The Veil Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #98
Ranked #469
4.44 | pDev: 6.31%
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
Notes: Whiteferrari is a beer that has been a long time in the making. We've been experimenting with different malt and hop combinations through other recipes, trying to find what we believe is the best of both worlds rolled into one DIPA. Clocking in at 8%, this luxuriously soft DIPA is hopped intensely with 50/50 Citra and Galaxy(and a ton of it!). We used the freshest crop available of each hop to give this DIPA the most expressive hop character possible. We truly believe this is one of, if not the best hoppy beer we've released(and we hope you agree!).
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RVABeerFan777 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch to batch, this is the pinnacle DIPA to me. Citra and Galaxy will always be a winner. The mouthfeel is perfectly soft and the aroma is spot on every time.

Jan 22, 2021
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lucius10 from California

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Sweet, tropical hoppy, orange/tangerine citrus, and hint of dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a prominent hoppy, citrus bitterness...and, a hint of resinous dank up in there at times. This lingers a while on the back of the throat. This is nice and soft on the palate and is really smooth and easy drinking for 8% ABV...this is good!

Jun 26, 2020
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a tulip shaped tumbler.

Appearance: The thick, rocky, two finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a lot of thick lacing that covers the entire glass in patches and rings. It's a murky, straw color.

Smell: It's a rich, mostly earthy aroma of fresh cut grass, herbs and pine. There's some fruit notes in the background of pineapple and peach. 

Taste: It's a soft, fruity flavor of cantaloupe, peach and grapefruit. A very soft, almost imperceptible bitterness shows up on the edges of the palate as it goes down.

Mouthfeel: Pillowy, creamy and very smooth with a medium body and low carbonation. It's still quite refreshing.

Overall: A rich beer with a lot of different hop notes that's deceptively easy to drink at a higher than average 8% ABV; thanks in part to the very low bitterness.

May 07, 2020
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uvachief from Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

White Ferrari is an 8% IPA juice bomb. Pours a creamy and very cloudy brilliant yellow with 2 full fingers of thick white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of lemon and other citrus flavors. Hint of hops. Taste is exactly as it looks. Thick and creamy in the mouth with a blast of citrus - mainly lemon. Clean and crisp on the finish. No ehtanol burn. Really enjoyable.

Apr 29, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 8/23/18, I picked this up at The Veil after having a sample of it on tap there but of course, it took me a while to get around to my review of this. The look of the beer held up well over time as it was one of the smoothest examples of a New England IPA that I ever had. The full body hid the subtle complexity that this had as there were quite a range of flavors and notes to this beer. All of them melded together harmoniously as this was an enjoyable and fun beers that I've had here in quite a while!

This had a pour like orange juice with a solidly cloudy appearance to it and just enough head topping it off to fill the remainder of my pint glass. Not a lot of lacing was left behind aside from a few soapy sections near the top although they didn't resemble rings at all. Spelt grain, scallions, onions, dank hops, sweet citrus, and orange cream were in the nose as a deeper sense of forest, urine, grass, herbal tea, and weed came through in the taste as the depth of this really shone through once it warmed up. While it may not have been the most alluring array of notes, this *did* work as my palate warmed up to it, as the beer itself warmed up.

There was enough booze in this but there had to be something that tied everything in this together since there were sweet, creamy, dank, spicy, and hoppy attributes to this beer. So much going on here the basic, cracker backbone to the malt allowed the lovely interplay between hops and flavors to run their course with the end result being a brew that could stand it's own with any from this neck of the woods. So glad I was able to get a hold of this and bring it home for a proper review!

Jan 20, 2020
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the Scotts Addition location on Dec 27, 2019. Poured into a tecnu. Rating as a NEIPA.

A very drinkable beer. The 8% ABV is well hidden. An intense alcoholic version of Orangina. Not an orange juice milk shake IPA. An IPA with the great qualities of both the Northeast and West Coast IPAs. Love the white label – understated but informative. 4.5

A – Pours a cloudy/hazy brownish orange with a one-finger (-) rocky white head that dissipates quickly, eventually reach zero. Nice lacing, which was unexpected considering the quickly dissipating head. 4.5

S – Aromas of citrus, orange pineapple (none of which are overwhelming). Some faint spiciness, maybe even a hint of sulfur. 4.0

T – More hoppy bitterness than fruit. Piney and resinous followed by lesser amounts of grapefruit and then even fainter pepperiness. 4.25

MF – Medium-light bodied, a bit thin/watery with a dry finish that quickly peaks with a poke of acidity on the roof of the mouth and then fades away. 4.5

Dec 30, 2019
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rjal from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can purchased in Norfolk locale about 2 weeks ago. Limited carbonation but okay head. Dark gold and cloudy with citrus aroma but not strong. Feel is great. Smooth almost creamy with a nice bitterness. Overall good dipa.

Dec 27, 2019
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours Opaque dark yellow with a huge fluffy white head excellent retention. Tons of lacing.

