Tonewood Brewing

Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Tonewood Brewing
New Jersey, United States
American IPA
Ranked #236
Ranked #4,805
4.24 | pDev: 5.19%
Apr 21, 2022
Dec 27, 2018
Brewed with Oats, hopped in the kettle with Citra, then dry-hopped with Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Chinook. Notes of Pineapple, Guava, and Passionfruit with and undeniable dank overtone.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of beergoot
Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Soft, pastel-looking light yellow body; hazy; thick head, creamy and white with a sculpted appearance. Fresh fruit aroma; tropical; citrus and yellow stone fruit; tangerine, pineapple, peach. Outstanding flavor; lightly sweet powdered sugar and oats; lightly acidic citrus fruit; yeasty. Medium-heavy body; crisp and acidic; mild alcohol dryness.

This hazy India pale has a rather subdued and moderate approach to things. From the looks to the taste and moutfheel, it has all the expected qualities, but nothing hits you with a sledgehammer. The smell has some exceptional qualities with its relative quality of freshly cut fruit. A pretty nice and tasty beverage.

Pouring temperature: 46 F; canning data: A MIGHTY WIND 03/07/22
Apr 21, 2022
Photo of jmdrpi
Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can, dated about 6 weeks ago

pours a very hazy dark yellow color, thick white head. good head retention. very nice tropical fruit hop aroma, with some dankness underneath as well. Taste is fairly "juicy", moderate bitterness, just enough to balance. softer mouthfeel, drinks nice.
Apr 19, 2022
Photo of ovaltine
Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Crack the can open and a deluge of dank, exotic citrus aromas leap forward - loads of pineapple, mango, guava, passion fruit, and a nice berry note.

The pour is a very hazy pineapple color with a dense, creamy white head. Absolutely gorgeous beer. The nose from the glass matches the nose from the can, except it opens up even more. Glorious.

The taste is a direct cross from the nose, with pineapple, guava, and berry flavors most prominent - and is that a bit of resiny pine lurking at the back of the palate? I say yes, because there’s a bit of bitterness, which I really appreciate.

The mouthfeel is on the softer side and very full, fitting the beer/style. If I had regular access to this, it would assume Position A as my fridge IPA. I’m a sucker for Citra/Mosaic hopped beers, and this is an excellent example of that.
Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by Curt3 from Ohio

Apr 01, 2022
Photo of Hayesbro
Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours deep gold with a finger of head. Aroma of fruit and hops, pungent. Taste is tropical fruit, fairly sweet, with a slight bitterness on the end balancing it out. Some dankness, as the can promises. Creamy feel. Very, very good DIPA.
Feb 05, 2022
Photo of Bouleboubier
Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
(16 oz can, RIFT 8/31/21, 'having a party'; purchased cold 4-pack... poured into my Trillium fat tulip)

L: cloudy, yellowed-peach colored liquid; craggy, spongy foam... head don't hold, little if any lace; juice keeps it fog

S: grapefruit, peach pie, tangerine; nip of a smoky-floral/herbal-cannabis accent; unripe mango undertone

T: that smoky top note hits immediately upon first sip, followed by a mad rush of luscious, oat-sodden, grassy juice nectar; leafy-green moderate bitterness pulsing in the aftertaste... the leaf-wrapped, pithy citrus peel persists, awash in oat milk

F: fleeting flabby flub up front (juggle it)... the booze and bitterness stoke a smolder-y simmer... little residual slick or slime, but I would love to dial down the oat fat a half notch, please... the a-be-evil does fortunately level the lubricants

O: total NEIPA, c'mon!... local liquor store stock dude alerted me to this, with the caveat that it was good but not his style of IPA, and I'd agree... I do like the pervasive peppery ping start-to-finish, and it's mad flavorful and arguably their best NEIPA, but the milk envelope softly overpowers the abv... can't take more than one in a sitting; was ready to move on halfway, but it grew on me quite a bit by the end (1817)
Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 4.45 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2021
Rated: 4.89 by jjholmes from Australia

Oct 21, 2020
Photo of beerbully
Reviewed by beerbully from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L-Hazy, juicy slightly lighter the OJ.....1 finger head, lacing is thick

S-Fruity hops....guava, passionfruit, orange, pineapple, mango, lemon/lime

T-Follows nose.....finish is slightly bitter with greatfruit and zest

F- somewhat prickly and tingly in a good way......less than medium......

