OJ Run
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #127
Ranked #1,049
4.41 | pDev: 6.58%
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
OJ RunOJ Run
Notes: Imperial IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo.
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 96 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.53/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Sprayberry Bottle shop

Interesting as it looks like a more traditional haze bomb, but drinks more citrus-bitter without the smoothing oat mouthfeel. The nose is totally oft-putting: garlicky weed is not appreciated. Odd this has such high ratings.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Opaque pale corn milk yellow-tan with a massive off-white airy foam that settles in fits and starts.

Smell is orange and grapefruit zests with burnt rubber, plastic and pot bowl resin, as well as a hint of oat.

Taste explodes with all kinds of burnt rubber and grapefruit rind, as lighter brighter notes of lemon zest, Smarties and pink peppercorn accent. Sounds offensive, but is quite enjoyable.

The body is thin with a minimal but sharp carbonation and a surprisingly not too dry finish.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a very hazy and creamy looking light yellow color, with a small head, and tons of lacing.

This smells like pulpy orange juice, cedar, grassy hops, booze and biscuity malt.

This is very solid, but it's not without it's problems. It's purely juicy, with so much orange flavor, but the booze pokes through a little bit, which is disappointing. The only bitterness is from the alcohol- no pine, no grass, no weed, no nothing. There's also a bit of malt flavor- but that's not necessarily bad- I get sugar cookie and biscuits. There's also a hint of guava and mango.

This is thick and creamy, with a muddled and slightly bitter/astringent boozy finish.

I've heard people say that Narrow Gauge is the Tree House of the Midwest. I wouldn't go that far, and Tree House isn't even the Tree House of New England anymore. Nonetheless, this is still better than average, and I definitely enjoyed. It had a very interesting malt character for an IPA.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 16oz can into a willi becher pint glass. pours a cloudy orange with ample amounts of fluffy white head. smell is straight citrus and tropical fruit albeit a bit muted. taste is similar but much more explosive on the citrus and tropical fruits. mouthfeel is excellent. thick with a lower level of carbonation. overall, an excellent DIPA from these guys. this and the DDH version are some of my favorite NG hops.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tangerine, perfect balanced bitterness, very light sweet malt, guava, light mango, pineapple, yeast, bubblegumvery well hidden drinks more like a 6%-7% IPA

Overall the closest to this in Chicago might be Son of Juice but this seems more close to the double dry hopped TG beers. Bottom 1/4 of the can gets more astringent yeasty flavor

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Photo of soju6
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cugino’s. Pours a hazy golden color with a good head and some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, bit of pine and malt sweetness. Taste of orange, bit of citrus and nice touch of malt. Nice bitterness with a bit of orange in the finish. Medium body, very flavorful and nicely crafted. Enjoyable beer.

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

Canned 4/26/18; drank 5/1/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big white head; frothy lace.

Orange citrus & soft wheat notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & banana flavors up front; soft bread notes on the finish.

Balanced & tasty; I'd have another!

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Photo of MacMalt
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this in @swenny916's BIF box. Poured from 16 oz. can into Narrow Gauge pint glass. It pours a cloudy, muddy-tangerine color with almost a finger of fluffy, bright white head, and lots of soapy lacing. It has as fruity a nose as I've encountered: orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, ripe honeydew melon, vanilla, and subdued but fragrant hops. From the time I popped the can you can smell it. The taste is fantastic! It opens with vanilla/lactose and sweet orange, tart lemon and grapefruit, and a flavorful blend of Citra, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops that begins fruity but quickly turns bitter and finishes with a peppery bite. There's a touch of astringent burn at the finish (in a good way!) This ale is rich and creamy with lively carbonation, and the 8.6% ABV gives it a really nice kick. This is a fun beer to drink! Overall, this is absolutely first rate and given its rarity on the East Coast I'm grateful to have tried it.

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Photo of Cush6
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy appearance, but get ready for full on flavor. Not too bitter, tangy with plenty of citrus tones. Slight amount of sweetness, with a really nice mouth feel. Buy!

