Backjump | LIC Beer Project

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Brewed by:
LIC Beer Project
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA Double dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus.

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 47
Photo of Boccu
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poursmerky burnt orange. Big white head. With awesome lacing. Aroma pineapple and citrus. Taste pineapple, pine needles, citrus, hops, lemon zest and earthy tones. Look forward to more from them.

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Backjump pours a very cloudy peach color with a rocky finger and a half of soapy head that leaves a lot of patchy lacing.
Aroma is heavy on the floral notes along with some orange sherbet and sweet candied citrus. The taste opens up bright and citrusy with lots of lemon-lime notes followed by a big earthy grass presence.
This beer is dank as hell with a bitter grapefruit presence that perfectly compliments the sharp bite on the finish. The malt profile is subtle with some sweet biscuity notes.
Nice amount of bitterness. No booze detected. Mouthfeel is about medium. Soft but not fluffy. Carbonation is high which causes the massive lemon-lime flavors to drink like a Sierra Mist.
This is a good IPA that I'd be happy to drink any time but it's not on the same level as a lot of LIC's other offerings.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up when it was released and finally got around to it tonight. I loved the Pile of Crowns as an introduction to LIC Beer Project but amazingly, this was even better; especially after all of this time! So soft, mellow, and easily crushed, this held it's own with the beers that I love from SingleCut and Other Half as the hops here were so easy to enjoy and the alcohol was hidden to the point of being undetectable.

Loved the pour as the beer had a hazy, wheat hue to it with a frothy head that never fully settled as I worked my way through this. Lots of melon, marmalade, candied sweetness, and floral hops in the nose with all of those in the taste. Amazingly sweet, the grass and citrus came out in the taste as a mild but persistent dankness came through in the aftertaste with a fair amount of pine. Loved the resin mouthfeel of this as this slid right down and had the mouthfeel of a West Coast IPA to counterbalance the dankness and Southern Hemisphere-like feel of the IPA's from this neck of the woods that have risen to prominence in recent years!

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Photo of jooler
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell is just like latitude blood orange but more hoppy. Initial taste is bitter with tons of citrus. Finish is kind of rough but overall this is still a dank IPA

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Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a murky straw color, and looks like a pineapple milkshake, which is fitting, because this has huge pineapple flavors piled onto the obligatory citrus flavors from the Citra hops. Simply outstanding.

The feel is a bit creamy, which is expected with the oats, and most welcome as it smooths out this 7.0% ABV hop bomb. Another magnificent example of the style from a brewery I'd never even heard of a month ago.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Pours hazy peach gold with fluffy white head with sprinkles of lacing, smells like citrusy grapefruit marmalade, caramel, juniper/pine, taste is sweet, grassy, and floral up front transitioning into grapefruit soda that finishes with lingering pithy pine, feel is creamy light, soda. Sweet up front with a nice dankish citrus kick at the backend, not unlike the pompelmo soda I used to drink growing up.

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Photo of Moradin
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into an IPA glass
L: pours gold to orange, medium haze, thick head
S: smell is grapefruit and pine
T: tastes grapefruit, pith and orange with lingering resin in the hand for a moderate bitterness
F: medium carbonation gives a good mouthfeel

Very good brew, amazing drinkability

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Look is a hazy orange hello with a thick white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is orange honey. Slightly naturally sweet but with amazing citrus orange notes.

Taste matches aroma. Bitter orange pitch matched by a naturally sweetened orange juice,

So delicious.

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Photo of dar482
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a medium gold color with a medium plus haze.

The aroma smacks of rich green pine, quite dank, resin, a bit of breadiness.

The flavor follows with a bit of grapefruit sweetness, underlying tropical, but dominated by green pine, resin, a light biscuity sweetness, soft and chewy, a touch of floral, dries with a lingering earthy pine.

Drinks like a Heady Topper lite.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The pour is more cloudy than hazy with 1 cm of very fine effervescence. Lacy rings fully mark each draught. The aromas are citrus and tropical fruits with grapefruit and passion fruit up front. The flavors are commensurately juicy. The hops balance the fruit flavors very well and are not sharp. The finish is soft and smooth, but the hop wash persists pleasantly. I would enjoy many of these consecutively for many days. Perhaps it is okay that I only purchased four.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Locally brewed and one-week old, this hazy New England-style IPA hits all the marks. cloudy gold body, a coupla fingers of ivory foam, and some lace trails down the glass. Aromas of citrus and grass edged with dankness. Fell is soft and smooth, medium-light weight, with average carbonation for an IPA. Tastes follow the nose, with fresh grains and citrus but something piney and dank around the edges. Drinks super-fast and easy. A real enjoyable brew.

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Backjump from LIC Beer Project
4.4 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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