Flat Earth | Masthead Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Masthead Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
mastheadbrewingco.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
NEIPA

We threw brewing science to the curb with this beer and added an unbelievably stupid amount of hops at every step of the process. Logic and reason need not apply. Just stop reading this, believe us that it's good, and drink it already.

Added by CaptCleveland on 01-28-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
pDev:
3.94%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of invertalon
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doowan8281
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This. Is. The. Best. Beer. Ever. Seriously. Rivals anything I’ve had from Treehouse or the Alchemist. Do yourself a favor and find this beer. It lives up to the hype and so much more!

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Photo of KurtisCarman
4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this the first go around at a friends house after missing the release. Really enjoyed it then and refused to miss it the second time around. So glad I didn’t. Absolutely stellar. Top two beers I’ve ever had. Maybe the best. Looking forward to enjoying my cans and thinking about that.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaxxson15
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours very cloudy honey/orange color with a bubble show building the head to two fingers; splotchy lacing

Smell: Mango, passion fruit, grapefruit and orange tones

Taste: Mango and passion fruit forward, with grapefruit and orange flavors building citrusy bitterness; after the swallow; juicy and bright, in the finish, with modest bitterness lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another top notch IPA from Masthead; look forward to visiting this brewery one day

Thanks, N-Gogol, for the opportunity

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Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolfpac255
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wvsabbath
4.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phishula
4.84/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTucker519
4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durwood64
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz can from 1st anniversary release, 1/27/2018.

Obligatory thick, viscous, yellow-orange, opaque elixir. Vigorous pour into DFH chalice yields a white, foam head which quickly recedes to a thin rim. Thick lacing across all quadrants of the chalice.

This is my jam: huge tropical fruit, like putting mango, kiwi, bananas, grape fruit and oranges into a blender and serving.

Yeah, this hits. So numbers have fought the NEIPA, but the style is fact. Hate on the color, clarity, new brewers breaking into the scene, but you can't dispute taste. And this brew has it in spades. Tropical hops, smooth bitterness, no alcohol bite and the freshness of those ripe fruits that frequent and copious hopping creates.

Smooth, alcohol absent, tangy, fresh, dry finish.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: but this brew is in my backyard. Many have tried and NE breweries are on it, but Masthead has caught up quicktime. Salute!

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Flat Earth from Masthead Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 19 ratings