The Next Episode | Interboro Spirits and Ales

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Brewed by:
Interboro Spirits and Ales
New York, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with Pilsner, Vienna and Wheat Malts, American ale yeast and hopped with Citra, Galaxy and Cascade.

40 IBU

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-19-2016

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Amalak:
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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Photo of agreenman19
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - digging the can label again. Minimal and 80s classic in style, but still modern. Gives you all the info you could want. Pours a dark brownish gold. Screams DIPA.

S - citrus and pineapple. Crackery galaxy (checking back of the label... nice, spot on!) hops muscle their way to the front. Slight hints of toast with an orange marmalade. Dried apricots. Juicy melon.

T - strong malt backbone, but still juicy tropical hop flavors. Humid, like a desert island (or is that deserted island?). Lots of spicy dank flavors and toasty graham crackers. Pineapples. Candied papayas and salty lemon-lime. Finishes smooth without much aftertaste, at least nothing unpleasant.

F - creamy, but also light. Haven't had much Interboro stuff, but what I have had seems to have a unique watery mouthfeel. It's by no stretch thin, but at the end of the sip as the last of the liquid is drizzling off your tongue, it seems to separate. No stickiness whatsoever and almost feels like it's evaporating off my tongue. Definitely different and is actually quite appealing. Almost sensual. Sweaty and dripping with.. uh, I'll let you see for yourself.

O - I'm saddened a bit because I feel I may have missed the first episode. Here's hoping I'll catch it on demand or a rerun later on! Can't wait for the next season!

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper, orange color with just over a fingers worth of foamy white head. The nose is candied citrus fruits mixed with graham crackers. The flavor is sweet, juicy, and full of citrus mixed in with a hefty amount of malt giving a caramel finish to the beer. The feel is medium with average carbonation. Interboro is putting out Amazing IPA's. I cannot decide between Mad Fat Fluid, Premiere, or The Next Episode as which is best. All stellar!

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Photo of Bieniek30
2.99/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScaryEd
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy deep amber orange color with a finger of off-white head. Leaves some splotchy lacing as it dissipates.

The aroma starts off with plenty of citrus; orange peel and grapefruit, with a touch of lime. The middle is filled with sweet malt notes of caramel, graham crackers, and fresh dough. The back end is herbaceous and piney with a touch of peppery spice. Nicely balanced.

The flavor brings a melange of citrus juice with a hint of pineapples. The malt is strong and sweet, bringing tons of caramel and sweet dough. Finishes piney with a subtle amount of bitterness.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth yet slightly sticky.

Overall, a very good DIPA that is extremely well balanced and flavorful.

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Photo of Boccu
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost caramel gold color. With nice lacing.

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Photo of plaid75
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elnunesio
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split a can from 10/26/16, it pours cloudy gold brownish color with a 1 finger foamy white head that faded very slowly and left good foamy lacing rings as it went down. Looks like a glass of juice.

Smells of fresh juicy citrus fruit and citrus hops up front mixed with caramel, toasted grains, pie crust and solid malty notes before more fruits kick in with grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, biscuit, piney hops and herbal notes like dry floral hops. Well balanced and full of everything I look for in a DIPA.

Tastes like it smells with sweet malt, graham cracker and buttery biscuit before the hops kick in and bring red grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, faint pineapple, tart green apple, caramel/toffee, floral hops, pepper, pine cone, bread crust and a dash of cinnamon. Hides the ABV very well, going down smooth and easy.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and quite smooth, with a medium to lightly chewy body and a semi-dry finish that trails off with a lovely mix of graham cracker and sweet citrus hops. A really fine beer overall. Thanks to "Mikefriedman90" for this trade.

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Photo of tvghost
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of probert
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dar482
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy pale-medium amber.

The aroma hits of candied grapefruit, overripe mango, papaya, sweet biscuity malts.

The flavor follows with juicy ripe grapefruit, a bit of mint, papaya, smooth and creamy with chewy biscuity malts, a bit of yeasty flavor, onto some vegetal/herbaceous leafy bitterness and aftertaste.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.33/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brief notes on-draught @ Interboro. $7 for 12oz.

Nice hop profile, emphasizing vague citrus and bright floral notes. Creamy mouthfeel complements an orange creamsicle flavour. Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, refreshing.

Wheat softens this up nicely. Good overall presence on the palate.

Not too tropical like many current New York (I)IPAs. Well-balanced with nice depth of flavour.

Highly drinkable for its ABV. Intricacy could be improved, and the fruity flavours could be more vivid and expressive, but it's nice work and hides its ABV well. I'm inclined to stick to more affordable expressions of the style from the likes of breweries like Lagunitas and Deschutes, but if Interboro canned this at a $10 per 16oz 4-pack I'd probably buy it semiregularly.

B- (3.33) / WORTHY

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Photo of chippo33
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLapadura
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up when it was released as the beer had a date of 10/26 on the bottom, with "Hold Up" written above it. Totally loved the can design as it seemed like Interboro finally has a look for their labels (quite stylish and handsome!) to go with their beers and thankfully, the liquid on the inside was up to snuff as well. Really nice balance and drinkability with this one as it went down very smoothly and hit the alcohol quite nicely at the same time!

This beer had a dank, golden hue to it with a massive, fluffy khaki head that full of bubbles and lasted for a long time. Plenty of citrus and dank fruit in the nose which were also present in the taste to a large extent. Plenty to like in the taste including a strong floral presence, plenty of body from the Golden Promise, Vienna, and Wheat malt, Citra twang, Galaxy dankness, and some herbal tea notes as well. Juicy, balanced, and somewhat slick, there was a good amount of carbonation here as the aftertaste felt like mineral water. That was testament to how clean this finished given everything that was going on here!

While this was strong, it never felt or tasted it and only at the end could I detect some alcohol on my breath. This was a solid effort from Interboro and served as proof that every release has been better than the one before it. Plenty of dough and chew in the middle ensured that the hops never took over as the balance was this beers best aspect. This never felt like an IPA as it had more aspects of a Pale Ale. Nice stuff from start to finish!

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