Old Irving Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #709
Ranked #3,529
4.24 | pDev: 7.55%
Old Irving Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
Notes: DDH IPA hopped with Citra and Mosaic.
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 65 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy whitish yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lime and mango are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of lychee. Little to no bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the combination of lime and mango in this IPA to be interesting, which seemed to taste a little like strawberry.

Serving type: can

Jun 06, 2021
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krh from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great mix of juiciness and hop bitterness/dankness for me. It's not an overt "breakfast ipa" as too many have become. I'd say the 4-pack is sessionable.

Feb 07, 2021
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can received in bif12.5 from @fbarber

Fluffy two finger foam cap poured in a schilling stemmed glass, Hazy orange liquid

Citrus aroma, orange

Orange citrus taste

Hop taste , gentle hop nibble, semi dry finish

Good beer

Feb 06, 2021
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KevinHill from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simple but succinct review.
1. Obtain Geezer brew.
2. Drink this craft.
3. Repeat steps 1-2 many times.

Excellent NE IPA
A kalidescope of flavors abound here.

Dec 22, 2020
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pdrvideo from Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers. Just a little to bitter at the end for me......but I know some people like that. Tropical fruit nose like Zombie dust used to have before they changed the recipe. great taste and hazy look. Love it!

Oct 16, 2020
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2beerdogs from California

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Barber for this beauty. Sent as a ninja hit in NBS BIF #11...or was it a warm up to NBS BIF #12.

Appearance is a hazy, peach-tinged golden swirl of turbidity. A fluffy white head leaps two fingers high and lazily recedes to an almost milky head. Great retention and consistent lacing.
Nose is awash with citrus. Zesty orange rinds, pithy grapefruit, floral orange notes, ripe mango, and a mild bready grain note.
Flavor follows the nose well, juicy notes are there, but a mellow ride. Mainly a melange of orange and mango, and here is where the mouthfeel plays along well. Liter than medium, but not thin in feel, but active carbonation helps the orange notes kind of rise and fall in the presence of the mango. Almost like a juice heavy mimosa. But not that thick.
Overall, a fine hazy, but I might just ask for a tad more follow through on the flavor that the nose foreshadowed.

Sep 07, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Almost as good as big brother Double Beezer. Very cloudy, golden orange, light fluffy foam. Citrusy/pineapple scents, taste is mildly zesty citrus with a bit of bitterness. Mouth watering, full medium body, well developed. Very good.

Jun 20, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 05.15.2020, poured into a 16oz tumbler glass.

The beer pours a very hazy and turbid bright orange color, golden hues with a finger of white head that has good retention and very nice lacing. The aroma is great, super juicy and citrus forward, nice tropical layers with a bright floral character, sweet yeast, some earthy bitterness and pale dough. The flavors are good, juicy mango and pineapple, nice orange juice character and a delicate floral bouquet with more bitter citrus peel, grassy and dank hop leaf that offers nice bitterness while sweet yeast and pale dough linger at the finish. The mouthfeel is good, coating, creamy, smooth medium body that finishes easily with a lightly dry bite.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Old Irving Brewing. Super refreshing, clean and bright flavors with a nice balance of juicy and sweet with more earthy and bitter.

Jun 06, 2020
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Deniser from Louisiana

4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yep, yep, yep. Beezer is a rather delectable offering from Old Irving Brewing. Now, I imagine if you’re not from the Great Tundra* ( * I believe this to be new nickname Chicago is going by) (which I may or may not have just made up, on the fly), you may be under the impression that Old Irving is named after a person. Frankly. I wish it were. That would be pretty awesome. A fine counter to the slick, harder trying brewery names like, “fountain head “or “urban ear “brewing. Anyway, it is, in fact a neighborhood . Mysteriously, it is not where the brewery is, I do not believe. So yeah . Beezer is one of those hoppy well balanced types, like the Easter Bunny. That was seriously a dad joke. For that, I am sorry. So, ok, yeah. It’s really good.

Mar 31, 2020
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is opaque deep yellow. Fluffy finger of chalk white head with good lacing and retention.
Nose is peach, pineapple, mango, berry, tropical fruit
Taste follows. Peach, citrus rind, Bright mango, pineapple, melon, berry. Bready, biscottis malt backbone. Minimal bitterness.

Mar 08, 2020
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c014572 from Illinois

4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one one of the best NE IPA's I have had in a long time. Phenomenal juicy tropical fruit aromas with the flavor following exactly. Just enough bitterness to offset the hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but this is not an imperial. Perfect for when you want to throw back a few.

Feb 20, 2020
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michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Freedom Brothers. This was a really good NE IPA. It was tropical and cirtusy with notes of mango, grapefruit and lemon/lime. There was a bit of zest at the end but not any bitterness. Very nice full body and a well balanced beer.

Dec 01, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, no apparent freshness date. Opaque peachy colored ale is capped by a frothy beige head. Incredible aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Excellent juicy hop flavors of mango, orange, grapefruit, lemon-lime, passion fruit, and pine along with a modest caramel and wheat maltiness. Full & creamy body, slightly resinous, balanced finish that is a bit tart. Great beer! I need more!

Oct 27, 2019
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had Beezer poured from pint can, no date, into tumbler.

Lovely beer, with citrus rind hop bite to start and finish and mild citrus and malts between.

Aug 18, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.92/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Unknown vintage (presumably late spring/early summer 2019); drank 7/4/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy, dull orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice off-white head; minimal, frothy lace.

Lemon, dry wheat & table sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon, table sugar & dry wheat flavors.

Below average new-school IPA stuff here; too dry & not flavor forward enough. Permanent pass.

Jul 05, 2019
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F1Rumors from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Properly cloudy, hard to call an IPA from appearance but it certainly delivers where it counts.

Head is lacy and fades slowly. Mouthfeel is supple and well rounded, this beer has good body.

Floral, somewhat sweet flavours highlight apricot amongst the citrus tones. Very approachable NE style ale. But strong, so be careful!

Sep 28, 2018
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not a bi fan of the style, but I could have Beezer more than once.
Had at LP ZooBrew, I tried to limit my AIPA intake to protect my tongue from feeling embalmed.
But glad that I selected Beezer. A very refreshing, fruity and balanced ale.
My first from Old Irving. I look forward to getting to their taproom.

Jun 17, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a growler on March 18, 2018. Northeast style haziness. Brewed and double dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops. Smell and taste is tangerine, papaya and grapefruit. Recommended.

Mar 23, 2018
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 65 ratings