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Civil Society Brewing

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From:
Civil Society Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,236
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,914
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.67%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
228
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 08, 2022
Added:
Nov 26, 2015
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  43
SCORE
93
Outstanding
FreshFresh
Notes: Flagship IPA with Citra and Columbus hops.
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Rated by whitro17 from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Good name because it has a fresh citrus juice flavor with the pith. I like it as the flavor seems to linger. Worth checking out. Solid brewski.
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a bright, opaque orange with substantial head that dissipates slowly leaving lovely lacing as the beer is consumed.

Tropical, slightly minty nose. Orange and peach peak through too.

Taste follows nose. The minty/herbal quality is stronger, and I quite like that. A slight bite to the finish.

Thick and juicy mouth.

Very nice hazy IPA. I really liked this one.
May 26, 2022
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice amount of lacing. The nose has loads of citrus, primarily ripe oranges and grapefruit, and there’s a significant grain aroma.

The taste features the ripe oranges and grapefruit, but the star is the grainy, grassy flavor from the malt, which provides balance, but more importantly provides character to this delicious beer.
May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a matte, completely opaque orange color. Few finger sudsy white head lingers on the beer. Dissipates leaving a thin layer of foam.

Aroma has notes of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, and some light floral notes.

Taste follows the nose with nice notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, some grassy hops and a crackery malt backbone.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth, with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice NEIPA.
Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by jbexphys from Maryland

Feb 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana

Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy and strong (in a good way). Taste follows with citrus and hop bitterness balanced to favor sweetness. Feel is excellent, on point for a NEIPA. Overall it's fresh and tasty.
Nov 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a completely opaque and murky orange with a matte look to it. Head is two fingers of snow-white foam. Aroma is grapefruit, papaya, tangerine, and orange zest with a bright start. Flavor profile is grapefruit, melon, mango, orange, and tangerine. While the aroma is more bright and light, the flavor profile really packs in the flavor more similar to a fruit juice. There is a sliver of herbal and resiny hops at the back, but the storyline is tropical fruits. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a mild grittiness that smooths out to a more even, mild effervescence. That opening grittiness is akin to pulp in a glass of orange juice. Overall, 'fresh' is a good name for this as it tastes like a fresh bouquet of tropical fruits. Despite only being ~6% ABV, this thing packs in flavor more akin to a ~8% ABV NE IPA.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.
Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Aug 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 26, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Take me always.. whatever is my king. I don’t care. I just don’t. Hover above me and call me it’s a butterfly. Why would I care? Why would I care about anything? Lift me up and believe. Lift me up and call me something…
Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Review 1555
First time trying anything from Civil brewing. I used an IPA glass and served the beer at 44 degrees. The pour created a massive three-fingered head with above-average retention. Lacing was left on the glass as the head slowly dissipated. The color is straw yellow with amber hues, charts near SRM 6. Typical of the style, this beer is hazy, with a few carbonation bubbles persisting through the haze. The appearance is excellent for a New England IPA.

The first aromas I detect are mangos, peaches, and pineapple. Nosing further, I recognize biscuit, lightly toasted crackers, a hint of pine resin, a touch of floral, tangerine, and the ever so slight hint of dankness.

The flavors in the beers are floral, herbal, pine resin, guava, pineapple, oranges, dankness, biscuit, and lightly toasted malts.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and slightly dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium carbonation, and a fuller finish.

This beer is intriguing. The beer has this delicate fragrant NEIPA, but the flavors do not match. The hop flavors favor a hybrid IPA, floral, grapefruit, and pine. I am not a fan of this beer. I want the aromas to somewhat match what I am tasting
Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by Mrthetank from Virginia

Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a film floating on top

S- bright and fresh tropical hop aroma of peach gummy rings, mango, green melon, grapefruit zest and cantaloupe

T- zesty citrus up front gives notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Mid-palate gives some resinous notes before finishing with notes of black pepper and more citrus zest

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a creamy, semi dry finish

O- easy drinking, bright and fresh
May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

May 15, 2021
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Rated by Mobeerforme from Missouri

4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wonderful Florida ipa
May 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This beer tastes fresh. It has a lighter body than many New England IPAs, its bright not chalk, not a fruit bomb and it has a hint of bitterness that keeps the drinker alert.
Apr 26, 2021
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured an amber golden color with a 4F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.
Aroma:pine and citrus.
Taste: strong citrus and some pine, with a very hoppy finish.
MF: medium body.
Excellent beer. Almost a throwback to the IPAs which brought out only citrus, and had more of a hoppy finish.
IPAs now focus on different fruits, including tropical, and have a less hoppy finish.
Very enjoyable!
Apr 26, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap down the street from thff ref brewery at Grato

A hazy gold/orange liquid with a one finger white foam

aroma of citrus orange , grapefruit.

Taste is orange, grapefruit

Good beer
Apr 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Apr 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by hockeypuck from Maine

Apr 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Feb 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by DaveCash from New York

Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Lupo from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
My go-to Hazy IPA when on the east coast of FL. Pours a hazy gold/orange. The aroma hits quickly with citrus, pineapple, grapefruit. The taste is somewhat sweet, low bitter that barely hits you - really a beautiful mix. Super easy drinking...
Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head.. looks nice. Kinds of an earthy pungent floral smell with some tropical notes. Taste is good earthy hops with citrus and spice . Mouth feel is thin on flavor although tasty. Just an average Flagship and NEIPA . Single pounder enough for me awhile.
Jan 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 14, 2020
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Rated by CJ-Burns from Florida

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Good ipa
Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

Oct 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Sep 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Sep 25, 2020
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Can. Can art pops nicely; catches the eye. The contents are relatively hazy but nothing absurd. Clocking in at a 6.2 on the Haze-O-Meter™. Nice, strong, girthy head. Plenty of lacing as well. More traditionally hoppy in the nose. This isn't a creamy hop milk variety New England style beer. This has some leanings that fall within what Maine Beer would produce; but less nuanced and intense. So it isn't completely a monstrosity. Tropical fruits with some pine/greener hops as well. Could stand to turn up the aromatic potency. Flavor is pretty clean when held up to it's peers in the style. Almost a little soapy tasting. Flavor doesn't blow out the palate. Approachable but humble. I get some malt and yeast derived flavors in a more traditional sense. Many of the style are so "one-note" it's impossible to taste anything beyond Orange Milk™. Really drinkable. No booze, lighter body and a quaffable overall build. There is a lot of positive here but this beer teeters on forgettable. I'd enjoy it again but I'm not sure I'd remember it.
Sep 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by antimasone from Massachusetts

Sep 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by BobT250 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2020
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