Headway | Counter Weight Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Counter Weight Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
counterweightbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An aromatic and flavorful IPA . Headway gets its pronounced aroma and juicy flavor from four different varieties of American hops. A backbone of blended malt lends rounded support to let its expressive hop character shine through. This inaugural beer should be consumed fresh in the company of friends.


Added by smutty33 on 01-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,836
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
141
pDev:
6.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Photo of von_kaiser
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickCT
3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sunny gold body, matte and hazy, with a wonderful full three finger white head that leaves sticky, web-like lace.
Tropical fruit with some citrus in the aroma. Nice whiff of piney compost.
Grapefruit and zest dominate the flavor with notes of pine and spice. The thin malts manifest as sugar and faint honey.
The body is light, carbonation is medium. Light, fluffy mouth feel

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Photo of R11415
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMC43
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frecklefart90
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured well, with nice head. Not great head retention.

Smell: very citrusy. Great hoppy smell

Taste: very hop forward. Light body, very solid bitter taste, and easy drinking. Bitterness lingers slightly on the back of the tongue.

Overall, a great everyday IPA.

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Photo of eluvah
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alobasso13
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sissacot
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks to Patrick for this one.

Headway looks like an IPA. It's bright, and clean, and polished golden. The foam cap is impressive, and it sits stubbornly as if whipped for meringue.

The aroma is equally bright. Wonderful, yet 'soft' mentions of grapefruit, melon, and damp pine. A mild honey like sweetness rounds it out.

Delicious. The citrus is not as sharp as I was expecting. It's quite equal to the honeydew melon note actually. A crushed Smarties candy like sweetness is briefly apparent before a wonderful pine sappy finish lingers on.

This is unexpectedly smoother than the impressive carbonation visually implied. It likes right between crisp and juicy. Kind of a medium slick feel to it, which I really enjoy. It is definitely on the bitter side of the spectrum and in one word, it's just 'easy' to drink.

Headway is my kind if IPA. Clean and delicious, with a good bitter bite. I could drink this anytime. Thanks again Patrick. Cheers!

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Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tall can

Pour medium hazed, under a large and lasting cap....leaving nice looking better then ample lacing and sheeting.

Yogurty, funky n resiny sniff....meh

The malt keeps raising its head on this one....notes of resiny hops. light yogurt funk...funky and seemingly a bit off....

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Photo of mnrider
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz Can. No Freshness Date

A: Pours a murkyish peach/copper color. Nice large, thick and creamy white head. Small layer of retention with a nice amount of sticky lacing. Looks great.

S: Lots of juicy aromas up front. Orange, mango and such. A little malt comes in. The aroma fades pretty quickly and turns into a sweet malty fragrance. By the time I’m about finished with the beer the aroma is almost non existent.

T/M: Kind of a funky taste. Malty. Sweet. Alcohol burn. Hop presence seems small. A little tropical, hard to tell. Aftertaste is on the bitter side. Not much going on here.

O: Average IPA. Seems overrated to me. Weak hops and funky taste. Because there was no freshness date on the can i’m Guessing it is out of date. I will try and get a fresh can and retry this beer.

Cheers!

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Photo of Kurzman
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gwines
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjco04
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OntheLambic
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arr3388
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wenzl
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rjanowski
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of HoppyHatz
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great brew, no complaints often a party favorite.

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Photo of Dodger88
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of srw
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a teku glass.
L: Golden with a little bit of haze.
S: Tons of melon, some mango, some tangerine and pine.
T: Pretty bitter and not as juicy as I expected. Lots of pine, and noticeable malt flavor
F: Smooth mouth feel with medium carbonation.
O: A good tasting and great smelling IPA. The can is a little old so that might be why it's not as juicy as I'm reading it is in other reviews.

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Headway from Counter Weight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 141 ratings