Cart Horse | Old Nation Brewing Co.

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4.23/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Nation Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
oldnationbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Boxer

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,147
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
195
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Bruno74200
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very hazy golden with amber hue body with a thin white head.

The profile is very fruity.
The mouthfeel is very nice with the oat and wheat.
A very enjoyable brew

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Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, deep golden amber coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells of biscuity malt and juicy tropical and citrus notes of mango, passion fruit and grapefruit. Taste follows the nose, with some light biscuity malt, but dominated by hoppy and quite juicy tropical/citrus notes of mango, passion fruit and grapefruit, as well as a light herbal note. Finishes with a light bitterness and some tropical notes lingering in the aftertaste. Soft, pillowy mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. This is a nice NEIPA that's big on the juicyness, but a little one-dimensional in my opinion, except for some light herbal notes that at least prevent this from being a total juice bomb though. Also, the strong passion fruit presence adds a little acidity to this, plus there's a certain dryness and light bitterness to the finish, all preventing this from becoming too sweet.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

De Decervecitas. En copa Teku. Viendo The OA 1x01. Mezcla entre neipa y west coast ipa. Cremosa, algo lactica, con un muy fuerte amargor, mucha resina y bastante frutalidad

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Photo of Skillz
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My old neighbor and good friend from Oswego gave me a can of this. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had ripe citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical citrus presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of MrCruz23
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice but not better then 43 or Tweed...

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Photo of DBuster10
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevepat
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rich and beautiful orange with a voluptuous white head that is very persistent and leaves an appealing lacing behind.
The smell explodes the moment you open the can, lots of lemon and grapefruit, candied peels and light notes of fresh ginger. Stupendously aromatic.
Taste has hot notes of ginger and grapefruit. Other nice citrus notes but not extremely complex. Nice and juicy, well in the vein of the hot new ipa flavors but nothing too mind blowing. Solidly in the orange juice camp.
Mouthfeel is nice, more like an older american ipa than the modern ones. Very crisp and fairly light on palate.
Overall this is a really nice ipa from a really nice modern ipa brewer. This is one you could easily return to often, sweet and juicy but still bitter enough to not cloy too badly.

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Photo of goblue30
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bl00
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice opaque yellow color, good head retention. Nose is tropical fruits, citrus, herbs and sugar underpin. Taste is tangerine, pineapple, lemon and lime, slight berry notes. Mouthfeel leans thicker. Overall, very nice. Orangey notes really set it apart for me.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmoore9363
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cindiwindi1025
2.98/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FBarber
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a matte dark dirty orange color. Thick frothy white head collapses leaving a thin layer of residual foam. Beer is completely opaque and sludgy in appearance.

Aroma is a pungent sweet aroma of mango, peach, papaya, orange and some piney hop notes all come through on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with notes of mango, peach papaya, and orange with some notes of grapefruit rinds and pine. Noticeable sweetness throughout. Nice pilsner malt backbone is noted providing some balance. Grassy piney bitterness on the back end with some spicy notes. The fruity flavors die on the palate rather quickly, but the bitterness lingers.

Feel is medium bodied with some viscosity. Prickly carbonation tingles the tongue. Occasionally I pick up a touch of burn in this, but its subtle.

Overall its a solid NE style IPA - well crafted, but it seems like its unable to decide if it wants to be more of a middle of the road NE style that maintains some bitterness or more of the juice bomb NE style.

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Photo of grover37
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, murky, darker orange color with two fat fingers of airy antique white head. The head is relatively short lived and leaves modest, spotty lacing.

Orange, cream, pine and herbs in the nose.

There’s some orange juice in the taste, but it’s quickly cut by a dull herbal bitterness that gives way to some mint in the finish. There’s some light mineral water in there, too.

Medium bodied and creamy feel with slow-building carbonation cutting through.

The herbal bitterness in this one keeps it very drinkable. It’s not a juice bomb or particularly sweet at all for the sub-style. Very enjoyable. 10/11/18 canned on date.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Cart Horse from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 195 ratings