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:
#2,222
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
167
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Jf153
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great looking pour. Bright white head at least a couple fingers thick. Nice straw haziness.
Bright on the nose with citrus. I don’t pick up any of the pine others have mentioned.
Taste is a full blast of citrus on the front end that mellows on the back end with more subtle fruit. Mango maybe.
Great mouthfeel. Not creamy like other NEIPAs but more on the crisp side. Highly crushable.
Overall a great beer, especially at the very reasonable price point. Very happy with this one.

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Photo of Sellen
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinB
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcotom
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in a trade, and it's a good one! Poured from 16-ounce can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color, with three fingers of thick white foam. Insane head retention and lots of sticky lacing. Nice burst of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine upon opening the can. These elements are prominent on the flavor profile as well, with a light malt backbone and a little sweetness for balance. Finish is mostly dry, with some lingering fruity sweetness. Fairly light, very drinkable, and quite tasty. Nicely done!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holly1215
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fieceheart
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a yellow gold but muddied up a bit in the glass. Aroma was vibrant. Taste is sharp, pineapple or grapefruit bitter. Rounded by subtle malt. A bit too lemony and bright for my taste... But good for the style.
Note: this grew on me. Very refreshing. Sessionable, even at 6.5.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Willimantic Brewing Co.

Pours a hazy light orange topped with a slight, off-white head and plenty of lacing.

Aroma is bursting with prickly pine, earthy and sweet. Lightly fruited notes impart some grapefruit, orange rind, honey. potpourri, and a generally sweet earthiness to give this one some great balance.

Taste brings bold but balanced notes of pine and grapefruit evened by honeyed orange rind and sweet peach; soft, but bold, balanced and subtly intense.

Mouthfeel consists of soft carbonation and a light, dry finish; really refreshing and ultimately juicy in its earthy tones.

Hazy with a soft bitterness that backs it's dense earthy and fruity balance extremely well. I'm loving this tempered bitterness alongside the dank fruit and raw pine; how it stays so bright among these is its real magic here. Another stellar brew via Counterweight.

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Photo of CoachBillMoore
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Refreshing. Aromatic. Alive. Stands out from the pretenders.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ravisingh
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Great pine and grapefruit aroma with floral notes. Taste is the same with some backnotes of honey and plum. Great beer.

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Photo of eddiefl
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of APL
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGCoon
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LehmannAD
2.92/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Smell- amazing notes of grapefruit and lemon you seriously could easily confuse this beer as a shandy just from the smell.

Look- looks like a shandy

Taste-smells like grapefruit and lemons yet tastes like a skunked shandy, and when I say skunked I mean it taste like the smell of a man who just ran 5 miles who didn't wear deodorant, and squeezed some kind of citrus fruit to cover it up.

I love IPA's, this is seriously not one.

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Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlmontague
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of the_monolith
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a solid choice, at a reasonable price if you're looking for an American IPA. $12/4pk at the shop I do the beer purchasing at.

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Headway from Counter Weight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 167 ratings