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

Reviewed from a 32oz growler, served in a stemmed glass. Pours a hazy and cloudy straw yellow body. One finger white head, with a smell of citrus and oranges permeating the room. Wonderful nose, very citrus-forward. Flavour is heavier on the pulpy orange, citrus, with a zesty bitterness. Mild caramel contributes a bit of sweetness to it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, perfect and dangerous- no way to tell the alcohol here, which is of course the best way to have it.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a yellow-orange with a turbid haze to it. A finger and half of white head fizzing on top with fair retention and lacing. Aroma is huge notes of citrus, and orange. Flavor profile follows up per the name with oranges, oranges, and oranges. There is a zesty finish that breaks the otherwise sugary sweet flavor profile. Mouth feel is velvety with just a tiny bit of graininess to it. Overall, an incredibly easy to drink, juicy beer. The 8.6% ABV is hidden, so be careful.

Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Crowler. White head. Lace. Hazy burnt sunset gold color.

Fairly tropical and juicy but for Joe big of a beer it is, it seems to lack some flavor. Almost watered down if that makes sense. Grapefruit and orange. Mango and papaya. Floral hops.

Really solid offering.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crowler from Narrow Gauge
L: Hazy orange. Some decent head that fades away fairly quickly
S: I get the juice name from the smell - tropical
T: It's not as juicy as the name would indicate, but it's damn tasty. More dank, I do get some sweetness. But it's more the taste of natural hop balanced out by some fruit and light bitterness. And a bit of dank, too.
F: Easy to drink. Scarily so - I hope I don't have any misspellings in this write-up! Creamy, hop-smooth.
O: This gets it right. More the dank hazy IPA than the juicy IPA (which is interesting given the name), it's just really good

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Photo of larryi86
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to bstyle for this
32 oz crowler poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Oragnes, citrus, tropical fruits, melons, hints of wet grass.

T- Not as OJ like as the nose, citrus, melons, some oranges, hints of tropical fruits, touch of wet grass, hints of pine in the finish.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A good hazy IPA, very drinkable, the hint of wet grass is a little off putting but still great.

Edit: As it warms the wet grass fades away.

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Photo of sandstd1
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favorite hoppy beer in Missouri. I have had this side by side against NE ipas. Not quite treehouse level but I liked it better than many Trillium IPAs. One downside to note, I have seen them (pint cans) turn brown after a month or two. NE IPAs will fade a bit, but these completely turned.

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Photo of nawpnawp
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderfully hazy dark yellow with a creamy half inch of head. It leaves a bit of lacing on the glass as it quickly recedes. It smells of citrus, in particular, orange and pineapple. The taste is more grapefruit and lemon peel and left with a desire for just a touch more sweetness. The finish is pretty nice as it leaves you with an floral hops, orange, and quenches any thirst you had.

Overall, it is a very solid DIPA. I wish it had a touch more malty sweetness to balance out the hops, but that doesn't detract from the offering in its entirety.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow and very hazy in complexion. There's a fingernail off eggshell white around the rim. Heavy lacing. I'm really struggling to get any aroma, but there's some faint citrus. I'm tasting plenty of citrus hops and some light malt. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour from the source. Well named DIPA. Hazy and turbid yellow body. Very citrusy orange forward hops in aroma and taste. Low bitterness from the hops with huge hops flavors. OJ run is my first taste of Narrow Gauge and I am very impressed. This beer reminds me exactly of Julius from Treehouse almost to a tee. Pretty excited to see the New England hops being made in the midwest. Especially when they are of this high of quality.

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

Great double IPA. very juicy taste but not overly hopped. sneaks up on your for sure, hard to believe this beer is over 8%! Literally looks like a glass of orange juice when served.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: opaque, super cloudy with a finger of white fluffy head.
S: tropical citrus fruit juices, mostly oranges.
T: like the nose...orange, pineapple. It's sweet with very slight bitterness on the back end, and I mean very slight. The lack of bitterness for this dipa is awesome
F: juicy and crushable. It's not dry! Creamy and smooth with a swirl of the glass
O: another fantastic ipa from narrow gauge!

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Photo of lemmy187
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale orange with very little head. Smell is a citrus blast....heavy orange, pineapple, with hints of stonefruit. Taste is citrus heavy with the mosaic bringing notes of dank blueberry. This DIPA drinks like the abv is closer to the 4-5% range......drinkability is off the charts. Feel is medium heavy for the style with moderately low carbonation. Another world class hop juice from narrow gauge.

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Photo of Memphisjoe14
4.82/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy pale yellow in color with a nice lingering head. Looks thick.
Smell is fruity hops. It won't knock you over but it's significant.
Taste, holy crap! This is really really good
Very reminiscent of Trillium and Treehouse IPAs.
I couldn't be more thrilled that I can finally get something like this in the Midwest.

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OJ Run from Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 96 ratings