LIC Beer Project

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LIC Beer Project
New York, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #267
Ranked #1,126
4.35 | pDev: 7.82%
Feb 19, 2022
Feb 10, 2017
Notes: Imperial IPA double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Motueka, and El Dorado.
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Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 19, 2022
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Reviewed by TrashMax from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale cloudy yellow gold in color with a nice head. Complex smell with a hint of fruits. Slightly bitter with a hoppy flavor with a ting fruitiness added to it, but the hoppy bitterness takes the lead. Finish leaves the residual flavor to linger.
Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by WDJersey from Colorado

Nov 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L: A pale apricot murky hue, with a similar tinge to the four dense fingers of otherwise ivory head, nice retention and fades back like the foam in a root beer float. A solid wall of lace on the glass.

S: Wow sour limes dominate an otherwise mango and grapefruit brew. Intense and unique. A touch also of earthy papaya, and a nice bitter bite.

T: Nearly as good as it smells. Off dry and serious. I am impressed.

F: Smooth but spirited mouthfeel. Medium to heavy weight for the ABV, but not overbearing.

O: Totally must try. Why did I buy just one? Still underrated at 4.37! It’s either right up my alley, or generally amazing.
Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by fstone from California

Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
nice hoppy ipa refreshing to drink
Oct 19, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've tried a number of LIC Beer Project offerings at this point. They're all nice, and this is one of my favorites. Compared with Kingsguard, another favorite of mine, this one's got a lot more hop punch and resiny finish to it, while still maintaining a complex fruit palate underneath. Personally not quite as high on my list, but if you like more bitterness on the palate, and a little more of an oily, syrupy mouthfeel, this beer's an excellent option.
Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on October 16, 2019. Oat imperial IPA brewed with El Dorado, Mosaic and Vic Secret hops. Aromas of strawberry, floral bouquet and guava. Soft on the palate with a strong, clean finish.
Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours cloudy brass with a diminutive head that leaves plenty of lace on the glass. The aroma is of apricot, lemon and rosewater with some breast malts in there. The taste is dripping with juicy tangerine, tropical hops - very dank and highly hopped. A subdued malt ballast reminds me this is beer and not hop tea. The mouthfeel is full bodied with textured, light carbonation and lots of hop oils coating my mouth. High bitterness and everlasting citrus and tropical hop flavours in the finish.

This is a fantastic, super juicy DIPA. Complex and also crushable. Excellent and highly recommended.
Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by bobv from Vermont

Nov 08, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Super cloudy golden body with two fingers of white foam and agressive lacing. Aromas of pineapple, guava, papaya, mango, lime, with dry hops, lemon zest, and dankness. Taste is more bitter, in fact the bitterness is the best part, really letting the hops dominate most of the sip, with the tropical fruit emerging from their wake by the end. However, the dry hops as it warms get more into brief glimpses of soapiness that detract. Feel has great dry hops with general haziness, finishes very dry after starting moderately moist, though as it warms there is a hint of hop burn. Great first offering form these guys
Oct 31, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by brewskis from Indiana

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 4.69 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Aug 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by elamb106 from New York

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 09, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by samEBC from Belgium

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 2.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by cp45 from New Jersey

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by desint from Belgium

Feb 15, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 23, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by raycoll from New York

Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 4 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by mhjipa from Vermont

Dec 15, 2018
Rated: 4.66 by Khaack from New York

Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up a *long* while ago, as I've had it in my basement with the rest of my massive stash. Thankfully, this beer held up well over time as it was quite enjoyable and easy to quaff with a minimal amount of sediment left at the bottom of my pint glass. The dry-hopped nature of this beer led it to be incredibly smooth as the alcohol was well-hidden at the same time. Overall, this was one of LIC's better offerings that I've been able to obtain!

Of course, the pour was a dank, murky goldenrod with plenty of head to top it off. Lots of clingy lacing stuck to the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this with a good amount of bubbles accompanying the liquid until the end of my session. Lots of dank hops, tropical fruit, and pineapple in the nose as the taste was a bit more earthy and pithy. Jackfruit, mango, passion fruit, and heavy citrus came through in the taste as it was heavy, but addicting, with enough juice in the mouthfeel from making this too murky for my palate. Sure, a chaser of water was needed to get this down but the garlic and scallions in the aftertaste kept this crisp and bright until the next sip, without allowing the flavors to fully fade away...

Yes, there was enough booze in this but it was not a deterrent as it enhanced the heavy-handed and understated hop presence of this beer. If you like your beers to be tropical, potent, and addicting, you've found your brew here. Canned on 2/17 of last year with "90 PITTED" written underneath it, this was a beer that packed a punch but kept you wanting another hit at the same time. Lovely stuff with an earthy hop profile that lingered long after the last bit went down...
Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4.63 by florisj135 from Virginia

Aug 19, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by swanfungus from California

Aug 09, 2018
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