New England Chowdah | Lone Eagle Brewing

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lone Eagle Brewing
New Jersey, United States
loneeaglebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This New England style IPA hop bomb is dry hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Centennial. It's as hazy as a foggy morning over Boston Habah.

Added by tobelerone on 06-19-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,383
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
pDev:
7.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Meager half finger head, bleached white with an even surface, lacing starts off broadly then disappears swiftly. As you pour it, looks like grapefruit juice and this doesn’t change much once it’s in the glass, opaquely hazy if bright yellow coloration, large accumulation of bubbles on the glass bottom. First thing to hit you in the nose is a pungent marijuana like scent, then pine sap, lemon to white grapefruit citrus, more lightly earthy, the fruit scents tropical without a bitter edge, papaya, pineapple, nectarine and star fruit. Full-bodied with a semi-creamy mouth feel and some notes of whipped cream, vanilla bean. More floral here with easygoing and juicy mixed white citrus. Some tea leaf but no dank herbaceousness. The carbonation provides a steady churn and can momentarily distract. Ripe and persistent peach, apricot, mango to nectarine fruit that nudges into pineapple now and then. It comes across as a little “busy” but its enthusiasm is hard to resist and you can forgive its lack of subtlety. The heaviness, though, makes it difficult to put two more than a couple of cans in one sitting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lone Eagle Brewing "New England Chowdah India Pale Ale"
One Pint can, "CANNED ON 3/26/18" and sampled on 5/4/18
$5.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So I take it they're poking fun at the New England accent with the name of this beer. That's OK, but let's see if they can pull off the style. It's poured the right way, golden-orange and cloudy beneath a finger-thick head of creamy white foam. It looks like a glass of orange juice, and it's certainly citrusy in the nose as well. It's bright and clean with just lightly tart orange. Very nice! It's not the strongest or brightest "juicy" aroma I've sampled but it's nicely done and focused without a lot of extras like citrus pith, mineral, earthiness, etc. I'm a little surprised at that too as the label lists Mosaic, Citra, and Centennial hops. Anyway, the flavor follows, which is actually kind of a let down. I was expecting a little more breadth in the flavor but it remains very much a single note beer. Let me try it again... yes, it's very orange-like within a straightforward golden malt base, and that's about it. Again, I usually get more lemon out of Citra, and orange out of say Amarillo and Mandarina Bavaria so this is a little surprising, but OK, I like the orange! There's some chalky pith-like character to it, but that's not necessarily a good thing, although I guess it's OK and to be expected, but I was looking for a little more. At least what's there is good. It's got a moderate bitterness but there is some hop burn to it, and the bitterness does come out in the finish where it dries up. There's a little bit of spiciness but I'm not sure it's alcohol. You could drink a lot of these. How strong is it? 6.5%? That works. It's medium-light in body and gently crisp. As it warms I'm getting a little peach and just a hint of berry, so that's great, that's the depth I'm looking for without it straying too far (grapefruit, pineapple, pine, earth, etc.). In the end it looks like they've pulled it off and have the last laugh, this is a nicely done, "juicy" and "hazy" NE-style IPA. It's worth trying to be sure, and I'm not looking forward to trying some of their other beers.
Review# 6,045

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Photo of sjones5045
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very hazy orange with a great 2-3 finger white head. Great look. Looks juicy with that hazy look you’d expect from a NEIPA.

The smell has orange citrus nose. It’s a little bit dull and i wish it packed a bit of a more punch but still respectable.

The taste is really good. It’s not to complicated Amanda hits you with a great balance of a bit of a sweet malt taste with a citrus punch.

Very smooth. It again has a great balance between the malt and hops and alcohol.

Very well done. In my opinion this can very well be the best IPA in NJ. I’ve had several now and they never disappoint. Worth searching for and grabbing a few 4 pk for the summer.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours hazy gold with a thick head, looks pretty awesome

smell is full of fruit, very sweet. stone fruit-y. the mosaic comes thru, blueberry sweetness

taste is full of fruit, dry yet sweet fruit. not fully creamy mouthful of many NE-Style IPAs but this is still nice.

for a very locally brewed/canned beer, this is damn good. i only bought 1 4pack but I will go back tomorrow to get a few more. this is nice.

i keep buying this beer every time i see it, it's damn good.

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Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DudMan
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skunkera
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Husky-Topper
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pokerdoodle
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1/29/2018. Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a murky, dirty golden-honey color with 1.5 fingers of fluffy, bright white head and lots of soapy lacing with long retention. It's a great looking pour! The smell's nice, too: lemon, grapefruit, ripe melon, vanilla, pine needles, and floral hops. Lot's of sweet tropical fruit up front, along with vanilla, and a tasty blend of Mosaic, Centennial, and Citra hops. The hops leave residual bitterness and a decent bite. As the glass warms, I'm noticing a hint of pepper and astringency at the finish. This ale features a silky, almost creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation, and it's really easy to drink at 6.5% ABV. Overall, I have to say that I'm very impressed. This is a first rate fruity NE IPA; one of the better ones brewed in New Jersey.

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Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mai11oux
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krs0123
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Spent the summer drinking nj ipas.....this was my favorite by far. Great ne style, could easily pass for a vt ipa....

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Photo of Gerred
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6th Review on BA pleases me to write.
a) cloudy opaque body supporting white head that laces a bit.
s) Offers orange citrus, orange creamsicle nose. Along with sweet malt and grassy hop.
t) Taste continutes orange creamsicle dominant, with a creamy core that is striped with hoppy mystery,
f) Smooth, balanced, creamy feel, clean finish.
o) Powerful if you lean toward creamy orange.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

New England Chowdah from Lone Eagle Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 23 ratings