The Vapors
New Anthem Beer Project

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IPA - American
Ranked #419
Ranked #6,342
4.46 | pDev: 4.04%
New Anthem Beer Project
North Carolina, United States
Notes: Brewed with lactose and hopped with Mosaic, Galaxy, and Simcoe. Double dry-hopped with Galaxy.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium yellow straw color, abundant foamy head with excellent retention. Pleasant citrus aroma. Flavor is citrusy lemon, orange, grapefruit. Very nicely hopped. Perfect carbonation. Overall an exceptional IPA, would buy again.

16 oz can, bottom of can reads 21 035
4.5 rating

Apr 23, 2021
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Complete and udder haze bomb. Murky, swirly, awesome. Looks like citrus juice. Smell is a bitter juice bomb. Taste is major bitter citrus hops with a bit of sweetness. Body is thick and amazing. The lactose addition was a great one.

Feb 22, 2021
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a murky goldenstraw with a two finger head; good retention and spots of lace

Smell: Dank and herbal with pine tones, tropical fruit and some pith, as well

Taste: A touch of papaya and pineapple, up front, with the herbal and pine flavors blossoming; some grapefruit pith emerges, in the middle, with the bitter flavors driving home the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy

Overall: The Simcoe does its job here and hijacks this beer on its way from Canton to Charlton and takes it on a journey out West

Jul 25, 2020
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pineapple haze poured into a 16oz "can" glass. For those that get aroused off that murky NEIPA appearance, it starts and ends with this one. Seriously. Gorgeous head, and excellent retention. Aromas of fresh pineapple, grapefruit peel, and oregano. Drippy tropical notes caress the tongue piece with candied pineapple, ruby red grapefruit, citrus, passion fruit, and pine cone. The feel is silky smooth, mouthcoating, and chewy. Like my man Heavy D, this one is chunky but funky. For a single IPA, this trumps the flavor found in most of its contemporaries, and it borders on rivaling some of the upper tier Galaxy-hopped DIPA offerings. Out-f*cking-standing.

Jul 24, 2020
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wedge from North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Can stamped 04/10/2018

Cloudy yellow capped with a thick layer of white cream. Smells like Galaxy juice: pungent tropical fruit, pine resin, grapefruit, and fresh herbs. Bold green hoppy goodness in the mouth...passion fruit, mango, pineapple, berries, dank herbs, and general fresh hop flavor. Absurdly hoppy, really (not that I'm complaining). Medium bodied, smooth fairly low-carb feel finishing nice and dry. Good shit, as usual.

Apr 20, 2018
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dlos from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's great to have found a place in NC that's producing IPAs that can stand up to the likes of Tree House, Trillium and others up North!

Vapors pours a hazy yellow pineapple juice-like color with a white frothy head. Scents of pine and grapefruit hit the nose and the taste follows with a bittersweet finish. A fantastic NEIPA that I'm excited to have in my fridge!

Dec 21, 2017
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Galaxy Double Dry Hopped. Looks like grapefruit juice. Smells sweet with tons of citrus with herbal hops and pine. Tastes sweet with grapefruit and maybe a hint of peach with a decent pine/pith bitter finish. Another stunning NEIPA from New Anthem. Great stuff.

Dec 15, 2017
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