Boss Tweed
Old Nation Brewing Co.

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New England IPA
Ranked #95
Ranked #396
4.41 | pDev: 7.26%
Old Nation Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
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Notes: Weighing in at 9.3%, Boss Tweed is a double New England IPA with an aroma of peach, mango, tangerine. A nice pilsner malt backbone with a touch of Vienna provides balance and a lingering sweetness on the back end.
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Photo of rajendra82
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like every other New England IPA, with hazy, golden body. The head was just about one finger thick at its peak. The aroma was quite clean, with primarily grapefruit and tangerine. The taste was citric, with grapefruit and lemon up front, followed by pith like bitterness. The mouthfeel was soft, and the finish a little spicy. Alcohol was well hidden.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed my first cans of M-43 and Boss Tweed yesterday, and I'm back for round two with this DIPA in order to give it a proper review. Because it damn well deserves it! Boss Tweed is one of those IPAs I've seen all over BA before, so I'm very excited to finally be able to give it a shot!

The pour is an opaque deep orange/medium amber color with a thin but retentive head and great lace. Honestly, this is kinda murky and ugly... looks super turbid and not in the appealing hazy way, just looks messy really, but I do know that there's a lot that's great under the surface here (drank my other can without pouring it yesterday, for the record).

Alright, so BT is a big ol' NEDIPA with a focus on Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca hops added in the dry-hop. The initial nose is sticky mango, papaya, passion fruit, and nectarine with some light notes of melon and pine-driven dankness. This definitely flexes the Mosaic pretty intensely, but the balance from Citra and Azacca especially is quite nicely done. If this were all Mosaic, it'd probably be kind of a mess considering the use of Vienna malt and the hefty ABV, but I really enjoy how this comes together. Lots going on, but it stays generally in the realm of "intensely tropical fruit."

On the palate, BT has big flavors of tangerine and papaya with some strong mango overtones and some sticky pine resin in the finish. The mid-palate is a touch malty/sweet but it definitely dries out towards the finish, bringing out more stone fruit and notes of pineapple chunks in syrup. A bit harsh with the hoppiness, however... there's some hop burn here, even though the beer barely tastes stronger than about the 7-8% range. Light earthy and herbal hop notes with some candied citrus as the beer opens up. Grapefruit rind with some sugar, tangerine, and pomelo flavors really pop once it gets warmer than fridge temp.

The feel here is very thick and chewy for an IPA, definitely flexing the use of oats and Vienna malt with a backdrop of intense hoppiness and yeasty goodness. Moderate, massaging carbonation does a good job keeping this drinkable; any bigger tasting and it would really get into "triple IPA" territory in a sense. If you are a fan of big juicy IPAs, you could do worse than this. I do feel it is a bit overrated, but I'd never pass up a chance to enjoy it fresh, for what it's worth.

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Photo of Shiredave
3.78/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Good info on the label about hop varieties used in boil and secondary, interesting malt bill and mixed info with "keep cold - drink fresh" and "Haze is Good". Haze, is a choice and good is a matter of opinion. I'll be the judge here tyvm.
The beer pours a tanned doeskin brown, cloudy and unappealing with a firm, white head of very persistent foam with excellent lacing.
Aromas of sugar coated navel oranges - maybe grapefruit too who knows - it's citrus and more citrus with more sugary citrus and some interesting floral ( orange blossoms I suspect) notes that make this less one note than I imply.
Up front flavor is - surprise surprise! Hoppy citrus!! Wow - I've only tasted 77 other beers that mimic this - what a not unique treat. Honestly, the sugary malty backbone of this 9.3% hop beast does attempt to balance this out on the palate and almost succeeds. I think the Vienna malt adds some depth to the overall character and the body is solidly medium with a hefty sugar load on the tongue. Hop bittering is a bit harsh on the finish. (pellet hop ick)
Alcohol warms throughout but never over powers or detracts from the dance of citrus and cane sugar flavors which become harsh and near nasty as it warms..
I think they did what they wanted to with this beer. I dont love it but I respect it as a well crafted beer.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unfiltered apple juice look with a 1 finger of head. Small traces of lacing.

Smells of Sweet mango, peach and pineapple.

Sweet juicy fruits with a touch of booze. Sweetness builds as it warms.

Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Borders on syrupy.

This is a very good offering but turns out to be a bit heavy. I prefer M-43 but wouldn’t turn this down. Quality stuff.

