citrus, lemon peel, pineapple, dank, gentle bready malt. The mouthfeel is medium minus and glides away pretty quickly, with a dry finish and barely any bitterness. The aftertaste offers more of that citrus peel and light dank.

May 18, 2016
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