Newport Storm - Neo (Cyclone Series) | Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Newport Storm - Neo (Cyclone Series)Newport Storm - Neo (Cyclone Series)

Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Neo is our ode to the beloved Cascade hop, argueably the most important hop in American Brewing. We created an original style: The “Cascade Pale Ale” weighing in at 7% ABV and 35 IBUs. The four separate additions of Cascade hops weaved in to Neo showcase the natural citrus flavors characteristic to the Cascade Hop variety without overwhelming the palate with bitterness and will still have a malty enough profile to balance the brew.

35 IBU

Added by tigg924 on 05-07-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by fank2788:
Photo of fank2788
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Whoa unfiltered, very unfiltered. I've seen clearer homebrew and bottle conditioned Belgians. Granted I gave it a swift pour as I wasn't expecting this much sediment. The head and retention are nice. The smell is nice, west coast hops with the typical citrus notes and some bread grain. A yeasty note is definitely in there as well. The taste is pretty good maybe a bit more hop than I'm used to in an American pale ale but it works. Under the hops there is a bit caramel malt but the taste is dominated by the hops. The mouthfeel is quite good again the hops create a strong bitterness that is lightly balanced by the malts but the finish is all hops quite bitter and dry. Overall I'm pretty satisfied. It's likely not the best APA out there but a solid example of the style. I've got a soft spot for Coastal Extreme brewing but this one deserves the good ratings.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, clear, orange-brown in color, high carbonation

Smell: floral and soapy hops

Taste: floral and soapy hops dominate with some pine hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, bitter with a super bitter end.

Drinkability: A slightly above average pale ale. A nice mix of hops to give me a hops fix, but nothing I would rush out to get.

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Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A superior pale, thanks for bringing back David. Pours cloudy golden with some topping off-white foamy head. Cascade aromas eminate form the glass. Good drinkability, grapefruit is the dominant characteristic, carries with it a somewhat astringent finish.

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Photo of mikey711
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Nikkis today.

A: Nice orange color with a touch of cloudines, but mostly clear. No rising carbonation, but the head is fluffy and white and leaves great lacing

S: Some very nice grassy notes to start followed by a hint of lemon citrus. Some other very pleasant earthy notes and some nice floral aromas. Also there is a bit of caramel sweetness.

T: It is very hop forward with a bitter hop note to start. Its not grapfruit or pine, but its bitter. Very earthy and herbally with a mild citrusy lemon note. Also the caramel malt comes through quite nicely.

M: Slightly astringent. I would have liked more creaminess and body.

D: This one is very easy to put down and one of the more enjoyable offerings i have had from Newport Storm. This is somewhat reminescent to Noble Pils. Overall nicely done

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle received as a gift from a co-worker. Thanks Julie!

Copper looking color beer. Hazed. Nice creamy head form on top. A nice looking beer. Hops in the aroma. Citrus. Light notes of malts. On the taste side, it is citrus hops with a finish very bitter for a pale ale. Nice taste here. Strong, typically american. Medium body. A very good american pale ale. I would drink this very often.

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Photo of PEBKAC
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not geeky enough to carry around a notebook, so I usually settle on writing my notes on bar napkins or on the back of coasters. Here's one:

Bottle from Charles Street. Poured into a Duvel glass I bought there... which ended up being lopsided.

"If Benjamin were an ice cream beer, he'd be pralines and dick"


Bleached head, strong retention, spotty lace. Didn't bother with holding back the sediment, so it appears a bit like a muddy lake bed, hazy with sand & debris sloshing around.

Soapy lime & cut grass. Bit of grainy sweetness; aerosol.

Taste is chalky, dry biscuits & bitter herbs. Some sharpness through the middle. Touch of sweetness. Lingering grapefruit rind finish.

Feel is frothy, not overly carbonated, dusty & leaning towards dry. Alcohol is a bit potent for an APA.

Decent beer. A bit too brazen maybe.

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Photo of coachdonovan
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Freshest before when? I have no idea, since the label isn't notched on any month. 12oz bottle pours a light amber with an eggshell head that settles quickly. In my Iron City pint glass it is slightly cloudy but I can still see tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

The cascade hops are all over both the nose and taste. Nice bouquet and there's more bite than I was expecting when I saw the 35 IBUs on the label. There's a definite presence of caramel malt which provides a fantastic balance and finishing sweetness.

I never would have guessed this is 7%. If you're partying in the yard and looking to finish off a sixer (but probably no more) this would be an excellent choice.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of bmwfan1987, muchas gracias! Pours a hazed gold color with a fluffy off-white head that displays some really nice retention and lacing. A good looking brew.

Sweet pineapple and grapefruit hoppiness is most prevalent along with a honeyed, light toffee maltiness.

Malts are toasted peanuts with a fair amount of sweetness. Of course, the Cascade hops contribute most of the character for the beer with a biting bitterness on the finish and some fruity and maybe even some piney hop flavors. Alcohol is a bit more noticeable than I would like and I think it could use a lighter hand with the specialty malts to really bring out the bright aspects of the hops. Not a bad beer and was happy to have the opportunity to try it, thanks Curt.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out good burst of hops but not so much bitterness that it makes you recoil. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus some in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, while there might be better beers in the style this is still a very solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: thin head and orangish color

Smell: slight hop smell

Taste: low amount of bitterness throughout

Mouthfeel: light body

Drinkability: easy drinker I believe it only uses Cascade hops but I am not at the point where I can taste different varieties of hops yet.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Jayli
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Nikki's in Providence on 5/15

A: This beer pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes quickly leaving ample spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is rather fruity, though I can't place it. Some caramel sweetness in the nose and a good deal of citrus and grassy hops.

