The Veil Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #130
Ranked #816
4.46 | pDev: 5.83%
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
Notes: Double Dry-hopped 0 IBU DIPA with Citra and Mosaic. This one is literally cray cray. Almost 9lbs/BBL total hops used on this. It's hands down the most hops we've ever put in any beer. The hop presence on the aromatics and flavor profile on this one is unparalleled to any other DIPA we've released. Due to the amount of hops we had to use in this one, we will most likely not be brewing this one again. If we do, it won't be for a very long time.
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was yet another can that I traded for that I took a while to get to. Even though I haven't had a ton from Veil, I was fortunate enough to visit them last summer and have a few more of their beers while in line at Other Half. This might have been the best of the bunch that I've tasted, as it was smooth, complex, and full of lively flavor. When the recessed alcohol was factored in, that put this beer over the proverbial top for me!

The pour to this was good as the liquid was a muted apricot with enough haze and translucency to make this a New England IPA. Plenty of head topped it off and there was quite a large amount of lacing down the side of my pint glass as I sipped this - though the collar was quite thin and spotty. Loads of fruit on the nose - citrus, tropical, dank rind, and some berry as well. All of those came through in the taste as the slick, sweet, and fleshy feel of this really shone through as it warmed up. Lots of sweetness too and very little sediment or carbonation, leading this to be a dank fruit bomb that had notes of deep forest and weed by the time I quickly finished it off...

The booze could be felt before I finished this off but the tangerine cream and nectar that came through in the back were more than enough to offset that. This was really lovely and the underlying blueberry and boysenberry feel ensure that this would go right down, even if I wanted to pace myself. Strong effort and result by The Veil on this one!

Jun 28, 2019
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap

Hops: Citra, Mosaic

How does it get better than this? For a style that seeks to make something that looks and tastes like juice, this is it right here. It's insane that there is not fruit in this. This beat similar beers from Monkish and Trillium that I tried in the same night. What else is there to say.

May 13, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

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

L - 1.5 finger dense yellowish head atop a dirty orange body.

S - candied orange, herb, grapefruit.

T - tons of orange flesh and grapefruit rind. Some dankness in the middle, with sour lemon and a slightly medicinal finish. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - impressive hiding of abv without adding sweetness.

Apr 27, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deeply hazy dark amber; onion + orange oil; touch of crunchy grain, then tangerine, cantaloupe, + pineapple, dried apricot, a dusty green Mary Jane thing, slight resin, some mango, lemon hard candy, bit of scallion, resiny end; low IBUs + smooth.

Citra + Mosaic

4 4 4.25 4 4.25

Dec 4 canning - just shy of 7 weeks. I’ve got trouble believing that the 2 week age difference between this + Soft Style is decisive, but that beer crushed my mind, while this is just… nice. Despite the “we’ve never used so many hops!!1!” blurb, neither Citra nor Mosaic are coming across at their punchiest. Maybe this beer is just sneaky-good? Heat is buried like a secret, I’ll give it that, and it is supremely balanced. I guess I just expected more.

If anything, this beer confirms that the sweet spot for NEIPA is 3-5 weeks.

Mar 01, 2019
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wedge from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

[From Notes | Consumed 12/22/17]

@ The Veil

Cloudy orange with a slim, but densely creamy head. Smells of candied citrus and dank greenness with a bit of spicy booze, mango, grapefruit, light resin and scallion. Flavor is all smooth fruity hop goodness with less of a fresh green edge than some other Veil IPAs. Grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple gummy bears, Mosaic mystery berry dankness. Ridiculously drinkable (something these guys do so well with their high ABV IPAs), crisp, dry medium body. Great.

Jan 16, 2018
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Lucular from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not sure about zero IBUs, but the bitterness level is extremely low. Lots of tropical fruit flavors along with citrus and a hint of pine and earthy dankness. The lack of bitterness is a detractor to me with the overall flavor profile being a bit too sweet. 9.3% abv is nearly undetectable - impressive.

Jan 16, 2018
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Gumbo_gravy from District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can (canned 2/21/2017) into a Veil Brewing Ski TEKU

Appear: nice dark deep orange gold. haze. head is gorg. nice and foamy pillowing abt a solid fingers worth it's hanging around. nice carbonation. nice pillowy legs. Gorg.

Nose: Fucking amazing. like all the citrus juice. cara cara oranges tangerines little grapefruit. Nose exploded when I cracked the can. Tropical fruits peach. nice and ripe. orange creamsicle. nice herbal floral note. slight biscuit doughy note not a huge note but it's there.

Taste: follows the nose to a T. The 0 IBUs is for real. I'm barely barely getting a hop bitter bite at the very end. The flavors are really delicious. Tropical and citrus juice bomb. slight herbal piney note but really this is about the fruits.

Mouth: pillowy soft. nice medium feel. NO hint of the 9.3% ABV. way too easy drinking for that ABV.

Over: Orange pillowy awesomeness. Love this beer. This is right up with the best of them from the Veil Brewing Co. Love this beer. I should've bought more. This is my last can.

