Premiere IPA
Interboro Spirits and Ales

Premiere IPAPremiere IPA
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #566
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,574
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
95
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Interboro Spirits and Ales
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
Premiere IPAPremiere IPA
Notes: Pours hazy yellow, tropical and citrus aromas, taste of bubblegum, melon, pineapple. Brewed with pilsner and Vienna malts, American Ale yeast and hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy, and double dry hopped with Mosaic hop dust pellets. Light refreshing with crisp finish.

30 IBU
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osheamatth from New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe a little light for a DDH IPA. Certainly looks nice but no lacing or head to speak of. Really heavy on the tropical fruit nose in the can but it dissipated in the glass. Earthy meets tropical in the palate with a hint of spice of clove.

Apr 11, 2020
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy body - gold. Some slippery lacing. Nose has some nice bitter tones and floral forward. Taste is lovely - lots of dank and pine with pineapple and zesty notes. Body is big for a 6% beer, but the yeast has a great drying quality on the linger. Powerful punch of flavor in the beer.

Feb 24, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From an undated can, pours a hazy yellow-orange. Big dense white head leaves good lacing. Smell has tropical fruit and citrus. Taste follows, with some pine resin dryness in the finish. Feel a little thin for the style. Enjoyable NEIPA.

Dec 18, 2018
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Bluecrow from New York

4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interboro Brewery's Premiere DDH IPA presents as a beautiful amber tap pour with a slight haze and a 2 cm fine foam cap. The aroma is very light tangerine. The flavor is similarly subtle with light fruit flavors and a light body. The finish is somewhat dry. This tastes/feels like an IPL. From reviews I am guessing that the can version may be more flavorful.

Sep 23, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright head that died down, leaving lots of specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cantaloupes, lemons, lychee fruit, and peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a mirror image of the smell and is packed with a mélange of juicy hop flavors. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is perceptible.
O: This is a good representation of a New England IPA as it's packed with lots of juicy hop flavors but has hardly any bitterness. It goes down rather easily as it isn't that heavy on the palate and any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: can

Feb 03, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Guess it's not retired as I bought a can to go from Haymaker, and it was crisp, smooth and very well balanced. The nose is citrus mixed with floral notes, biscuit and piney hops. Mostly citrus in the nose, but it has enough complexities to give nice IPA balance. Taste is very well balanced with piney and floral hop notes coming on as strong as the citrus flavors which includes lemon, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, tea leaf, coriander, biscuit, peppery spices, wet cardboard, tangerine, wheat bread crust, caramel and a lot of earthy and herbal notes. Complex yet basic and flavorful with all the right IPA credentials, I'd certainly have this again.

Nov 16, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at DeCicco's in Millwood, NY

Pours heavily clouded, minor head

Tropical sniff

Pineapple and clemintines are what I'm picking up...pleasant and easy drinking

Worthy option, nicely crafted tropical IPA out of a newer brewery from Brooklyn NYC

Jan 11, 2017
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.14/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ the brewery. I got a 16oz pour for $7, but they do growler fills for $14ish per 64oz fill.

APPEARANCE: Frothy white cap boasts nice (~4 minute) retention, leaving uneven lacing as it recedes.

Body is clearly unfiltered and a bit dull as a result, settling for a murky pale copper colour.

Not eye-catching or unique, but decent for an unfiltered IPA.

AROMA: Hints of pine alongside bright floral hops, lemon, herbaceous blueberry (I suspect Mosaic), muted vague fruit, and onion. Pale malts keep it balanced.

Not a juicy, oily, resinous, or zesty hop aroma, but a generally intriguing one even if it doesn't evoke its well selected hops as vividly or expressively as would be ideal.

Aromatic intensity is mild. No booze or off-notes. Suggests a competent IPA with good balance but limited hop pungency.

TASTE: Plays into that tropical fruit hop focus that seems to be so popular with East U.S. coast-brewed IPAs these days, hitting pineapple, guava, papaya, and maybe some galaxy-derived Passionfruit. Any blueberry from Mosaic gets drowned out by those fruity flavours, which are loud and bold but can't quite punch through the coating mouthfeel and oniony undertone with any pungency or depth of flavour.

Hop bitterness is balanced out by pale malts, and some hints of lemon faint melon, and floral hops give this needed complexity.

Flavour duration is average. Flavour intensity is mellow.

TEXTURE: Coating, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, smooth, wet, slightly citrusy. A fresher juicier softer feel would help this along. The coating mouthfeel helps accentuate the oniony flavour, but the oniony hop flavour is the least welcome of the lot.

Complements the taste decently, but doesn't elevate the beer as a whole.

OVERALL: Boasts good cohesion of flavour, with an approachable 6% ABV. The high carbonation of this beer will help it when in packaging, but it hinders drinkability when this is served fresh on-draught. I find no faults or overt off-flavours here, but has many areas in which it could be improved - depth of flavour chief amongst them.

This isn't my personal favourite among Interboro's lineup (even merely in terms of their IPAs), but it's competently brewed fare. I wouldn't get a second pour at $7 per pint (or even a 64oz growler fill for $14 what with Lagunitas bottles available widely on shelves), but I'm glad I tried it once.

C+ (3.14) / ABOVE AVERAGE

Jan 08, 2017
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Meyers1023 from New York

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Poured a very cloudy golden orange color with fingers worth of loose bubbly head. The smell is dank tropical fruit juice. You get some citrus and a hint of pine as well. Flavor is sweet upfront with orange, melon, and mango taking the stage before pine bitterness finishes the show. It feels a little light up front but turns very smooth after a few sips. This is a very well down IPA. Good balance on the sweet vs bitter, great feel, and the aroma is wonderful.

