Headaches | Magnify Brewing Company

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4.24/5
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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): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by acurtis on 10-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,420
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of AD17
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OHbeertraveler
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3 days ago.

Pours dark, murky orange with 2+ fingers of white head.

The nose is kiwi, strawberry, raspberry, and fresh cut grass. Some spicy, peppery hop notes.

The taste opens with a pop of tropical Simcoe. The finish dries out a bit too much.

The mouthfeel opens soft and medium, giving way to minor booze on the backend.

Overall, pretty good. Nice berry notes.

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

Photo of csurowiec
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pubscout
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Don't know where the name "Headaches" came from, but it could be a reference to the huge head that accompanied my pour of this pretty beer into a regular IPA glass. The head--not the taste-- reminded me of Duvel, though it didn't last as long. Nice beer, tasty and refreshing. The 8.2% ABV is masked by the hop flavors, which in this case are pine and citrus, though neither dominates. An apparent hybrid between the East and West coast styles, it's not as chewy as many others, including its own Contractual Obligation, which means its mouthfeel is somewhat thinner. Not a bad thing, especially if you've just finished some yard work and want a solid refresher. The PubScout enjoyed it, but Contractual Obligation would be my preference.

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Photo of npachl
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was another beer that I traded for from Magnify recently but took a while to get around to. All of these have had a nice can design but haven't quite broken through to the next level that I've been waiting for from these guys. This was a very easygoing beer that hid the alcohol well but just needed a bit more flavor to it!

No doubt that the pour was the best aspect of this beer as this had a hazy and dank straw hue to it with a soft glow around the edges where the light seeped through. The aroma wasn't strong but there was some lemon and tropical pith to be found there. Both of these were in the mouthfeel as well with more pronounced tropical fruits, candied sugar, and a really dry mouthfeel. Lots of soapy lacing was left along the back of my pint glass as there was a faint citrus juice consistency to this that kept this from needing a chaser of water afterwards.

There was enough alcohol here and a bit of an odd burn in the aftertaste but overall, this went down nicely for a beer of this potency. While not their best offering, this was good enough to satisfy hopheads looking for a quasi-juice bomb that still delivered the goods. Just a bit more tang and pine would be all that I'd ask from this!

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Photo of Gavage
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a cloudy dark orange color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls.

Smell: pine, earth, and some tropical fruits.

Taste: pineapple, orange, lemon zest, and some mango with pine, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium in body. Lightly crisp throughout with a bit of a dry finish.

Overall: a very tasty DIPA that is easy drinking too.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SRBush1974
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mnj21655
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz flip top growler filled 12/10 (6 days ago) poured into a Sam Adams "perfect pint"glass

Pours a cloudy pale orange in color with a bit under a finger of white head. I get some candied tropical fruits in the aroma. I get a lot of the same notes in the taste but with a bit more intensity. At first I get only candied tropical fruits but as the beer warms a bit I get a bit more complexity and some cantaloupe and green melon notes. There is some sweetness that make a brief appearance but is quickly tempered but a low-medium bitterness for a relatively balanced finish. I also get a touch of alcohol in the finish, it's not overwhelming or distracting but it does let me know this has a solid alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is good, light-medium body, moderate carbonation, a touch aqueous in the lingering finish. Overall a very tasty beer, it definitely grew on me. The first pint was tatsy and interesting enough to have another but subsequent pours were much better. I got a lot more nuance as the beer warmed a bit. Definitely recommend, especially if you have the opportunity to take down a 32 oz growler solo.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DIPAFAN
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SadMachine
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pritchyk
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobDB
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours slightly cloudy yellowish orange with very nice fluffy head, nice spotty lacing.

Smell - Orange, grapefruit, little bit of mango, mild hint of hops.

Taste - Similar to the aroma grapefruit, orange some mango and a touch of pine.

Feel - Medium body no hint of the 8.2% ABV, I was expecting this to be a little dryer but it was just right.

Overall - An excellent IIPA, just the right amount of fruit mixed with some great pine flavors, the ABV is dangerously unnoticeable.

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Headaches from Magnify Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 39 ratings