Spindletap Brewery

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Spindletap Brewery
Texas, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #576
Ranked #2,596
4.3 | pDev: 6.05%
Sep 14, 2022
Sep 04, 2018
Notes: None
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Notes from 5/23/2020.
Poured from a 16oz can into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is cloudy yellow with 2 fingers of white head. Retention is good leaving a thick fluffy cap with some lacing.
The intensity of aroma is slightly above medium. There are notes of ripe mango, peach, grapefruit, and a little orange juice.
The intensity of taste is medium. The front palate is sweet with mango, peach, and a fruit I cannot place and quickly overtaken mid palate by hop bitterness. The alcohol is present mid palate but also gets washed away by the hop tide which is bursting with grapefruit in the finish.
The feel is slightly above medium in thickness. It's somewhat creamy, juicy, and has a medium-high astringency level.
Overall, the taste is outstanding. I would buy it again.
Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was another beer that I picked up at an H-E-B Plus! in Texas when I was down in the Lone Star State not too long ago. I enjoy beers of this style and was thrilled to find one of these from a different part of the country, so I could see how it measured up to those from these parts.

Of course, this was cloudy as it had a murky goldenrod hue to it that was uniform in appearance. Enough frothy head topped it off as it settled pretty evenly, as the lacing left behind was nearly nonexistent. Lots of onion, tropical fruit, and dank grapefruit in the nose as the taste was just as spicy, sharp, and vegetal. The Mosaic was strong here as this was quite piercing with hints of stone fruit in the back, once this fully warmed up. Not a lot of carbonation to this although the body was full enough as the hops took their time to subside after every sip.

This had enough booze in it as it felt every bit as strong as it's listed 8%. Dated 2/25 with "HIGH AND TIGHT' written below that, this was fine on it's own but not as soft and pillowy as better examples from these parts. Loved the label with the colors of the Texas flag on it as this was a hair too much for a muggy summer's night such as this. Nothing wrong with this beer but one of these would be enough for a session!
Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hazy bright yellow with two fingers of white head and light lacing. Weedy and onion hops, soft tropical fruits especially pineapple, peach, lemon. Smell is similar but less juicy but has a hint of berries. Great hazy body: pillowy and juicy with bright balance and hop bitters.
May 28, 2021
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can from Tavour. Milky, hazy straw colored body, thick creamy head. Sweet milky aroma with a touch of grapefruit peel. The citrus flavors are more dominant in the taste, with the lactose bringing some sweetness and a nice, full body. Grapefruit smoothie.
May 27, 2021
Rated: 4 by bundy462 from Texas

May 23, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had this on tap at Thistle Draftshop. Poured into a snifter. Murky bright yellow color with fluffy white head and great lacing. Pretty intense citrus smell and taste. Grapefruit, pineapple, and tart apples. A bit dry but tasty. Very fresh with a tad of hop burn. Very nice beer.
May 03, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by Slyde180 from Texas

Apr 23, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by Mortarforker from Texas

Apr 08, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by greenspointexas from Texas

Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by beeragent from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - Pours a thick hazy orange, forming a large white head, with medium lace.

S - Slapped in the face with heavy fruity hop aroma of orange and tropical fruit from the Mosaic hops!

T - Hops easily dominate the flavor. Intense flavors of orange, like orange juice, along with a slight bitterness, again reminiscent of orange juice. The malts are there but overpowered by the hops.

F - Slightly thick, but smooth, body. High carbonation and clean finish.

O - Spindletap just kills it with their IPS's and DIPA's. The hops easily cover the 8% abv of this beer, making it highly drinkable and flavorful. Just amazing!!
May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Double IPA made with a single hop (mosaic), citrus peel on the nose, a mango & peach pleaser to the taste buds. Don't drink this too cold because you will be missing out on the fabulous fruit flavors in this one!
Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Oct 10, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by ruzzal from Texas

Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by gilgar from Texas

Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by MJSFS from Florida

Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by Big_V from Maryland

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by godawgs from Louisiana

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by SirWellingt0n from Texas

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 27, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by kkarimi from Texas

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Goneflying87 from California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Coming from a Monkish consumer this is a pretty good beer. Nice hoppy taste to it; nice yellow bright color; hoppy taste and smooth. I wish I saved some cans but must admit it is a good beer after all!
Nov 08, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnDon from Texas

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on draft while at Spindletap. Before I begin the review, let me say that the rating may be hurt because I did not think this beer was as good as "Diamonds in my Mouth" or "Five % Tint" which I had during my visit. Look was the classic yellow gold haze. Smell was of citrus. Taste was citrusy and hoppy, a little more bitter then the previously mentioned beers. Feel was thick NEIPA. Overall a very good offering.
Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Opaque corn milk yellow with a soft but thin frothy blanket fading to a bubbly thin film leaving some shadow character lace on the glass.

Smell is resiny cannabis paired with peach, rambutan and papaya before coming back to pungent weed.

Taste is pungent peach, dragonfruit and mango with some acidic skins and spicy, cannabic pine resin with a hint of crackery malt.

The chalky, chewy medium-light body has a firm, thin bubbly fizz before a powder dry finish.
Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by LarryK from Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I'm not the world's biggest fan of single-hopped Mosaic beers -- even Trillium's Melcher St and Other Half's DDH Double Mosaic Dream haven't been among my favorites, and I LOVE NEIPA -- but darned if this isn't an outstanding take on an all-Mosaic juice bomb.
Sep 21, 2018
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Reviewed by DaFinnMan from Texas

4.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Spindle has stepped it up yet another notch. I had gotten used to plain ole excellent and almost expected to be disappointed after so many excellent NEIPAs. I thought "Oh, another Spindletap release". Not so. This stuff is fantastic. The most important element to me is taste. I had this can 5 days after release and it reminded me of sweet pineapple juice. Phenomenal and among their best. If there has to be a weakness I would say it's the nose which just happens to be excellent too. The look and mouthfeel are spot on. If you have had Houston Hazier, Tiny Gypsies, or Heavy Hands then you know what I'm talking about.
Sep 13, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Sep 07, 2018
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Huge, pillow white head. Good retention. Turbid deep yellow
Nose is berry, citrus, pine, resin
Taste is pineapple, light orange, some resin, citrus, subtle grapefruit. Enough bitterness to know it’s still an IPA
Mouthfeel is soft, good carbonation, lingering berries.
Good beer
Sep 06, 2018
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a very cloudy golden yellow color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Very juicy, citrus aroma with orange and pineapple, followed by a hint of piney resin at the end. Very smooth taste. A lot of orange with some pineapple and decent bitterness. Has a mildly bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Well done.
Sep 05, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Sep 05, 2018
Rated: 4.66 by rspauldi from Texas

Sep 04, 2018
Faded from Spindletap Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 39 ratings