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Photo of mkh012
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 2 weeks ago.

Pours murky orange with a persistent centimeter of off-white head.

The nose is peach candy with a hint of gassy dankness in the background.

The taste is peach and orange with subtle booze and bitterness that build gently as the beer warms. The first sip is a juice explosion, but the 9.3% ABV eventually shows itself just a tad. Menthol and minor hop burn emerge and curb the fruit profile in a way that is mostly complimentary but flirts with astringent.

The mouthfeel is medium+ until it dries out on the backend.

Overall, very good and undeniably expressive, but the 9.3% ABV feels unnecessary to me.

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Photo of QualityFoods
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light and refreshing. Love a good NEIPA and this one is top notch. I prefer my local Hazy Highwire from Big Top but I would drink this again given the opportunity.

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Photo of bret27
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to BigTimeADL for fresh can.
There’s like 8 different hops in this thing.
Appearance: unfiltered apple cider with sediment.
Nose: mostly stone fruit.
Taste: stonefruit, apple, blueberry. Fairly sweet. Barely noticeable burn at end of drink. No obvious boozy presence.
Juicy mouthfeel.
Nicely done for a double neipa. What I expected and didn’t get from stone enjoy by _ beer.

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Photo of CraigDeMoss
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/9/2020 almost two months old and it’s still hittin

This stuff is somethin else

Pours golden hazy orange juice with whit single finger head. Little tight, neat lacing. Pretty beer

Butterscotch, caramel, mango-pineapple smoothie, piña colada. A LOT goin on

Tastes of orange juice, mimosa, tropical fruit smoothie. Wowza, so good

Feels thick and full, almost rich but it hides its 9.3 abv well, required temperance as you will want to crush a few. Wish they offered this in my area

Terrific, give er a go!

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Boss Tweed pours a juicy mango, peach, pineapple juicy color with no head. I read the instructions and opted to roll the can for the complete beer. It has a more mango, buttery aroma. WOW! What a taste, juicy, juicy, juicy. That's awesome. It comes off more orange, pineapple, a hint of mango. Unbelievably delicious. A very thick and creamy mouthfeel. Very chew-able.
Overall this is one the finest beers I ever had and it's an amazing NE Style Double IPA. I am truly grateful for another GREAT brew from my favorite advocate @jzeilinger Poured into a Bell's Wheat beer glass from a 16 ounce can dated 03/05/2020.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz canned 3/9/20, opened 4/4/20.
2 finger dense and rock solid white head. Opaque orange juice golden body. Soapy, sudsy lacing left by a slowly receding head. Looking good.
Big orange juicy nose, some underlying pine and maybe just maybe a hint of butter (?) not sure yet. Mango stands out upon second inspection.
Orange, grapefruit rind bitterness, mango and pine. Juicy sweet hop fruit flavors.
Full body, low to medium carbonation. Soft and light bitterness. Long juicy and ripe finish. No heat at 9.3%, drinkability is high.
Very good.
I can't get past the buttery note in the nose, 3 more cans to decide...I'll revisit and adjust the rating if warranted.

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Photo of metter98
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy dark yellow in color. It poured with just a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of peaches and tangerines are present in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of peaches along with notes of tangerines and mangos plus hints of candied fruit. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite fruity and is especially juicy.

Serving type: can

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Photo of tbuick6
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As many already with better descriptive skills have noted, notes of grapefruit and peach. Very pleasing to the nose and taste. Would like to add the smooth almost creamy texture really grows on you as your glass empties. Poured from a pint can into a tulip glass. Goes great with a good original pressing Kinks record and someone who appreciates both music and a beer.

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Photo of stortore
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Canned 4/24/19, had 5/9/19.

Looks like cloudy grapefruit juice, with a one and a half inch foamy head with good retention and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, some orange, light malt, light black pepper, a hint of vanilla. Has an herbal and grassy aroma, dank as it warms. Has a very juicy flavor- orange, mango, pineapple, tangerine, some grapefruit, malt, lemon. Tastes herbal and grassy, a little dank as it warms, spicy. Some hop bitterness on the finish. Smooth, a solid light to medium body, well carbonated.

Super juicy, with a terrific flavor and great aroma. There’s still enough of a hop presence to not roll totally to a NE hazy. This is one to try. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a pub glass.

