Instinct of Survival
Newgrass Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 4.69%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
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Newgrass Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: New England Style Rye Double IPA brewed with Riverbend Rye and hopped with Simcoe, Mosiac, and Crystal.
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 3
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow + straw yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that reduces to a few small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, floral, and herbal hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts with a moderate amount of grainy sweetness. Moderate aromas of rye spiciness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit malts + oats with a light to moderate amount of grainy sweetness. Moderate amounts of rye malt spiciness. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, floral, and herbal hops which impart a hint of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving lingering juicy hop flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront, smooth through the middle, and a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Really enjoyable - the addition of rye to a NE-style DIPA is really successful. Very pleasant juicy hop flavors and aromas with minimal bitterness and really well hidden alcohol make this one easy to drink + refreshing.

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Instinct of Survival from Newgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3 ratings