OJ Run
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company

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From:
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #223
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
96
Ranked #868
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 6.86%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
138
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 20, 2024
Added:
Sep 13, 2016
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  3
Imperial IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo.
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Rated: 4.49 by Jaccident

Jan 20, 2024
 
Rated: 4.31 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Dec 28, 2023
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I'm trying this beer off the tapper at Cugino's as part of a four sample flight. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with semi sweet malt base with tropical fruit and a spice blend. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.
Dec 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.48 by vfgccp from New York

Nov 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 28, 2023
 
Rated: 4.29 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Oct 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Fredolito from District of Columbia

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nice thick heavy hazy, medium sweet fruit but not too sweet with a little bite. Great label art! Orange color like the name would suggest, taste not particularly more orange than other fruits
Oct 07, 2023
 
 
Rated: 4.21 by Nunya from Ohio

Sep 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.33 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Tricolour_Absurd

4.94/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
nbsoc;
They opened the doors to the Florida Citrus Commission with this one. Boom, out the can aromatics, and they didn't stray at all off target! Peel open the orange and find some hops and light resin that reminds of fruit pulp. Mostly hops. This is the hazy where creamy and sweet ends and bitter and juicy begin. A puckered flavor like an orange Sour Patch Kid, this beer is from 2016??

First thought on first sip is "woah, this reminds me Half Acre TOME is a great beer," honestly I just want to make that recommendation for lovers of this more limited IPA, because it's a special thing that a readily accessible (in Chicago) beer is such a remarkable achievement too.

And let me tell you, OJ Run is a remarkable achievement.

This review isn't about other beers, but wanted to drop that recommendation for those that love this brew, cheers!

Overall, this beer was way ahead of its time and we're lucky they still brew and distribute it. Hold the OJ, I'll take an OJ Run.
Aug 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.31 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 11, 2023
 
Rated: 3.98 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jun 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

May 28, 2023
 
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Fairly typical looking for a high quality NEIPA. Lots of rind and zest and floral bitterness, with oat malt and slight alcohol sweetness. Less juicy and more bitter and astringent than I expected from the name.
Apr 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.58 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 07, 2023
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 ounce can - $5.25 at Woodstock Beer Market in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Yellow-golden body, hazy with a foamy, white head. Powdery-looking lacing.

Smell: Redolent, raunchy citrus pulp with pineapple and mango chunks, strawberry snippets and jutting florals with an unsparing spritz of alcohol wrapped in a sheath of cushiony oats.

Taste: Tropical, citrusy with plenty of orange and grapefruit. Then, it hits with a sharp snap of bitterness amidst a stern citric quality. Perfumy florals, earthy dank element with a ramped up, resiny bitterness. Slightly astringent finish that wraps up with curt, cutting, pithy white grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, oaty mouthfeel.

Overall: It'll do.
Feb 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can, dated 11.21.2022, poured into a 16oz tumbler glass.

The beer pours a very hazy and cloudy orange color, medium amber hues with a foamy white head, about two fingers tall with good retention and excellent soapy lacing. The aroma is pleasant, lots of fragrant citrus juice, wildflower, bitter pine resin, citrus rind, dough, and mineral water. The flavors are nice, plenty of juicy citrus and tropical fruits, very bright and floral, citrus peel, dank grassy green hop, pale dough, sweet yeast, and mineral water. The mouthfeel is good, coating and smooth with a heavier medium body that finishes easily and creamily with a lingering dry bite.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Narrow Gauge. Bright, juicy, tropical and very sessionable, what you want out of the style.
Dec 22, 2022
OJ Run from Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 138 ratings