Up, Up, & Away
2SP Brewing Company

Up, Up, & AwayUp, Up, & Away
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,070
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,868
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 4.55%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
46
From:
2SP Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  9
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Up, Up, & AwayUp, Up, & Away
Notes: Brewed with Mosaic, Cascade, & Simcoe hops, wheat, and oats. Creating a fresh, tasty New England style Double IPA. Big notes of peach, plum, and citrus.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Antg8989
Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tropical, grassy and even piney with some candied fruit, the aroma is certainly exciting. Some pungent notes as well that add something extra to this. Taste is a blend of all aromas, and while not as harmonious, still very good. Feel is light-medium carbonated. Overall, a great DNEIPA.

Dec 20, 2020
Photo of JohnniEMc
JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured out of a can, dark yellow with a bit of a head and left a bit of lace in the glass. There was a definite hop hit to the nose. There's enough requisite hop taste and bite to adequately fulfill the Double IPA self-description. There is also enough tasty malt backbone to make this a very pleasurable experience. It's a little more Double IPA than New England IPA; but labels aside, this is one fine beer.

Jul 01, 2020
Photo of Lone_Freighter
Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can to tulip.
The appearance was a mild semi-hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a mild transparency about it. A one finger white foamy head glided off delicately to leave some messy filmy lace.
The aroma had some bitter citrusy rind to subtle sweet rind tones in front with a subtle sweet grassy to super subtle piney note. Some peach sweetness came out with some warmth.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side with some bitterness strolling in for a mild balance. Mellow aftertaste of citrusy bitterness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Fair amount of bitterness with some peach skin tartness. Carbonation felt fine. Finishes with some bitter citrus rind.
Overall, I see it more of an American Imperial IPA worthy of more pours.

May 06, 2020
Photo of jzeilinger
jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy medium orange gold with a pungent citrus nose. Massive pungent and dank citrus, citrus rind, some peppery spice, and juicy peach. Big medium body and finishes slightly dry. Highly recommended.

Apr 23, 2020
Photo of cjeep
cjeep from Pennsylvania

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

it's another winner from 2SP!!!! COD 030520. Kudos to my local beer dude at Bella Vista Beer Distributor.
L: beautiful orange yellow color with a nice head. minor ding for some pretty big floating chunks that made me look askance
S: maybe the best part. bright citrusy and sweet. really good!
T: lives up to the nose. there is a little bit of a bitter bit on the finish that seems out of place to me. but overall very nice
F: mouth feel is solid. not super rich
O: I like it!

Apr 16, 2020
Photo of ovaltine
ovaltine from Indiana

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

Hazy peach color with a foamy bone white head, this beautiful beer has dankity dank citrus aromas from the Mosaic hops and an earthy, almost oniony component from the Simcoe hops.

The citrus flavors are vibrant tangerines and the Simcoe influence is captured in that earthy, oniony flavor that works well with the citrus flavors.

The mouthfeel is on the firmer side for the style, which I prefer. This is a beer with gravitas, and bridges that “old school/new school IPA” spectrum really well. My first beer from these guys, I’m a fan.

Nov 17, 2019
Photo of larryi86
larryi86 from Delaware

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 10/18/19, poured into a teku

A- A fairly hazy golden copper with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, some tropical fruits, melons, a little piney, some sweet malts.

T- Citrus, melons, citrus rind, touch of tropical fruits, a little piney, touch of sweet malts.

M- Smooth, medium body, slightly creamy.

O- A tasty NEIPA, good balance, easy to drink.

Nov 07, 2019
Photo of poeticthots
poeticthots from New York

4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice mellow Hazy IPA. You know you like it hazy if you're reading this.

Taste: Almost like a very very light caramel/malty finish taste towards the end. This doesn't have the kick of a double IPA at all. Very easy on the carbonation and smooth to drink. That 8% ABV is really buried in there making this a beer with day-drinkability that'll leave you napping in 2 hours. You can taste the juice without it feeling too juicy. Honestly, a good beer to introduce your mom to IPA with only having her wince a little at the end.

Very solid. Can't wait to find it on draft.

Aug 13, 2019
Photo of metter98
metter98 from New York

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of mangos are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting off with flavors of mangos and finishing with notes of passionfruit and stone fruit. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I wouldn't consider this beer to be as "juicy" on the mouthfeel compared to other beers in the style, but it was very tropical both in the smell and taste.

Serving type: can

Aug 12, 2019
Photo of IronLover
IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark, murky orange in color with an unfiltered appearance. Poured with a short, creamy white foam with good retention. Orange, lemon zest and tangerine rind aromas with fruity and malty presence beneath. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Light, smooth creaminess through the middle followed by pleasant, boozy warmth. Medium malty flavors. Citrus tangerine flavors followed by sweet, candied orange and fruity notes. Medium light bitterness. Fruit and tangerine flavors on the back end with light pine notes toward the end. Finished dryly with light juicy, fruit flavors, a hint of booze and a faint pine hop bitterness. Nice look, robust flavors, feel was a bit thin, tons of flavor and a fantastic finish.

Aug 08, 2019
Photo of Vetbidder
Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Haaaazy medium golden with a nice white head. Pineapple and citrus nose. Dank sweet non bitter flavor. Really well put together with the feel complimenting this brew. Really like the carbonation. But less than medium that works great.