Aroma - Orange, grassy hops, citrus peel, grapefruit, hint of booze, pine resin.

Taste - Taste is more tropical fruit. Pineapple, mango, citrus peel, grassy hops, alcohol does not come out as much in the taste.

Feel - Creamy really soft, little warmth from the alcohol great carbonation nice dry finish.

Overall - Really well done alcohol is well hidden flavors are really nice and feel is super soft.

Sep 10, 2019
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 1/21/19

Pours an extremely hazy light golden yellow topped around a finger of rocky white foam; good retention eventually recedes to sparse but persistent lacing and a thin collar.

Aroma starts off with ultra dank pineapple and a tropical medley, a little mango here, a little peach there, with some slight cream, and eventually fading to ripe white wine grapes balanced cleanly along the rest of the bouquet.

Taste shows overarching notes of soft peach atop a gentle harmony of dank white wine grape must, grass, and tons of citrus (mango, orange peel, pineapple, etc.); incredibly balanced, with excellent balance between dank and juicy notes.

Mouthfeel carries a great medium body with a carbonation fading beautifully into a smooth, resinous prickle (and thinning so slightly) through to the finish; dry in parts, juicy in others, it almost feels too simple on the palate, but the balance here is something else.

Great expression of balance between dank and juicy. Sounds like I’ve mentioned it a million times (probably because I have), but the harmony shown throughout this brew is just excellent; dank, juicy, soft, prickly...it strikes all sorts of even-tempered variety to make it one ridiculously easy-drinking DIPA.

Feb 08, 2019
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CHickman from New York

4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perhaps the can I drank wasn’t the freshest, but this was a very good beer yet not a beer worthy of all the hype. It was smooth and tasty, but it didn’t blow me away and have those dank, super hoppy flavors that are normally associated with a beer of this stature. I’d love to try this again a week after the next release to see if it’s different.

Nov 09, 2018
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with fine, soft head.

Smell is sweet and juicy with notes of peaches, mango and sweetened cream.

Taste is almost dessert like, with sweet vanilla/cream upfront and a pile of citrus and peaches behind. Soft bitterness and nice hop bite, well balanced.

Mouthfeel is typical The Veil, soft and pillowy, and well carbonated.

Overall, another very nice DIPA by The Veil.

Oct 14, 2018
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Aug-23-2018

Pours the color of peach yogurt with a finger of short-lived white head. Little retention; no lacing. (3.75)

Dank citrus oils, stonefruit, pot. (4)

Peach, pear, orange peel, bitter herbal finish. (4.25)

Fluffy body with moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish, apparent alcohol. (4)

A nice, big ol' beer.
It pours about par for the course, but not as pretty as some. The aroma is primarily fruity. This is the first beer I've ever had where I can kind of smell what some might describe as a cat piss, but it doesn't overpower. The flavor is more in realm of medicinal/herbal but is still fruity and sweet first and foremost. To me it loses a little drinkability due to the alcohol but is otherwise a very good beer. (4.25)

Sep 17, 2018
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque bright gold color with a finger of effervescent white head. The head leaves a ring of lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma is a melange of pineapples and key lime pie. There's also some mango and papaya with a citrusy back end.

The flavor brings lots of grapefruit and tangerines, as well as some lime zest. Then comes a wave of pineapples and overripe mangoes. Danksauce.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy with a dry finish.

Overall, a great and flavorful DIPA. The Galaxy and Citra combo is pretty much the recipe for gold.

Sep 07, 2018
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KettleBellFreak from Tennessee

4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 8/23

Now this is an interesting beer.

Gorgeouse hazy appearance. Good legs.

Smell is papaya, lime, passion fruit, a sweaty durian like aroma and the hoppy resinous smell. Very pungent. Honestly didn't have the best nose. Its very dank and not in a fantastic way but an,interesting hip profile.

Taste is unbelievably bold happiness. Like a bump of coke... But hops. Rounds out with minimal stone fruit, watermelon rind, passionfruit and papaya.

Soft velvety mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Overall, I'd trade for more anytime!!

Sep 07, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/20/2018. Pours opaquely hazy/cloudy golden amber/green color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, honey, biscuit dough, light nutty/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, honey, biscuit dough, light nutty/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, honey, biscuit dough, light nutty/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an awesome NE DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nice soft feel, not overly aggressive. Great Citra/Galaxy showcase. Very juicy and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness from lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering and spot on style example.

Aug 04, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/20/18 (41 days ago)

L - 1-finger fluffy white head atop a murky orange body.

S - citrus, candy, earth, herb, faint booze.

T - dank citrus. Resin. Dirty middle. Mildly boozy. Mildly sweet. Mildly bitter.

F - medium-full creamy body with minimal carb.

O - excellent body, but too much into the dank side for me.

Jun 01, 2018
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TheSixthRing from California

4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 04/20/18

Appearance - Cloudy pour, pale yellow with a white, pillowy finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds. some broken lines and small spotting make up the lace.

Smell - White grapefruit, tangerine skin and light spice. Clean, direct and welcoming nose.

