Civil Society Brewing

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New England IPA
Ranked #773
Ranked #2,711
4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
Civil Society Brewing
Florida, United States
Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 237 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of mynie
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, dark yellow pour with a wonderfully large and retentive white head.

Smells like juicy fruit in a way that's appealing but also kinda generic by 2019 standards. Mangoes and grapefruit with a bit of hay.

Tastes like it smells: very solid, very tasty, but not very distinguishable from a couple dozen other 6-ish percent ABV IPAs that have been released in the last few years. Melons and citrus up front, a bit of grain in the middle, and then a very bright and fruity finish.

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Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. A very hazy but not turbid bright yellow color with a medium white head. Big citrus and grapefruit on the nose. The taste was also seriously bright citrus with a moderate bitterness. Some dank notes to round it out. Truly outstanding.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

after all the acclaim, i have to say i had higher hopes for this one, although that being said, i am stoked to see some draft from them in colorado, i hope more is on the way, always good to have some of these hyped up beers come through. this is another juice bomb, and while its good, its also not that good, at least its awfully samey, and i can think of dozens in the style that taste just like it, and also dozens that are superior, this seems sort of unrefined and raw to me, objectively not amazing, although the trip from florida out here likely didnt do it any favors. as much as folks try, sometimes hops just dont travel all that well, especially the hazy ones, just no shelf life here at all, but staleness isnt really the issue. the beer is all dry hopped, slick and oily feeling without much bitterness, and made to be a little heavy by the high amount of sediment that remains in it, it would be better if it were cleaned up some, at least a little bit, this is pretty rugged. elements of it i love, the hops profile is nice, totally citra driven for my palate, its absolute essence, almost too much of a good thing, but its resolved by the end of it. doesnt warm up great, green at vegetal by that point. i dont mean to sound too critical, this is fine ipa, but i dont think it lives up to expectations, tastes like countless others to me, and just lacks that obvious quality element i personally need to make this style appealing anymore...

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 6/22/18; drank 7/3/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big off-white head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Grapefruit, orange rind & dandelion notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel. Grapefruit & dandelion flavors up front; orange rind dryness on the finish.

A bit dry & tangy; flavorful & drinkable, but not one to track down.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 oz brewery pour. A tasty IPA with lots of clean grapefruit and orange juice. Bright and very bitter, slightly resinous. Kind of one noted. Looking for more depth here but it's still good. Nose of orange and grapefruit pith. Slightly hard to finish but I'll get there.

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Photo of HopHed1
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just discovered this delicious hazy IPA on a recent trip to FL and immediately fell in love. A tasty balance of Amarillo, Citra, and Columbus hops. Had it at their brewery and several local bars. Wish they shipped it to NY.

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Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives murky and goldenstraw colored with a modest head that fades to a ringlet; spots of lace

Smell: Really juicy aromatics, with orange, pineapple and mango tones

Taste: Orange mango juice forward, with pineapple and apricot building; passion fruit, pink grapefruit and a hint of lime and some citrusy elements, through the middle; juicy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the juiciest IPAs I have encountered; really good

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Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque orange-yellow with a thin off-white foam.

Smell is acidic lemon, Smarties and lime, and on the palate it's fluffy of apple, lemon and lime with a light body and mild carbonation.

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Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and an incredibly thick, cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, light tropical fruit, and citrus fruit.

T: Tasted of an abundance of citrus fruit (grapefruit, in particular), a fair amount of hops (less than some IPAs), light malt notes, and a lot of tropical fruit (mango). A sweet, fruit-forward flavor that does its best to evoke Florida's climate. Could have used a slight push in the hops category, but it's still very tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a very smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is an immensely likable and drinkable beer. Good for the hot summer months.

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Photo of TheGardener
4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could only have one beer for the rest of my life, it would be this. Look is basically grapefruit juice. Hazy/cloudy yellow/orange. Quickly dissipating head, to a thin ring that leaves a bit of clingy lacing. Smell is tangy, bright, mixed citrus, with hints of sweet mango and maybe some guava. Taste follows smell with a nice smooth(?) bitterness (I know that's contradictory, but I can't describe it any other way). Feel is creamy and smooth. Civil Society is pretty much nailing it with this IPA.