Jul 31, 2019
Photo of The_Beer_Guru
The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goes down smooth with a juicy taste however, has a very thin body especially for a double IPA. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is very easy to drink.

Jul 27, 2019
Photo of woodychandler
woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Par for my goofy course - I was focused on beers from Sterling Pig (Media, PA) & 2SP (Aston, PA), initially thinking that they were in the same city! Aston is only six (6) miles from Media, which my have led to my CANfusion, but I spent the day alternating between the two. I am CANtinuing to run through my backlog of 2SP beers at this point as brewed by my old buddy, "Big" Bob Barrar of 2SP. Bob & I go WAY back, to when he was apprenticing under his brother-in-law, Jim CANcro, at Red Bell. "Big" Bob really is big, a giant of a man with a Russian Cossack-like black beard. He is like our Lt. Gov. Fetterman - security? Who needs security? I AM security! What happened to "Big" Bob after Red Bell quit ringing? He only went to work at Iron Hill (Media) where he became their most-medaled, especially at GABF, ever! Now, you know the rest of the story!

From the CAN: "New England DBL IPA"; "2x the malt[,] 2x the hops + oats & wheat"'; "Everything we CAN't drink, we CAN!"

At last, I think that I am leaving Aston & Media behind! Things are never easy at The CANQuest (tm) & this is just another indiCANtion thereof.

I beCAN with a Crack! of the vent, followed by an inverted, C-Line Glug just to ChANge things up for this last 2SP CANned beer.

Are there alternatives? Sure! I have been shown by CANlectors how to CANduct a bottom-opening, but it is too much work for my taste. Plus, the value added is for the spent-CAN CANlectors with nothing for me. The guy who takes my spent empties is not picky about modern CANs so why should I bother? The only time that I really employ bottom-opening is when I am CANfronted with a 360-degree opening top CAN. Those are the worst!

Enough! Onward! My silliness made the head come roaring up to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with great retention. I had to back down & off as it threatened to overflow the rim of the glass. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was REALLY fruity! OMFG. You had really better be into tropical fruits, including mango, papaya, guava, passionfruit & pineapple if you are planning to delve into this one. Me, not so much, but it beCANe an exercise in reviewing to style & not to taste, as a result. Mouthfeel was medium, I don't so much mind the tropical fruit flavors, but they tend not to produce the same bitterness of the beers that really got me interested in hoppy AIPAs in the first place. In this case, it was unrelenting, which may be fine for some, but was not really my bag. I must admit that it kind of grew on me, which is one of the few benefits to a Pint/Pounder CAN - lots of time to CANtemplate what I was drinking. Warming, it beCAN to lose some of that unrelenting sweetness, which was fine by me. Finish was semi-sweet, proving that you CAN't totally escape your roots. One was sufficient for me. YMMV.

Jul 25, 2019
Photo of haines710
haines710 from Delaware

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can stamped 1/31/19 and I am drinking this less than two weeks later! Loving the freshness. Had heard about this beer in stores in Delaware that didn’t have it anymore. For anyone still looking they have it at Total Wine on Naamans Rd. I picked up a 4 pack and am enjoying the first one. Very impressed. Brilliant smell of flowers and citrus. Taste is some citrus and bitterness. A little warming finish reminds you that this is a DIPA. This is a warm complex beer. Not one to drink fast, but one to enjoy. Nice job by 2SP. Hope they Keep it coming.

Feb 11, 2019
Photo of dbl_delta
dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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

Can dated 1/31/19 into pint glass. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is pineapple, grapefruit, and mango with a subdued caramel backbone. Mouthfeel is juicy but not quite soft; carbonation is perfect. Finish is a ton of citrus with a slight lingering bitterness. Quite good - not the absolute best NEIPA around, but quite tasty.

Feb 09, 2019
Photo of q33jeff
q33jeff from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
08/30/18

Can to snifter. Pre- fantasy football draft.

Look: pearish green-yellow color, healthy white head. Vexcellwnt retention.

Aroma: tropical fruit, grasses, palm oil?
Taste: tropical fruit, grapefruit, hint of baking soda.
Feel: Smooth, light to medium body.

Very tasty IPA.

**
02/20/19

Isaac Newtons

**

Sep 10, 2018
Photo of justintcoons
justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into an imperial nonic.

Appearance
Extra hazy blonde. 1/2 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Passion fruit, peach, pineapple, orange creamsicle, vanilla, and milk.

Taste
Passion fruit, pine sap, dank, and wintergreen. Peach, pineapple, and orange creamsicle. Milky, oaty, and vanilla maltiness. Grapefruit zest and resin linger.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, juicy, and sticky with very little bitterness.

Overall
Great job on this! Incredible mouthfeel and tropical fruitiness.

Apr 17, 2018
Photo of CSwizzle
CSwizzle from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first beer I've tried from 2SP and I'm definitely a fan. It's a double IPA but doesn't have the heavy mouth feel that most DIPA's have, really smooth. It's extremely hoppy and leaves that dank aftertaste. Totally opaque & the color is Blue Moon-esque.

Apr 14, 2018
Up, Up, & Away from 2SP Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 46 ratings