Mar 19, 2017
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Futbolmanby from Michigan

4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: thick 1.5 inch head, yellow orange color, no light passing through
Smell: vanilla, orange, mango, this is one big fruity Danky ipa
Taste: peach, orange, mango, hints of vanilla and with a very faint ending of pine
Feel: medium body and carbination, super smooth with a semi dry finish

Overall: one of the best ipas I've ever had, easily drank and insanely tasteful. On par if not better than some of trillium and tree house ipas

Mar 15, 2017
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brocktune from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Medium dark hazy orange color.  White lacing around the edge of the glass.  Piney aroma with citrus hints.  Booze slightly apparent in the nose.  Fresh juice bomb, high ABV not apparent at all.  0 ibu allows for the bite of the beer to come from the carbonation.  Smooth and fresh tasting beer that can sneak up on you with the 9% abv. Quite likely the best IPA I have tasted.

Feb 26, 2017
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TripleSun from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint can poured into their house glass

L - hazy apricot color with nice head lacing left on the glass
S - creamy, like vanilla mixed with citrus flavors and some dank
T - peach, apricot, oranges, simply amazing
F - Extremely easy to drink, dangerously so. Full flavor without over bittering

I drove 4 hours round trip for this beer and it was so worth it. Veil is amazing.

Feb 22, 2017
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BierRunner from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy gold color and a phenomenal funky floral nose. Honey suckle flavor over a consistent bitter backbone. Plenty of mouthfeel with light carbonation. You would never know it's 9.3%, be careful.

Dec 21, 2016
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz pour on draft at the Veil.
L - pours a medium orange with a white head.
S - Very citrusy.
T - Tastes is citrus.
F - Medium mouthfeel.
O - Really nice IPA.

Dec 04, 2016
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yasky from Canada

4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aw hell, one of the best iipa ive ever had. Golden pour, fairly large head. Incredibly juicy aroma, peach, extremely dank, mango. Tropical and stone fruit taste, mango, peach, overripe citrus, resin, weed, grains. Medium to slightly heavier body.

Sep 25, 2016
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Bottom of can says 08/30/16.

A- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Nose delivers big dankness and tons of stone fruit. So delicate and inviting.

T- One of the best-tasting IPAs I've ever had. Massive stone fruit flavor contains notes of apricot, peach, blood orange and there's an incredibly complementary and controlled resinous bitterness. And all the while, there's the perfect amount of cereal grain sweetness from the malt. So fucking good.

M- Pillowy soft with a moderate hop bite to round things out. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This shit is no joke. One of my new top 10 IPAs. So incredibly drinkable and tasty. Words almost don't do it justice.

Edit: Ended up rating this higher than Heady

Sep 20, 2016
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Man. Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice 1 oz head. Smells of tropical fruit and hops. Taste is of a juicy pineapple and mango and papaya. Great balance with the hops. What a great beer this is. Cheers to Veil.

Sep 11, 2016
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TomDRaleigh from North Carolina

4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is just amazing. So much juicey, tropical, citrus hoppy goodness. Not bitter at all, nice burnt orange color. Great full mouth feel, sweet but not overly sweet. If I could drink this every day I would.

Sep 10, 2016
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SportsandJorts from Virginia

4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a deep earthy orangish hue. a two finger off white head forms and has a stubborn retention. hazy and cloudy making it completely opaque

Smell: grapefruit juice, orange sweetness, gooseberries. lots of raw hoppy smells. some light malty sweetness and lemon bread comes through in the backend.

Taste: opens with a big raw hop bite. a strong classic hoppy citrus character mixes with hop resin, grapefruit juice and gooseberries. after all the big hoppiness drops off some faint maltiness comes through. notes of lemon bread and some light cracker like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: heavier for an IPA. strong bitterness but not too much lingers. the hop character is pretty raw. drinkability is great for the size of the beer. The bitterness comes off in a slightly more raw and spicy character

Overall: just to throw this in about other Veil beers, Crucial Crucial was too much raw hop character and regular Ever was not quite bitter enough. This finds just the right balance of the two. The raw hoppiness is in a good spot and gives it just the bitterness it needs. adds what was missing to an already great super fruity and juicy hoppy beer.

Sep 05, 2016
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Stolenface1 from Virginia

4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy orange with thin, white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, bubble gum, maybe some berry, and tropical fruits Insane. Flavor follows aroma with very light malt and basically no bitterness whatsoever. Big orange juice flavor with mango, pineapple, and that touch of dank herb, pine and onion.. Hop oils just stick to the tongue. It has just enough crackery malt backbone and sweetness to balance the high ABV. Like others from The Veil, It is amazing that this beer hits 9+% ABV because it is really not detectable in the flavor of the beer at all. It is warming in the gut after a minute, but amazingly smooth. The feel is smooth also, slightly creamy medium+ with med-low carbonation. Absolutely decadent. This really is straight hop juice. Ridiculously good beer.

Aug 30, 2016
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