O- Awesome beer.... pleasantly surprised..,..will be buying again
Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Aug 01, 2020
Photo of DaveMaciolek21
Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy gold pour with a small but sturdy one finger head. Pop the top and grapefruit fills the air; take your sips and taste an aggressive tropical fruit attack. Very consistent from top of the glass to the bottom. More stellar craft from Tonewood, a brewer I'm gaining respect for with every brew I sample.
Jun 28, 2020
Photo of AZBeerDude72
Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Hazy gold with a rich white foamy head and sticky lacing.
N: Lots of tropical and citrus notes with some minor dank.
T: Follows the nose, very juicy blend of tropical flavors with a hit of citrus. Some grassy flavors and minor bite balance this out.
M: Medium and loaded with flavor, minor bite.
O: Very tasty beer, good flavors and balanced.
Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2020
Photo of NeroFiddled
Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tonewood Brewing "Rift"
16 fl. oz. can coded "BATHTUB GIN RIFT 12/9/19" and sampled on 02/10/20
$3.99 @ @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: "7% alcohol by volume". "Brewed with oats and hopped with Citra" and "dry-hopped with Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Chinook". It's poured a cloudy golden body beneath a finger's width of creamy off-white foam. The aroma is bold with a rich tropical character and some pleasant resins. It's a little hard to pick out specific fruity notes but I'm finding pineapple, mango, guava, and orange. There's a bit of pine to it as well. Quite nice! On to the flavor... it's very much as the aroma suggests it will be. It's sweetish but balanced, and the malt is a great springboard for the hops. I'm getting some sweet berry-like flavor that I'm assuming is coming from the Mosaic, and the pine is obviously Chinook. I get a little bit of a bubblegum flavor as well, which I'm thinking is probably from Mosaic. But what were the kettle hops? Just Citra? That doesn't make all that much sense then, but whatever. It's not that bitter, or at least it doesn't appear that bitter, and I'm guessing they were going for a little bit of the New England IPA thing. There is a little bit of "hop burn" in the finish. In the mouth it's definitely got the smoothness of the style from all of the extra proteins. It's medium bodied, and creamy-smooth. Looking back, the head held quite well and left some really nice lacing about the glass. I'm a little bit on the edge but I think it deserves a 4.5 out of 5. In the end this is a really nicely balanced IPA that offers an exceptionally flavorful and smooth experience. It's really a bit unique in that way. It might not be to your taste, some people prefer a more straightforward IPA, but breaking it down into individual components it comes out a winner. I'm definitely going to be looking for more of this one!
Review #6,944
Feb 10, 2020
Photo of Greenlabel
Reviewed by Greenlabel from New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Obtained a can of Riet in a recent trade. Living in NH, I'm totally unfamiliar with Tonewood Brewing but am very impressed with this product. Stands up very well in comparison with my favorite local IPAs. Nice blend of my favorite Citra and Mosaic hops with other hop varieties produces, as the can indicates, a "dank overtone". The 7% abv lends plenty of body yet is hardly noticeable. Kudos also for an attractive purple can. If this were available in my area, it would be a regular in my refrigerator.
Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by Triklino from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2019
Photo of q33jeff
Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Blend. Pint glass

LOOK: Hazy yellow, crwam6 white head, excellent retention.
AROMA: light tropical fruit and citrus.
TASTE: guava and grapefruit, touch of sap.
FEEL: medium body, smooth sipper, a light astringency at finish.



Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by cp45 from New Jersey

Sep 21, 2019
Rift from Tonewood Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 23 ratings