Contractual Obligation | Magnify Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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68 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magnify Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
magnifybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by acurtis on 04-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,731
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
68
pDev:
6.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of dental
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LoudRed
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy gold color. Moderate head which settles to a film of bubbles, leaving a blanket of lace initially, streaks thereafter.

Pale malt up front with a light hoppiness.

Spritzy with a moderate body. The start is malty (pale barley) but the finish is biting with a peppery hop. The aftertaste is black pepper bitter.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Gold, hazy, white head, spotty lacing. Very hoppy aroma with little malt sweetness. Lots of grapefruit pith taste. Very bitter and low sweetness. Really bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pubscout
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.5% ABV is not overly big for a DIPA, and that may be why its smoothness is appealing. Many believe this is a West Coast style, but I think its chewiness and huge nose lean more toward New England. Piney, dank and citrus pretty much describe the flavor. King Julius it ain't, but certainly worth a hophead's time and money.

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Photo of Moestavern
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Timtac
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

10/12/16...pours clear gold with an edge, mostly see through. Foamy top citrus nose, lemons. light pine. Bright citrus taste, juicy, rolls into a fast and firm bitter. Refreshingly bitter - almost absurdly so - and quite flavorful. Excellent. Damn good double.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks again to New Jersey Beer Ambassador SammyJaxx for this brilliant gem.
Wow. I want to skip straight to the overall. I have found too many Citra/Mosaic IPA's and DIPA's that hit you over the head. Contractual Obligation shows an amazingly balanced approach to these hops. Citrusy, fruity, a tad dank, and overall very "fresh" tasting. But these all work together. Hopped enough to be respected yet subtle enough to be admired.
Damn fine DIPA.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncelauro
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquabears
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours orange/gold with a small amount of head (dissipates quickly). Smells like mango, pineapple, peaches, very slight citrus. The mosaic is definitely more prominent. Soft, tropical flavors with an undercurrent of grapefruit and orange. Bitterness only comes in at the end. Smooth mouthfeel and light/medium body with mild carbonation.

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Photo of nmann08
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Contractual Obligation from Magnify Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 68 ratings