Goodfire Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,700
Ranked #11,493
4.17 | pDev: 6.47%
Goodfire Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Notes: Focus on Wildflower honey and a melange of our favorite hops from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Northwest: Galaxy, Vic Secret, Citra, Motueka, Amarillo, Columbus. Rich Rich Rich.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of SawDog505
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 16 oz nordic pint glass not sure when it was canned but it is fresh for sure. Pours a beautiful hazy orange yellow with a solid finger sticky white head that leaves loads of thick sticky white streaks with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell is papaya, guava, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, and some white grapefruit rind. 4.75

Taste follows tropical with some grapefruit bitterness in the finish papaya, guava, tangerine, pineapple, and a grapefruit apricot finish that lingers on the palate after each amazing sip. 4.75

Mouthfeel is pretty darn big, a tad sticky from the crazy fresh hops, but not dry, soft gentle carbonation, and at 8.3% ABV crazy drinkable, but loaded with flavor. 4.75

Overall this is outstanding, I will be keeping my eyes open for more from this place, was just outstanding! 4.75

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can from Jeff, thanks for the opportunity! Hazy murky lemon in color with a thin bubbly white head. Earthy fruity grassy aroma and flavor. Gritty chalky in the mouth.

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Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cannot give any part of this beer lower than a 4.5. Pours beautifully into the glass as a solid orange, hazy but no "snot rockets", creamy mouthfeel with a melon & citrus nose and flavor without being fruit juice. The honey is present, but not over the top. When someone describes a "pillowy softness" to an IPA and namely a desirable feature of the NEIPA style, this beer is in that thesaurus.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz undated can.

Pours cloudy gold with a dense, fluffy head of white. Nice lacing with decent retention. White grape, pineapple, peach, pear, and grapefruit in the nose. Pungent and tropical. Medium bodied with a creamy, tacky mouthfeel. Resinous, juicy, and a bit pithy on the palate. Grapefruit oil, candied peach, honey-drizzled grape skins, and dank weed. Minimal malt with a firm bitterness. Finishes a bit sweet with tongue-numbing resins.

Great beer. Reminds me of Cutting Tiles but a bit sweeter.

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Photo of brutalfarce
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours beautiful dark hazy orange with about 1 finger head that holds. Smells tropical with a honey sweet back. Drinks medium bodied great mouthfeel. Citrus pineapple with smooth honey finish but not overly honey flavored. Very good and easy drinking.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10/24/18 canning of this 8.3% abv double IPA featuring wildflower honey, Citra, Galaxy, and Vic Secret hops, and Thomas Fawcett Optic malt... Another murky gold, orange juice-looking brew, with a coupla fingers of clean white foam that trailed messy lacing all down the glass... Earthy and herbal citrus aromas with deeper tropical notes preview a almost dirty earthy fruit melange suggesting things like mango, papaya, orange, and lime... Rich body is full and lush, with a dank tanginess and a little bit of lingering aftertaste... Moderately sweet but equally bitter, a real nice beer, and for fans of the style...

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Photo of thebeers
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, murky orange with a thin finger of off-white head. Solid lacing.

Creamy aroma of light citrus, wildflowers, mixed berries and papaya.

The taste follows the nose with stronger cream and slight herbal and mint elements added to the mix. Light pithy bitterness in the aftertaste counteracts any sweetness.

Medium bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation.

A very tasty imperial NEIPA that sits comfortably among its better-known peers. Lots of great juicy sweetness balanced by just enough pithy bitterness and herbs.

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META from Goodfire Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 18 ratings