Look is a dull hazy orange with a bubble thin head.

Aroma is a candy tangerine citrus.

Taste matches orange. Super dank and awesome.

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Photo of DVMin98
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can. Turbid, deep yellow with a decent sized head. Smell is citrus and piney. Flavor follows suit, but there is a bit too much bitterness on the backend. Still very tasty, but needs to cut that last bit.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

So I just looked up who "Boss Tweed" is, and I gotta say I'm not so happy to know I'm drinking a beer named after a famously corrupt political businessman. Weird name; great beer.

L: Looks like a hazy should. No visible sediment, but completely opaque. Medium-light carbonation, but the white ring of film on top persists for well over half an hour.

S: Produces aromas of pineapple, orange, mango, blueberries, blackberries, honeydew, with an herbal finish reminiscent of rosemary. Mm!

T: Tastes similar to the aroma, but more like beer. Pineapple and orange are definitely there. Melon comes up in the middle, and the finish is like a loaf of french bread with rosemary baked in. Pretty tasty!

F: Mouthfeel is very smooth. It may be that I'm from the west coast, but I think it could use more bite.

O: Damn good beer. Screw Tweed though. Cheers!

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Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from Tavour. Hazy golden, thin, finely beaded head. Aroma and taste offer a blend of tropical fruit and citrus, hint of grapefruit peel. Juicy, light bitterness. , hint of tart.

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Photo of ohioisamichiganterritory
2.13/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

I surely cannot be drinking the same beer getting rave reviews. This thing is flat, there was no head whatsoever, and tastes like hard cider mixed with something that might have been an IPA at one point. Does this have a short shelf life? The date said Nov 26 2019... So 2 months ago. gave me indigestion. $18 for 4 cans of yuck.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Citrus and pine up front along with some stone fruit and grass. Some lighter tropical notes as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of citrus and pine and then picks up some more dank notes and grass. Tropical notes creep in towards the end

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good NE DIPA that is super easy to drink. Low on the bitterness and high on the juice. Definitely recommended

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Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazed gold with 3 fingers of cream colored head Better than average head retention & lacing

S: Tropical & citrus fruit, stays strong

T: Orange, grapefruit, breadyness, pineapple & mango up front. Breadyness, green melon, pineapple & dryness as this warms. Finishes dry with pineapple, lime & sour orange

MF: Medium body, fairly creamy carbonation, nice balance

Very drinkable, had this on draft last Summer in Ohio, preferred the draft, but I will buy this again & so thrilled it is in Arkansas!

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fully hazy and thick looking with a pinky of bone white crown resting on top.
The nose brings tons of juicy fruit mixing with slight floral and dank hops.
The taste is much of the same. Huge juicy notes, slightly flowery and a dankness. Dankness just lingers throughout.
9.3% ABV is very well hidden. Smooth and soft.
Overall, even though it does have some different elements, the way they mix almost makes it seem a bit one dimensional still. But it’s good.

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Photo of TheBluesGuy
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really nice double IPA with semi-bitter grapefruit base. Powerful 9.3 alcohol content with a hazy orange juice look and great feel. Strong start into a moderate to smooth citrus finish. Long aftertaste with a slightly tart full texture.

Pairs very well with a savory meal. High quality spaghetti, pizza or chicken marsala anyone?

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Photo of Nass
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a hazy orange color. The taste is juicy, peach, orange, grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, white grape & some hops, slight floral, with slight bitterness near the finish. Wow this beer is tasty, this is one of the best balanced New England Style IPAs that i've had. Furthermore, the 9.3% abv is well hidden. There are some numbers on the bottom of the can but the ink is so faded that I can't make it out, c'mon Old Nation Brewing you all could do better than that. Cheers! A-

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Photo of wedge
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOSS PKG ON 11/01/19

Cloudy orange hue topped with a bubbly, foamy head. Deep dank hoppy nose...tangerine, pineapple, stone fruit, and weed. Flavors of OJ, mango, peach, and spicy herbal hop resin. Creamy medium body lightened by a perceived juiciness, nice dry finish to combat much of the sweetness. Good stuff...

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is damn fine. Smells like grapefruit, oranges and dank hops. Sweet but sufficiently bitter to balance it all out. Flavors of oranges, grapefruits a touch of ripe peach and some piney bitter hops. Thick and creamy.

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Boss Tweed from Old Nation Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 575 ratings