T: Taste starts off with a big dose of flowery hops, almost soapy like in its intensity. As quickly as it hits, it backs off with a sweet toffee flavoring. Finish is a mixture of caramel malts and a strong grassy, piney hop flavorings.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, extremely oily in texture, it literally coats your tongue leaving a somewhat sticky finish.

D: Goes down pretty easily, nice mixture of hops and malts, pretty tasty, I could easily have a couple of pints of this.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to ybnorml for this brew.

Pours a nice hazy copper color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy head which leaves some nice small islands and sticky lacing around. The nose is hoppy, with some malt notes, and some nice citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, hoppy, slightly malty, nice touch of citrus. Medium body, nice slightly dry/bitter finish. Drinkable, a very nice APA from CE.

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Photo of cpanossian
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was hit by a distinct corn aroma when I first poured it into my goblet. Quick head with minimal lacing. Aroma alters to a fresh citrusy hoppy bouquet. Nice apricot-honey color. Almost perfectly refreshing except for a lingering astringent aftertaste. But very enjoyable anyway.

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Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. No freshness dating indicated, but it just came out, so I know it's fresh. Poured a hazy, dull, orange-copper with a quarter inch, loose, cream-colored head embedded with tiny ringlets. Head eventually settles into a thin, fairly consistent skim that coalesces around the edges. Some thin strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose reveals a light citrus character and a hint of caramel or toffee malt. Taste follows nose - some biscuity notes and a light earthy/herbal bittering quality at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with a lively carbonation. A nice, quaffable APA with a nice flavor profile. I'd love to see some of the better Cyclone Series beers make it to the regular line-up.

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Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind Beer BIF bottle #4 from ShogoKawada.

A-Pours a hazy apricot with a thin white head, and a bit of sticky lacing.

S-Biscuity malt with some earthy hops and some floral notes as well.

T-A nice hoppy citric rind note throughout with a moderately earthy bitter finish. Toasted and bready malts provide a nice undertone.

M-A bit oily with lingering bitterness, carbonation on the light side of medium.



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Photo of kwjd
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Sammy for this beer, which seems to be my first from Rhode Island.

Pours a bright orange with a finger of white head nice lacing around most of the glass. Huge citrus hop aroma with some caramel. Bitterness isn't as big as the aroma would imply, but as I look at the label I see it is 35 IBU's. This really is incredibly hoppy for the low bitterness. Nice carbonation level.

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Photo of axeman9182
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, "best by" month isn't notched, poured into my Duvel tulip.

The beer pours a nice orange color, and an aggressive pour yields an initially massive off white head, that fades to a one finger height before lingering. An impressive amount of lacing in generated, almost enough to garner a 5. The nose is a decent blend of bready malt and floral hops, with a little bit of citrus thrown in for good measure. The taste follows suit, bready malt sweetness and a brief flash of barely there bitterness yield to the previously noted hop flavors in the finish. It's all a bit weak though, both the hop bite and the flavors, even for a pale ale, and the result is a beer that tastes a little bit watered down. The slightly thin mouthfeel probably contributes to that impression as well, and the carbonation could stand to be a little bit higher well, to help highlight the hops. The beer is fairly easy drinking, but with all the other issues I had with it, I'm not exactly eager to gulp this one down.

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Photo of uustal
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good grapefruit aroma. Citrus hops, mostly the aforementioned grapefruit, dominate off the bat. Also a bit of pine and earthy notes. Much hoppier than a typical APA. Sweet malts begin to shine through as you get further into the beer. Finishes a tad dry as the hops kick through once again.

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice vibrant orange-copper, with off-white head. Leaves behind decent lacing.

S: Major notes of floral hops upfront, followed by citrus/grapefruit, with a backing of caramel and malt.

T: Big time hop flavor here, as the nose leads on: floral upfront, fruity/citrusy finish. There is a steady malt flavor in the background. To sum it up, all the hop flavor, but without the hop bitterness.

M: Goes down smoothly with a 7% ABV, solid carbonation, medium bodied.

D: Very good, considering the ABV, but this is a great APA from Newport Storm! They have redeemed themselves with this selection of the Cyclone Series.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz into tulip. Bought @ Nikki's in Providence.

A- Golden honey with a bit of ruby rose coloration. Great head, thick like frosting, great retention, sticky lacing that has immense staying power. Snow-white.

S- Hops! Fruity, citrus, orange peel hops. Nice bouquet.

T- Very hoppy for 35 IBUs. The cascade hops make this very tasty. A bit of a paler malt than found in their summer beer, this one is a great showcase for the cascade hop. As in the nose, orange peel and tropical fruit all around. Good lingering bitterness.

M- Good.. hard to know this is 7% ABV. Flavorful and bitter but not scathing. Makes it go down easy. I like it.

D- Fairly high. I'm going back for a 6er. One of the better Cyclone Series beers, I'm really diggin' this one. Good job guys, keep it up!

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Newport Storm - Neo (Cyclone Series) from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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