Jan 05, 2017
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up this beer when it was released, as it had a date of 9/6 on the bottom with "Aiiight Chill..." written on top of it. I love the fact that these guys brew *and* distill and that they're near my neck of the woods in Brooklyn, which made it easy for me to get. Though this didn't blow me away, it was crushable and on the level of Finback when it came to the look, smell, and taste...as this beer was also helping to put New York on the proverbial map!

Nice pour to this as the liquid was dank, frothy, and straw, with a good amount of head to boot. Sticky clumps of lacing were left on the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this and the aroma had a ton of mango, melon, and tropical fruit in it. Pineapple and pith came in in the aftertaste along with a subdued tropical hop presence and a good amount of Biscuit Malt. Balanced, clean, and relatively easygoing, this was not as intense as other IPA's from this neck of the woods as there was a good amount of dry and chalky cheese in the aftertaste.

Plenty of carbonation was to be found here and the alcohol was just right, as I couldn't feel, smell, or taste it throughout my session. This was a great first effort by Interboro and I will be there for the next release in a matter of hours. Once Grimm opens up near them, this will be a hot spot for suds in Brooklyn, as this beer is a good indication that these guys know what they're doing. A worthy first effort by all means...

Dec 01, 2016
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ELS from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with a nice frothy head. Strong aroma of pineapple. At first it smelled like grapefruit to me but then I realized I may be off with my smelling of the beer. In any case, it smells really good. The taste is a nice hit of citrus hops with a bitter, almost astringent aftertaste. Not completely unpleasant for it's not typical of most IPAs I drink. Sometimes different is good even if it's a little harsh. I found the beer to be more refreshing then most IPA's I drink but a little thin on the mouthfeel. Overall, a very good IPA but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

Nov 08, 2016
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cfalls from New York

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - pale yellow, opaque, almost no head

S - melon, lime, hint of dank pine

T - lemon, melon, pith, more tart than bitter, dry finish

F - thin for the style, medium plus carbonation, almost sessionable

O - this makes me optimistic about interboro

Oct 15, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - I quite like the minimal lable. Mostly empty aluminum with a strip near the bottom only telling you what you need to know. From the pop of the top, lots of creamy foam. Not the overcarbonated variety, but the fluffy juicy type. Nice. Pours a slightly timid off-orange. Looks relaxed. Hazy solid color.

S - cracked the can and got a huge whiff of fresh pine. Light citrus... satsuma and maybe some pineapple. Lightly bready, crisp, and a touch minty.

T - balanced with an interesting flavor delivery system. Flavor felt a bit thin at first, but the sensation is like rain on the sliding door: tons of independent drizzles of potent flavor lazily zig-zagging down the corners and walls of my mouth, dripping off my tongue and settling in my gums like water pooling on the ground below. Maybe this should go in the feel section, but flavor is involved so I dunno! As for the actual flavors, juicy mango and orange in individual droplets. Peach and melon add to the fun finishing with an ever so slightly dank sweetness thanks to the mosaic. Leaves pure juice behind, ripe for the taking.

F - starts thin and only gets thinner as the beer literally splits apart in my mouth. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing, but it makes drinking this beer more like watered down fruit juice as the sip progresses. Starts like beer and the individual droplets lose carb until nothing's left, which really helps to bring out and pinpoint the flavors.

O - pretty damn interesting beer. Usually I'd say such features make a mess of a beer, but this is tasty and downright enjoyable. Insanely drinkable with lip-smacking flavors.

Sep 28, 2016
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avas from New York

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/6/16. Consumed 9/23/16.

A: Super hazy, deep gold-yellow color with about a finger of puffy white head. Mix of soapy bubbles and tiny bubbles with minimal lacing on the glass.

S: Strong notes of ripe peach and pineapple up front. Hint of pithy citrus and forest dankness on the backend, but overall, very pungently fruity on the nose. Hint of crackery malt in the background, but nothing unpleasant or overwhelming.

T: Follows the nose, but slightly more citrus-forward. Pineapple is there for sure, but the peach takes a backseat to grapefruit and orange. Perhaps it's the age on this beer, but I definitely get some crackery malt mid-mouth through the grassy, dank finish.

M: Great feel for 6.00%. It has a Grimm-esque softness with great carbonation and minimal bitterness on the finish. It has a medium dryness to it that, together with the flavor profile, makes for incredibly easy drinking! Wish it had just a bit more weight/substance, though!

O: A great first entry into the canning arena from Interboro and a wonderfully "sessionable" IPA for these late summer days. Premiere packs a ton of flavor into a 6.00% beer while retaining tremendous balance and drinkability. I'd love to see an imperial version of this (and wish I got the chance to try it super fresh!), but for now, this'll do just fine! Keep it up, Interboro!

Sep 24, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a pale gold color, cloudy and almost like grapefruit juice with a straw tinge to it.

The aroma explodes of peach, tons of pineapple, sweet grapefruit, a slight fresh pine.

The flavor follows with grapefruit and pineapple juice blended together, bubble gum , with hints of cantaloupe and peach, pith and rind flavors rolling, a very light crackery malt, onto grassiness and a bit of grain on the beer's dry and lightly bitter finish.

Sep 12, 2016
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PVMT from New York

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a can dated 9/6/2016 AIIIGHT CHILL... It doesn't get any fresher. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a wispy head. Slight citrusy aroma. Taste is melony (honeydew) with a hint of biscuity malt. Mouthfeel is nice, finishes clean with a slight grassy flavor. A great first can offering from Interboro.

Sep 11, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 95 ratings