Taste - Follows the nose. Juicy white grapefruit with lesser tangerine, the latter adding mostly its bittersweet, outer fleshy character. Fair spice bite with faint pine following behind. Brief note of caramel malt. Some peachy sweetness. Finish is clean and balanced, leaving behind only a trace of sweet fruitiness and spice in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair, bitey carbonation. Slick, silky texture with a crisp, and mostly dry finish.

Overall - Aptly named; this is clean, smooth and a beauty to drink. Well done, The Veil.

May 12, 2018
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a delicious looking and slightly creamy white head that dissipates at a moderate pace. The beer itself is a cloudy and opaque orange juice yellow that looks really delicious. The smell has an extremely sweet orange with a light grassy note to it. Sometimes there is an alcohol smell that ruins it a little bit but not by much. The taste is a bit more intense with a slightly strong grassy pine note mixed with grapefruit and a fairly strong sweet orange note. The beer has a heavy body but with a thin and smooth feel to it. It has a n interesting slight acidic burn at the end but not much. Overall, a fantastic beer and worth trading for if you can.

May 06, 2018
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Sable from Pennsylvania

4.87/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy, with a chance of hops... You can smell the hops bursting out of the can of the White Ferrari Double India Pale Ale as soon as you open it, and the smell just grows from there. This is a sturdy beer, gioden, very cloudy, never settles to the point of visibility while drinking it. The hops make their presence known, but not as sharply as you might expect. Like driving a Ferrari (so I've heard) the experience is as smooth as silk. The hops are strong, with a good bit of citrus, and some resin in the back taste, but it pulls a bit of sweetness in to stop the pucker. Coming down to the end of the glass I'm getting more of a hit of the sour notes, but it's enhancing the experience rather than taking away from it. Thank you Veil Brewing of Richmond, Virginia!

Mar 10, 2018
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Noah_B from New York

4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

look: Darker than I expected, but really nice, cloudy, hazy, turbid look
smell: Sweet front, notes of fruit, strong nose generally
taste: Really nice, medium lasting bitterness, not too sweet, not too strong for a DIPA, cant taste the alcohol
feel: Best thing about the beer. Smooth as hell, thick and creamy

Overall, I did think this beer was a little overrated... although I will have to try it from the tap in Richmond someday- everything is best super fresh on draught.

Jan 09, 2018
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brewerburgundy from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wine glass at brewery.

An orange cloud fills the glass, with a thinner white cloud floating above.

Muted nose; soft orange peel, citrus oil.

Towering melon, sweet grapefruit, pear, white grape juice, and oh the meaty navel orange! This ride is a juice bomb.

Soft, cuddly beer. The body is smooth, the carbonation silky and caressing.

This IPA takes me on a roller coaster ride. I guess I don’t see a lot of NE IPAs in the western half of the US, at least not ones like this. The look is super hazy with a lazy head, the aroma is so average as to be meh, but the flavor is a juice box carbonated with silk.

Dec 22, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

acquired a few veil brews in a trade, trying them for the first time definitely stoked but not sure what to expect!

appearance wise this is an absolutely beautiful looking beer, pours out a golden orange color with a dense and creamy bright white head that decorates the glass nicely. very aromatic, bringing hints of ripe mango, sugary bready note reminiscent of powdered donuts, grapefruit, and some danky herbaceous character. palate is ripe mango for days, creamy peaches, honeydew melon, orange sorbet, sugary bready notes throughout, and some pithy grapefruit and green herbaceous character on the finish. overall this one brings tons of flavor for 8% but is also so cohesive and clean, world class stuff!! mouthfeel is soft and fluffy, im assuming there is a good amount of oats or wheat in this one? crazy that living in VT and trading for all the giants of the northeast like trillium, TH, OH, ... one of the most stand out 'NEIPAs' of 2017 comes from VA. seek this one out for sure!!

Dec 17, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 12/11/17; drank 12/15/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange rust appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice white head; strong, frothy lace.

Banana, mango & mild booze heat notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Banana & mango flavors up front; mild dry wheat & faint orange citrus notes on the finish. No booze heat.

This is nearly NE IPA perfection; juicy, flavorful with a hint of dryness for ballast. Hope this continues to fly under the radar...

Dec 16, 2017
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super hazy, NE IPA appearance. Enticing. Lovely aromas of tropical fruit and dank hops. Guava, pineapple, mango. Resinous and juicy. Yes, I know this could describe just about any Tree House or Trillium IPA, but that’s all I have. Time to drink and enjoy.

Nov 22, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow body with an aroma that is bitter, earthy, lightly acidic and touch of floral hops. Beer is smooth and "fluffy" at times yet mostly is sharp and citrusy with a somewhat sour lemon haziness and finishes crisp and biting. There is a juiciness there but this batch didn't live up to the hype as there isn't much maltiness or balance and is mostly an acidic (NE style) IPA.

Nov 21, 2017
whiteferrari from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 208 ratings