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Photo of TH28
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

32oz crowler packed fresh today. Appearance: Turbid yellow/orange, with a thick frothy white head and nice lacing. Looks like orange juice. Aroma: Blast of tropical pineapple, mango, and tangerine. Some grassy resin as well. Wonderful hop character. Taste: Light crackery maltiness, with a pithy grapefruit, touch of mango, and building to a sharp, dry bitterness. Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with a moderate carbonation Finish: Dry, resinous finish with a strong lingering bitterness Overall: Awesome IPA, one of the best I’ve had in awhile. Wonderful tropical aroma and flavor. Sweet malt and tropical fruit flavors up front countered by the sharp resinous bitterness that’s almost a bit spicy. Intense aromas and flavors, but very easy drinking and refreshing. Beautiful juice like appearance as well.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, cloudy beer that looks like white grapefruit juice. The smell coming off the beer is amazing. It smells like grapefruit juice with some orange and a hint of sweet caramel all blending with pine. The taste is sweet up front with a lot of grapefruit and some caramel sweetness that finishes with an awesome bitterness of pith and pine. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This is a damn tasty brew.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow body with two-finger head and lace ring with a biting, acidic aroma. Sharp tasting w/ orange juice like acidity and crispness but also balanced with a OJ/tropical fruit (tangerine) sweet aspect that is very pleasing and makes it easy to drink and finish clean.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz crowler poured into a pint glass

L - Milky light orange color with a decent amount of head on pour
S - juicy tropical fruits along with some dank hops
T - mangos, wet grass, pineapple, citrus bitterness
F - Very moderate body, not overly bitter and flavors blend well

Amazing beer. My first offering from Civil Society and I'm going to enjoy this 32oz until the end!

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Photo of Beers-es
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours a hazy, almost milky light orange. Big 2 fingers of white foam. Great looking beer.

Smell of sweaty dank hits me as soon as I open the top. Followed by tropical and citrus fruits, resinous pine and herbs. Taste follows, though not quite as intense as the smell, which is amazing. Decently bitter.

Feel is a little thin, and the only knock on this otherwise excellent beer.

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Photo of larryi86
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger head

S- Tropical fruits, some mangos, some citrus, some pineapple, dank.

T- Pineapple, citrus, tropical fruits, some mangos, dank, with a touch of wet grass.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A really solid IPA, gets better as it warms. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of jkinzey
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a great NE Style IPA. Huge flavor for 6.2%. Lovely Pineapple notes throughout with just a touch of bitterness at the end. This is my favorite Florida IPA.

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Photo of Nedry
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy gold/orange. Aroma hits just right with citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, some dank fruit in there as well. The taste is somewhat sweet, low bitter that barely hits you, follows with pineapple and orange. Just a beautiful mix, I feel like they hit this style better than most. Coats your mouth and just feels right, super easy to drink. I could drink a gallon of it, I love this beer.

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Photo of Billolick
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crowley filled at the brewery an hour or two ago..

Pours turbid, dull orange in color, puffy and fluffy off white large cap, leaves nice fields of lacing all over the glass..

Capital P Pungent citric fruit nose...oozing with pineapple juicy goodness.

Loaded....make that overloaded with pineapple, orange, grapefruit, mango....tropical fruity class NE IPA....happy to be able to visit the brewery today and pick up some of this nectar

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Photo of jeremygriffith
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Lokal in Coconut Grove Miami.
First look seems like a dense wheat beer. Cloudy, murky, straw colored. First smell is of tropical fruit and mango.
Hop forward, tastes like Amarillo and Citra hops.
Great finish , light bitter. Small amount of head.
Great IPA for my taste.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours cloudy opaque gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like pineapple, caramelized bready malts, orange citrus, grapefruit, mango, guava, passionfruit, with floral earthy herbal grass and dank resinous pine. Tastes like pineapple, bready caramelized malts, orange citrus, grapefruit, mango, guava, passionfruit, with floral earthy herbal grass and spicy dank resinous pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this beers pours super hazy, turbid yellow in the glass with barely any head that lingers. You do get some webbing from the initial pour at the very top. Smell is dank is light citrus. I got notes of guava when it was cold; you get more mango and citrus overtones with a generalized sweet tropical fruit as it warms. The taste is not as complex as the smell and you get more of the dankness coming through in the taste; not so much the fruity nature of the beer. Its feels a nice medium thick with a slight less than average carbonation for the style. I think the subdued carbonation works as it makes it feel more silky going down. Overall this beer is really good. Nose is on point but it does not entirely translate in to the taste.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4 Oz pour on tap

A: Body is a slightly hazy murky yellow. With very little head

S: light peaches. Grapefruit light crackery malts.

T: Very light clean ipa with some light citrus pineapple fruit and a touch of bitterness

M: medium to fuller body with light carbonation.

O: Very nice beer with clean light citrus and pineapple. This is what you would want a session beer to taste like but alas it is an IPA.

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Photo of Roguer
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy and lemon yellow. Ok head retention.

Fresh, crisp, slightly dank aroma. A bit of tangerine, mango, and pineapple.

Drinks like a hoppy APA. Dank and green, but not sickly sweet. Grainy.

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Photo of Slack
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale gold in color and hazy with no remaining head and minimal lacing

Citrus, pine, malt, and a bit of floral notes.

Malt, pine, hops, and mild citrus on the tongue.

Mouthful is medium and crisp. Carbonation is medium. Finish is hoppy and lingers.

Drinkable and refreshing. Could be a bit more tropical tasting. Great mouthful. Try it.

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