Loud Pack
BlackStack Brewing

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BlackStack Brewing
Minnesota, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #729
Ranked #3,421
4.27 | pDev: 5.85%
Jun 18, 2022
Feb 12, 2018
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Notes: The first DIPA we ever brewed is back for another rotation. Tropical hop juice with some of our all time ride or dies: Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado and Galaxy. We tweaked the grain bill and dry hopping schedule (read: more) to reflect how our approach to brewing hoppy beer has evolved since the first time around and are extremely stoked for you to taste where we landed with this one.
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Rated: 4.08 by einman from Minnesota

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by craigbelly from Iowa

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by MaltyFlannel from Iowa

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: hazy but clean, bold yellow. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. 1.5 inch foamy white head.

Smell: Assorted orange and tropical fruits, fresh and slightly underripe with pleasant sour tang and laces of subtle grasses.

Taste: Sharp on the arrival. Citric acid, like orange extract or orange juice reduction, with a smattering of tropical notes. The beer turns oddly sweet midpalate into the finish, with fresh grasses muddled in simple syrup.

Feel: Blackstack IPAs always seem to excel in the mouthfeel and this one is no different. Pillowy and airy, its neither thin nor heavy. Extremely pleasing texture to deliver a fruit-forward brew.

Overall: As far as the style goes, this is well done. As far as Blackstack's pedigree for NEIPA's goes, this is middling to slightly underwhelming. The evolution on the palate from citric to sweet seems disjointed, but there's no note that's offputting, out of bounds, or unenjoyable
Apr 22, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Feb 01, 2021
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Reviewed by PKasten_OhioBeer from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious NE IPA! 16 oz can, purchased through Tavour. Poured into a pint glass, and could pass as a glass of pineapple juice. Strong citrusy aroma and taste. This is my first chance to try something by BlackStack and would do so again.
Aug 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
No canning date (released on 4/23/20; presumably canned within a few days of that date)

Pours an opaque ultra-pale straw body topped with multiple fingers of rocky, soapy white foam; very good head retention leaves a thin, frothy cap, moderate collar, and sparse spatter of webby/spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma bursts with supremely balanced dank notes flowing with precision to open, steadily inviting sticky grapefruit and touches of guava; bright tangerine and orange pith brings a tropical surge over the middle, while a slight weedy cream tone accents the back end.

Taste offers oily grass and mushy white grape upfront, doused in an underlying tropical nectar; ripe pineapple, spiced lemon zest, and dank mango and apricot build over the mid-palate and into the finish, a fruity amalgam touched with soft herbal suggestions.

Mouthfeel brings a crisp, flaky medium-light body with a progressive, moderate carbonation; a cloudy, creamy texture is undeniably effortless through the mid-palate, proceeding into a rounded, juicy and yet still bitter composition skating through the finish with a cohesive dryness.

A dank, citric explosion of a NEIPA upfront, yet between the lines offers a definition and nuance unseen in lesser interpretations of the style; semi-sweet throughout, though embracing a finer bitterness, this beer remains steady, distinct, and comprehensively satisfying.
Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 31, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

May 27, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by mpipe from Minnesota

Jul 10, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Terd-Ferguson79 from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.67 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by cmsfish from Minnesota

May 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by ian_graf from Minnesota

May 24, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by Davida from Minnesota

Sep 14, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Mar 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Murky, yellow-orange, good head.

Smell: Danky, citrus.

Taste: Juicy, big orange juice, nice sweetness, and soft feel.

Overall: Blackstack has another hazy IPA winner in Loud Pack. It takes Local 755 up a few notches in flavor while not getting boozy. Nice to have a local can option for this style of beer.
Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 5 by Hopstout from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by bsp77 from Minnesota

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can. White head. Hazy sunset gold.

Orange juice and green hops. Some mango and papaya with a floral hop flavor. Very soft. Very juicy. Easy drinking. Medium bodied. Well done.
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by npachl from Wisconsin

Feb 25, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by CCutch from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Feb 23, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by MNBeer1017 from Minnesota

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by TCOlson from Minnesota

Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
LOUD PACK! 16 oz. can with no canning date, which is shameful. Though I am amused by the message of “Open Other End” stamped on the bottom. Even weirder that there’s no canning date.

One of the few MN NE IPA BRS that actually looks like something from out east: just a shade darker than pure orange juice. Heady. The smell is great, rife/ripe with light-colored fruits with grapefruit leading the charge. Juicy. Genuinely pleased.

Loud Pack is a new high point for Blackstack. The mouthfeel is fantastic, like a thick fruit slurry with a liberal spooning of sugar blended in. Grapefruit, oranges, citrus, & whatever it is that they put in smoothies that make them like that (yogurt probably, or something more cancer causing). Lovely white grape mid-palate, with a bracing bitterness that finally arrives at the end. So drinkable. Glad I picked up a four pack.

This is supposedly a one-off, but I suspect (hope) that it will be a one off just like Spirit Foul, because when you find the magic potion, why the hell wouldn’t you brew it again? Excellent beer.
Feb 16, 2018
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First off can is boss looking. Pours a very turbid orange color with a white sticky head. Smell is fruity,dank,tropical and resinous. Taste has 4 hops at a double dose loads of fruit mix with white wine ,citrus mango and pineapple this is a DDH potpourri of hops, Mouth feel is smooth soft and sweet is dank with a lingering mild bitterness. Very impressed with this brew.
Feb 13, 2018
Loud Pack from BlackStack Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 32 ratings