Ba'al
New Anthem Beer Project

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #793
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,234
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 4.18%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
23
From:
New Anthem Beer Project
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Ba'alBa'al
Notes: Pale malt and Wheat DIPA with Citra and a bit of Loral Cryo. Pineapple, Mango and fresh cut flowers.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by don1481:
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don1481 from Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
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
More User Reviews:
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bouncepass from California

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 12, 2020
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McBraniel from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2021
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buzzy from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 09, 2020
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jak from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 26, 2020
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
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
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Samnem from Georgia

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 30, 2020
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
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
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
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
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 30, 2020
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 12, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 09, 2019
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Unclevince from West Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 14, 2021
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GarrettBoots from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 21, 2020
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woodchip from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 27, 2020
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wedge from North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
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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PaleAleWalt from New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 01, 2018
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 10, 2019
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Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
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
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Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 14, 2020
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WDJersey from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 06, 2020
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 23 ratings