Touching The Sun
Icarus Brewing Company

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From:
Icarus Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,182
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,839
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 4.52%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
35
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 09, 2023
Added:
Dec 02, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
Extremely heavily Oated and Wheated with a touch of lactose. Dry Hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Citra + Lupulin Citra, Simcoe + Lupulin Simcoe, Lupulin Mosaic, Motueka, and Columbus.
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Ratings by Justinprintz:
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Rated by Justinprintz from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 28, 2022
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
as soon as you pop the can you can smell the hops released - high hop citrusy taste the loaded this with 3 hops in the brew then7 hops in the dry hop
Jun 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.04 by Gkruszewski from New York

May 22, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A Tavour Treat. Pours a dark gold color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of citrus and grapefuit. Taste is tangy grapefuit and orange. Finish is slightly bitter with an alcohol warmth
May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by BIGPOPPAS from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow !! This brewery isn’t cheap, especially since I’m local, but damn their lineup is crazy delicious -
Only found this one time, but what a triple IPA -
Looks like a glass of juice with nice lacing and head -
Tastes just like it looks - yum
10% abv isn’t even noticeable

OUTSTANDING !!!!
Cheers
Dec 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Jun 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz can from Tavour. Dark orange/ golden pour with a thin ring of white head. Aroma is orange and tangerines with light milky notes. Sweet, fruity taste, citrus, juicy with lactose giving it a light smoothie feel. Finishes with light bitterness and citrus zest.
Aug 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.22 by WDJersey from Colorado

Aug 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very cloudy straw appearance with nice white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is a very pleasant citrus. Taste is a very smooth very pleasant citrus. Great feel
Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by rab53 from Washington

Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2021
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Traded for this recently as I never had this beer before but have enjoyed everything from Icarus that I’ve been able to get my hands on! No doubt that this continued on that tradition as it was a heavy beer that packed a flavorful punch to it and hid the alcohol well, as it was one of the more easygoing Imperial IPA's that I've had in quite some time.

Really enjoyed the pour to this as the beer had a bright, coppery hue to it that was plenty radiant and topped off with a near-perfect thick head that would make anyone think that beer was indeed "liquid bread". Loads of soapy lacing was left behind as the sheets didn't reveal any rings in particular but still covered much of the inside of my pint glass as there were ring-like gaps in the suds. Tons of sticky citrus, orange blossom honey, exotic tropical fruits, and nectar in the nose as the taste was equally floral, fruity, and sticky from the first sip to the last. Lots of lip-smacking mango and papaya entered the fray as this warmed up and this might have been my favorite beer from Icarus had this not had too much syrup underneath everything else that was going on. If the malt was sweet, that wouldn't surprise me one bit as it would easily complement all of the hops that went into this beer.

Yeah, this was a boozy mess deep down but it wasn't so readily apparent with the Sunshine State-sensibility that I picked up from this brew. Canned on 3/21 with "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE" written above it, this had a bit of jack fruit in the aftertaste as it's exotic nature eventually won out in the end. Don't let the label fool you - this was a strong beer that packed it's heft under a veneer of fruit and hops as this would not be suitable for a day on the beach or a summer sunset. Just like it's name implies, you might get a bit burned upon having this, although you'll probably end up coming back for more...
Apr 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Aug 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Oct 05, 2019
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a cloudy, yellow-orange body with minimal head and lace. The aroma is mostly tropical fruit with some earthy hops as well. Thick-bodied beer with a heavy booziness that leaks into the beer, but still get a great amount tropical and grapefruit sweetness (mostly on the grape side) with a touch of malty sweetness as well. Slow sipping beer that is enjoyable and smooth but just a tad too boozy for me.
Sep 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by ptat from Delaware

May 28, 2019