Old Irving Brewing Co.

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Old Irving Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #762
Ranked #2,992
4.24 | pDev: 7.08%
Dec 23, 2021
Mar 16, 2018
Notes: DDH IPA hopped with Citra and Mosaic.
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3.89 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
4 by BigIronH from Michigan on Oct 02, 2021
4.2 by crobinso from Colorado on Sep 23, 2021
4.15 by Benish from Wisconsin on Aug 30, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Somehow hadn't tried this before, enjoyed double beezer so figured I would enjoy this as well. Had on tap. Hazy yellow pour with two fingers of white foam. Lemon, lime, mango, peach and orange in a very fruit forward nose. Taste is much the same but the citrus really starts to take over, especially orange and lime. Hops are very mild in taste, yet pretty formative in texture. Juicy, refreshing, smooth and cool feeling. Well balanced but not the most adventurous with the hop bitters

Jul 17, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Jul 06, 2021
4.23 by smithj4 from New York on Jun 19, 2021
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by DonPalabras from Idaho

Delicious juicy citrus flavors.

Jun 14, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

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
4.27 by uncleotis from Illinois on Jun 06, 2021
4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on May 25, 2021
4.03 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Apr 15, 2021
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Mar 21, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by krh from Illinois

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

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
4.08 by Nunya from Ohio on Jan 24, 2021
4.48 by pwillson from Illinois on Jan 16, 2021
4.12 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Dec 29, 2020
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4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KevinHill from Illinois

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
4.27 by chewy6935 from Michigan on Dec 05, 2020
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by pdrvideo from Illinois

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
4.49 by NickM83 from Illinois on Sep 10, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 2beerdogs from California

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
4.25 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Aug 01, 2020
4.17 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jul 07, 2020
4.29 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 04, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mschrei from Illinois

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

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
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Jun 01, 2020
4.33 by Eric_T_07 from Illinois on May 31, 2020
4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas on May 22, 2020
4.25 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois on May 16, 2020
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4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Deniser from Louisiana

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
4.43 by jws7968 from Illinois on Mar 21, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

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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4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by c014572 from Illinois

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
4.25 by BalancingBrooms from Illinois on Jan 28, 2020
4.04 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Jan 14, 2020
4.6 by dacubz from Illinois on Jan 12, 2020
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