Thought Police
New Anthem Beer Project

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,201
Ranked #11,622
4.27 | pDev: 2.81%
New Anthem Beer Project
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: Vic Secret, Centennial, Citra. Pale Malt, Oats, Rye Malt.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a milky murky medium to dark golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate peach + apricot + pale to medium golden yellow + pale orange + burnt orange + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy creamy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of thin film covering a little less than 20% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit + tropical/mango + tropical/passionfruit + citrus/orange + pine hops over the top of just shy of moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + spicy rye + oat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of biscuit + pale + spicy rye + oat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit + tropical/mango + tropical/passionfruit + citrus/orange + pine hops which imparts a slightly heavier than light amounts of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving lingering moderate citrus + tropical hop and spicy rye flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with moderate amounts of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable and the spicy rye really complements the hop bill in this beer. I would definitely grab this one again.

Aug 03, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a murky honey color with a one finger head; spots of lace

Smell: Passionfruit, orange and pine tones; the rye malt comes through, too

Taste: Dank passionfruit forward with the spicy rye emerging; orange pith and pine, in the middle, adds a healthy bitterness to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Somewhat austere but a nice IPA for those who like it dry and bitter

Jul 28, 2020
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from Sprayberry, April 2020

Looks like dirty dishwater mixed with OJ...overripe mango and melon on the nose.. tons of chew in this one, heavy vinyl and burnt plastic tones, traces of tangerine on the finish, minimal hop burn. Very nice NE style ipa

May 02, 2020
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wedge from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7/7 release

Opaque pale orange with a slim white covering. Aroma is initially green and dank eventually brightened by some mango and passion fruit. Rye integrates really well with the more spicy pine resin and cannabis elements. Increased fruit showing up in the flavor: creamy passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. The earthy dankness remains though and I am a fan. Smooth medium body and quite dry into the finish. Excellent.

Aug 01, 2018
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours bright hazy orange with huge white fluffy head that leaves lost of spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - The aroma leans to the sweet tropical side with lots of orange, mango and tangerine coming out. The rye is also noticeable which adds some nice depth.

Taste - The taste is much more balanced with the rye and the much more mild tropical mango and tangerine. there is also some grapefruit and orange peel which makes it much less one dimensional. No signs of alcohol in the aroma or taste.

Feel - Medium body pretty smooth aside from a slight bite on the initial taste.

Overall - Really well done IPA, the aroma lead me to believe it was much less balanced than it actually was. great flavors and easy drinking.

Jul 22, 2018
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 13 ratings