Gravitational Waves
Conclave Brewing

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IPA - New England
Ranked #342
Ranked #2,131
4.36 | pDev: 6.19%
Conclave Brewing
New Jersey, United States
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Beerson from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is the Coup de grĂ¢ce of all beers! A cloudy orange/yellow pour, smells of sweet fruits & tastes sweet while lacking the traditional bitterness of an IPA. If it is on tap at Conclave, give it a try. It gives top rated beers in the world a run for their money.

Mar 13, 2019
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srw from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Grolwer filled 1 day prior poured into a beacher glass.
L: Pours a murky, hazy orange with a finger and a half of foamy white head with some mild lacing left around the glass.
S: Incredible juicy notes of mango, guava, and pineapple. Some Floral, pine bready notes as well.
T: Juicy mango, pineapple, grapefruit and other citrus fruits with a creamy, smooth bitter pineyness on the finish. The bitterness lingers on the tounge.
F: Medium carbonation with a nice full, creamy mouthfeel.
O: Amazing IPA, so much juicy flavor with a nice hop bite in the finish.

Dec 30, 2018
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Kurmaraja from California

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a bad can and a local generously sent me a new, fresh can to compare. World of difference. I didn't take notes in real time - late night and just wanted to chill with a beer - but the new example was far superior. Hazed orange. Not murky or gravy toned or textured, though - still recognizable as a beer. Maybe hewing a bit more towards deep orange which hinted at the heavier and sweeter malt you get in the middle and finish. A bit of forest herbaceousness (pine and such) but primarily driven by a sweet citrus. Marmalade comes to mind for both flavor and the texture. Still a bit sweet for my liking; I generally prefer a drier finish. But this is good and hope to try more from them down the line.

BAD CAN: Sewage water color. Absence of any aroma. Wet cardboard with sweetness shot throughout. I'm guessing it's an off can but based on reading some tasting notes it looks like consistency is an issue. Would like to revisit and re-rate.

Aug 13, 2017
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy rich orange with a tight frothy head. Smells of pine, ctirus, sticky and sweet hops, somewhat earthy. Taste is a blast of tropical pineapple, citrus fruits, smooth and creamy sorbet.. slight pepper bite and bitter finish. Crushable and frothy. Mouthfeel might be the best quality. Very good and very impressive IPA.

Aug 11, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a white head over a hazy, murky, yellow body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, citrus, and a bit of dank pine. Taste of more of the same with a bitter pine/citrus pith dry finish. Feel is hampered by its particulate(s) resulting in a carbonation that is more than a bit lacking. Overall, pretty good, but...

Jul 30, 2017
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy burnt orange color with some dark yellow notes as well. Head is off-white

S: mango, pineapple, juicy strawberry, some nice earthy herbal notes. Dry crackers, apricot and a nice malt sweetness in the background

T: first taste is sweet oranges, like an orang creamsicle. Ripe mango, bitter grapefruit, and more sweet oranges

M: bigger mouthfeel On here. Very solid medium, bigger than I was expecting. Not much carbonation

O: it's ok. Has a big sweet punch here and really does remind me of an orange creamsicle. Body is a little bigger than I like and it could use a touch more carbonation I think. Solid though, and worth a try

Mar 25, 2017
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

13 oz. pour at the brewery. Served in a tulip glass. The color is a cloudy, brownish-tangerine with a large, foamy bright white head and lacing. It smells of sweet tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, pine needles, and floral hops. It's super juicy but the sweetness is well balanced by a moderately bitter hoppy finish. This ale has a nice body, fairly creamy, and the 6.84% ABV makes for easy drinking. Gravitational has a reputation for being one of the best IPA's brewed in New Jersey and the hype is merited. It measures up to the best IPA's brewed by Carton and Kane. It's extraordinary!

Jan 22, 2017
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery, pours a deep orange-gold with a finger of dense white foam. Pretty hazy, good bit of lacing. Smell and taste are a nice combination of tropical fruit, citrus and spicy pine. Feel is a solid medium, really nice. Excellent IPA!

Jan 20, 2017
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ShaggaCurtisovich from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent ale. It's cloudy and filled with taste. Gravitational is at the forefront of East Coast IPAs. Cloudy, piney and sweeter tasting (grapefruit and clementines??). The hops and fruit are perfectly balanced. Nice job Conclave!

Dec 11, 2016
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LAp from Ohio

4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the brewery on a 4oz taster. Pours a pale yellow. Nose is dank pine. The palate is classic west coast (and a great iteration of the style): lots of resin with subtle, savory hop. Citrus notes tend towards the lemon and orange. Mouthfeel is medium-light. Overall, an exceptional beer.

Oct 29, 2016
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DudMan from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery. Hazy golden orange color with ample white head and lacing. Good citrus smell. The taste is very juicy and very well balanced. Nice mouthfeel. This is a chuggable beer. Very well done.

Oct 15, 2016
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njcraftguy from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first trip to Conclave this weekend. Enjoyed a flight of all their beers - some were good - some were very good including this one. Nice n juicy like a IPA should be. Tasty and drinkable. Lots of flavor and super smooth. Lived up to the hype - this is one damn tasty brew.

Jun 20, 2016
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Wiffler27 from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a hazy turbid pale orange. solid head.

smell is pure juice. tons of citrus, orange heavy with some grapefruit.

taste is creamy and clean, citrus to this for sure. slight pineapple in it. very clean tasting, very creamy with a great mouthfeel and goes down smooth. easy to drink.

this is pretty damn good, i just got this growler yesterday! will definitely be going back for more. one of the better beers out there (especially from NJ). would put this up against every IPA i've ever had from NJ. considering this is their "House IPA" makes it all the better. i could/will grab a growler of this every week that i can

Jun 12, 2016
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troupos40 from New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Growler from Saturday, great look smell and taste, reminds me of a trillium IPA which is obviously a good thing. Will definitely be back for more, worth the trip

Apr 26, 2016
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sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/23/16 Growler

Pours very hazy, and has the look of an unfiltered beer. Very murky and sort of a tainted yellow look.

The smell certainly makes up for the look. Very citrusy and hoppy. Smells like mosaic hops and it's very pleasant.

The taste is very good. A nice balance of citrus throughout. Kind of a pineapple, melon taste at times. Very good.

The feel is a tad bit thin. At first I thought it was a little flat but it pours with a nice head so I don't think that's the case. Not bad but it did take a little away from the beer.

Overall, very good beer that I would easily have again. My first Conclave and its impressive.

Apr 24, 2016
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beertoro from New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best IPA's I've had ever. It's nice and cloudy, and full of juiciness.

The glass didn't even approach my nose and I could get the wonderful aroma coming from the fresh pour. This beer is really good. Any person looking for a juicy IPA needs to make sure they get their hands on this.

Very drinkable at under 7%. My only regret is not living closer to be able to enjoy this whenever I want to.

Apr 24, 2016
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DrStiffington from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juice bomb. Pours that turbid cloudy NE style that's so popular. Juicy citrus hop aroma wafts out of the glass. Taste is the same. Hop bomb in the best way. This is one of the best IPAs I've had here from a NJ brewery. Nice!

Apr 23, 2016
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