Neon Giants
Brewery Ommegang

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,873
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,755
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 9.87%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
24
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Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
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Notes: Hops from around the planet explode in this juicy supernova, a collaboration with our stellar friends at Firestone Walker. Tropical fruit aromas deliver at warp speed an exquisite nebula of flavor. Revel in its hazy vastness.

Fermentables: 2-row, flaked oats, malted oats
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Cashmere, Simcoe, Amarillo, Idaho 7, Azacca, Nelson Sauvin
Aging Notes: Drink Fresh!
IBUs: 50
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Billolick from New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can the bottom of which tells me it will be “Best by 11/19/21”

Nice fully hazed up appearance, moderate cap, film and some lacing left on the glass.

Sniff reveals notes of the expected ripe tropical fruits..

Smooth and luxurious on the tongue. Ripe pineapple, mango and lime abound…my kinda brew, well crafted take on the style everybody is working to perfect….mighty fine, well worth a try….go get some…

Sep 25, 2021
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1.5 months old can.

True-to-style hazy looking fluid, though a bit pedestrian, but a nice soapy bright white head with strong retention and lacing.

Very nice fruit salad of aromas (stemming from the long list of hops on the can, no doubt) with a good balance between citrus and tropical. But the non-dank grassiness is a little overwhelming and steals from the overall smelling and tasting experience. Pretty subdued offering on the tongue, with lemon and grapefruit being the only significant notes I can identify. A nice dry bitterness and pith on the end, but there is really very little to this one. Quite disappointing given the breweries involved and the list of ingredients.

Pretty standard feel, as well: soft and silky but not sticky or chewy at all. Not one I would seek out again in the future — there are just too many much better hazies in the world.

Sep 02, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Given the few reviews, this must be a new release.... Always anxious to try a new beer from these folks as they are excellent.... It is a solid slightly above average IPA.... Love the mixture of all the hops... Very good but not exceptional

Aug 31, 2021
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BillAfromSoCal from California

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can marked "best by 111921", bought off a room temp shelf on about 8/20/21. refrigerated and poured onto a glass that is shorter, squattier version of a SamAdams Perfect Pint glass. Pours very opaque color of yellow grapefruit juice. No suspended solids apparent. Brilliant white, relatively stiff head that is very long lasting. I'm not overly sensitive to smell but I could barely pick up mainly grapefruit with hints of tropical fruits. Same for the taste; same mix but the flavors were more striking than the smell. Very nicely balanced with the malts. Enough bitterness to remind you that this is an IPA. I perceive the bitterness to be a bit more than many other hazy IPAs. Nice mouthfeel, not overly carbonated, some real body here. Overall nothing really unique or unusual and I would not necessarily have said "wow this must have 8 different hops in it" but it was enjoyable and I would buy it again.

Aug 29, 2021
Neon Giants from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 24 ratings