Ba'al
New Anthem Beer Project

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From:
New Anthem Beer Project
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #681
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,532
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 4.2%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
16
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 25, 2022
Added:
Dec 01, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Ba'alBa'al
Notes: Pale malt and Wheat DIPA with Citra and a bit of Loral Cryo. Pineapple, Mango and fresh cut flowers.
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Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2022
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Light golden pour, hazy and opaque with a finger of head and residual lacing. Papaya, citrus, and peach with some dank, grassy undertones. Moderate hop burn when swallowing, consistent with the mass of sediment at the bottom of the can. Some cloying maltiness makes me wish the finish was brighter and more citrusy.
Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a fluffy white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of citrus. The smell was amazing. I could smell it as soon as I opened the can.
T - Tastes similar to a citrusy creamsicle with a slight bitterness.
F - Very creamy with a medium body and carbonation.
O - I bought this on the recommendation of the beer guy and I’m glad I did. This is an awesome New England IPA.
Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by don1481 from Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I've become a big fan of these juicy type DIPAs that have little to no bitterness. My kids think they look like juice.

Look: A lot like a more pineapple juice.
Smell: Floral, not abrasive, citrus notes abound.
Taste: Same as smell. Smooth, clear taste that doesn't have any bitterness.
Mouthfeel: the citrus lingers for a bit, along with a little bit of a creamy feel. Very nice.
Overall: This juice is worth the squeeze. Glad I got a 4 pack here on Topsail Island!
Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 14, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Best I have tried from NA so far! Tight yellow haze and white head with tons of lacing, an amazing start, but let's not make this into an idol. Aromas of cantaloupe, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, floral and piney hops. Taste adds a herbal dimension to the hops with some dankness, fruits add mandarin orange and lime zest, sneaky complex, so not monotheistic. Feel is hazy with good hops textures while staying bright, but does dissipate quickly through the sip. Much better than the ancient canaanite deity.
Jan 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by WDJersey from Colorado

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by bouncepass from California

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours out murky and honey colored with a one finger head; excellent persistence and streaky lacing

Smell: Bright and juicy with pineapple and mango tones

Taste: Mango and pineapple forward with a bright, floral tones; low to moderate pink grapefruit bitterness develops, in the middle; slightly herbal, in the finish, but the overall profile is dominated by tropical, juicy tones

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly creamyl; moderate carbonation

Overall: New Anthem proves, once again, that its New England IPAs belong on the national stage
Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by jak from North Carolina

Jun 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours an extremely murky + milky bright orange in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate bright yellow + pale golden yellow + honey + peach + apricot colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a couple of small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, citrus/lime, stone fruit/apricot, floral, and herbal hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + wheat malts with moderate amounts of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + wheat malts with moderate amounts of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, citrus/lime, stone fruit/apricot, floral, and herbal hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers for a very short amount of time giving way to moderate lingering citrus + tropical + herbal hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy with a moderate amount of soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly creamy + soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable combination of hop flavors and aromas highlighting the citrus + tropical + herbal notes. Definitely worth grabbing again.
Mar 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by woodchip from North Carolina

Feb 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Feb 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by Samnem from Georgia

Jan 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pale gold and murky. Tall white head that leaves a massive amount of lacing behind. Grapefruit, pineapple and hops in the nose. Tastes lightly sweet with a lot of grapefruit and some mango and pineapple. Finishes dry with a piney and pithy bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer.
Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 10, 2019
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Can (2/1 release)

Murky orange with a small creamy head that sticks decently. Aromas of grapefruit juice, pineapple, mango. Thick fruity hop flavors...apricot, lime, pineapple, mango smoothie, grassy herbs. Creamy feel, dry in the finish. Very tasty, colorful hop character - less "catty" than it was a week ago.
Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
strong yellow haze you would expect in NEIPA smell is some malt then all hops of citra juice fruit taste is follows mild to low bitterns and flavor a touch muted with a nice mouthfeel. Over all fits the style and would seek out again.
Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Dec 01, 2018
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